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Beverage Packaging Innovations & Rising Trends

Currently, the beverage industry produces over 15 million tons of plastic packaging each year, much of which ultimately ends up in oceans. Because of this, the beverage packaging industry has begun to revolutionize the way consumers purchase six-packs...

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Comments | Posted in Industry News By Lizzy Paul

Amazon’s New Machines Pack Five Times Faster than Humans

Amazon has implemented machines that pack boxes up to five times faster than humans. The new machines, called the Carton Wrap 1000 from Italian firm CMC Machinery, pack about 600 to 700 boxes per hour, which reduces labor costs, increases safety, and shortens delivery times...

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Comments | Posted in Industry News By Lizzy Paul

Why You Need Sustainable Packaging Goals

May 22, 2019 3:42:59 PM CDT

Why You Need Sustainable Packaging Goals

According to the Sustainable Packaging Coalition, 86% of companies they surveyed while doing research for their new Goals Database have goals set to address at least one sustainable packaging concept. From using renewable materials to increasing recyclability, the momentum of sustainable packaging continues to grow..

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Comments | Posted in Industry News By Ashley Nalepka

Unpacking the Plastic Waste Problem

March 28, 2019 2:57:02 PM CDT

Unpacking the Plastic Waste Problem

Packaging is the largest end use market segment accounting for just over 40% of total plastic usage.Most distribution centers and warehouses can easily create and throw away thousands of pounds of stretch wrap each year. Down gauging and proper measurements can eliminate excess waste and save a large amount of money...

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War on Waste: What You Need to Know

February 13, 2019 3:31:44 PM CST

War on Waste: What You Need to Know

Finding the balance between cost, performance and environmental impact is extremely difficult for many organizations when it comes to choosing packaging materials. As more cities across the United States and the world begin to implement laws on packaging waste, it makes the situation even more challenging...

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Comments | Posted in Industry News By Ashley Nalepka

Pack to the Future: 2019 Packaging Predictions

January 14, 2019 1:33:43 PM CST

Pack to the Future: 2019 Packaging Predictions

Consumer and industry trends continue to drive the packaging industry. It’s estimated that the worldwide packaging industry’s market value will reach a milestone of almost $1 trillion by 2020. Four big themes of 2019 include an increase in sustainability, convenience, faster operations and flexible packaging. Expect to see these trends intertwine this year and continue to grow in the future...

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0 Comments | Posted in Industry News By Ashley Nalepka

You Shouldn't Be (Totally) Afraid of Automation

October 19, 2018 1:46:35 PM CDT

You Shouldn't Be (Totally) Afraid of Automation

Change can be scary. When an article is posted about an innovative company installing robots, aren’t we all afraid of what will happen to its human workers? It’s a fact that automation reduces business cost by having a machine do a job a person was doing. But is that the whole story? Automation and robotics are good for companies, but are they good for human workers?

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Comments | Posted in Industry News By Jessie Michelson

Will Germany's New Packaging Law Impact You?

October 15, 2018 3:46:47 PM CDT

Will Germany's New Packaging Law Impact You?

Germany just created a system to make packaging producers share the cost of the disposal and recycling of their used packaging. Beginning January 1, 2019, any company that ships goods to or within Germany to consumers for commercial purposes and puts packaging into commercial distribution must register as part of the new Packaging Act...

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Comments | Posted in Industry News By Jessie Michelson

We're Keeping an Eye on These Food Packaging Trends

When you come to Rocket Industrial with questions about how to create better food packaging, we’ll refer you to our resident expert, Andrew Olund. We asked Andrew what he’s keeping an eye on for food and food packaging trends, and here’s what he told us...

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0 Comments | Posted in Industry News By Jessie Michelson

What is a Box Maker's Certificate? (BMC)

August 21, 2018 8:25:03 AM CDT

What is a Box Maker's Certificate?

Have you ever noticed this little seal on the bottom of a corrugated box? It’s called a box makers certificate or BMC. It’s a big deal for anyone in the manufacturing, packaging, and logistics industry. The BMC tells us what forces the box can handle and the specifics on how the box was constructed...

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Comments | Posted in Industry News By Jim Butch
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