Category: Packaging Engineering

Case study: Returnable packaging design for automotive parts

returnable packaging for the automotive industry

Returnable packaging overview An automotive parts manufacturer produces plastic injection parts for the automotive industry, specializing in heavy truck and bus parts. In 2015, The automotive company received the business to produce plastic car kits for a Chevy Cruz model. The parts are produced in North Carolina and are shipped to their customer in Texas. They partnered with IPS to develop a cost effective, returnable packaging solution to protect the car kits. See what our engineering team developed to cut

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5 Keys to a Successful Packing Station

packing station

Many people greet the New Year with goals and resolutions to improve their health, happiness, and quality of life. Well, I think we’d all be better off come next December if we did the same for our packing stations. Let’s throw some tinsel in with the Biodegradable loose-fill and usher in the New Year with an upgraded packing station. 1. Take control over “in-the-box” packaging materials Using too much, too little, or the wrong materials can lead to unwanted waste.

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How can a packaging engineer benefit my business?

custom design

Benefits of a packaging engineer If it’s not done correctly, packaging can be an expensive, time consuming, and frustrating process. It’s quickly becoming a profit and productivity drain. You can change that with the right process and materials. The way to tie it all together is working with a professionally trained packaging engineer. They look for cost-savings throughout your entire supply chain. Cost saving ingenuity Engineers look to cut costs in your packaging in ways you probably have missed. What

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Case Study: Custom Poly bags produce results

HDPE Poly Bag

Customized solutions: every packaging process is different. You’ve probably heard it a million times before, but have you seen actual examples? In these case studies, we’re taking a look at custom poly bags. Sometimes that fix ends up being a product the customer may not know about. Other times, it’s a little more complex. Problem: A manufacturer of roofing tile was using a LLDPE (Linear low-density polyethylene) bag to package their individual tiles. They would then then stack the bags

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Hand Stretch Wrap 101

There’s a lot of stretch wrap out there… Hand stretch Machine stretch Pre stretched Extended Core Mini bundling rolls Cast stretch Blown stretch UV, anti-static, colored, etc. Let’s narrow it down to some basic knowledge about hand stretch wrap Hand stretch wrap can be confusing because it’s also referred to as; hand film, hand wrap or manual pallet wrap. It’s the most commonly used film and is typically utilized in lower capacity packaging operations. The film is applied manually by hand around the pallet,

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