Among the articles in the August 2019 issue of Flexible Packaging Magazine, learn about efforts taken toward packaging sustainability, read the converter news, notes on the upcoming PACK EXPO, and much more!
Improving the sustainability of flexible packaging was a recurring theme at this year’s Global Pouch Forum. While pouches are one of the most sustainable forms of packaging, flexible packaging may still face unfavorable public perceptions.
Consumer packaged goods companies are all abuzz these days as they implement new sustainability initiatives. Indeed, Harvard Business Review says: “Sustainability is the new mantra for strategic differentiation.
PACK EXPO Las Vegas is expected to draw 30,000 attendees from more than 125 countries
August 9, 2019
This year’s largest, most comprehensive packaging event, PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2019 will take place Sept. 23–25, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The biennial event co-located with Healthcare Packaging EXPO 2019, is set to bring machinery suppliers together with end users across a host of industries.
The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) is accepting entries for the FPA 2020 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards Competition. This annual competition honors industry advancements in innovation and technology in flexible packaging that are meeting the challenges of today and delivering flexible packaging solutions for a multitude of products.
The Flexible Packaging Association's 2019 Fall Executive Conference will be held on Thursday, October 10, 2019, at the InterContinental Chicago. This one-day conference will focus on industry-specific topics.
The Flexible Packaging Association’s (FPA) report, A Holistic View of the Role of Flexible Packaging in a Sustainable World, highlights the sustainability benefits of flexible packaging. FPA commissioned PTIS, LLC to provide a holistic view on the sustainability benefits that flexible packaging offers.
When it comes to deciding which way to go with inks for labels and the flexible packaging market, what is the correct solution? Flexography or digital are the key printing processes that need to be considered.
Mark Cook crossed the Atlantic with one objective in mind: to disrupt the U.S. label printing market. His intent was to introduce an original, under-one-roof label printing solution which would streamline the design and printing process to achieve speedier results of enhanced quality at lower costs.
Flexible Packaging sits down with Issam Lutfiyya, director of global sales & marketing, and SaaS business unit leader for Baldwin Vision Systems, to discuss the advantages of employing an inspection and detection system in package printing operations and where the technology is headed.
Grace Imaging, a converter in the custom label market based in Perrysburg, OH, has installed its third Epson SurePress digital label press, expanding its label printing offerings for customers in a variety of markets, including wine and spirits, food, beauty, and more.
Due to the increased demand for Montreal-based TC Transcontinental has released its 2019-2021 corporate social responsibility plan titled “Acting Together,” along with its 2016-2018 CSR report, which presents the results of the previous three-year CSR plan, “Driving Sustainable Results.”
Berry Global Group, Inc. announced the completion of its acquisition of RPC Group Plc for a purchase price of approximately $6.5 billion, The combination of Berry and RPC creates one of the world’s largest plastic packaging companies.
QComp Technologies, a robotic systems integrator is beginning a 10,000-square-foot addition to its production facility in Greenville, WI. The expansion, which is scheduled for completion this fall, is in response to an increase in demand for its robotic automation systems in the United States and Canada.
Nestlé has launched its YES! snack bars in a new recyclable paper wrapper. In a breakthrough innovation, for the first time a confectionery bar has been packaged in paper using a high-speed flow wrap technology.
Parents lie to their kids. It is their secret weapon in parenting, especially when it comes to food. In fact, 63 percent of U.S. parents admit to telling instrumental lies to get their kids to clean up their plates.
A new PE label, manufactured exclusively from recycled polyethylene, is thought to be the first of its kind worldwide. It was jointly developed in Germany by the printer schäfer-etiketten and the self-adhesive materials specialist HERMA, with the aid of the PE film experts of POLIFILM.
What goes best with PB&J? Flexible packaging! What else could it have been? The September issue of Flexible Packaging brings you how SKIPPY peanut butter’s new pouch is helping to clean up peanut butter knuckles while single-serve packages are helping a jam maker to “bear fruit.” Also in this issue is how legal cannabis is going to change the CPG industry and how to keep sustainability in mind even during a pandemic.