Planar Motor: Smart robotic system

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The system does not require any lubrication nor generates any contamination. It is ideal for applications requiring high cleanliness such as food, cosmetics, and pharmaceutical manufacturing as well as industries with harsh environments such as those that require water and dust proofing. The Flyways are made from identical modular tiles and are fully extendable and […]

Ice-blast cleaning of molds

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Silgan is the largest supplier of metal containers for food products in North America and a leading supplier of plastic containers for personal care products. In addition, the company is a leading worldwide supplier of metal, composite, and plastic vacuum closures for food and beverage products. With more than 22 production plants, Silgan Plastics is one […]

Fruit Company Found Pharma Cold Shipper Extended Shelf Life by Three to Four Days

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Food waste has a serious detrimental impact on climate change and sustainability. According to Barclay’s Sustainable & Thematic Investing, 1.3 billion tonnes (UK) of food is lost or wasted each year. The commodity groups with the highest proportion of waste include fruit and vegetables as well as roots and tubers, each with 45% of overall […]

The Dos and Don’ts of Beer Packaging

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Packaging World: What is the most common mistake heritage beer brands make when they try to redesign their packaging to appeal to a younger audience? Troy Wade: One of the biggest mistakes they make is that they throw away all the heritage of the brand. They say, “Oh this looks old-fashioned. It’s dialing up all […]

Serendipity Strikes a Third Time with Sustainability

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In the accompanying article, CEO of Uncle Dougie’s Rob Johnson explains how serendipity led to the partnership between the BBQ sauce maker and STANDCAP supplier Glenroy just when it was looking for a replacement for its glass packaging, and then again how it led to finding a co-packer willing to invest in filling the unique […]

Color Drives Graphics for Organic BBQ Sauce

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When Rob Johnson, CEO of Uncle Dougie’s joined the company in August 2017, he took an inventory of the package graphics for the company’s barbecue sauces and found there were some elements that had become more common in the category that Uncle Dougie’s was missing. One request from consumers was a clear indication on the […]

NiMCO Corp.: Vf/f/s machine for gable-top cartons

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The new CAP-PAC ® Spout Applicator can be installed into the machine to automatically feed, apply, and weld plastic spouts to gable-top containers. Fitments can be applied to standard liquid package cross-sections, from 1/2 (1.5 liter) to 1 gal (5 liter), Tetra Rex®, or Pure Pak® style constructions, custom package formats, and rectangular shapes. Source […]

Dove’s new initiatives will reduce the use of virgin plastic by 23,000-plus tons per year

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Global beauty brand Dove has unveiled new initiatives and impact figures to accelerate the global beauty industry’s progress to address plastic waste. According to Dove, its initiatives, expected to reduce the use of virgin plastics by approximately 23,000 tons per year, will be one of the largest reduction plans of its kind in the beauty […]

Festo: Remote I/O system | Packaging World

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These compact and lightweight modules can be mounted directly on machines in IP65/IP67 rated environments. CPX-AP-I recently received a 2019 Reddot award for product design. CPX-AP-I enables valve terminals to be moved closer to pneumatic cylinders, which reduces pressurization time and increases the machine’s overall performance. Process data in and out of each bus module […]

Pizza Hut Tests Compostable Pizza Box

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The test of both innovations will take place exclusively at one Pizza Hut location in Phoenix where Pizza Hut will introduce the new Garden Specialty Pizza topped with plant-based Incogmeato™ sausage topping by MorningStar Farms. Pizza Hut partnered with Zume, a company that claims it is pioneering the shift to a more sustainable future of […]