Shockwatch: safeguard supply chain accountability

Shockwatch products detect and record impacts and mishandling of fragile, sensitive, or calibrated products during transportation or storage.

The fact is that your products can be shuffled, moved, pushed, crushed, dropped, thrown, or mishandled when they are not in your presence. So affording yourself the ability to apply that accountability to the wayyour products are handled, is imperative . When you have a measurable, verifiable method of being able to point to where your products were or conversely, were not okay then you are much better able to pinpoint the time of damage.

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Compostable packaging: future market initiatives

An emerging trend in sustainable packaging is compostable packaging.

Packaging changes have increasingly and repeatedly led to completely new emphases in the overall market, especially as companies work to make their packages more environmentally friendly. One result that has come out of this is a new focus on compost, in an attempt to show that companies truly care about the future environmental impacts their products may have.
A press release by Ecovative reported that the company plans on expanding its high-performing protective packaging foam, Mushroom Packaging, into new markets.

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Labels: Know your options and increase profitability

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).

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Corner Board: Maximize packaging protection and support

Corner board is the most efficient, simple, and reliable way to protect edges, strengthen boxes, facilitate stacking, and protect against strapping.

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.

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Foam-in-place: How “smart” is your packaging?

Foam-in-place provides unique customized cushioning properties.

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.

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