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Top 10 packaging articles this year

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It’s getting close to the end of the year and we wanted to share our top 10 most read packaging blog posts from our Knowledge Base this year. What’s been popular this year? It looks like there’s a lot of questions about plastics, corrugated, and poly bags. That seems to be the theme for all of these articles, you’re looking for solid information on some confusing things. You’ve definitely come to the right place so keep coming back for more

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Flutes aren’t just for symphonies anymore

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Flutes: A corrugated symphony of structure Architects have known for thousands of years that an arch with the proper curve is the strongest way to span a given space. The inventors of corrugated fiberboard applied this same principle to paper when they put arches in the corrugated medium. These arches are known as flutes and, when anchored to the linerboard with a starch-based adhesive, they resist bending and pressure from all directions. When a piece of combined board is placed

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How much is sustainability changing the way we package?

Sustainability is a big push in 2016. And with online purchasing being an ever bigger aspect of our economy, the packaging that people are receiving those items in is quickly becoming a major aspect in the sustainability push. But with boxes with more and more recycled material, are we getting the same quality of packaging that we were in the past? And if we aren’t, how are we able to get our money’s worth out of our packaging? First of all,

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How reconfiguring your boxes can save you thousands

What if I told you there was a simple way to save costs on your packaging without changing materials, volume, or quality?  Are you laughing yet? What if I told you that it were as easy as the phrase “Deeper = Cheaper”?  OK, now I’m sure you’re definitely laughing.  (I giggle at that phrase too.) Changing the opening orientation of your boxes When it comes to using a regularly slotted case (a RSC) in the packaging world, changing the orientation

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Corrugated boxes and temperature monitoring labels safeguard produce

A new study indicates that plastics involved with packaging fruits and vegetables in Canada could compromise the health of many customers throughout the country. Packaging Digest explains that a study from the University of Guelph that investigated the use of Reusable Plastic Containers (RUCs) found that this packaging strategy was compromising the quality of the produce they contained. The study deduced that a high percentage of these containers were not effectively cleaned, leaving the food they held susceptible to pathogens such as salmonella and norovirus.

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