Category: Sustainability

Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

What is the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)? Have you heard this term being thrown around in almost every industrial manufacturing article out there? What’s the deal with the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Besides, the pretty ugly acronym, it’s a big deal for manufacturing and it’s here to stay. The Industrial Internet of Things, also known as the industrial internet, brings together smart machines, big data analytics, machine to machine communication, and people at work. Think of it as

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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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How can a packaging engineer benefit my business?

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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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Waste not, want not: How much packaging waste is too much?

We need packaging. But with it comes packaging waste. So, where do we draw the line? Packaging is a must: just imagine a world without it. There has always been some sort of packaging and there always will be, but is there way for us to discontinue the amount of pollution and waste produced from these necessity of life? Where do we draw the line in the agreeing to accept the reality of packaging waste into our lives? One of

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5 ways to prevent waste in your packaging program

If you’re like most businesses, you’re looking for ways to cut costs. Have you considered cost cutting in your packaging program? Source reduction, recycling, and an efficient packaging program continue to be the traditional go-to methods for helping to both minimize the amount of waste sent to landfills in the U.S. and to minimize the cost of that waste to companies. And a recently released 20th Anniversary edition of “A Study of Packaging Efficiency, As It Relates to Waste Prevention” report, produced

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