Board Converting News, January 17, 2022

The Future (CONT’D FROM PAGE 36)


Design Concepts Design concepts are critical for packaging being cost effective, waste conscious, and practical. The future of packaging will have different shapes and sizes designed to utilize packaging efficiencies for space, storage, and serving portion sizes. With e-commerce growth, many consumers, especial- ly singles, will demand smaller portions. Smaller serving sizes will also be designed to increase shelf life for foods. Easy-open features on packaging will take the forefront with design as more consumers continue to get their prod- ucts online. Additionally, brand owners will seek to protect their product authentication through RFID labels and smart tags, all part of the new design concepts. Space-saving packaging will also be the rule, utilizing squares and cor- ners on packaging. Printed electronics will be a part of the new design as they will be intended to show usage, brand identity, and “pop,” including tracking consumer usage. Personalization Personalization will play a role in future packaging. Just as recent Coke bottles have had names on them, you will be able to get your products personalized and perhaps even get your name on the products you choose to buy. This future personalization will drive consumers to pur- chase more of a brand as it focuses on the consumer and what they desire. Manufacturing And Delivery When it comes to the future packaging, manufacturing and delivery will be centered on speed and the emerging ways in which products are delivered. With driverless trucks and drones becoming more prominent in the future, products will be delivered to your doorstop quicker through smart warehouses, those that utilize empty warehouse space and are closer to the con- sumer. Safety, efficiency, reduced accidents, less fuel con- sumption, and improved transit times will all be drivers of adopting driverless trucks and drones. Also, manufacturers will utilize 3D printing to a great- er degree, such that the packaging is eye-catching, and reflects brand awareness. Robotics in the warehouse and at distribution centers will also speed up delivery as con- sumers will want their products that are made to order to In summary, what the future holds for packaging is defi- nitely being driven by the waste and inefficiencies of the past and present, focusing on customer satisfaction, with sustainably a key to future packaging. The suppliers that revolutionize packaging and the customer experience, while protecting our environment, will be the leaders of the future! William J. Madl has been working within the packaging industry since 1967, and currently serves as a consultant for custom packaging company Ashtonne Packaging. arrive just in time. The Future Awaits

OHIO BLOW PIPE/ADVANCED AIRSYSTEMS For 85 years the Ohio Blow Pipe company and its whol- ly owned subsidiary, Advanced Airsystems, have provided the corrugated and folding carton industries with systems and products to process scrap. We engineer, fabricate, in- stall, service, provide system audits, and offer a wide range of scrap systems, dust collection systems and products to include cyclones, under roof AIR-SCREEN™ systems, pit belt systems, CLEANAIR dust collectors, Mist-Clone dust control systems for vacuum feeds, material handling fans, ductwork, switch valves, airveyors, balers, shredders and dust briquetters. OMP OMP helps companies facing complex planning challenges to excel, grow and thrive by offering the best digitized sup- ply chain planning solution on the market. Its Unison Plan- ning concept has a unique approach. It handles all supply chain planning challenges in a unified way, synchronizing all planning stages, horizons, functions and roles. Hundreds of customers run OMP’s cloud-based solution to generate more value by making informed decisions. OMP invests one out of every three dollars earned into innovation.


We custom design, install and service air conveyed scrap and dust collection systems. Our unique APS® is smaller, lighter, and more reliable than current cyclones. Contact us to learn how the APS® System can enhance your operation.


Profero Systems the leader in double facer heating and traction section conversions along with other performance enhancing products. Featuring products from Contact Bars and Compensating Rolls to New Glue Machines and Double Facers.


GF PUHL designs, manufactures and installs air conveyed scrap & dust collection systems for the packaging and cor- rugated industries. With 37 years of experience, USA and International. We offer below or above roof systems featur- ing cyclones OR screen separators with real time pressure balancing for optimal dust control. High efficiency cyclones for sheet transfer exhaust systems eliminate water con- sumption and deliver dust directly to compactor or briquet- ter for low maintenance, long term sustainability and reli- ability. System audits, dust explosivity tests and dust hazard analysis (DHA’s) available.


January 17, 2022

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