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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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Shrink wrapping eliminates costly shipping cases for beverage industry

***Updated 5-29-18*** Beverage industry eliminates RSC shipping cases for cost effective shrink wrapping In order to cut the cost of RSC master shipping cases, beverage industries have turned to tray-supported shrink wrap equipment. Shrink wrapping offers the ability to showcase items with clear polyethylene film that is about half the cost of traditionally used RSC cases. The Brandpac BPTW-5400 is meant to meet the demands for medium to high volume beverage industries. With its versatile continuous motion bottom overlap, it is the frontrunner of tray shrink wrapping systems. Depending on

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Case Study: A simple packaging process improvement saves time, money

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Making even one simple packaging process improvement can lead to huge gains in production, reductions in labor cost and material usage, as well as the stress headaches that go with managing a more complex process. And how can you go wrong when you don’t have to worry that you’re spending a small fortune on something with little to no return on investment.

Here’s just one example of how we helped a large manufacturer of medical supplies.

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How to choose the right shrink wrapper

When the time comes to make a final decision about the right shrink wrapper for your facility, there are a number of things that you need to consider.  Here are the top 9 things to think about before making the final decision. Look to down gauge. The use of polyethylene and similar thin films is a huge cost-cutting opportunity. Fifty percent of customers use heavier gauge film than they need. Why? A thicker gauge buys a lot of “forgiveness,” allowing

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Produce packaging market posting growth

Produce packaging in the US is rapidly changing as technology continues to unwrap innovative options reflecting consumer convenience and product freshness. Although once a tried and true packaging method, ordinary packaging trays and boxes are being redesigned, improved on and passed into the market each day. A recent report from the research firm, the Freedonia Group, predicts that demand for produce packaging in the U.S. will reach nearly $6 billion by 2017. This growth rate is expected to outpace fresh produce production. In addition, increased nutritional awareness is expected to lead to a growth in the consumption of fruits and produce as part of a healthier lifestyle.

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