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March

Packaging technologists love to talk about their products, but they are even happier to discuss the substrates that go into making boxes, tape, polythene and stretch film

Cardboard boxes are of course one of the core products of the packaging industry. They are shipped all over the world from Nike.com, Melaleuca.com and other top manufacturers. But it’s easy to forget that the cardboard boxes you use on a regular basis were once a not-so-humble tree.

So what is the process for turning trees into corrugated cardboard? Well the wait is over! Kite Packaging have grilled its technologists to tell us exactly what the process is for cleaning the raw materials and processing them to make the cardboard boxes you buy

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March

Meet The World Of Packaging Surrounded By Latest Trends And Technologies

Mastered in defending food from the environmental conditions, contaminants and bacteria, ‘Packaging’ never left a cue of confined to its inherent property of wrapping around something but is waking up more beautiful through adopting new trends and technologies in the market. A few years back, the world of packaging introduced the technologies like edible food packaging and packaging that dissolves in water – The technologies which played a key role in the assumption of future that holds environment better by reducing waste.

Packaging manufacturers are experimenting more on new technologies and

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November

Understanding packaging theft: a survey

Package theft is steadily on the rise in the United States as more and more consumers shift to do more of their shopping online. While many people associate package theft with the holiday season, data shows that package theft is actually an issue throughout the year, especially around consumer holidays like Amazon Prime day. A 2015 report estimated that 23 million Americans had packages stolen from their doorsteps.

To better understand how American consumers are being affected by package theft in 2017, Shorr Packaging recently surveyed American consumers.  The purpose of this

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November

The use of plastic on food packaging: problems and solutions

In most grocery stores today, customers are advised not to go empty-handed to do their weekly shopping: reusable bags are the order of the day. Customers who cannot bring their own reusable bags should buy one to take home their purchases.

But what may function on a small scale with the reusable bags is just impractical on a larger level with food packaging being now an essential part of our daily lives.

Packaging is fundamental when it comes to protecting our products, ensuring our high standards of quality and avoiding food waste.

Most

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August

Start adopting the recycling of packaging

Not every business has a recycling scheme, which can be particularly harmful to the environment in the long run for both business and the environment. Each year, over 33.6 million tonnes of plastic are simply discarded into waste landfill sites across the United States. You can imagine how much more this global total could be with industrialised nations such as China contributing to even more used packaging numbers. What does this mean for the future of packaging?

According to various studies, without businesses

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August

5 packaging types to consider

It is clear that packaging plays a large role in the perceived value of a product and as a whole, the packaging industry really hasn’t changed too much in the past years, compared to the constant innovations made in portable technology. With all the packaging and box choices available in today’s market, it often becomes difficult to select the most appropriate packaging solution for your product. Let’s take a look at some of the different types of packaging options you can use to enhance your product

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February

Lightweight Packaging And Materials Contributing For Lightweight Packaging

Sitting straight in answers for many questions hatched from the people and manufacturers who are looking ways to experience and introduce the environment friendly, sustainable and easy to reuse packaging products is Lightweight Packaging. This Lightweight Packaging doesn’t needs any introduction as it has been captivating attention of the industries through its several advantages.

Lightweight packaging aim is to offer lightweight solution for the packaging, even so, it has to be strict towards its performance aspects. According to a model “Packaging Efficiency”, developed by PwC, package life cycle has to meet

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February

Pharmaceuticals packaging: safety across the board

Rising life expectancy, the increase in chronic diseases and the introduction of new and often very expensive forms of treatment have been responsible for strong growth in the last few years. More and more diseases are becoming treatable. Even for rare disorders with relatively small numbers of cases, more and more medicines are being developed for which manufacturers are called upon to achieve greater complexity with ever smaller batch sizes. There is a trend away from standardisation and towards individualised treatment. For plant manufacturers and packaging system suppliers, the high

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January

Varieties of Sustainable Packaging and its Benefits

Biodegradable Paper Packaging:

Biodegradable in simple terms means that which is recyclable. And as we know paper is biodegradable, biodegradable paper packaging is using recycled paper packaging.

The benefit for choosing this is that it can be customized according to the needs of the user. From taking the amount of size required to the designing part, it completely depends on the user.

The carbon footprint in the environment can be reduced to a great extent by utilizing this variety of sustainable packaging.

Eco-friendly Plastic Packaging:

Eco-Friendly Plastic Packaging is using of the eco-friendly plastic for

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09

January

How to Pack Parcels When Sending Overseas ?

When it comes to sending parcels anywhere around the world it is essential they are packed properly to reduce the chance of damage when en route. Especially when sending parcels abroad though, you should take extra care in arranging their delivery as they will be travelling such a long way. One of the best ways to ensure they will be handled properly is to use courier services, but for extra comfort packing them safely is a good idea as well.

Use the Right Packaging

Depending on the shape

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