3 Ways A Global Packaging Marketplace Can Boost Growth For Indie Suppliers

by Sally Fink The OPN Platform is a global packaging marketplace designed to connect buyers, suppliers, and vendors quickly.  You know how it goes. You took the plunge to start your own business and now you’re facing the prospect of finding customers and entering an already established market. The good news is thanks to industry 4.0, the … [Read more...]

RPA Statement on Coronavirus and Reusable Packaging

March 20, 2020 - The Reusable Packaging Association (RPA) is offering information to explain that the commercial application of reusable packaging following recognized best practices for handling and cleaning does not increase the risk of exposure or infection by the coronavirus (COVID-19). The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has stated … [Read more...]

Recommendations for preventing pest contamination of pallets and containers 

Did you know that ISPM 15 compliant wood pallets, as well as exempt pallets made from other materials, may still be at risk of contamination by invasive species known as “hitchhikers?” These basic steps can help. The movement of any commodity or conveyance bears some risk of transporting invasive species through either infestation or … [Read more...]

3 Ways to Help Reduce Stretch Film Waste

Manufacturing plants handle tons of products every single day. Since people depend on warehouses to do a tremendous amount of work, warehouse workers aren’t necessarily concerned with waste; however, this important issue must be addressed. Stretch film accounts for 12.2 percent of all plastic in the waste stream every year. Companies are so focused … [Read more...]

Marketing Check-up: 4 Things Your Strategy Must Have

by Hillary Femal, Principal, Freshwater Marketing No matter how big or small your company, a solid marketing strategy focuses your efforts and helps you make better decisions faster.  Without a robust marketing strategy, budget is wasted and growth opportunities missed. So how do you know if your strategy is solid? Check … [Read more...]

K.Hartwall Improves Milk Trolley Design for Arla UK

by Paul Straw K.Hartwall Sales UK & Ireland We believe that continuous innovation is key to long-term partnerships. See here how our designers develop an improved milk trolley within weeks to support Arla UK instead of creating a new product that was not needed. Innovation is a key part of our strategy at K.Hartwall and developing new … [Read more...]

Global Air Cargo Trends Re-Shaping Pharmaceutical Transport

By Dominic Hyde, Vice President of Crēdo on Demand at Peli BioThermal. As we welcome the new decade and the exciting advances it is expected to unleash, many of the forces that shaped the past decade for transporting pharmaceuticals will continue. Price pressures, alternatives to air freight and increasing automation are just a few. However, … [Read more...]

Technology that destroys pests in wood moves closer to commercialization

Developed by researchers at Penn State, the method uses dielectric heating and radio frequency to treat products such as wood pallets by Amy Duke UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A technology that uses dielectric heating and radio frequency energy to destroy destructive pests lurking within wood products is closer to reaching the marketplace after … [Read more...]

Extreme Makeover of Refrigerated Warehouse Storage Rack Increases Storage Space and Load Capacity

Rolling install enables facility to maintain ongoing operations during installation of new racking system. written by Kevin Curry, National Accounts Manager, Steel King Industries Americold, a global provider of temperature-controlled infrastructure, knew a significant amount of the rack in one of its facilities was outdated, but they … [Read more...]

Sustainable Packaging Trends to Watch in 2020

In 2019, the packaging industry developed both broader awareness of its impact on climate change, and laser focus on reducing that impact. Moving into 2020, industry partnerships, smart technology adoption, and a shift to less or reusable materials will facilitate the packaging industry’s evolution into a more responsible global economic … [Read more...]