Technology in Packaging: Changing the Packaging Industry One Gigabyte at a Time

In an industry that many consider to be historically behind on technological advances, it is becoming increasingly apparent that too many misconceptions are being made about packaging. If you think I am wrong, take a look at the world around you.

In the food and beverage industry alone, the global market for packaging technology expects to grow to $23.474 million by 2015 (Markets and Markets Data, 2010).

Studies back in 2009 illustrated the active and intelligent packaging demand climbing 8.3 percent annually through 2013 in the United States alone (driven mostly by the food and beverage industry).
Technology in packaging is changing as rapidly as the stock market. Are you changing with the packaging industry? 

With smart packaging being seen in intelligent plastics that change color when food loses its freshness, wireless charging consumer packaging that measure packaging contents, and other various electronic modifications that are being made as I write, it is important to realize that while mainstream packaging has changed, industrial packaging is also changing.

 

IPS Packaging makes it a priority to stay abreast of packaging trends, technologies and cost savings initiatives. In fact, MOST of the time consumers can cut costs by simply understanding the new packaging technology that is available on the market. For example, by adding a technological upgrade to existing ITW Muller machines, consumers can capture critical performance data needed in order to reduce costs. The OctoMAX enhancement can be added and retrofitted for most existing Octopus Stretch Wrapping Machines.

Using this simple upgrade, consumers can:

  • Drive down film costs
  • Optimize load containment
  • Reduce unplanned maintenance
  • Increase productivity
  • Ensure maximum performance out of stretch wrap equipment and film

Other industrial packaging enhancements such as IPS Packaging’s Foam in Place technology, UID labels,ShockWatch products, Tamper-Evident tape products, and other smart technology packaging products, consumers can rest assured that IPS Packaging’s product line always stays on the cutting-edge of packaging technology. In the digital age we live in, it seems absurd to lag behind in packaging technological upgrades. Not to mention, technology that can lower bottom line costs!

For more information on packaging technology, new packaging trends or other product enhancements, contact one of our representatives today!

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