Minimize Your Downtime, Maximize Your Profits

The term “downtime” has a few different connotations and can even be viewed as a positive thing for busy workers or parents who need some “downtime” or rest. However, when applied in the packaging industry, downtime is a costly and unwanted occurrence. In the manufacturing world, downtime can be described…

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Will Robotics Soon Rule the Warehouse?

Robots have long been the fixation of science fiction writers and dreamers of the future, but today robotics has become an integral part of the American economy, especially in warehouses. A recent market research report published by MarketsandMarkets revealed that between 2017 and 2022, the warehouse robotics market is expected…

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The Fast Pace of U.S. Manufacturing

Manufacturing is the backbone of many local economies around the country, but it’s become all too common for those manufacturing jobs to be “shipped off” to other countries willing to accept cheaper wages and offer tax incentives. Fortunately, according to The Institute for Supply Management, manufacturing in America is now…

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Sustainable Packaging becomes a Larger Priority for Retail Chains

Like it or hate it, Walmart has become a central retailer in nearly every city in America, and the empire doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. Known for being a one-stop-shop with everything at ultra-low prices, Walmart is hoping to also add “environmentally sustainable” to its reputation. In particular,…

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The Most Important Three Elements of Product Packaging

Designing and building packaging that is attractive, durable, and engaging, all while remaining affordable and realistic, is a tall order. It is no secret that a brand’s packaging has the power to make or break its profits, which is why so much time, energy, and research is poured into the…

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Corrugated Packaging is More Important than You Think

Most people use the phrase “corrugated cardboard,” but the two are actually very different in the world of packaging engineering. Corrugated material like the type used in pizza delivery boxes is made of three distinct layers of paper with an inside line, outside liner, and fluting running in between. Cardboard,…

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E-Cigarette Poisonings Point to Importance of Child-Resistant Packaging

Ever since they hit the market, e-cigarettes have proven themselves to be controversial products. Most of the discussions regarding e-cigarettes revolve around the health impacts of using them directly, and more recently the concern has focused on the rise of teen smoking as a result of the “cool” allure of…

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