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What’s Up With Packaging Ep2

What’s Up With Packaging Ep2

Welcome to the latest What's Up With Packaging video. This week, I've included some new packaging-related news items that have caught my attention. Unilever has reneged on some commitments to reduce the amount of plastic packaging it produces and to no longer insist...

What’s Up With Packaging? Ep01

What’s Up With Packaging? Ep01

Packaging news and related stories that caught my attention in the last week. As you'd expect, a lot of the stories we see these days are related to sustainability, where there is obviously a lot of activity. There is always a lot happening in the industry, though....

Manual Leak Testing for Plastic Bottles

Manual Leak Testing for Plastic Bottles

ALPS Inspection is well known for manufacturing high-speed leak detection systems for plastic containers. There are times, however, when a simpler off-line testing device is helpful - when developing new products or when a sampling technique for testing is used. ALPS...

Thin PET Bottles and Special Coatings

Thin PET Bottles and Special Coatings

You might have noticed that the PET bottles your favorite beverage is packaged in seem to be getting thinner and more flimsy these days. This is in the name of sustainability, reducing the overall amount of PET plastic released into the world, maybe to reduce costs...

Pallet Labeler from Videojet 9560 PL

Pallet Labeler from Videojet 9560 PL

Image © Videojet Videojet has introduced its version of the Clearmark Vector pallet labeler - called 9560 PL. The new system is designed to help customers comply with GS1 pallet labeling specifications and customer mandates and can print and apply up to four SSCC...

Palletizing – Conventional or Robot?

Palletizing – Conventional or Robot?

Placing packaged items, such as shipping boxes or bags, onto a pallet is an area where automation has been adopted for some time to replace the repetitive manual work. The last couple of years have seen a major change in how automatic palletizing is handled—the...

Flexible Packaging & the Environment

Flexible Packaging & the Environment

Flexible packaging is ubiquitous today, used for everything from food and beverages to household items and consumer goods. The benefits of flexible plastic pouches, bags, and wraps are numerous - they are lightweight, take up minimal space, preserve freshness, and...

White Laser Coding With DataLase

White Laser Coding With DataLase

DataLase, a specialist in laser coding and marking solutions, has launched a new range of colorless coatings that turn to white when used with a laser coder. The product line includes coatings that are suitable for use with folding cartons, flexible films, foils,...