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  • [July 29, 2014]
    Canada Wants Clearer Nutrition Labels Too
    The suggested alterations involve the format of the Nutrition Facts table, ingredients list, nutrients required to appear in the table, and the suggested Daily Values. It also would affect how ingredients are listed and grouped together, such as...
  • [July 29, 2014]
    Rolling Out Sustainable Packaging
    TAMPA, FL—July 15, 2014—With environmental awareness and conservation in mind, Versatile Packagers has launched a new line of environmentally and cost efficient product solutions called Sustainable Packaging. With benefits such as...
  • [July 29, 2014]
    Dow's Karen Carter Named One of "Forty Women to Watch Over 40"
    Karen Carter, global marketing director for Dow's packaging and specialty plastics business and a 20-year employee of Dow, was recently named to the Forty Women to Watch Over 40 List for 2014. Carter was selected from more than 500 nominations...
  • [July 29, 2014]
    Saving the Planet, Making Chocolate
    Saving the planet, making chocolate. One would think those two missions would be diametrically opposed. OK. Perhaps not diametrically opposed, but certainly divergent. And yet, Indianapolis-based Endangered Species Chocolate (ESC) was founded...
  • [July 29, 2014]
    Yazoo Mills Adds Additional Sizes to Stock Core Program
    NEW OXFORD, PA—July 15, 2014—Yazoo Mills has added nine additional sizes of 3” I.D. X .250 cores to its stock core program, bringing it to a grand total of 103 sizes of cores in stock at all times, guaranteed. With the...
  • [July 29, 2014]
    TerraCycle Hosts Packaging Optimzation Course
    The one-day course will consist of four separate workshops, each tackling a different area. The first part will lay out the reasons for optimization, the second will focus on designing for recovery and recycling, the third designing for optimal...
  • [July 29, 2014]
    Sonoco Reveals Consumer Packaging Segment Margin Impacts
    The firm said weak volume, consumer demand, damage from a fire and an ‘extremely negative productivity situation’ at a flexibles plant impact its Q2 financial results. However, solid volume growth in flexibles was achieved and rigid...
  • [July 29, 2014]
    Slip-Slidin' Away With LiquiGlide
    The innovative technology was originally developed by the Varanasi Research Group laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The team was working on a project for the oil and gas sector when they wondered if their coating...
  • [July 29, 2014]
    Packaging Is an Investment, Not Cost
    Tri-Star Packaging has seen a rise in demand for artisan wrap packaging, deli-style papers, eco-friendly salad boxes and pots to suit the latest street food trends, such as Mexican, South East Asian and Middle Eastern food. Kevin Curran,...
  • [July 29, 2014]
    Moving Beyond Recycling: A New Call for Improving Sustainability in Packaging
    By Noel Ward, Editor-in-Chief
    In the business-as-usual approach to sustainability in packaging, manufacturers and brand owners have focused on the middle and end of the packaging life cycle. Tetra Pak , a leading creator of food processing and carton solutions, is...
  • [July 22, 2014]
    Seeking a Ban on BPA
    Sen. Edward J. Markey (D-MA) and Reps. Lois Capps (D-CA) and Grace Meng (D-NY) are calling for a ban on Bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical used to harden plastics and commonly found in food packaging. The BPA Act currently has 21 cosponsors and is...
  • [July 1, 2014]
    Lofton Label's Key to Success is Being Smart, Tough and Nimble
    By Tom Polischuk, Editor-at-Large
    When you're a small guy playing in the big leagues you need to be smart, tough, and nimble. Yo...
  • [July 1, 2014]
    Shorter Runs in a Growing Market
    By Noel Ward, Editor-in-Chief
    The label market continues to be amazingly dynamic and presents an immense range of opportunities for converters no matter which technologies they use. And best of all, it's only going to grow and expand. No one, after all, wants to...
  • [July 1, 2014]
    The 25th Annual TLMI Products and Services Guide
    Many business and operational concerns can be resolved simply by knowing which company to call. That’s the reason behind the 25th Annual TLMI Products and Services Guide. It puts product and service profiles plus converter and supplier contact information all...
  • [July 1, 2014]
    Shelf Space: It's All About Support
    By Noel Ward, Editor-in-Chief
    If you are a member of TLMI, the Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute, chances are it may have done quite a lot. Standing at the epicenter of the tag and label industry, TLMI is an integral part of the success...
  • [July 1, 2014]
    Product Showcase: Coating and laminating - July 2014
    Featured Products for the flexographic, narrow-web and package printing industries including Acucote, Comexi, FLEXcon, Heidelberg, Davis-Standard, Retroflex, Scodix, Hazen Paper and Thelamco....
  • [July 1, 2014]
    Industry News - July 2014
    Industry News on the package printing industry, including Webex, Mondi Americas, Sonderen, Masterwork Graphic Equipment, Smart Vision Lights, Beta Industries, SoOPak, Menasha Packaging and Tri-Seal....