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What the Building Product Industry Can Learn From Window and Door Manufacturers [Case Study]

Posted on May 25 2017 by Toni Nigrelli-LaFleur

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. 

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5 Benefits of using LDPE Film for Shrink Bundling

Posted on May 4 2017 by Toni Nigrelli-LaFleur


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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How Equipment Flexibility Helps Natural Food Companies Increase Productivity

Posted on April 19 2017 by Toni Nigrelli-LaFleur

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.

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This entry was posted in Case Studies, Tray Packaging

Key Considerations in Corporate Sustainability Program Implementation

Posted on March 30 2017 by Toni Nigrelli-LaFleur

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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8 Resources about Reducing, Reusing and Recycling Plastic Primary and Secondary Packaging

Posted on March 16 2017 by Toni Nigrelli-LaFleur

Reduce, reuse, recycle–it’s the foundation of packaging sustainability, especially for plastic packaging, which has seen significant changes over the past 10 years. Open any popular packaging industry magazine and you’ll find at least one article addressing the issue.

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This entry was posted in LDPE, Packaging Reduction, Sustainability

EDL Massman Announces Greg Gorski as Leadership Successor for Continued Growth

Posted on March 3 2017 by Toni Nigrelli-LaFleur

Massman Automation Designs, LLC (Massman), of Villard, Minnesota, is excited to announce the appointment of Greg Gorski as Vice President and General Manager of EDL Massman in Green Bay, WI.  EDL Massman was formed on October 31, 2016 through the Company’s acquisition of EDL Packaging Engineers, Inc. (EDL) and a comprehensive executive search was initiated to succeed EDL’s Founder and President, Ken Carter, to enable his planned retirement.

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Massman Automation Acquires EDL Packaging Engineers

Posted on November 1 2016 by Toni Nigrelli-LaFleur

Massman Automation Designs, LLC, providing innovative packaging solutions for more than 35 years, announced today it has acquired EDL Packaging Engineers, Inc. The addition of EDL expands Massman’s extensive product offering and complements their existing product lines. Massman completed the acquisition October 31, 2016 and will continue to operate and expand EDL Packaging Engineers in Green Bay, WI.

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What’s in EDL Packaging Engineers’s Show Crate? – A Pack Expo International Preview

Posted on October 26 2016 by Toni Nigrelli-LaFleur

In a few short weeks, EDL Packaging Engineers will embark on the 275-mile trip from Green Bay to Chicago for a record show. No, this isn’t a football game; instead it’s for the 2016 Pack Expo International, the largest processing and packaging trade show in the world in 2016, according to a recent PMMI press release. With more than 2,400 exhibitors over four days, be sure to add EDL Packaging to your show planner.

 Here’s a preview of what you’ll find at booth S-2021:

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Six Tips to Making the Most Out of Pack Expo 2016

Posted on October 21 2016 by Toni Nigrelli-LaFleur

Pack Expo International will once again be held in Chicago, Illinois, at McCormick Place, November 6-9. Hosted by PPMI, the show is expected to bring in more than 45,000 attendees representing more than 40 vertical markets, over 130 countries and more than 2,100 exhibiting companies. It’s no wonder that it’s referred to as “The Main Event for Processing and Packaging Innovations.”The show offers a unique opportunity for the packaging industry to come together for four days under one roof, to network, discover and see new technology in action, and gain insights into a wide range of markets.  Whether you’re a first-timer or a Pack Expo veteran, to get the most out of the show it’s best to be prepared. Here are a few tips to help make sure your Pack Expo is a success:

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Why Switching Your Packaging to Pouches Just Got Easier

Posted on September 27 2016 by Toni Nigrelli-LaFleur

As consumer and producer demand for flexible packaging increases, so does the need for economical and quality packaging equipment that can meet the filling, sealing and secondary packaging needs of dry goods manufacturers.

North American dry goods producers looking to transition from rigid to flexible packaging have limited options when it comes to equipment brands that can be locally/regionally/nationally serviced, and the transition can be further complicated by secondary packaging options, if a holistic approach is not taken.

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This entry was posted in EDL News, Bags and Pouches