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The 2013 Packaging Issue

This month in Modern, we fix the spotlight on packaging, a topic that’s now clearly top of mind for savvy materials handling professionals working in the evolving retail sector—and rightfully so.
September 01, 2013

Reader Survey: Talking pallets with Modern’s readers
From wood to plastic to pallet pools, our readers tell us what’s important in pallets.

Transport packaging materials of the future
Modern asked a group of packaging experts to take a peek at new developments in secondary packaging for transport and shipping and see which innovations might hold promise for improving the best practices of tomorrow.

Packaging and Automation: Sealing the deal
With the growing complexity of e-commerce orders, packaging methodologies prove critical to the speed of fulfillment.

Brewery reduces labor with floor-level palletizer
New equipment and software more than double throughput while reducing strain on workers.

Pack Expo 2013 Coverage
PMMI, the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, the owner and producer of PACK EXPO Las Vegas (Sept. 23-25, 2013; Las Vegas Convention Center), is gearing up for the largest show since the event opened in 1995.

Packaging product coverage from Material Handling Product News.

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Article Topics

Features · Packaging · September 2013 · All topics


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