Packaging Trends 2021: What to Expect We can probably all agree that 2020 has been a more unexpected year than most people anticipated. The arrival of the global COVID-19 pandemic came along with extended at-home quarantines, restaurant and bar closures, and individuals nationwide working from home. It seems that everything this year was a little different and took most of us by surprise. As we head into the New Year, it’s important to understand that 2020 fundamentally changed a lot of practices in the packaging and supply chain industries. Though the beginning of 2021…
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Collaborative Robots: What is a Cobot? The word robot tends to inspire visions of famous science fiction characters like R2-D2, The Iron Giant, or WALL-E. But what about their less well-known counterpart, collaborative robots (frequently called cobots)? This variety of automated robot may not be as widely recognized for starring in any Hollywood films, but they lend a huge helping hand to packaging lines and operations worldwide. If you’ve been working in the packaging industry over the past few years, you likely understand that packaging automation is the way of the future. From case…
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…
Packing products have many specific demands depending on the companies that ship them, and as a result equipment manufacturers are increasingly working to meet production needs and desires.
An automated packaging solution can address many issues that go beyond the box itself, making it a strong choice for improving business operations.