Monthly Archives: December 2019

  1. What are PCR Plastics?

    PCR plastics refer to any type of plastic material that is made from post-consumer resins. They are environmentally friendly and a more sustainable option that many manufacturers are beginning to use in support of their recycling programs and to help reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills.

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  2. Top Annual Packaging Events to Attend

    Every year you can find some amazing packaging events and conferences to help you connect with others in the industry and learn about new technologies and practices. Attending annual conferences is a great way to network with other packaging professionals and find solutions you may have never heard of before.

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  3. 2020 Packaging Trends to Watch

    In just a few days we’ll be ringing in the new year with champagne and sparklers, which means it’s also time to start watching out for new 2020 packaging trends. Some of them may shock you, while others may come as no surprise.

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  4. Benefits of Hemp Plastic Packaging

    Hemp plastics are becoming more popular as the push for sustainable packaging continues. Many manufacturers are searching for renewable resources that can replace the fossil fuels and other materials used to create plastics. Hemp seems to be a viable alternative for these manufacturers, especially those who deal with short-term and single-use plastics.

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  5. Flexible Packaging Terms

    These flexible packaging terms will help you navigate this newer industry like a professional. Take a look at our list of important terminology below to become more familiar with the lingo of the flexible packaging industry.

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  6. Methods of Precision Cutting and Slitting

    Precision cutting or slitting allows many companies to convert different packaging materials, such as tape or plastic film, to a custom size for easier application. Custom-sized products offer many benefits, including reduced product waste, greater design flexibility, and material cost savings. There are many methods of precision cutting and slitting available, so we thought it would be helpful to go over a few of the options for you.

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  7. Common Shrink Wrap Problems

    When working with shrink wrap, the right heating conditions must be met in order to provide an attractive and protective covering for your products. Shrink wrap can be used to add a complete and finished look to your packaging that is also protective against dust, dirt, moisture, and tampering. Sometimes, during the application process, shrink film can be applied with certain defects or unappealing finishes. Here’s some of the common shrink wrap problems you might experience, and how to handle them.

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  8. Justifying End-of-Line Packaging Automation

    There are many reasons why end-of-line automation is a great solution for growing businesses. The initial costs of new machines and equipment might seem astronomical, but when you start adding up the reduced labor and material costs, as well as the increased output from greater productivity, you’ll see how it will provide long-term cost savings for your company.

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  9. Should Color Trends Affect Your Packaging Design?

    Color has a massive impact on product branding and the way your company is perceived by customers. Every year, new color trends are popping up and affecting the market. These color trends may be useful to businesses who deal with consumer goods, but at the same time, should you try to use each new color trend in your packaging design?

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  10. 2019 Holiday Shipping Deadlines

    Make sure you stay on top of this year's holiday shipping deadlines, so you can keep up with all your shipments for the season. 

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