The label is the text printed on a product package and includes all written, printed, or graphic material on the containers of products that are involved in interstate commerce or held for sale. According to the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act of 1966, every product package or label must display the following information: product type, producer or processor’s name and location, the quantity (if it so applies),
the number of and size of servings (if applicable).
Business to business, business to end user, if the package does not arrive in good shape, the business has a problem. Damaged packaging means unsaleables, unusables, and unacceptables. It means returns from unhappy customers, it tests customer loyalty, and it costs businesses billions every year. In these days, the internet offers new options and opens new doors. It also increases the demand for immediate and improved service. A supply chain depends on seamless operation, and logistics demands the best in delivery systems. After all, end users do not really care who is at fault when their product arrives in damaged condition. Every link in a supply chain has its own cost. And, each of those costs add to the price of the final product. Competitive businesses feel they are already working close to the bone, and their margins take a direct hit with every damaged container. The container may hold boxes of dry goods, fresh food, electronics and peripherals, glass or other breakables, or any of the goods that feed the economy. Corner boards provide protective support to containers during storage, handling, and shipping. And, the following explores their make-up, applications, and values to originating business and end user customer.
When the cost of shipping increases, e-commerce retailers have to consider their options to salvage their profit margins, especially when offering “free” shipping. Foam-in-place systems promise package density within controlled container dimensions. With the additional promised benefits, it remains the first choice in smart packaging alternatives.
Customers stretch wrap products in order to transport their merchandise from Point A to Point B in “as made” condition, at the lowest, most effective cost. Evaluation of the current stretch film usage can make all the difference in implementing the most cost effective practices.
A wholesale food distributor was searching for a more environmentally friendly alternative to traditional wood pallets. The food distributor was hoping to find a pallet weighing less and cut their spend on shipping costs. Through process evaluation an alternative packaging method was uncovered: honeycomb paperboard pallets. Honeycomb is an environmentally friendly, cost-effective, custom-engineered kraft paper material that can be used as void fill packaging, pallets, dunnage, and other packaging alternatives. It is constructed by the adjoining of individual bands of kraft paper together into a series of hexagonal cells, creating a product with considerable strength.