Plastic

05
MAR
2015

Are Bioplastics the Packaging Solution We’re Looking for?

Scientists are working hard to design a more eco-friendly and sustainable material for packaging. While cardboard or paperboard, and many types of plastics are recycled in high percentages, there is still a lot of waste. The growth of bioplastics will add to the question of... Read More →
23
FEB
2015

Plastics Pollution Threat Becoming very Real

Better Recycling Management Needed A new report by http://www.aaas.org published by Sciencemag.com has revealed a disturbing reality for our ecology here and across the world. To call it a disaster is an understatement. Plastic pollution is growing in leaps and bounds and much of... Read More →
11
FEB
2015

Will that Be Paper or Plastic Packaging?

How Much Money are You Losing by Sticking with Non-Recyclable Packaging? As the amount of consumer packaging in the US and Canada grows, are companies being good eco-stewards to ensure it doesn’t end up in landfills, in the rivers, lakes and oceans, and other natural areas? A new... Read More →
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22
OCT
2014

Shrink Sleeve Labels – Versatile and Powerful

Shrink wrap packaging has been around for quite a while, but lately it seems it’s catching on big time in retail. It’s time to take a closer look at the advantages. According to Smithers Pira, Stretch and Shrink Sleeve Labels have captured 13% of the labels market. It offers... Read More →
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30
JUL
2014

Packaging News – News, Insights, Trends

Packaging News Update A new research report from Smithers Pira (cost: about $7000 CAD available from smitherspira.com) suggests corrugated packaging materials will grow by 4% annually to 2019. It will grow from $140 Billion US in 2013 to $176 Billion in 2019. The company also... Read More →
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30
APR
2014

Walmart Cutting its Use of Plastics in Packaging

Walmart has been one of the world’s largest companies for good number of years and it enjoys a reputation as the world’s most successful retailer. Constant innovation and improvement helped create exponential growth compared to its rivals. And the company is loath to rest... Read More →
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28
JAN
2014

Better Packing and Shipping Pays Dividends

Shrink Wrapping – Cost Effective, Safe Transport Many years ago, I was working on a loading dock for a major hardware chain in Western Canada, waiting for truck shipments to come in from Ontario 2200+ miles away. Sometimes we couldn’t get the rear door of the container to open.... Read More →
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03
SEP
2013

Beautiful Packaging Ideas

Let’s take a moment to appreciate some fantastic, imaginative packaging designs. No particular product or type of packaging in particular, just a general sweep of impressive designs that show how good some designer’s imaginations are. Just for our love of beautiful... Read More →
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13
AUG
2013

Windowed Packaging Adds Value

Good packaging sells. It’s as simple as that, yet not all manufacturers insist on packaging that’s unique and which really aids in selling. High visibility packaging comes in several varieties (clamshells, blister, shrink wrapped) and while it might cost a little more than... Read More →
06
AUG
2013

The Rise of Contract Packaging Companies

Marketing is competitive and as processes and markets change, so does the power structure and ability to create value for customers. It looks as though contract packaging companies are coming of age and are able to provide manufacturers and brands with superior results in... Read More →
29
MAY
2013

Demand for US Packaging Machinery Rises

New data from the PMMI Group shows strong growth in packaging machinery orders from US manufacturers. Shipments of U.S. packaging machinery grew 19 percent in 2011, reaching $7.7 billion. PMMI’s annual research also revealed that total exports of packaging machinery grew... Read More →
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