Bag, Pouch Packaging To Propel Global Form-Fill-Seal Market

Posted on Mon, Aug 28, 2017 @ 09:21 AM

25 Aug 2017 | by Candy & Snack TODAY

Albany, NY — Growing demand for bag and pouch packaging are anticipated to move the worldwide market for form-fill-seal equipment, which is expected to grow 5.7 percent, compounded annually, through 2025, according to Transparent Market Research (TMR).

The market research firm reports that most equipment suppliers are developing machines to increase automation and decrease the need for operators on packaging lines. The major competition in the market is developing automation processes for changeovers and efficient sealing.

Equipment versatility will also be a market mover for the sector, according to TMR.

Source: Candy & Snack TODAY

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FDA To Postpone NFP Labeling Deadline

Posted on Mon, Jul 10, 2017 @ 09:21 AM

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13 Jun 2017 | by Candy & Snack TODAY

Washington — The FDA will extend the compliance deadline for rules regarding implementation of changes to Nutrition Facts Panel labels, the agency reports.

The decision to postpone the label requirements was “guided by the desire to give industry more time and decrease costs, balanced with the importance of minimizing the transition period during which consumers will see both old and new versions of the label in the marketplace,” FDA reports.

No new deadline date has been set at this time, and FDA reports details of the extension will be provided through a Federal Register Notice at a later date. The original deadline, announced in May 2016, was set for July 26, 2018, with manufacturers with annual sales of less than $10 million receiving an extra year to comply.

Noting NCA worked with other trade groups to advocate for additional time, Association President and CEO John Downs says: “We are optimistic that the additional time will alleviate some of the burden for confectionery manufacturers. Depending on the new timeline, there may now be an opportunity to work toward harmonizing the compliance deadlines for Nutrition Facts and GMO labeling rules that would prevent manufacturers from having to change their labels twice.”

Downs notes the extension might also give industry players the chance to work through existing labeling inventory, while gaining better understanding of the new regulations.

“We are still awaiting final guidance from FDA on a number of critical labeling issues, such as added sugars, requirements for small packages, fiber definition, and we will continue to work with the agency on these topics,” he adds.

Source: Candy & Snack TODAY

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Kendall Packaging Expands Pittsburg, Kansas Team

Posted on Tue, Jan 06, 2015 @ 01:46 PM

Kendall Packaging Corporation is proud to announce that Jack Trostle has been hired as plant manager for the company’s Pittsburg, Kan. facility. Trostle will report to the President and CEO and his responsibilities will include overseeing plant operations, ensuring the achievement of production objectives, maximizing efficiencies and lowering costs while maintaining the high quality standards that Kendall’s customers have always appreciated.

Trostle has over 31 years of managerial and supervisory expertise in manufacturing operations. Prior to coming to Kendall Packaging, Trostle was the Plant Manager at ExxonMobil Chemical Films in Shawnee, Okla. Trostle graduated from Kansas State University with a B.S. in Production Management Engineering Technology and has a MBA from Oklahoma City University.  Trostle has extensive knowledge of converting, films, and film manufacturing will be a perfect compliment to Kendall team.

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Kendall Packaging Completes Expansion!

Posted on Tue, Dec 03, 2013 @ 02:49 PM

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In the spring of 2013, Kendall Packaging broke ground on a 56,000 square-foot expansion project for the Jefferson, Wis., facility. This addition increases the plant's production capacity and doubles storage capacity. In early November the construction of the expansion was completed and operations are expected to begin at the end of 2013. A few features of this new expansion include:

  • Sky lights to reduce energy consumption
  • Employee fitness room
  • New lamination capabilities, doubling capacity
  • New slitting and finishing equipment
  • Complete press sleeve storage system to compliment the additional 10-color W&H Miraflex installed in late 2012.

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Kendall Packaging Expands Sales Force

Posted on Wed, Oct 16, 2013 @ 08:53 AM

KPC Jon SolbergKendall Packaging Corporation is pleased to announce the addition of Jon Solberg as Area Sales Manager. Solberg will be located in the Northern Wisconsin area and will report to Kendall Packaging's Vice President of Marketing and Sales. Solberg will be responsible for marketing the company's complete product line, developing and securing new customers, and assisting his direct Customer Focus Team.

For the past 26 years, Solberg has been involved with high-barrier, high-performance packaging with global experience in all facets of film making, printing and converting. His experience in many of Kendall's current markets coupled with other new markets will be a perfect compliment to the Kendall team.

The addition comes after the announcement of the plant expansion at the Jefferson, Wis. location. The expansion project is scheduled to complete in the fall of 2013.

