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The Many Reasons Why You Should Work with a Packaging Engineer
20 Sep

The Many Reasons Why You Should Work with a Packaging Engineer

Working with a Packaging Engineer While we may not realize it, packaging engineers are kind of like superheroes. Just think about it – every product you see needs packaging, whether it’s on the shelves at your local supermarket or something you purchased from Amazon. Each item you come across may need primary packaging to protect the actual components, secondary packaging to bundle a small set of items, and tertiary packaging to ship it all to the stores you patronize. But who is it that creates pac …
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5 scary packaging problems companies face (be afraid, very afraid...)
30 Oct

5 scary packaging problems companies face (be afraid, very afraid...)

Packaging problems too terrifying to look at We see a lot of scary things out there when it comes to packaging. Packaging problems so terrifying, you almost just have to look away. Whether it's issues with your packaging process, not using the right materials, or not investing in ways to make your operation more efficient; it's scary out there. We're here to help guide you down the haunted path of packaging problems so you can go from "trick" to "treat". 1. Hidden damage costs that go bump in the …
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Packaging engineering sample table - New video
27 Aug

Packaging engineering sample table - New video

Our new packaging engineering sample table IPS engineers, designers, and specialists will work to create engineered packaging solutions unique to your specific needs. Our new Kongsberg X Sample Table is here. See how our packaging engineering service can help your business grow. With our knowledge of the latest in packaging technology, systems, design, and automation, we will create engineered packaging solutions to achieve your goals. Latest engineering technology Our engineers are equipped …
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Pallet market insight
23 Jul

Pallet market insight

A look into the lumber industry With the volatility of the lumber market being as unstable as it has been in years, pallet prices are continuing to rise. In fact, some lumber is more difficult to locate and purchase because of shortages in the industry. Prices hit an all time high in June, 2018 - the highest numbers we've seen since 1997. With the hurricane season on the horizon, the market will stay volatile through the fall. Industry insight - We've seen instances where product is so scarce, …
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Case study: Returnable packaging design for automotive parts
31 May

Case study: Returnable packaging design for automotive parts

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 …
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5 Keys to a Successful Packing Station
03 Jan

5 Keys to a Successful 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. It can also cause product damage. …
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