Manufacturing speed boosts packaging expectations

Speed newest focal point in machines for packing products

In recent years, packaging machines have seen high-quality improvements in production speed, enabling companies to push products into the shipping lanes faster than ever before. But the Hindu Business Line, manufacturer of packaging machinery and a pioneer in form-fill seal machines, is escalating that anticipation into a new machine reaching even faster speeds than ever before.

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Packaging safety standards and looking forward

Packaging safety and what's ahead for the market

Out of all of its various uses, there are some aspects of packaging that are less commonly noticed. One of the most pressing is packaging safety standards, which has several angles being addressed within the marketplace. One such concern is that of traceability and product safety. Food Production Daily reported smart packaging technology one solution featuring advances including radio-frequency identification. Citing the Active and Intelligence Packaging Industry Association, the news source found that demand for these containers in industries like food production will reach a total of about $3.5 billion by 2017.

Other industries, such as the bottling and beverage industry, are also jumping on board. A Michigan-based technology provider called eAgile, together with these industries, developed eSeal, a packaging technology expected to be used on food cartons, beverage bottles and similar containers. The expectation of eSeal is to promote and incorporate the following advances…

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Sustainable packaging redefines the market

The question of sustainability in packing products

As global awareness of environmental safety and sustainability continues to rise, more consumers are trying to do their part to reduce their environmental footprint. Citing a survey by Cone Communications, the news source found that more than 80 percent of all respondents said sustainability was important for their decision to make a purchase, and they were only more interested if they had a way to define how to use and dispose of a product. A number like that helps businesses re-establish the importance of using sustainable means while simultaneously appealing directly to their consumer base. However, sustainable packaging actually goes further than simply spurring audience demand.

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Stretch Film Today and Keys to Wrap for Success

Stretch Film Today and Keys to Wrap for Success

Stretch film wrapping may seem easy to most but many people seem to skip the proper basic processes that create a flawless wrap:
The first important step of stretch film wrapping that cannot be overlooked is to measure the thickness. Film wrap is to be measured in gauge and micron (ųm). 100 Gauge = 1 mil, 1 mil = 25.4 ųm. A suggested thickness would be, 16ųm = 63 Gauge. Therefore, 63 gauge = .63 mil.
Another important factor when stretch wrapping is to know how to notice the good and bad attributes in the wrapping process and in the stretch wrap itself. First off it is important to know what a good break in film looks like. An ultimate break is what needs to be achieved. An ultimate break is a straight line break with pointed edges. The break occurs when the film has been pre-stretched beyond its limits.

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Packaging markets ripe for expansion

Paper packaging markets ripe for expansion

Packaging World reports that one of the leading packaging markets to see growth throughout the next five years will be that of the recycled paper packaging market. Growth for this industry is pegged at about 5 percent annually through 2018, with demand continuing to grow worldwide. Notably, the manufacturing economy of China and other emerging countries will drive much of this growth in demand. Some experts are even concerned that this demand will outstrip supply, even as the recovery of paper and paperboard has increased by more than 80 percent in the United States and Canada in the last 25 years.

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