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5 Top Packaging Trends in 2020

Sustainability, technology, and classic design headline packaging trends in 2020 As consumer habits, needs and demands evolve and develop, the packaging industry must innovate and stay up to date with new trends in packaging. According to a report by McKinsey & Company, as of 2019 the packaging industry creates $900 billion in annual revenues throughout…

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What you need to know to quickly start syringe packaging

COVID-19 has created an increase in demand for medical equipment including syringes. With an influx of current and future syringe orders due to the ongoing pandemic, manufacturers need to prepare throughout the production chain including an increase of packaging capabilities. Ensuring the proper materials, package design and technology are critical to guarantee product integrity and…

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3 COVID-Driven Changes for Medical Device Packaging

2020 will go down in the books as the year COVID-19 changed everything. Virtually no industry was untouched. Some benefited, but many did not. As a packaging OEM with a medical device practice that includes syringe, test kit and PPE packaging, we’ve had a front row seat to Operation WARP Speed. Medical device producers, scrambling to deliver equipment…

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Augmented Reality for Packaging: Finally, a Make or Buy Decision?

After building momentum for a decade, Digital Transformation is now front and center in many producers’ strategic discussions. The proof points are building for companies that adopt digital-centric production processes; marked improvements in flexibility, productivity, and final quality are persuasive. Many use cases are cited for Digital Transformation, but one of the most intuitive and…

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Drip, Drain, and Draw – Is Your Machine Meeting Your Sanitation Requirements?

Avoid harmful bacteria buildup on your packaging machine by following sanitation requirements. Machine designs should not allow moisture collection and other harmful particulates. A particular emphasis should be put on points of product contact where the exposed product can be compromised. Additionally, ready to eat meats and cheeses don’t require cooking to kill harmful bacteria…

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What is the Difference Between Washdown Design and Sanitary Design?

Washdown machine design and sanitary machine design are not the same. And the design you need depends on what type of product you are packaging and its accompanying health and safety requirements. Understanding the difference between the two designs will not only help guarantee your line passes inspection and the delivery of a safe product…

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Marketers, here’s how your packaging design choices affect manufacturability

As a marketer looking to drive sales, your packaging designs likely focus on product differentiation, consumer convenience, and consumer expectations. Designing the package can be an artistic experience. However, you need to also be aware of the manufacturability of your design and your engineering team’s goals. After all, engineers are responsible for transforming your concepts…

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Example Of Packaging Design For Meat Manufacturers

Packaged meatballs are one of the leading products for an industry-leading meat manufacturer. Their product flies off grocery store shelves, and they’d like to expand into convenience stores and dollar stores. And while they do sell their meatballs in club stores, their current packaging simply isn’t efficient. To tackle the introduction of meatballs to convenience…

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Can planning really help you avoid packaging downtime? You bet.

Downtime, the term coined to reflect when a production line is not producing product, is estimated by The International Society of Automation (ISA) to cost the manufacturing industry nearly $650 billion every year. While downtime can occur at any point in a production process, we’ll explore what producers can do to help minimize the risk and…