How Restaurants Operations Should Shift in the Recycling Crisis

For the past two and a half decades, China has been the primary purchaser for the world’s recyclables. Since 1992, they have imported more than 100 million metric tons of plastic waste, and in 2016, China imported two-thirds of the world’s plastic waste. However, recent health and environmental concerns as a result of contamination levels in those … [Read more...]

DS Smith Plastics Sponsors the ARE YOU R European Project Initiative Aiming to Raise Awareness on the Importance of Recycling Plastics

DS Smith Plastics has joined a group of companies concerned with the plastic waste challenge to sponsor the European Facebook Page Are You R. The goal of the initiative is to educate the public on the importance of recycling plastics. Focused themes within this campaign include identifying ways to reduce the amount of plastic waste going to … [Read more...]

Reducing Reusable Packaging Losses Using Smart Logistics

'Why is a beer truck here to pick up our old computers?' and other reports from the frontline.  ReturnCenter offers tips for efficient reverse logistics of reusable packaging.   Shawn Stockman, director of business solutions for ReturnCenter, talked about the company’s website and services as well as customer case histories. The … [Read more...]

Who Invented the Pallet?

Who Invented the Pallet? Bob Trebilcock of Modern Materials Handling Magazine says it was George Raymond, along with Bill House. Bob did an excellent pallet lore interview recently with Steve Raymond, grandson of George, the originator of the namesake company that manufactures all of those red colored lift trucks and pallet jacks. The interview … [Read more...]

What Came First, The Pallet or the Forklift?

The history of the forklift and the pallet is intertwined. Did the pallet come first, or was it the forklift? This question was posed decades ago by the earliest pallet industry pioneers such as the late Bill Sardo, the first president of the National Wooden Pallet & Container Association and it still comes up today. The correct answer … [Read more...]

Signode Industrial Group Introduces Cart-Based Automation Solution

 Innovative StorFast Warehouse Automation technology will be on display in-line with Signode’s Octopus Stretch Wrapper at Booth #S1641 Glenview, IL — Signode Industrial Group, a leading manufacturer of a broad spectrum of packaging consumables, tools, software and equipment to optimize end-of-line packaging operations and protect product in … [Read more...]

HyWEAR Compact – The New Hybrid Barcode & RFID Wearable Device

The HyWEAR Compact is the first wearable device to support both barcode and RFID; a unique device with no comparable, dual technology wearable available in its class today. Duluth, GA — April 2, 2019 — FEIG ELECTRONICS, a leading global supplier of RFID and barcode readers and antennas, introduces its new HyWEAR Compact, the new hybrid … [Read more...]

Sustainability Drives Egg Packaging Innovations, Plastics soon Replace Molded Fiber

In terms of revenue, the global egg packaging market is estimated to roughly land at over US$ 5.5 billion by 2019 end. In a thorough review of macro and microeconomic factors influencing the growth of the egg packaging market, the report opines that the market will expand at a CAGR of over 6% during the forecast period, representing a healthy … [Read more...]

Signode Industrial Group Highlights Its Rough Handling Test at Industrial Pack 2019

Signode Industrial Group, a leading manufacturer of a broad spectrum of packaging consumables, tools, software and equipment to optimize end-of-line packaging operations and protect product in transit, demonstrated its rough handling test as part of Industrial Pack 2019’s Pack Test Live challenge (Cobb Galleria Centre, Atlanta, March 27-28). The … [Read more...]

The green future of packaging

This article was provided courtesy of FachPack 2019. Although bio-based plastics are an important component of a more sustainable economy, they still only constitute a small proportion of overall packaging volume. However, the signs of the times stand in their favour. Bioplastics are expected to make a significant contribution to reducing our … [Read more...]