With more than 30,000 peers and 2,000 exhibitors expected to attend PMMI’s 2017 PACK EXPO in Las Vegas, you definitely don’t want to miss all the industry insights and new technologies being unveiled at this year’s show.
As a Project Engineer, Production Manager or Operations Manager, one of the hardest things to do when you’re tasked with buying a new shrink bundling machine is to keep everybody in your organization happy. How do you keep those in the Purchasing Department, who may never actually see the new system, just as happy with as those in the Production Department who will actually be using the system? Below are three steps to achieving a happy and focused organization.
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From baby-boomers driving growth in remodeling, to more millennials purchasing homes and willing to take on DIY projects, the building supply industry is seeing the positive effects of the housing market recovery. However, the increase in remodeling and replacement product demand brings its own set of challenges for manufacturers. Recently, EDL was approached by a North American window and door manufacturer to address these challenges.
For many product manufacturers it is common practice, or even a requirement to receive multiple quotes on new packaging equipment purchases. Getting multiple quotes allows the purchaser the opportunity to review and compare packaging equipment manufacturers and weigh each proposal.
Innovations in plastic continue to improve the way we live – it has also had a profound impact on the packaging industry.
Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) is one of the most widely used plastics today for shrink bundling. It is produced by the polymerization of ethylene in high pressure reactors. The resin can subsequently be blown, slit and wound to create film rolls, which is increasingly used by product manufacturers for a variety of packaging purposes. In shrink bundling, LDPE’s strong, flexible properties make it vital to the protection, unitizing and distribution of packaged goods.
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Henry Ford once said, “If you need a machine and don’t buy it, you will ultimately find you have paid for it, but don’t have it.” Many factors go into the decision to purchase a new packaging machine; ROI, labor costs, packaging efficiency, maintenance costs, distribution costs - and the list goes on. But when do you take Henry Ford’s advice and decided that your operation “needs” a new packaging machine?
Anyone walking through their local grocery store any time over the past decade can attest to an increase in the availability and sheer number of organic and natural food choices—and industry numbers back it up. In 2016, the Organic Trade Association reported an 11% year over year increase in organic food sales, translating to record sales of $43.3 billion. With the natural food market projected to grow at an annual rate of 3%, food companies must consider how they will meet consumer expectations.
Robots are not new to the manufacturing industry. The first modern programmable robot was installed in 1961 at General Motors to move hot metal and, today, robots are designed to perform a variety of activities from simple tasks to complex jobs in extreme environments.
When implemented correctly, a corporate sustainability program transcends waste reduction to include opportunities to increase productivity, reduce costs and enhance your brand’s reputation.
As a designer and manufacturer of secondary and end-of-line packaging solutions, EDL Packaging believes that sustainability must begin at the root of a process and then be consistently applied throughout. Our customers’ success is derived from our own sustainability initiative.
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Packaging plays a critical role in how businesses invest their money. Beyond the actual product, it affects everything from labor and distribution costs, to whether or not your product is purchased, to environmental impact. Overlooking certain aspects of your product and supply chain can quickly result in increased costs. When designing primary and secondary packaging, keep costs in line by avoiding these nine common mistakes: