New study: Switching from plastic to paperboard can reduce a package’s climate impact by as much as 99%

For those who influence the choice of packaging materials, this one, single choice can make the biggest climate impact during a product manager’s or designer’s entire professional career! That’s the conclusion of a study done by IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute for Sweden-based Iggesund Paperboard. The IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute was jointly founded in … Read more →

Esko Study: Why e-commerce shoppers return health and beauty products

Esko (Gent, Belgium), a global provider of software and hardware for packaging management and collaboration, design, workflow automation and production, has released a new study titled Packaging and the Digital Shopper: Meeting Expectations in Health & Beauty along with sister companies Pantone, X-Rite and AVT. The new study reflects a June, 2018 Esko study titled … Read more →

Annual Converters Expo set for March 27 in Wisconsin

Converting professionals from across North America are invited to attend the 12th Annual 2019 Converters Expo to find manufacturing partners, see testing and prototyping equipment demonstrations, meet with producers of disposables, and learn the latest in flexo printing and packaging. The expo is expected to draw more than 700 attendees who’ll have access to 124 … Read more →

PPC announces the winners of its 75th Annual Paperboard Packaging Competition

The Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC, Springfield, MA) has announced the winners of its 75th Annual North American Paperboard Packaging Competition. These five folding cartons and rigid boxes (below) represent some of the best paperboard packaging manufactured by North American converters during the past year. Congratulations to all of the well-deserved winners. Their creativity and skills … Read more →

How Neuromarketing can lead to better packaging design

How can neuromarketing (i.e. using combinations of biometric measuring techniques to analyze consumer reactions) be a tool that makes packaging development much more efficient? Sweden-based companies Iggesund Paperboard and Tobii Pro (a global leader in the field of eye tracking) have partnered and revealed specifically how at recent, exclusive seminars targeted at both companies’ customers. … Read more →

New Mark Andy corporate website goes live

After months of work that placed more emphasis on design, content, the customer experience and client education, the new Mark Andy corporate website is now live. The end result, in collaboration with the OEM’s web development agency partner Timmermann Group, is a digital platform that’s “more engaging, full of value-added content, and reflective of who … Read more →

FPA publishes its 2018 State of the Flexible Packaging Industry Report

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA, Annapolis, Maryland) has published its 2018 State of the Flexible Packaging Industry Report. The market research provides industry converters, suppliers, investors and analysts with valuable insights into the performance (i.e. growth, revenue/volume expectations, profitability, and capital spending) of the U.S. flexible packaging industry over the past year. This definitive source … Read more →

HP introduces One Package Workflow Suite for PageWide corrugated converters

HP has characterized its new One Package Workflow Suite for PageWide Industrial corrugated presses as “the industry’s first ecosystem for digital corrugated printing.” HP One Package offers software and solutions from HP and its partners to help converters maximize the flexibility of digital production. The new workflow streamlines submission and preparation of orders, allowing converters … Read more →

Uteco Group and Kodak to offer Sapphire EVO Digital Printing Press and environmentally friendly aqueous inks

The Uteco Group (Verona, Italy), in partnership with Kodak, have announced the commercial availability of the Sapphire EVO Digital Press. Allowing packaging service providers and converters “a digital offering without compromising on productivity or economics,” the new press addresses a full range of low-volume and high-volume applications that produce up to 20 million square metres … Read more →

PPC Conference tells paperboard packaging manufacturers how to avoid the “commodity business”

Converters of paperboard packaging in Canada and the USA might be feeling the squeeze this season. With RFPs, reduced volumes and shrinking margins, the packaging industry can often feel like “a commodity business and a race to the bottom.” The Paperboard Packaging Council’s (PPC) recently concluded Spring Outlook and Strategies Conference, April 11-13 in Baltimore, … Read more →

Beneco Packaging’s SoOpak Division earns top pharmaceutical award

Beneco Packaging (Mississauga, Ontario), a leading short-run North American wholesale packaging solutions provider (and its custom packaging division SoOpak), has won a 2018 Best Custom Medical Product Packaging Award from Global Health & Pharma (GHP), a worldwide information-sharing platform and a multi-disciplinary members’ community headquartered in Burton-on-Trent, England. The award is part of the 2018 Pharmaceutical … Read more →