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  • [April 25, 2014]
    I Get By With a Little Help From My Friends
    While it’s said that more isn’t always better, consumers seem to disagree. Buying in bulk offers savings, convenience and easy shopping. Rather than filling a shopping cart with loose items, consumers can grab a multipack of that...
  • [April 25, 2014]
    Expect Innovation: INFO*Flex 2014
    Not many events in North America encompass the entire package printing and converting marketplace under one roof. This time of year, it's INFO*FLEX 2014 in Baltimore. Innovation will take center stage as hundreds of new products, services and...
  • [April 25, 2014]
    Beauty Now Comes in a Sustainable Aerosol Can
    BROOMFIELD, CO—April 15, 2014—Henkel and Ball Corp. have collaborated to launch a new, lighter weight industrial aluminum aerosol can for the popular beauty care brand, Fa. Ball manufactures the new, lighter extruded aluminum can...
  • [April 25, 2014]
    Packaging Earth Day: Five Trends to Note
    Happy Earth Day 2014! Packaging Digest celebrates by examining some of the leading advancements in sustainable packaging so far this year. Have you seen these developments? 1. Kevlar-like nanocrystals strengthen plastic packaging....
  • [April 25, 2014]
    Behind the Curtain: The Schawk! Open House
    If you’ve always wondered just what goes on before a package is ready for printing, now you have a chance to find out. Working alongside PAC, Packaging Consortium, Schawk, a global brand production and deployment company, is opening the...
  • [April 24, 2014]
    Coming Soon to a Tag Near You: RFID
    WESTBOROUGH, MA—April 22, 2014— Avery Dennison Retail Branding and Information Solutions (RBIS), the world’s leading provider of RFID-based inventory management solutions for apparel, has announced further details of its ability...
  • [April 18, 2014]
    Flexible Packaging to the Rescue!
    MENOMONEE FALLS, WI—April 14, 2014—Glenroy Inc., a manufacturer of flexible packaging, is proud to provide packaging material for a new nutrient and calorie-dense protein gel designed to aid children suffering from severe acute...
  • [April 18, 2014]
    Thin is in: The Next Revolution in Packaging
    As our computing requirements change, the nature of the underlying electronics needs to change too. We’re moving into an era of wearable gadgets that require flexibility and new user interfaces—and there are many advances required to...
  • [April 18, 2014]
    Have a Little Less Glass with Your Wine
    PATERSON, WA—April 8, 2014—Snoqualmie Winery, the state of Washington's largest certified organic vineyard, introduces new packaging and an updated Website for its entire line of wines. The first wines to feature the new packaging...
  • [April 18, 2014]
    Marijuana Packaging: Beyond the Baggie
    Americans hold various opinions about marijuana, with plenty of rhetoric supporting those in favor of legalization as well as those opposed. That said, one aspect of the issue can’t be spun: Legal cannabis, particularly for recreational...
  • [April 18, 2014]
    Are You Ready to Be Disruptive?
    The 'Ten-Year Forecast of Disruptive Technologies in Flexible Packaging to 2023' looks at technological, economic, consumer, sociological, environmental and regulatory changes and talks about the 25 highest ranking developments…...
  • [April 1, 2014]
    Integration Is Key at Multifilm Packaging
    By Tom Polischuk, Editor-at-Large
    The common trait of successful companies in a competitive market is doing whatever they do really well. For Multifilm Packaging, that requires a laser-like focus on a particular segment of food packaging. "We are not a general converter or a...
  • [April 1, 2014]
    The Changing Shape of Flexible Packaging
    By Noel Ward, Editor-in-Chief
    It's probably no surprise to flexible package printers and converters that the various markets they serve are expanding. While not quite growing by leaps and bounds, flexible packaging is on the verge of being on a roll, and the future...
  • [April 1, 2014]
    The M or the A in Your Future
    By Paul Reilly and Peter Schaefer
    In this new editorial series for Printing Impressions and packagePRINTING, New Direction Partners will offer guidance in a business strategy that we believe every printer needs to be thoroughly acquainted with: the planning and execution of successful mergers and acquisitions....
  • [April 1, 2014]
    Pop Goes the Package: Increasing Eye Appeal to Help Packages Sell
    By Noel Ward, Editor-in-Chief
    Packaging reaches out to shoppers, engages them, informs them and reinforces a brand on store shelve...
  • [April 1, 2014]
    Outside the Box: Cracking Down on Drug Counterfeiters
    Drug counterfeiting is a growing problem both for pharmaceutical manufacturers and the patients they serve. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration it is estimated that 1 percent of all pharmaceutical products in first-world countries are counterfeit, along with...
  • [April 1, 2014]
    Product Showcase: Inspection Rewind - April 2014
    Featured Products for the flexographic, narrow-web and package printing industries, including Rotoflex, SICK USA, Karlville, Label Vision Systems...
  • [April 1, 2014]
    Industry News - April 2014
    Industry News on the package printing industry, including Mark Andy, Kodak, Esko, Spectrol, Inc., Nilpeter, Menasha Packaging, FORGE GUARD...
  • [April 1, 2014]
    Shelf Space: Are You Excellent?
    I spent two days last month at the Flexible Packaging Association conference in Scottsdale where the centerpiece of the event was the annual Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards. It was flat-out inspiring to see the range of creativity and innovation being...