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Kendall Packaging Groundbreaking Ceremony Recap

Posted on Fri, Jun 07, 2013 @ 08:57 AM

Groundbreaking Ceremony

On April 26th, 2013, Kendall Packaging hosted a groundbreaking ceremony celebrating the Jefferson, WI plant expansion. Community members and employees gathered to listen to the likes of KPC President & CEO, Eric Erickson III, State Assemby Member, Steve Nass, the City of Jefferson Mayor, Dale Opperman, and more.

The expansion will add 56,000 square feet to the current facility, expanding production capacity and doubling storage capacity. The project is expected to complete by the end of this summer.

View photos from the event → 
Watch videos from the ceremony
Read more about the expansion plans

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Kendall Packaging Introduces Pet Food Packaging Solutions

Posted on Wed, May 29, 2013 @ 10:06 AM

Kendall Packaging has decades of experience in serving markets such as cheese, confectionery, wet wipes, and nutmeats. Kendall’s success in those markets is now being carried over to the pet food industry by leveraging our technology, support, and printing capabilities that help our customers excel in their industry.

With the increasingly competitive nature of the pet food/treat industry, we know how important it is to “stand out from the crowd” in terms of shelf appeal. This is where Kendall steps in with 10-color, high-definition printing capabilities along with unique re-sealable closure solutions and finishing options like stand-up pouches, multi-wall bags, and quad-seal bags.

“We have found that our expertise in meat and cheese packaging fits well with all the needs of pet food packaging,” says VP of Technical & Quality, Russ Schneider, “We have cost-effective solutions that meet the special packaging requirements for both the smaller pet treat pouches and the larger pet food bags.”

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Think GREEN In Packaging Design

Posted on Tue, Apr 23, 2013 @ 01:55 PM

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There's that "green" word again. Some companies embrace it, while other's not so much, either way it has become one of the largest buzz words in packaging in the last decade. Whether you're just starting out on the journey to a beautiful, green package or re-vamping a once beautiful package to meet modern standards, it is important to consider a few things:

1. Start with the basics. Know that there is no such thing as a 100% sustainable package. Going green is a journey, a journey to reducing your package's overall impact on the environment. The goal here is to make incremental, measurable improvements over time so you can reach your big-picture, end result.

2. Know your material. Take a look at your packaging material, are there any solutions for less waste? Can another type of plastic achieve the same look but cost you and the environment less? Can a thinner material be used? Re-evaluate your options with your technical team or your supplier.

3. Be consistent. As sustainable metrics and standards continue to evolve, it is important to pick a program and stick with it. With all of the different tools and resources available to companies, using different tools to measure the same package may provide different results. Be consistent and make sure you are moving in the right direction in the environmental areas that are of main concern to your company.

Choosing flexo over other printing methods greatly reduces energy use and CO2 emissions by as much as 50%. Learn more about Kendall's sustainable efforts.

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The Importance of Color In Packaging Design

Posted on Fri, Mar 08, 2013 @ 04:21 PM

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Color is a key component in the function of packaging design. Picking the right colors in any design is crucial to how your product is portrayed in your consumer's mind and in differentiating your product from the pack.

There are basic guidelines and rules, such as the psychology of color, to help get a jump start on picking the right colors for your design. But as we all know, some rules are meant to be broken (or just change). For instance, black used to be a "no-no" when it came to food packaging design, now it is used quite regularly.

There are however, instances where the convention does deserve to be respected. A prime example is when a product revolves around a certain flavor; banana, cherry, etc. This calls for the use of the appropriate colors, yellow, red, respectively. The lesson here is to know the convention; that way when/if you stray away from it, you can do it strategically and with purpose.

Before diving in to choosing colors, do your research. What are the latest trends? What grabs the consumer's attention now? Is this a color you want to stick with or is it something you want to easily change?

When it comes to colors and design, remember, it's not about how it looks, it's about how it works!

Kendall's 10-color, High-Def printing capabilities can help achieve the unique color profiles of your packaging design. Learn More >

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UPC Founder's Death Sparks Deeper Thinking

Posted on Fri, Jan 18, 2013 @ 02:50 PM

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"Once a new technology rolls over you, if you're not part of the steamroller, you're part of the road." - Eric Porterfield

With the recent death of Mr. Woodland, father of the ubiquitous bar code, it is hard to imagine the next great thing that makes it's mark on the world as the UPC bar code did. It seems inconceivable that the next great invention will have such staying power.

We often wonder how flexible packaging will be affected by technology. Will we see transformative changes in the materials that are used, the way information is conveyed via the package media, or the technology used to manufacture the product we currently make?

While we don't have all of the answers, one thing is for sure, any company that wants to remain relevant well into the future has to be mindful of the technological changes taking place (and not just in their industry, but in the world around them). It is for that reason that one of Kendall Packaging's basic tenets is to have a significant portion of its growth based upon innovation and product development. That way we are forced to look outside our four walls every now and then to make certain we don't become "part of the road". 


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