June 22, 2021
The automobile is an American tradition. With gas-powered vehicles dating as far back as the late 1800s, our nation boasts a proud history of innovation in the automotive industry and this legacy remains strong today. Cars of the future may mean different things to different people, but there are a few clear trends that have the power to alter our supply chains and automotive packaging solutions for many years to come.
Much of the time, when we buy whole fruits or vegetables, we simply pick them out of a basket at our local grocery store, put them in our bag or cart, and go about the rest of our shopping trip. What many of us fail to consider is how exactly that produce gets from where it is grown to the grocery store and then into our homes. Here’s what you should know about these helpful materials, especially if you or your business ever buys or sells fresh produce.
In homes and businesses around the world, furniture is essential part of everyday life. What many never consider is just how exactly those bookcases or desks get from the manufacturer to retail outlets or to the end users themselves. Take a look at some of the different packaging materials you should plan to use as your furniture makes its way to your customers.
Over the past year, the world has changed in ways that many of us never expected. The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in early 2020 and for plenty of people around the United States, life has never been the same. Not only have our individual lives been impacted dramatically, but so too have many of the industries that keep our nation and world running smoothly. One of the most obvious of those is the healthcare industry. We all know that hospitals and medical facilities around the country have dealt with an influx of patients experiencing different kinds of illnesses than they’ve seen before and, in response, have needed to change their daily operating practices and treatment methods. Along with this, those who manufacture and distribute medical devices have found themselves in need of more efficient and practical approaches to healthcare packaging. For that reason, we’re breaking down some key healthcare packaging tips to remember in 2021 and beyond.
One of the biggest hassles that virtually every business will encounter is product damage during the shipping process. Whether a pallet full of glass bottles topples over in the back of a trailer, fragile custom dishware cracks inside its corrugated box, or those brand-new expensive electronics are subjected to electrostatic shocks, damage can happen at just about any time in the supply chain. Not only is this detrimental to our bottom lines and customer satisfaction, but it also brings with it the unintended consequence of furthering environmental degradation. Shipping is a necessity of modern life, but it can be a huge drain on the natural world at the same time. That’s why it’s important to minimize our shipping needs and our harmful impact as much as possible. When products are damaged, returned, and replaced, we end up significantly increasing the amount of shipping and packaging materials used for the transaction. Thankfully, protective packaging plays an important role in protecting both your products and the environment.
One of the most common problems for any professional or hobbyist in the electronics industry is static discharge. Whether it comes from an electronic component itself or from an outside source, these static charges have the potential to disrupt and irreversibly damage your items. While you may be able to control what kind of materials come near your goods while you work with them, what happens during storage and shipping is a guessing game that you can’t always regulate. To prevent harmful electrostatic charges at any point of the supply chain process, you can enlist the help of static shielding bags and other anti-static packaging supplies.