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A fresh take on food packaging

Jim Wynne on food packaging opportunities

We know the importance of what we put in our bodies, but do we consider the importance of what the food came in? Jim Wynne discusses packaging solutions for a broad range of food producers.

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The impact of innovation and sustainability in packaging

Bin Jiang talks about sustainability

Where does sustainability start? Where does it end? What exactly does it mean for packaging? Bin Jiang guides us on a journey of challenges and innovations that have global impact. 

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Does your packaging pass the test?

Austin Given discusses packaging testing

As businesses quickly adopt e-Commerce strategies, they face new packaging design criteria and challenges. In this episode, Director Austin Given discusses a range of certified tests his team conducts to do ensure products will arrive in one piece.

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Packaging Unwrapped Sessions: a new podcast celebrating packaging

Insights and opportunities from experts

Packaging Unwrapped Sessions sets out to understand packaging’s complexities across an array of industries—while celebrating it with a few stories along the way. Join us and learn along with hosts Shannon Curran and Michael Ireland…

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Amazon Frustration-Free Packaging 2021 Updates

How to comply and earn extra incentives

When Amazon shifted its Frustration-Free Packaging (FFP) program in 2019 from optional to required for certain packages, many vendors scrambled to comply and avoid fines. Now, Amazon is expanding the program to incentivize vendors even more for participating.

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Beverage Packaging for Staying In (Or Going Out)

Regardless of where alcohol is enjoyed this summer and beyond, brands need to consider the location, packaging design and materials to stand out in the ever-changing beverage industry. 

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Advancements in automation: cobots join the team

The future belongs to those who automate, or at the very least, those who are open to collaborating with their new cobot teammates.

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4 qualities to look for in a kitting partner

Outsourcing kitting can help increase efficiency, quality, safety and savings, while freeing up time and space. Here are four key qualities to look for when evaluating your existing kitting partner or seeking out a new one.

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How to adapt your packaging for the next generation of e-commerce

The economic lessons learned from 2020, coupled with the fast evolution of consumer behavior, will shape the e-commerce industry for years to come.

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Inside the box: corrugated’s e-commerce transformation

With consumer preferences rapidly shifting from in-store to e-commerce purchasing, companies are racing to keep up with increasing demand. Here's how to provide the best brand experience, rethink your supply chain and plan for the future.

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Signing a new warehouse lease?

Assess your packaging efficiency first.

Are you in the market to sign a new warehouse lease? Or, are you looking to expand? While there are countless factors to consider when choosing a warehouse (location, cost, contracts and more), one important element is often overlooked: packaging.

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How biometric testing informs packaging design

Q&A with Dr. Andrew Hurley, founder of Package Insight

Andrew Hurley, PhD, Founder of Package InSight LLC uses biometric testing to study consumer reaction to packaging design. His research is making our perceptions about packaging and products clearer and more transparent.

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Is your packaging share-worthy?

Invest in your packaging, invest in your brand.

Packaging is the face of your brand, so it’s important to invest in its success. Social media presents countless opportunities to boost your brand and encourage new and repeat business.

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6 ways to take your load containment from risky to rock-steady

It’s no secret how dangerous load containment is. However, little time and money are spent on safety. Find new ways to reduce breakage, damage, and loss and increase efficiency through a holistic approach to unit load containment.

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Discover new and emerging materials transforming the industry

The biggest packaging material innovations you should know about

As personal and corporate environmental responsibility grows, so has the demand for alternative packaging materials that can properly protect products while reducing environmental effects. Here’s what we’re seeing on the front lines.

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New stretch film? Here are 5 areas to watch.

Stretch film. It’s essential. If you’re considering a change to the film brand you rely on, read our article on five areas that inform decision-making.

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Sustainable temperature controlled packaging

Growing consumer focus

Temperature controlled packaging solutions are dynamic and growing at a rapid rate. So how do packaging suppliers keep up? A material-neutral packaging partner helps you navigate the latest offerings and adapt your packaging with minimal disruption to your operation.

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Focus on the last 100 feet

How optimizing fulfillment can speed up delivery

Want faster delivery? Focus on fulfillment. Advancements in fulfillment processes, materials and equipment can help e-commerce brands save time, reduce costs and improve safety.

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What's new in wine and spirits packaging?

The wine and spirits industry is shaped by consumers’ preferences. But one area these consumers may not think much about helps manufacturers and distributors stand out in a competitive market: packaging.

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6 ways to take your load containment from risky to rock-steady

It’s no secret how dangerous load containment is. However, little time and money are spent on safety. Find new ways to reduce breakage, damage, and loss and increase efficiency through a holistic approach to unit load containment.

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Is it time for a packaging equipment upgrade?

Your equipment can make or break your packaging—and even your product. When is it time to update or change your equipment? Here are the key signs to look for.

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5 signs it’s time for a package redesign

Brands often face packaging challenges during each stage of the product lifecycle. Whenever product metrics plateau or decline, it may be time for a package redesign.

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Packaging design and the unboxing experience

Did you know 66% of consumers believe packaging shows how much a company cares about them? The unboxing video trend shows that today’s consumers value experiences as much as the product.

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Beyond the film: Unit load containment testing

Utilizing different methods of palletized unit load testing can help uncover how primary and secondary packaging structures affect the overall containment performance.

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Lightweighting leads to operational excellence and sustainability goals

Lightweighting packaging strategies can contribute to operational efficiency in the form of space savings, shipping cost savings and waste reduction – while opening the door to new innovative, sustainable materials and design solutions.

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3 ways to increase your e-commerce fulfillment velocity

Now that almost every consumer expects next-day delivery, most companies are trying to increase their e-commerce fulfillment velocity. So, how do you increase your fulfillment velocity to meet ever-increasing consumer demands? 

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Frustration-Free: The way to be

How Amazon's program is impacting packaging across channels

Frustration-Free is becoming the new normal. To stay ahead of the curve, sellers across distribution channels must take steps to improve the costs, customer satisfaction and sustainability of their packaging. 

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3 steps to adapt to Amazon’s Frustration-Free Packaging Program

Amazon now requires all packages larger than 18"x14"x8" or heavier than 20 lbs. to be certified through the FFP Program. Amazon’s FFP Program will benefit all stakeholders.

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Food packaging predicament

Flexible or rigid?

Flexible packaging is a fast growing packaging trend, but is flexible or rigid packaging right for your product and channel strategies? According to our experts, the answer may be both.

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Automotive packaging strategies

For the ever-changing automotive industry

Innovative packaging strategies deliver operational advantages by helping you quickly adapt to changing business conditions while providing consistent product protection within cost targets.

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LEAN packaging strategies

Where inefficiency lies, so does opportunity

LEAN packaging yields a variety of long-term benefits that are not always apparent. Looking at things from different perspectives, and working with a packaging partner with LEAN expertise, is key to uncovering waste throughout your operations.

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Focus on safety

4 steps to keep your workforce healthy

Did you know that 80% of germs are transmitted by hand-to-hand contact? Keeping your hands clean is one of the most important steps to avoid outbreaks in the workplace. Here are four steps to reduce germ transmission and improve wellness.