Articles by Rebecca Eve Schweitzer, Associate Editor

Materials Technology: Flexible Packaging

Flexible packaging, inflexible standards

Flexible materials live up to stiff requirements.
By Rebecca Eve Schweitzer, Associate Editor
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Flexible packaging has transformed the packaging industry over the last few years
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Machinery Technology: Cartoning

Lean, clean cartoning machines

New advancements lead to cartoners with smaller footprints and improved capabilities
By Rebecca Eve Schweitzer, Associate Editor
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New technology may allow machines to pack more and more cartons per minute, but machinery companies are working to provide additional improvements that will help with the overall function of the machine and the line where it is placed
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Materials Technology- Cans & Bottles

Innovations that can be bottled

New materials offer stronger, more sustainable packaging solutions.
By Rebecca Eve Schweitzer, Associate Editor
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As grocery shelves grow more crowded, innovative packages emerge to stand out.
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Market Trends- Spirits, Beer & Wine

Shaken and stirred

New packaging shakes up the alcohol segment and causes quite a stir.
By Rebecca Eve Schweitzer, Associate Editor
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In the crowded aisles of grocery and liquor stores, brands can struggle to stand out
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Market Trends: Meat/Poultry/Seafood

Primal instincts

Protein packaged goods make hunting and gathering more convenient than ever.
By Rebecca Eve Schweitzer, Associate Editor
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High-protein diets like Paleo and the Primal Diet are trending.
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Machinery Technology: Unitizing and Palletizing

Palletizing power

Unitizing and palletizing machinery show off faster, more flexible solutions.
By Rebecca Eve Schweitzer, Associate Editor
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On packaging lines buzzing with movement, transporting the product through to the end safely can be quite a chore.
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Graze ships a new snack food packaging craze

Subscription snack boxes double sales in beginning months
By Rebecca Eve Schweitzer, Associate Editor
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Anyone who has stood in a grocery checkout line during the store’s busiest hours has thought to themselves, there has to be a better way.
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Materials Technology: Tamper Evident

Tampering with the evidence

New developments expose compromised packages and lockdown security.
By Rebecca Eve Schweitzer, Associate Editor
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Food safety and security is a major concern for any packager, retailer or consumer.
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Market Trends: Pet Foods

Packaging goes to the dogs (and cats)

Packages open the door for new pet food markets.
By Rebecca Eve Schweitzer, Associate Editor
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According to a recent survey by petMD, there is still much confusion about pet nutrition.
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Materials Technology: Multipacks

With a little help from my friends

Multipacks prove two or more packages are better than one.
By Rebecca Eve Schweitzer, Associate Editor
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While it’s said that more isn’t always better, consumers seem to disagree.
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