Nestlé inaugurates packaging research institute, first-of-its-kind in the food industry

  Nestlé officially inaugurated the Institute of Packaging Sciences last week, a facility which it describes as a "first-of-its-kind in the food industry." Nestlé states the new Institute enables it  to accelerate efforts to bring functional, safe and environmentally friendly packaging solutions to the market and to address the global … [Read more...]

Food Packaging Technology and Equipment: Global Scenario and Market Highlights

An increase in demand for quality food and shifts toward convenience food products drive the market for food packaging technology and equipment. The food packaging technology & equipment market has undergone various innovative changes owing to the rising food safety awareness among consumers and the introduction of packaging technologies … [Read more...]

Automation and Pallets: Modern Materials Handling’s Latest Survey

No surprise, automation is driving the need for better quality pallets, according to a September 2019 report from Modern Materials Handling. Bottom board issues stood out as being the biggest issue. But like a lot of partnerships, the relationship between the pallet and automated material handling equipment can be complicated. While pallet quality … [Read more...]

IBC Rental Business Market Players Set their Sights on Low-capital End Users, FMI Study

The global IBC rental business is projected to experience significant growth over the forecast period, due to various driving factors such as the growing demand from low-capital end-users and stringent shipping and storing regulations. A report from FMI studies the IBC rental business and provides critical insights for the forecast period … [Read more...]

Stäubli Robotics to Exhibit Stringent Solutions for Packaging at PACK EXPO

Completely redesigned four-axis machines present new capabilities for sensitive environments Duncan, SC  - (Stäubli will highlight a variety of industry-leading packaging and processing solutions at PACK EXPO in Las Vegas, Sept. 23-25. From sensitive environment robots to high-speed packing robots, Stäubli (booth #LS5956) will address … [Read more...]

IPP customer Richard Hochfeld celebrates as fruitful partnership strikes gold

A pioneering partnership between a fruit supplier from Kent and a Sussex-based gin producer has received a huge tonic after scooping a prestigious international drinks award. HYKE Gin, by Foxhole Spirits of Haywards Heath, hit the headlines after winning a gold award at the recent 2019 International Wine and Spirit Competition … [Read more...]

Pallet & Pooling News Briefs: Japan Government Policy Drives Increased Pallet Usage

Pallet and pooling news briefs Japan Government Policy Drives Increased Pallet Usage One reader reports: "By the way, in Japan demand of pallets are increasing significantly with tailwinds of government policy so-called “HATARAKIKATA-KAIKAKU (Reform of working style)” and Logistics Policy which motivates the relevant industries to implement … [Read more...]

Reusable Packaging News Briefs: Smithers Unifies Under One Brand

Reusable packaging news briefs Akron, OH – September 12, 2019 – Smithers, a leading provider of testing, consulting, information, and compliance services, announced today the launch of a single brand identity, refreshed logo, new tagline, and a streamlined web presence at www.smithers.com. Smithers commemorates their nearly 100-year commitment to … [Read more...]

SUNDOG® RFID Tags for Rough Wood Surfaces

(AUSTIN, TX, September 2019) Until now, applications such as logs, lumber loads, pallets, utility poles and railroad ties, as well as live trees, have not had any UHF RFID tag tailored for these demanding applications. Utility Composites, Inc has introduced a ruggedized, long-distance, passive tag that can be instantly installed:  the SUNDOG® UHF … [Read more...]

ORBIS to Showcase Retail Supply Chain Solutions at PACK EXPO 2019

Innovative packaging capabilities improve productivity and efficiency to meet today’s consumer demands OCONOMOWOC, Wis. — Sept. 12, 2019 — ORBIS® Corporation, an international leader in reusable packaging, is highlighting several of its retail supply chain solutions at PACK EXPO 2019, Booth US8001, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Sept. … [Read more...]