Packaging

Comprehensive information on the types and uses of packaging in material handling and warehousing with an emphasis on reusable and eco packaging.


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Global Packaging Design Emphasizes Convenience, Ergonomics and Customization
DuPont Packaging Award judges discuss global trends in six-part video series.
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Dimensional Weight: Don’t Let it Weigh You Down!
In 2015, a new era in shipment pricing will go into effect when major carriers implement dimensional ("dim") weight pricing for all ground packages...

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By MMH Staff · December 14, 2016
Packaging Systems and Design Student, Marlon Levy-Faigen, to Receive $2,500.
By MMH Staff · December 1, 2016
The review includes updates on Brambles’ 2020 Sustainability Goals, which are based on the company’s sustainability framework and are closely aligned with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
By Sara Pearson Specter · November 8, 2016
Automated opening, marking and sealing of shipping pouch bags boosts productivity while reducing shipper costs. Advantages of Polybag in the warehouse
By MMH Staff · November 7, 2016
The three-day event features 400 exhibiting companies and spans more than 100,000 net square feet, providing the opportunity for attendees to exchange ideas with 7,000 peers.
By MMH Staff · November 6, 2016
The food and beverage sector is expected to produce more than half this growth.
By MMH Staff · November 6, 2016
The U.S. continues to be the largest market for pharmaceutical and medical devices, according to PACK EXPO owner and producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.
By MMH Staff · October 21, 2016
ESKO to sponsor Clemson University’s Consumer-Driven Package Design exhibit.
By MMH Staff · October 21, 2016
Pharma Expo 2016 (Nov. 6–9; McCormick Place, Chicago), co-located with Pack Expo International will provide two educational platforms to address key trends and issues along the pharmaceutical supply chain.
By MMH Staff · October 21, 2016
PMMI’s 2016 State of the Industry Report forecasts U.S. shipments of packaging machinery to reach $8.5 billion in 2020 at a CAGR of 2.4 percent.
By MMH Staff · October 21, 2016
Through this partnership Brambles will provide supply chain knowledge, in-kind contributions, volunteers and donations to help finance GFN operations, in an effort to reduce hunger, poverty, malnutrition and food waste globally.
By MMH Staff · October 19, 2016
Fillers ensure that Honeyville’s customers receive consistent, uniform blended ingredients in their applications.
By MMH Staff · October 19, 2016
In less than two years, the semi-automatic machine has led to a return on investment, as labor costs have diminished by nearly 50%.
By MMH Staff · October 19, 2016
Robotic palletizing improves healthcare manufacturer’s efficiency and ergonomics as its production volumes rise.
By MMH Staff · October 18, 2016
The system has increased throughput by 12%, while also reducing dimensional weight shipping costs by 66%.
By MMH Staff · October 18, 2016
As a result of the program, the manufacturer has reduced corrugated box usage and lineside space considerably.

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