Foam in place advantages transcend packaging alternatives

Foam-in-place packaging fills space fully with a customized cushion that molds itself around off and sharp shapes and corners.

Simply stated, quality delivery improves customer loyalty. The buying experience improves with ease of opening and discovery of the product as promised. Easy access to purchase and parts without the hassle of foam peanuts and bubble wrap is a real plus. Easy removal without the hassle of containers within containers is another. And, easily recycled storage materials makes everyone happy. This is exactly what foam-in-place packaging offers. It fills space fully with a customized cushion that molds itself around off and sharp shapes and corners. The product sits nestled in a pocket or pillow of protection from scratches and other damages. Parts and peripherals nest in their own insets, and all pieces remove cleanly and simply.

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Bioplastics use expected to grow in the packaging industry

Biopolymers expected to become growing factor in packing products

Consider the following statistics: “In 2001, the United States generated approximately two hundred thirty million (230 million) tons of waste (before recycling) – or approximately 4.4 pounds per person each day. Of this municipal waste, plastics currently account for approximately 11 percent, with plastic containers and packaging being the chief source, accounting for more than 11 million tons in 2001 (or about 5 percent) of the total waste generated that year.” Due to statistics such as mentioned above, packaging researchers are looking for more ways to both develop and promote the use of “bioplastics.” Bioplastics refers to those materials made from “renewable resources.” This environmentally-friendly packaging material type is widely considered to be a key driver in the packaging market in the near future.

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Plastic Sheeting Terminology

Plastic Sheeting

Plastic film can relate to a broad category of products, ranging from rolls of film sold by thickness up to 10 mils, to groups of flexible packaging products such as bags, bottles and containers used in various industries. For the purpose of this post, we want to explore the options and terminology of plastic sheeting as the packaging product generally purchased by the roll, with a specified width and mil thickness to work within a distinct application.

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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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