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Manufacturers Must Brace for Online Holiday Shopping Boom, Sustainable Packaging Demand
11.23.2020

With the pandemic upending holiday trends, DS Smith released a new survey that shows retailers and supply chains need to be prepared for a rush of online shopping and high consumer demand for effective packaging....

The First Neuromarketing Service that Optimizes the Impact of Packaging on Consumers
11.19.2020

ANALYTICA, a behavioral sciences-based company in Edinburgh, as launched the first service that optimizes packaging using consumer psychology and neuroscience-led customer tests. CogniPackaging provides a concrete solution to a classical issue faced by marketers: Consumers...

How to Use Less Ink When Printing
11.07.2020

In commercial printing, ink is one of the main consumables that can be managed to potentially reduce costs. All commercial printing managers are looking for ways to control this cost. This applies to industrial inkjet...

3 Benefits of Flexible Packaging for Shipping Medical Supplies
11.04.2020

Flexible packaging helps manufacturers strike a critical balance between durability and ease of use, whether shipping for COVID-19 or standard healthcare supply chains. Efforts to ramp up testing amid the coronavirus pandemic have shone a...

Taking a Look at Industry Trends
11.04.2020

Michelle Sauder is the North American senior marketing manager for food & specialty packaging at Dow. Q: What types of materials have you seen an increased demand for in recent years? A: We’ve seen increased...

2021: A Year of Adjustment, Leaders Apply Lessons While Still Learning
11.03.2020

Each week brings encouraging developments about vaccines to fight COVID-19, but leaders in the flexible packing industry haven’t been waiting for that relief to start planning for 2021 and beyond. Even so, the experts suggest...

Live, Virtual, or Hybrid: Game is On, Pandemic Doesn't Deter Conference Organizers
11.03.2020

Although the pandemic shuttered in-person conferences and events this year, the industry expos and meetings that celebrate innovation and forge connections found virtual platforms and audiences, with organizers hoping for live events again in 2021....

COVID’s Impact on Packaging and Supply Chains
11.02.2020

Based on a late March 2020 study, when the North American impact of COVID-19 was beginning to make itself known, L.E.K. Consulting, a global consulting firm, predicted that the packaging industry’s future was bright and...

Finding a Partner for Ecommerce Growth
11.01.2020

You need more than a product, great photos and some text to sell products online. Brand owners need to make sure they are on a platform that is right for their products. And when you...

Machine Engineering to Address the Needs of Emerging Flexible Films
10.28.2020

As you walk down a grocery store aisle, it seems that everywhere you look – from pet food to snacks to cleaning products – flexible packaging is on display. In fact, the Flexible Packaging Association...

Opportunities and Challenges for Brands Under 2020 Labeling Regulations
10.26.2020

At the beginning of the year, we saw the first deadline for compliance with the FDA’s new nutrition labeling regulations come and go. Just a few weeks later, our lives and businesses were turned upside...

Being Social
10.14.2020

It can be hard to measure the return on time and money invested in social media. But the feedback was swift after C-P Flexible Packaging in York, Pennsylvania, posted an article on LinkedIn about its...

Sales Excellence in a New Age
10.14.2020

Sales teams have been adapting to the recent crisis, exploring new ways of connecting with and serving customers and building on the best practices of the recent past. In the process, companies are discovering improved...

Staying Safe
10.14.2020

The COVID-19 crisis has shifted consumer habits, with more consumers looking for safety, as well as convenience, all of which is changing the way flexible packaging companies and suppliers are viewing the future. In a...

Actionable Data: Applying IIoT Technology and Analytics
10.13.2020

Across processing and packaging operations, manufacturers are investing time, resources and new design approaches to leverage digital technologies in their operations. The goal: Transform the efficiency, productivity and versatility of those systems to help companies...

Issues Will Linger Beyond Election
10.12.2020

With the presidential election fast approaching, it might not be clear who will be in the Oval Office for the next four years, but several industry leaders say that some issues will be important to...

Workspaces Will Change, Leaders Expect Pandemic to Alter Views About Travel and Work
10.12.2020

The health and safety policies put in place to combat COVID-19 will prepare companies beyond the immediate crisis, if they continue to stay focused on preventing illness, several leaders in the flexible packaging industry suggest....

No Matter Who Wins, the Industry Must Prepare, Leaders Say
10.12.2020

With the presidential election fast approaching, it might not be clear who will be in the Oval Office for the next four years, but several industry leaders say that some issues will be important to...

Leaders Expect Pandemic to Alter Views About Travel and Work
10.12.2020

The health and safety policies put in place to combat COVID-19 will prepare companies beyond the immediate crisis, if they continue to stay focused on preventing illness, several leaders in the flexible packaging industry suggest....

Decoding Automation: Essential Considerations for Manufacturers Revamping their Systems
10.12.2020

Automation is quickly becoming the answer for manufacturers seeking greater proactivity, boosted uptime and a stronger ROI — especially amid COVID-19. Key benefits include improving consistency and enabling continuous operation, thanks to equipment that uses...

Easing Product Safety Concerns in an Uncertain Climate
10.11.2020

In the wake of COVID-19, lockdowns are starting to be lifted and businesses are reopening their doors. Yet, even as the curve flattens and the world begins to regain a level of normalcy, some concerns...

Packaging Safety in the Age of COVID-19
10.08.2020

Despite the fact that the U.S. and the rest of the world has been dealing with the impact of coronavirus since March 2020, food safety and cleanliness in packaging must still be upheld. China, in...

Packaging Pros Need to Know Basics of Product Liability
09.28.2020

A packaged product is an integrated whole comprised of two components: product and package. Product liability suits can target the packaging even when no claims are leveled against the associated product. The rationale is that...

Five Keys to Private-Brand Success in the ‘New Normal’
09.21.2020

A white paper from private-brand consultant Daymon lists five ways private brands and retailers can prepare to address the fundamental shifts in consumer shopping and spending behaviors that have resulted from COVID-19. While Daymon gathered...

Is Wide-Spread Use of AI & Machine Intelligence in Manufacturing Still Years Away?
09.18.2020

According to a new report by PMMI Business Intelligence, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning is the area of automation technology with the greatest capacity for expansion. This technology can optimize individual processes and functions...

Efficiency in Winding and Unwinding
09.14.2020

The most essential part of winding and unwinding efficiency is tension control. Tension control is a highly dynamic process across the entire line starting with the unwind all the way to the winder. The following...

A Circular Problem: Labor Shortages and Expanded Manufacturing Automation
08.28.2020

Labor shortage in manufacturing is not a new problem, and both large and small operations have been challenged over the years to find and retain both skilled and unskilled labor. For manufacturers who want to...

Road to a Successful Package
08.27.2020

However, more often than we may realize, a well-designed package can be a deciding factor in product selection. This article focuses on the package development process, starting with the decision to produce the new package...

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