Innovating in the Liquid IBC Market: An Interview With HOREN Plastics

Reusable Packaging News recently touched base in Europe with Stefan Schweiger, Director Business Development EMEA at HOREN Plastics. Among other points, Schweiger shared his excitement about innovation in the reusable packaging industry, particularly in reusable liquid IBCs and their potential to grow in that segment against other packaging options … [Read more...]

How It All Unfolded in 2016: A Year in Bulk

When it comes to intermediate bulk containers (IBCs) or large rigid folding containers for the material handling of parts, powders and liquids, here were the top announcements and articles featured over the last year at Buckhorn® expands Intrepid™ IBC product line March: Buckhorn Inc., a leading provider of reusable … [Read more...]

Pallet Pooling in Real Time: Over 40 Years Service and Continued Technology Leadership for Japan Pallet Rental

With a pool of over 8.5 million pallets, Japan Pallet Rental Corporation is the leading pallet rental provider in Japan. And while it was launched as wood pallet rental service back in 1971, it began introducing plastic pallets in 2000. Today, plastic pallets encompass over 65% of its pallet inventory, and almost 100% of those plastic pallets are … [Read more...]

Container Rental Systems Conserve Resources for Businesses and the Environment

By Paul Mendes Reusable packaging such as bulk containers, handheld totes, and plastic pallets prove to be a more sustainable choice than standard one-way packaging such as cardboard and wood for a multitude of reasons.  The major one being cardboard containers get discarded after each use, and wooden pallets often break and require constant … [Read more...]

Voxware Research Indicates That Returns Process Remains Flawed 

24% of consumers report receiving an incorrect item for a second time after already returning an incorrect order Voxware, a leading provider of cloud-based solutions for distribution operations, has released research highlighting why consumers return items purchased online or by phone and how their experiences with the returns process … [Read more...]

Nearly Half of U.S. Adults Do Not Have Information on Recycling Available to Them

People are forced to seek out on information on how to recycle According to a new survey released by the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), and conducted online by Harris Poll, more than 103 million Americans1 over the age of 18 must rely on their own devices to figure out what can and cannot be recycled, information about the … [Read more...]

CHEP Grants a Christmas Wish for The Smith Family

CHEP, a global leader in supply chain management solutions, is proud to support the local communities where it operates in. Again this Christmas, the CHEP team has been working around the clock alongside The Smith Family to make this festive season a  special period for those in need. The team has issued, delivered and collected CHEP … [Read more...]

What Happened to the “Cadillac” Pallets of 1961?

Simply summed up, pallet users are finding that the per-use cost of a pallet is far more important than the purchase price -something we've been saying in the pallet industry for years. The only difference today is that a man who wants to apply this principle to his pallet program has better pallets to work with. Bill Sardo, quoted in the August … [Read more...]

Reflections on PACK EXPO and the Reusable Packaging Pavilion

Maybe it was just me, but having done this show for 10 years, it seemed like there wasn't room to inhale on Monday and Tuesday. The show was really busy. Here are a few images from the Reusable Packaging Pavilion to look at while I assemble some content.   The SSI Schaefer team was on hand to present Globalstac, the newest addition … [Read more...]

Significant Increase in Consumer Expectations for Online Retailers This Holiday Season Says Voxware

Expediency, accuracy, and traceability driving online retail shopping trends; 35.4% of consumers will abandon shopping with a retailer after receiving 1 incorrect item Voxware, a leading provider of cloud-based solutions for distribution operations, has released consumer survey data demonstrating heightened expectations to which online retailers … [Read more...]