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Packaging is the process of enclosing /encapsulating or protecting products for storage, transit, display, sale, and use. There are many different types of packaging solutions available depending on the product and a number of machines to do the job. These can be Overwrappers, Stretchbanders /Sleevewrappers, Product Handling Systems, Shrinkwrappers and custom packaging equipment. Labels are used on every kind of product to brand, decorate or provide information for the consumer. Many labels do all three functions and can contain, for example, pre-printed bar codes supplying, batch, stock and price information to the retailer and consumer.

UK’s largest packaging event to address the sustainability debate at 2020 Show

Packaging Innovations returns to Birmingham’s NEC on 26 & 27 February 2020. Ahead of its return, Paul MacDonald, Global Brand Director of Easyfairs’ Packaging Portfolio, discusses what can be expected at the show.

The robot revolution in materials handling

In June 2019, Amazon revealed that a new range of robots had been adopted in its sorting and distribution facilities, to replace conventional conveyor systems. Here, Michele Windsor, global marketing manager at robot battery specialist Ultralife Corporation, reflects on how robotics manufacturers may need to re-consider their choice of portable power when improving robot designs. 

Brillopak’s fresh produce packing robot WINS innovation award

Brillopak’s UniPAKer crate loading robot for fresh produce factories has won the PPMA Innovative Robotics Solution 2019 award, beating nine other processing and packaging OEM finalists.

New Jungheinrich AGV for Sauer Polymertechnik

Sauer Polymertechnik, a manufacturer of plastic packaging and hollow parts, has announced that intralogistics provider Jungheinrich, is implementing a logistics systems solution at its production site in Föritztal, Germany. 

Walker helping online retailers to slash their use of plastic packaging

Walker Logistics has eliminated the use of plastic-based void-fill materials in over 90 per cent of the orders that it processes at its Berkshire-based multi-client fulfilment facility.

Commonly used void fillers such as plastic bubble-wrap, air-filled protective cushions and polystyrene chips have been replaced by environmentally friendly packaging material which Walker produces on-site by recycling its clients’ own in-bound transit packaging.

New wide-load bagging machine boosts flexibility for growing e-commerce businesses​

With e-commerce continuing to grow year on year, along with ever-changing customer requirements, Automated Packaging Systems has launched the the Autobag 600 and Autobag 650…..

Agri-food packaging leader Synerlink has become a key partner to the dairy and dessert industry in Israel

Synerlink, a Barry-Wehmiller Packaging Systems company, is sharing its success in sectors including the Israeli dairy and dessert industry during Pack Expo Las Vegas, held 23 to 25 September, 2019 (booth C-1800).

Yodel celebrates 10 years of supporting the OVO Energy Tour of Britain

UK independent parcel carrier Yodel has partnered with the OVO Energy Tour of Britain and for a tenth consecutive year, celebrating a major milestone in its long-standing relationship with the premier international road cycling event.

How e-commerce businesses can move to green packaging

By Phil Edwards, an Outreach Specialist for Melbourne Packaging Supplies.

Living in a consumer society means we buy items virtually every day. It means we bring packaged products from stores into our homes. Or, increasingly we have them delivered to our doors. With online businesses trading everything from plants to porcelain, everything we buy needs to be supplied in the form of packaging to protect it during shipping and delivery.

MillerCoors names Crown 2018 Supplier of the Year

MillerCoors has recognised Crown Beverage Packaging Mexico, a business unit of Crown Holdings, Inc. as its 2018 Packaging Materials Supplier of the Year and Packaging Materials Most Valuable Plant.