Packaging

This page features some clips from Packaging Digest (see author page) and PMMI Media (author page), where I was Editor of Contract Packaging magazine and Special Projects Editor for content marketing, content management, and sponsored projects company-wide.

You Can Stream 3D Parts for Packaging Machines Now: Beyond 3D printing, major CPGs can now click on an image on their parts web app as easily as they’d click to play a song in Spotify — except machine parts come streaming out of their printers. Read the news, and how Schubert Additive Solutions developed the solution. (Packaging Digest)

3D printing brings faster, newer designs to quick-change tooling. (Photo: Schubert)
  • Packaging Machinery-as-a-Service Beats the Capex Budget Blues brings news of a breakthrough for fast-moving consumer goods (FCMG) operations: Outcome-based asset acquisition based on actual vs. forecast guesstimates. Discover the IoT/blockchain solution that converts operational data into dollars in real-time, and turns Capex financial risk into recurring Opex payments. (Packaging Digest)
Fortune 100 CPGs are primed for MaaS adoption, says RōBEX’ Francisco.
  • Equipment Rentals are Red Hot — Here’s Why is a Q&A with Rich Frain, CEO of Frain Group, a leading source for equipment sales, leasing and rentals of packaging and processing equipment. He reveals why rentals have steadily risen for years, and especially amid the uncertainty of the post-pandemic backdrop. (Packaging Digest
  • 3 Packaging Lines Improved by IoT Data demystifies the ease of IoT adoption for CPGs and others who need a nudge to upgrade their packaging operations at three levels: the machine, full-line, and enterprise, the latter exemplified by Unilever. (Packaging Digest)
  • 3 Reusable Packaging Perspectives from Popular Brands shares etailing and sustainability insights from execs at Clorox, Nestlé and entrepreneur Soapply, all users of the Loop Store platform. (Packaging Digest)
  • The supply chain link both Walmart & Amazon are missing discusses cloud collaboration between brands and co-pack partners via SaaS-based services. It was a content-marketing success, earning 140 white-paper downloads in the first 10 days at SupplyChain24/7. (Nulogy; Peerless Media)Standardizing Customization: My job was to provide content consulting for a blog post by Jason Tham, CEO, Nulogy. Part One introduced of standard tools and methods for late-stage CPG product/packaging customization; Part Two highlighted successful implementations of collaborative co-pack solutions. (Nulogy)
Photo: from Anatomy of a high-speed pharma line installation, shot at Michigan-based Praxis, co-pack/manufacturer to Pharma brands. Additional pharma-related writings have appeared at PMMI’s Packaging World, Healthcare Packaging and Contract Packaging.