PTIS & INDUSTRY NEWS

Packaging & Processing Hall of Fame Adds 4 Members

PTIS principal and co-founder Mike Richmond was one of the judges who helped choose four new members for The Packaging & Processing Hall of Fame. This year’s inductees are Jane Chase, Pat Reynolds, Paul Singh and Fritz...

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PTIS insight on safety in the packaging during COVID

PTIS Principal, Todd Bukowski, provided perspective on the role packaging is playing in providing safety to consumers during the pandemic. The insights are in the Sept/Oct issue of FlexPack VOICE (see pages 23-25). To view the latest issue, click here

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Redefining the Packaging Organization of the Future

Packaging is in a transformational state, driving disruptive innovation across the industry.With so much in flux, there is a clear need to help remove noise in the system and move from bad VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity) to good VUCA. We will...

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FPA publishes new e-commerce report

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) partnered with PTIS, LLC to provide a holistic view of the sustainability benefits that flexible packaging offers in e-commerce and to quantify the environmental and economic shipping impacts comparing flexible packaging to...

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FPA Launches New Online Magazine – FlexPack VOICE

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) has just launched the latest edition of FlexPack VOICE™. Each bi-monthly issue includes essential industry information, including spotlights on cutting edge flexible packaging designs, sustainability discussions, advocacy...

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CPA Webinar on Driving Consumer Centric Packaging

As part of the Contract Packaging Association's 2020 webinar series, PTIS's Brian Wagner and our partner Phil Roos from Great Lakes GrowthWorks will be speaking at a free webinar on Driving Consumer-Centric Packaging and Product Innovation. In a competitive market...

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PMMI Opens Hall of Fame Nomination Process

PMMI has opened up the nominations for the Packaging & Processing Hall of Fame. PTIS Principal, Mike Richmond, is on the selection committee. To learn more about how to submit a nomination please click here:

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PTIS Special Update – March 2020

With all of the changes in business and packaging due to the impacts of the coronavirus, PTIS launched a special update talking about business resilience and tips for new remote workers. To view the special update newsletter, click here

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FPA Award winners announced

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) released the winners of the annual awards, which highlight innovation and sustainability. Judges included Min Degruson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Packaging, University of Wisconsin – Stout; Matt Reynolds, Editor, Packaging...

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PAC Launches New Smart Packaging Sustainability Checklist

PAC has launched a new Smart Packaging Sustainability Checklist - a reference document for anyone looking to consider the use of smart packaging and ask key questions regarding sustainability impacts. PTIS members played a role in helping to lead the discussion as...

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PTIS on Amcor Big Ideas Podcast (Future of Plastics 2030)

PTIS's Todd Bukowski was interviewed as part of the Amcor Big Ideas podcast series, hosted by David Clark. The topic was the Future of Plastics 2030. The series covers a wide range of packaging and sustainability topics. To listen to the series click here.

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PTIS team provides thoughts on Loop reusable packaging model

PTIS Principal, Brian Wagner (with input from the rest of the PTIS team), was interviewed in Packaging Digest along with other packaging professionals to provide thoughts on the new Loop reusable packaging model. The new, innovative program, which launches in the...

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Thinking Outside the Box – e-commerce packaging initiatives

PTIS Principal, Mike Richmond, was interviewed along with other prominent packaging professionals to provide a perspective on new technologies and methods for optimizing e-commerce packaging. The article was featured in the Washington Post and can be viewed in its...

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Radio interview on flexible packaging recycling

PTIS's Todd Bukowski was interviewed on the local NPR station (WEMU) about a new flexible packaging recycling initiative coming to Ann Arbor utilizing the grocery store drop-off program. To hear the interview, click here.

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FPA report on sustainable packaging, developed by PTIS

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) published a new report on sustainable packaging, A Holistic View of the Role of Flexible Packaging in a Sustainable World, which was developed by PTIS. The report provide a holistic view on the sustainability benefits that...

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Food trends enabled through packaging

PTIS Principal Mike Richmond spoke with Packaging Strategies John Kalkowski about packaging technology enabling freshness and other food trends. To read the full article click here

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Packaging design opportunities abound in the 4th Dimension

PTIS Principal Brian Wagner spoke with Packaging Digest about the 4th dimension of packaging - which brings the element of digital transformation, and Internet of Things (IoT) or Internet of Packaging (IoP) where the physical and digital worlds collide.  To read the...

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Are you prepared for transparency reporting?

Check out this recent Packaging World article by PTIS Associate Robert Pojasek about supply chain transparency and using Software as a Service (SaaS) to make SMETA (Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit) easier and more cost effective.  As supply chain transparency...

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PTIS and Altair New Packaging Solutions Collaboration

PTIS and Altair have begun collaborating to transform the packaging industry. Operating on a global scale, the two companies possess unparalleled expertise in the engineering software and packaging industries respectively, and are aligned to deliver actionable winning...

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The Future of Packaging 2030 is coming!

PTIS and Leading Futurists will again be teaming up again in 2019 for the kickoff of the Future of Packaging 2030.  This exciting and unique program will help your company utilize foresight to be ahead of the key drivers and trends impacting packaging over the next...

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PTIS and Trayak Sustainability Services Collaboration

PTIS and Trayak, two companies recognized as thought leaders in the packaging industry, are collaborating to bring more holistic sustainability solutions to companies across the packaging value chain.  See the press release linked here to learn more To see a case...

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