Among the articles in the March 2020 issue of Flexible Packaging Magazine, find out the winners of FPA's 2020 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards, read the March Roundtable on advancing plate technologies, read about the upcoming 13th annual Converters Expo, coming back to Lambeau Field, and much more!
In the busy world of converting, industry professionals can be hard-pressed to stay on top of the most recent developments in the industry. That is why so many return each year to the Converters Expo for a concentrated show that allows them to see the latest converting technology and services.
In recent years, the idea of a circular economy has come to the forefront of this movement. Based on the principles of reduction, reuse and recycling, it is theorized that a circular economy can be restorative and regenerative by design.
Adaptability is the sweet spot for succeeding in today’s changing confectionery industry. The convergence of several consumer trends, such as single-serve portions and on-the-go packaging, is driving the demand for more flexible form/fill/seal (FFS) technology.
At the heart of every web converting process lie precision rollers. Designed to carry the web, laminate or coat it, cool it, heat it, or treat it, these cylindrical objects must be engineered and constructed with an exact eye for detail in order to meet the unique demands of any given application and system.
Everywhere, it seems, people are drinking coffee- at home, in the office, in their cars and at restaurants. Consumers are estimated to drink approximately 1.4 billion cups per day. Consequently, it's not surprising that coffee reportedly is the most widely used product in the world after oil.
After reviewing and analyzing 73 samples of some of the best examples of flexible packaging on the market in 2019, a panel of judges has chosen 48 packages for recognition in the Flexible Packaging Association’s (FPA) 64th Annual Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards competition.
When Frito-Lay sought to introduce a brand of better-for-you snacks, it identified a group of ultimate influencers to inform its strategy. These influencers were critical to the process from beginning to end and provided direction across the brand’s ecosystem.
Digital innovations signal bright future for packaging color consistency, no matter which printing process is used.
March 10, 2020
The power of color is well known, and brand owners use color to engage with customers in many ways. Indeed, research shows that up to 85 per cent of customers’ first impression is based on color alone, and color increases brand recognition by up to 80 percent.
Comar, a specialty packaging, device, and component supplier serving the medical, pharmaceutical, consumer healthcare, personal and home care, food and beverage, and other niche market segments is building a custom facility in Rancho Cucamonga, CA.
Duravant LLC, a global engineered equipment and automation solutions provider to the food processing, packaging and material handling sectors, announced a definitive agreement to acquire Woodside Electronics Corp., a manufacturer of optical color and defect sorting equipment.
ProAmpac to build Collaboration & Innovation Center at its manufacturing facility near Rochester, New York. Facility is slated to open mid-2021 and will be used to accelerate ProAmpac's product development, application testing and analytical capabilities.
After more than 50 years, Elkay Plastics Co, Inc, based in Commerce, Ca, is rebranding itself as part of a renewed commitment to core capabilities and customer engagement. The new brand, LK Packaging, will still be energizing the packaging supply chain with a wide range of readily available, state-of-the-art packaging solutions.
Squid Ink Manufacturing, Inc introduces the SQ-50F fiber laser marking system, designed for high-speed food and beverage, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, parts marking, and other primary coding applications.
GoGo squeeZ, a leading brand in healthy portable fruit pouches for kids, announced that it will unveil 100 percent recyclable packaging in the market by 2022. GoGo squeeZ will be among the earliest brands to address the implications of its pouch packaging and offer sustainable options to customers.
Packaging solutions with certified recyclability help food and drink producers satisfy relevant legal requirements. SÜDPACK Verpackungen GmbH & Co. KG has now received a certificate of recyclability from the Institute cyclos-HTP for its packaging film concept.
Nordmeccanica has launched a new, solventless lamination solution designed especially for on-demand, flexible packaging production on HP Indigo digital presses. Developed in collaboration with HP Indigo, the Super Simplex e800 Laminator is an innovative system optimized for the HP Indigo 20000 Digital Press.
This issue of Flexible Packaging spotlights today’s flexible films; packaging line automation along with a case study; coverage on COVID-19 medical mask material, hand sanitizer packaged in single-use sachets; and sanitizing wipes, along with a brand renew of a popular jerky snack brand.