Among the articles in the September 2019 issue of Flexible Packaging Magazine, read about the latest in personalized packaging trends, find out about the latest in flexible packaging technology, read the latest Roundtable on web guiding and tension control, and much more!
Frito-Lay is all smiles about its newest packaging promotion. The Lay’s chip brand is unveiling packaging with 31 inspiring stories across a variety of flavors and bag sizes, featuring the faces of “Everyday Smilers” who are making an impact in their local communities and beyond.
In today’s marketplace, it seems bioplastics would be the perfect answer. Nowhere would this be more important than in the flexible packaging segment, which faces growing concerns about the use of plastics — its primary material.
The global packaging industry has seen spectacular growth over the past few decades. Packaging companies have been experimenting with new production and business models to achieve the quality bar and outdistance their competitors, which will remain their strategy over the years to come.
Packaging is ever-changing, with new forms, materials and machinery becoming available each year. That is why PACK EXPO is a must-see event for many in the industry. With this year’s show just around the corner, here is a sampling of just a few of the thousands of products that will be on display.
This one-day conference will focus on industry-specific topics including an update on state government affairs; an update on the polypropylene market; global trends in flexible packaging; managing incentives, and an overview of the University of Florida research on the feasibility of high temperature steam gasification of municipal solid waste.
FPA’s Sterilization Packaging Manufacturers Council (SPMC) Executive Committee met in New York for its annual meeting on June 13, 2019. In addition to reviewing the progress made last year, the group focused on developing a plan for 2020 and beyond.
Reed-Lane, a New Jersey-based contract packaging provider serving pharmaceutical manufacturers, has added a dedicated room for vial and ampule kitting to its cold chain capabilities. The space is capable of labeling vials and ampules, then kitting them with other components such as printed literature.
Clear View Bag Co., an Albany, New York-based manufacturer and converter of plastic bags and roll stock for markets including medical, food, agricultural, retail and industrial, has purchased a second Fusion C flexographic printing press from Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC), part of Barry-Wehmiller.
Martin E-Z Stick Labels of Santa Fe Springs Cal., has installed a Label AutoMounter from JM Heaford, industry-leading supplier of mounting and proofing solutions for the tag and label, flexible packaging, corrugated and gravure markets.
Cat litter is a heavy, moisture-sensitive product that requires a strong package with a moisture barrier. The FPA recently performed a Life Cycle Analysis that points out the benefits of a stand-up bag for litter versus other packaging formats.
BW Packaging Systems recently augmented its investment in the Russian packaging market by establishing Moscow-based sales, parts and field service teams to better serve both new and existing Russian customers.
ExxonMobil has begun production on a new high-performance polyethylene line at its Beaumont, Tex. polyethylene (PE) plant. The expansion increases plant production capacity by 65 percent or 650,000 tons per year, bringing site capacity to nearly 1.7 million tons per year.
What’s changed about this year’s PACK EXPO International because of the pandemic? Nothing! Well, just the name. And format. But you can still make connections and see the latest trends. Get the lowdown on PACK EXPO Connects with Flexible Packaging’s preview in the October issue! Also, see how Midwest values helped bring two companies together when one of them was looking to bring pouch converting in-house. Find out what’s driving automation investments for converters and much more!