Canadian Packaging


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    Packaging Takes the Edge off Lockdown

    July 10, 2020 by Paul Pethick

    Life in lockdown has not been easy. As I watch the weeks pass and the seasons change from the perched view of my balcony, one thing is strikingly clear: mankind is a social creature. There’s just something innate about our

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    All the Way Back

    July 10, 2020 by

    If home is where the heart is, then residents of the southwestern Ontario city of Oshawa can rest assured that the industrious young entrepreneurs behind the recent start-up of the city’s first real microbrewery have their heart in the right

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    Toronto Machine Builder Shines at the Peak of COVID-19 Pandemic Crisis

    July 10, 2020 by

    Hard work and quick customer service have always gone hand-in-hand at Toronto-based Plexpack Corp.—ever since the packaging machine-builder entered the market over 50 years ago. And in the last couple of months, these qualities have been tested to the limit,

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    Cascades Joins Collective Front against the Spread of COVID-19 Pandemic

    July 10, 2020 by

    With the raging COVID-19 epidemic continuing to claim soaring numbers of victims across Canada, and with the province of Quebec recording the highest fatalities, Kingsey Falls, Que.-based forest products group Cascades Inc. wasted no time in stepping up to the

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    Unpacking Automation

    July 9, 2020 by Claudia Jarrett

    Robotics and automation for packaging facilities

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    All Eyes on a Flexo Future

    June 23, 2020 by Miraclon

    An anniversary is a time for reflection: a time to pause, look back, and see how far we’ve come. Steurs Graphic Solutions can look back a long way — 70 years, to 1949, when the two Steurs brothers started what

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    Production Line Flexibility

    June 19, 2020 by Claudia Jarrett

    How to use modularization for food production increase

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    Bottled-Up Frustration for PET

    June 17, 2020 by Susan Mair

    One of the effects of the coronarvirus pandemic is that consumer behaviour in terms of buying and consuming goods has changed in line with restricted supplies and access to retail sites. Alongside this, typical trends in on-the-go purchases have evaporated,

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    The Key to Handling Surges in e-Commerce Packaging Demand: During COVID-19 and Beyond

    June 4, 2020 by BOBST

    E-commerce was already a booming market before COVID-19, hitting sales of over 3.5 trillion US dollars in 2019 and projected to reach 6.5 trillion US dollars by 2022. But since the pandemic hit, online spending has increased even further. There

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    Looking at Packaging with a Grain of Salt

    May 28, 2020 by Elena Langlois

    There’s no doubt that this global pandemic has changed the way consumers purchase things, likely for good. In the early days of the COVID-19 crisis, when panic buying left store-shelves empty, brand loyalty went out the window when faced with

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    Creative Control

    May 22, 2020 by Usman Akram

    Top ten tips for effective and imaginative package design

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    Picking up the Pace

    May 22, 2020 by Bob Owens

    Continuous automation enables West Coast bakery to accelerate its throughput capacity

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    Imbroglio and Challenges for the Packaging Industry Post-COVID-19

    May 21, 2020 by Mohd Imran Siddiquei and Waseem Khan, Institute of Business Management, GLA University

    COVID-19 has been spreading with disastrous effects around the globe. The consequences of this pandemic are felt everywhere, including in the packaging sector. As social distancing would become a norm in the future to control the contagious virus from spreading,

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    The Call to Order

    May 16, 2020 by

    Automated packaging and fulfillment technologies help online retailers get a grip on wild demand swings and seasonal fluctuations

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    Digital Alternative

    May 16, 2020 by

    E-commerce offers brands an opportunity to bolster consumer loyalty online during the current global health crisis

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    Earth Day at 50: Five Ways to Honor the Legacy and Change the World

    April 22, 2020 by Andrew Steer

    “A time of crisis is not just a time of anxiety and worry. It gives a chance, an opportunity, to choose well or to choose badly.” —Desmond Tutu Fifty years ago, 20 million Americans (10% of the U.S. population at the

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    Earth Day: The Positive Effects of COVID-19 Call for Retail and Its Packaging to Cut Carbon

    April 22, 2020 by Robert Lockyer, CEO of Delta Global

    The coronavirus has hit retail hard. Footfall has all but been eradicated on our high streets and government appeals have urged consumers to only purchase essential items. Physical stores have been threatened like never before and ecommerce has faced challenges

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    Six tips to stay healthy and minimize food waste during COVID-19

    April 16, 2020 by Eric Stann

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – With most of the U.S. under stay-at-home orders, people are stocking up on household essentials and groceries. Because of this, proper food storage and preparation has never been more important. “Proper food storage and preparation are important

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    The 7 Rs of Resiliency Programs

    April 13, 2020 by Doug Reifschneider

    The current COVID-19 crisis is already changing the economy in extraordinary and unexpected ways. But private equity firms can help their portfolio companies take some crucial steps in weathering the storm, and recovering when the clouds lift. The world’s best

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    Quarantine with your cupboards: Re-purposing the things you find in your home

    April 7, 2020 by Delta Global

    As we adjust to life in lockdown due to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic, people are finding more time and motivation than ever before to clear out their cupboards and get creative with their findings. And, with restrictions on shopping habits

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    Clean Bills of Health

    April 2, 2020 by

    The critical importance of maintaining strict sanitation standards and regime at manufacturing and packaging operations

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    The Big Chill

    March 24, 2020 by

    Leading stretchwrapping equipment manufacturer adapts its renowned rugged end-of-line machinery for low-temperature operations

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    How Manufacturers Can Secure Supply Chains and Be Part of the Solution to the Coronavirus Crisis

    March 23, 2020 by Dawn Werry

    A wide range of impacts

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    Chips Off the New Block

    March 5, 2020 by

    Kettle chips manufacturer gets things flowing just right on the shop floor with high-efficiency packaging automation equipment

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    King of the Grill

    February 27, 2020 by

    Grilling cheese manufacturer accelerates its market share gains with highly robust and reliable thermoform packaging technology

  • Standards of Excellence

    February 26, 2020 by

    Canadian folding-carton producer expands into new markets thanks to new safety, quality and continuous improvement standard certification

  • The Straw Poll

    February 25, 2020 by

    Venerable Quebec juice producer happily testing the waters with paper drinking straws as part of far-reaching sustainability efforts

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    Filling in the Blanks

    February 24, 2020 by

    High-end automation components help liquid filling machinery manufacturer reinforce its innovator credentials in the booming cannabis markets

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    Positive Plastic Thinking

    February 24, 2020 by

    Montreal food trays manufacturer setting new standards for environmental footprint reduction with an integrated approach to plastic waste recovery and recycling

  • Keeping Up with the E-commerce Expansion

    January 9, 2020 by Tom Egan, vice president, industry services, PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies

    The first step to most purchase decisions starts at the search bar.

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    What’s in Your Sustainability Tool Kit?

    January 8, 2020 by Jorge Izquierdo, vice president, market development, PMMI, The Association of Packaging and Processing Technologies

    Key considerations for brands and OEMs implementing eco-friendly packaging solutions

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    The Sweeter Side

    December 30, 2019 by

    Swiss chocolatier counts on technology specialists to make production a real treat

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