Articles by Rebecca Eve Schweitzer, Associate Editor

Materials Technology: Multipacks

With a little help from my friends

Multipacks prove two or more packages are better than one.
April 11, 2014
While it’s said that more isn’t always better, consumers seem to disagree.
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Machinery Technology: Material Handling/Conveyors

Moving right along

Conveyors move quality packaging from beginning to end.
April 11, 2014
Moving products through busy, cramped production lines while preventing damage and loss often feels like it requires a cartoonish and complicated Rube Goldberg machine.
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Graze ships a new snack food packaging craze

Subscription snack boxes double sales in beginning months
March 20, 2014
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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Market Trends: Snack Food Packaging

Snack attack: Snack packs assemble to secure the future of snacking.

March 11, 2014
Consumers lead active lives. Busy schedules demand foods that fit into those lifestyles
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Market Trends: dairy packaging

Truth or dairy

Dairy packagers tackle daring new concepts for convenience.
February 12, 2014
Anyone who has watched television or visited websites like Pinterest knows the do-it-yourself or DIY trend is here to stay.
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Machinery Technology: Case forming/packing/sealing

Casing the joint

Flexible and efficient case packing machinery steals the spotlight.
February 12, 2014
While film noir heists and case packing innovations have little in common, those jewel thieves and packaging companies have some similar goals.
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Editor’s Picks: Top Trends

Trending: then, now and forever

January 14, 2014
Pouches have been booming for years for items like drinks, baby food and even wine, but a fairly new use for pouches that is really trending is holding sauces and soups.
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Market Trends: Microwave Packaging

Less is more with microwave packaging

Consumers want less waste, less cook time and right-size, on the go packs.
December 12, 2013
In 1945, a self-taught radar tube specialist, Percy Spencer, began working on a new vacuum tube called a magnetron when he accidentally discovered microwave cooking.
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Market Trends: snack food packaging

The snack pack

Strong visuals and convenience attract snack food consumers.
November 8, 2013
With busy lifestyles ruling the convenience food market, packagers become more and more creative to keep their food in front of rushing consumers.
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Market Trends: Ready-to-Drink Beverages

Attention grabbers on the go

Ready-to-drink beverages are ready to stand out.
October 14, 2013
Today’s food and beverage segments are packed with convenience items, grab-and-go packages, single-serve sundries and all things easy.
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2014 Beverage Breakthroughs of the Year

Beverage packaging innovations huff, puff and blow traditional packaging down.
12/10/13 2:00 pm EST

Creating A Winning Culture: It’s Only data Unless you Use it!

On-Demand Manufacturers are often trying to answer a simple question: why is my machine stopped?  Or more precisely what caused my machine to stop?

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