Industry Headlines

Colorful On-the-Go Salad Harnesses the Power of Flexible Packaging
August 2, 2021 at 5:25 pm

On today's episode of POW!, we highlight an innovative product from Brad's Plant Based. The air dried Snackable Salad to Go is made feasible by the use of a brightly colored flexible pouch, which brings a whole new meaning to portable salad and healthy snacking on the go.

Avery Dennison to Acquire Vestcom in $1.45B Deal
August 2, 2021 at 10:19 pm

Avery Dennison signed an agreement to acquire Vestcom, a provider of pricing and branded labeling solutions at the shelf-edge for retailers and CPG companies, for $1.45 billion in a cash transaction. Vestcom will accelerate Avery Dennison's portfolio shift to high-value categories.

OlymPak Printing & Packaging Replaces Two Presses With Komori GX40 Device
August 2, 2021 at 11:02 pm

OlymPak Printing & Packaging installed a new six-color, 40" Komori Lithrone GX40 to expand the speed and flexibility of its folding carton production operation. The new Komori press replaces two older presses and is delivering greater production capacity than the two older presses combined.

Kongsberg Precision Cutting Systems to Showcase Innovations at SuperCorrExpo 2021
August 3, 2021 at 9:12 am

Kongsberg Precision Cutting Systems will demonstrate its C64 digital finishing table together with automated Feeder and Stacker at the expo. Across the four-day event, the Kongsberg PCS team will be on hand to meet visitors, address questions, and show a series of presentations and demonstrations at the Kongsberg booth.

The Growing Meal Kit Market and the Impact of Packaging
August 2, 2021 at 10:57 pm

Rather than running back and forth to a grocery store, a growing number of people let a service do the shopping and preparing for them. During the pandemic, meal subscriptions really took off. Let’s look at a few examples of how meal kits are trending and the packaging they employ.

Are Flexible Microchips Part of the Future of Print?
July 29, 2021 at 10:19 am

With the latest innovations in the world of printed electronics, we move one step closer to the ability to directly print microchips onto paper and plastics. While the technology still has a long way to go, it is a tantalizing glimpse of the future of print.

Koenig & Bauer Expands Into Corrugated Packaging
July 28, 2021 at 8:20 pm

Koenig & Bauer (US/CA) is expanding its popular portfolio to include the corrugated printing and converting segment. Its three major products: the CorruCUT, CorruFLEX, and Omega Magnus, will be represented by the entire North American sales force.