The Benefits of PET Food Packaging

As our society’s concern for the well-being of the environment continues to grow every day, firms producing consumer goods must adapt their products and processes so as to follow the trend (or at least appear to) of sustainable, eco-friendly, or “green” practices. Packaging constitutes between one-quarter and one-third of all of our domestic waste. One of the largest packaging-related waste segments, food packaging, poses a unique set of challenges in terms of sustainability. Packaging that is composed of multiple layers of different materials laminated together (i.e. foil and plastic peel-off lids for yogurt) are difficult if not impossible to recycle, and it is hard to reuse plastic and other materials that have been contaminated with food. One way some compa

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Posted on: November 2, 2016
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I came across this great ad in “Outdoor” Magazine.

I came across this great ad in “Outdoor” Magazine. It shows a number of printing products and packages that makes “Making it to the Summit” possible. All too often, we take for granted the important role printing and packaging play in oulife unfoldsr everyday lives. Backpackers and outdoor folks are probably not the greatest fans of packaging, so a gentle reminder of the value we bring to the table (and the trail!) is awesome. Check out their site with a ton of great articles on the value of print in the fabric of our lives. www.HowLifeUnfolds.com

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Solving the Packaging Puzzle

A packaging project breaks down into a number of really critical parts. Much like a puzzle, if you are missing even just one piece, you can jeopardize the outcome of your project. Industrial Printing Solutions can help guide you through this process, avoiding unnecessary mistakes and finding hidden efficiency. Following are some of the areas to consider when developing a new retail package: Package Type: This is the foundation for any new packaging project. What is to be packaged? Where will it be sold? How critical is Security? Do the customers need to access the product? What type of assembly equipment is in your plant? What kind of quantities? Does it hang, stack or sit on a shelf? Are there heat or humidity concerns? IPS’ service team will hel

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10 REASONS NOT TO MANUFACTURE YOUR PRODUCTS IN A “LESS EXPENSIVE” FOREIGN COUNTRY

It is the world of manufacturing and packaging, the subject of offshore outsourced manufacturing often comes up. Foreign-made products that are manufactured, packaged and shipped without the “manufacturer” ever touching them has an obvious appeal. They can also be less expensive than U.S. made and packaged products. But at what risk? Sometimes we don’t look beyond the obvious factors of price and convenience. Let’s look at a few considerations you may not have thought of. Price There was a time when foreign-made products had a considerable price advantage. But as their labor costs and other business factors have increased, so too have the cost of foreign-made products. This is a great article about the true cost of global outsourcing. http:/

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Sony Corporation: A case study of “One Source, Endless Solutions”

Industrial Printing Solutions began working with the Sony Corporation in Nuevo Laredo in 2000. What began as a simple instruction manual project has evolved into a full-blown partnership spanning an impressive array of products. These include carded packaging, folding cartons, clamshells, skin pack and printed shrink film. Not only do we provide these essential materials , but we also work closely with Sony personnel in each of their three Nuevo Laredo, Mexico manufacturing facilities to coordinate planning, purchasing and delivery as well as inventory and quality control. Additionally, though out outstanding network of manufacturers and an ongoing commitment to finding a better way, we have helped Sony achieve cost savings in many of these areas. We even offer t

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