27Dec 2017

At the end of each year, people tend to do an annual assessment. How was this last year for me? What are my resolutions for next year? This is similar to a life cycle assessment, or LCA. An LCA identifies opportunities for improvement in packaging by quantifying the impacts that a product has on the […]

29Nov 2017

As the holiday season intensifies, so too does the amount of packages arriving in the mail. This is a good time to reflect and ask yourself: Is my packaging safe? Most consumers are familiar with the traditional clamshell package, an all-plastic container used extensively for gadgets and electronics, among many other everyday products. While clamshells […]

22Nov 2017

At Thanksgiving the dinner table is cramped as family members pile up to share in the celebration of thanks. While maxing out space during the holidays is okay, the same can’t be said for your packaging.   A product’s packaging is much more than a simple box that carries the product from warehouse to a […]

08Nov 2017

In the next couple of weeks most of us will be stuffing turkeys for Thanksgiving. While many people enjoy the stuffing on Thanksgiving Day, the stuffing method shouldn’t carry over into holiday packaging. Over packaging- or stuffing – isn’t something that most consumers think about, but once they notice, they start seeing stuffed items everywhere. […]

25Oct 2017

With a healthy wine market in the U.S., wine companies need competitive branding to entice consumers and a trusted partner for shipping wine across the country to retailers. Here’s a fun fact, average wine consumption per United States resident was 2.83 gallons in 2015, up from 2.34 gallons in 2005. Americans enjoyed drinking wine more […]

18Oct 2017

You have a great product that your consumers will love and cherish. That is a beautiful thing. But as exciting as you believe your latest product to be, shouldn’t some of that excitement show itself on the box? Not all companies fully understand the benefits that well executed branding can bring to their package design. […]

11Oct 2017

The hard truth is that unsustainable packaging can be detrimental to a company’s reputation. Packaging is the first thing that consumers see and can influence their buying behavior. When it comes to packaging, companies have two questions to consider. How will it attract consumers to the product? What is the cost? Here is a breakdown […]

11Oct 2017

On time production has never been more desirable which is why efficient packaging is so critical to help further the speed of completion by eliminating problems. Efficient packaging solutions leverage smart automation practices to increase efficiency and allocate staff to more pressing areas. Packaging companies and manufacturers have been driven to robotics as the latest technology when […]

11Sep 2017

For those we lost on September 11th and those who serve to keep us safe, we remember.

07Sep 2017

Packaging has many approaches, two key areas that must be considered are functionality & differentiation. To create value packaging, you must look closely at the consumers. Functionality includes primary requirements of packaging specific to the product, and performance needs. Science and Engineering play roles in the development of a package that takes the products from […]

01Sep 2017

Computer giant Dell continues its adoption of sustainable packaging. Oliver Campbell, Dells Director of Procurement & Packaging Innovation, has shared with Anne Marie Mohan, editor, Greener Package-Packaging World news of Dells progress towards its latest packaging project: Ocean plastics. Consumers today are very conscious of what they see as overpackaging, and are concerned with our […]

01Sep 2017

As the damaging winds and catastrophic flooding of Hurricane Harvey begin to subside, sources report that over 70% of Texas’ ethylene resin production – half of the United States’ ethylene capacity – has been taken off line. Many of you have reached out to us to inquire about polyethylene availability and pricing. We are closely […]

07Aug 2017

This summer while on vacation, Barry Schulman, business development manager for Pioneer Packaging Worldwide found this great piece of American machinery. Can you guess what year this paper bag machine was developed?? Quote from National Womens History Museum: Margaret E. Knight (1838-1914) Ask about the role of American women in the 19th century Industrial Revolution, […]