Category: Knowledge Base & Solutions

Sustainable Packaging

What is sustainable packaging? The Sustainable Packaging Coalition defines sustainable packaging as being the following: A. Is beneficial, safe & healthy for individuals and communities throughout its life cycle B. Meets market criteria for performance and cost C. Is sourced, manufactured, transported, and recycled using renewable energy D. Optimizes the use of renewable or recycled source materials E. Is manufactured using clean production technologies and best practices F. Is made from materials healthy throughout the life cycle G. Is physically

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Automating distribution to help with the rise of e-commerce

Automation Packaging

Automating your distribution The rise of e-commerce is making it harder than ever to keep up with demand. Most packaging operations are typically done by crews because of the need for several people. They’re labor-intensive and come with heavy labor costs. Keeping up with demand requires more than just a few workers. It requires automating your distribution and packaging operations to sufficiently fulfill online orders. Damage is presenting a major issue for transit and secondary packaging. Consider this; 1 in

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The e-commerce Surge

e-commerce on the rise

e-commerce on the rise The fast growth of e-commerce almost 10 years ago has revolutionized the retail marketplace. Just think of how many people are selling their products on Amazon these days. You probably even know someone that’s selling something on Etsy right now. That’s because e-commerce is growing by the day. The increase in online purchasing is great for sellers because more money. There are however, challenges for the protective packaging markets. How will you keep up with buyers’

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What to Consider When Downgauging

Is it time to downgauge?

Despite the rapidly changing packaging industry, many companies might be reluctant to change something that works, like shrink and stretch film gauge. There could be a perceived risk associated with downgauging for some. Chances are that if you are running the same gauge film you’ve run for the last five years, it’s worth evaluating possible alternatives. Many companies find that they can downgauge their film anywhere from 10% to 25% with some reducing materials by as much as 50%. Let’s

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Case Study: Case sealer improves the roadway of productivity

Problem Productivity isn’t where it needs to be for a manufacturer of reflective paint signs for roadways and walkways.. A case sealer would easily solve the problem, so they came to us for help. Specifically, they needed the efficiency of a semi-automatic case sealer to seal five panel folding boxes. Box sizes: 4” high, by 10” to 18” wide, by 10” to 24” long. Weight: 30-50 lbs., after packed with “surface communication signs”. The manufacturer needed a case sealer to

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