COVID-19 Heroes: PAC members reveal inspirational contributions to their communities

  The Packaging Consortium (PAC) recently asked it members to submit their stories and tell the industry how they’re contributing to their local communities, across Canada, or the world at large, during the current COVID-19 pandemic. The responses were both inspirational and overwhelming. Members came together to contribute much-needed funding, re-purposed their equipment and overall … Read more →

PAC to hold free Smart Packaging webinar on Wednesday, May 6

Christina Cvetan. Titled Smart Packaging Overview: Use, Cases and Value, the free online event is organized and presented by the Packaging Consortium (PAC) and is part of its Webinar Wednesdays series of informative, online webinars. PAC Packaging Consortium, founded in 1950, is a not-for-profit industry organization that has over 2,500 members throughout the packaging value … Read more →

Aptar launches InvisiShield active packaging solution for pathogen mitigation

Aptar Food + Beverage, part of the AptarGroup (Atlanta, Georgia) and a leader in a broad range of premium active packaging systems and processing equipment for fresh-cut fruits, vegetables and seafood, has launched InvisiShield technology – a first-of-its-kind, anti-pathogenic packaging solution seamlessly integrated into sealed packages to protect fresh-cut produce from harmful pathogens such as … Read more →

Mark Andy and UPM Raflatac announce strategic partnership in label printing

Mark Andy (Chesterfield, Missouri) and worldwide sustainable label materials provider UPM Raflatac, have announced a strategic partnership in the North American pressure-sensitive label market that leverages the knowledge and strength of both suppliers in the narrow-web label space. The companies said that the new partnership will deliver to the industry more high-quality, sustainable printing options … Read more →

APP Canada: A majority of Canadians are willing to pay more for sustainably packaged food products

Sustainably sourced packaged materials are becoming a leading factor in Canadians’ purchasing decisions, with 62% of Canadians willing to pay more for such products. According to Asia Pulp & Paper’s (APP’s) third annual Attitudes Towards Sustainability report, 74% of Canadians consider sustainability an important factor when making purchases. This trend was especially reflected in food … Read more →

How printers are deploying new strategies and technologies in packaging and labels

Brands around the world are waking up to a new dawn in packaging production. Digital printing, it seems, is the solution of the future, offering a wealth of brand benefits, enhanced consumer experiences, and a reduced carbon footprint. But digital printing is nothing new. It’s actually been in use for over 20 years. It’s only … Read more →