Tag: Packaging Industry

Packaging: More Than a Commodity

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It was hard to miss the mountains of products piled sky high that were vying for peoples’ attention, guiding me through the store like a maze. It could have been because it was early in the morning and the products hadn’t been thoroughly shopped yet, or maybe because the displays were simply meant to simplify the shopping experience. Whatever the reason was, the large piles of products made me feel something that I often hear…

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A Die-Cutter Like No Other

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In past blog posts we have written on Eli Goldratt’s Theory of Constraints and the related challenges packaging converters are now facing with quick set-up high-speed press equipment burying their finishing departments with WIP (work in progress) inventory. The advancements in press technology have moved the bottleneck downstream to the die-cutting and folding gluing departments. In order to avoid these potential bottlenecks, we made our most recent equipment acquisition, a…

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Short Run Packaging Niche

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Every trade show we exhibit at, we are guaranteed to hear “What are your minimums?” at least once. Most of the time this question is asked by start-ups who are looking to get a foot hold in their particular market by presenting their products with quality packaging. All of these people are looking for a simple answer, followed by a price. With all of the variables that go into a packaging job,…

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Packaging Serves a Purpose – Food Packaging #2

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Shortly after posting my last blog topic on the wonder of having fresh organic strawberries available in the bleak of winter, I was made aware of an article relating to  a study demonstrating the cost advantages of corrugated packaging over reusable plastic totes in the transportation of this fresh fruit. The study was commissioned by the Corrugated Packaging Alliance (CPA) in hopes to demonstrate corrugated’s cost advantages by touting that container recyclability…

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Packaging Serves a Purpose – Food Products

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Packaging for food

If you live in Minnesota and don’t want to come down with Scurvy, please be grateful for the advancements in packaging. On a recent trip to Arizona my wife and I were delighted to find a large and bustling farmers’ market happening in downtown Scottsdale. Although we had just eaten breakfast and weren’t hungry, the market was a perfect place to spend some time before our departure flight early that afternoon….

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