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Success with sustainable packaging

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Sister pub Food & Beverage Packaging features PMMI’s Kate Achelpohl, who looks at how store brands engineer success with sustainable packaging.


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Is it wise to shift from rigid to flexible packaging?

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There are plenty of reasons to make the move. The way consumers view and interact with packaged products is changing. With more needs for convenience and sustainability, conventional package types are being replaced by flexible options designed to meet these consumer needs. The flexible packaging market is estimated to be worth $351 billion by 2018, so it’s quickly gaining market share from other sectors such as rigid containers.


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Harpak-ULMA Packaging adds automation product manager

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Martin Knowles joins Harpak-ULMA Packaging as automation product manager.


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Trending: Then, now and forever

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This look back into 30 years of packaging innovations shows how far certain packaging structures, trends and conveniences have come and examines the many features that consumers love.


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Trade groups: GMO labeling is on the way

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Groups for Monsanto, PepsiCo and other major food companies are teaming to form the Coalition for Safe Affordable Food (CFSAF). The group hopes to create one national standard for Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) labeling and oppose efforts in various states that are pushing for better consumer information.


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Palletizing panache

By Neal Lorenzi
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Modular designs and sophisticated electronics, as well as easy cleaning, food safety, remote servicing and environmentally friendly designs, are just some of the highlights of today’s palletizing systems.


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Flexible packaging spending in North American to reach $25 billion by 2018

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The North American converted flexible packaging market totals nearly 30% of the global consumption, with annual expenditures of $20.7 billion in 2013, says a new report. Nearly 90% of sales are concentrated in the U.S., with Canada and Mexico amounting to 7% and 5%, respectively.


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SAVE FOOD Initiative success at uniting players from all over the world under the FAO umbrella

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Together with more than 150 participants from all over the world, the SAVE FOOD Initiative (www.save-food.org) discussed past and future cooperation at its first Partnership Event in Rome in December. Stakeholders from industry and agriculture, associations, initiatives and the public sector have thus taken another step in their joint effort against global food losses and waste.


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Nonni’s Biscotti launches greener product packaging

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Biscotti baker Nonni’s Biscotti revamps its packaging in effort to reduce waste and help customers reduce their carbon footprint.
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DuPont Packaging calls for packaging awards program entries

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DuPont Packaging is accepting entries for the 26th DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation, the industry’s longest running, independently judged competition.


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