Category: Process Optimization

The e-commerce Surge

e-commerce on the rise

e-commerce on the rise The fast growth of e-commerce almost 10 years ago has revolutionized the retail marketplace. Just think of how many people are selling their products on Amazon these days. You probably even know someone that’s selling something on Etsy right now. That’s because e-commerce is growing by the day. The increase in online purchasing is great for sellers because more money. There are however, challenges for the protective packaging markets. How will you keep up with buyers’

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What to Consider When Downgauging

Is it time to downgauge?

Despite the rapidly changing packaging industry, many companies might be reluctant to change something that works, like shrink and stretch film gauge. There could be a perceived risk associated with downgauging for some. Chances are that if you are running the same gauge film you’ve run for the last five years, it’s worth evaluating possible alternatives. Many companies find that they can downgauge their film anywhere from 10% to 25% with some reducing materials by as much as 50%. Let’s

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5 Keys to a Successful Packing Station

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.

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5 ways air pillow systems reduce packaging costs

Inflatable Packaging System

What’s an air pillow? An inflatable system will create air pillows used in the protecting of a product. Basically there’s a roll of film mounted to the small piece of equipment that’s then filled with air. The pillows or cushions are then wrapped around the product to protect against damage. See the picture below to get an idea of what we’re talking about. They’re like little pillows for your product to go to sleep on. So comfortable and form fitting,

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How can a packaging engineer benefit my business?

custom design

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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