4 Things You Need To Know When Shrink Bundling Aerosols and Pumps

Posted on January 27 2016 by Matt Rose

Many consumer product goods are available in aerosol or pump containers. The convenience, ease of use, extended shelf life and recyclability of aerosols and pumps are major draws for manufacturers, retailers and consumers; however, ingredient properties make handling and packaging challenging. Despite these challenges, shrink bundling has long been considered an ideal packaging solution for the unique challenges presented by aerosols and pumps.

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Is LDPE a Sustainable Solution for Secondary Personal Care Packaging?

Posted on January 20 2016 by Jim Campbell

Sustainability has been a buzzword for years, and is largely based on identifying the “best” solution. In secondary packaging, the two most prominent options are fiber-based products (i.e., chipboard and corrugate) and resin-based options (i.e., LDPE films).

For producers and retailers of personal care products, Low Density Polyethylene film (LDPE) is the most sustainable way to package goods throughout the product lifecycle, including secondary packaging.

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A Single Packaging Machine Can Accommodate Multiple Personal Care Products and Sizes

Posted on January 13 2016 by Matt Tresp

While flexibility is a term most often used to describe personal care packaging, it’s just as important as reliability when it comes to selecting packaging equipment.

Packaging equipment that accommodates multiple personal care products of varying shapes and sizes can drastically improve production time. In addition, the right packaging equipment can also help reduce inventory levels. When a company maintains lower inventory, they have smaller product runs and need quick changeover.

For this to occur, new packaging equipment must be easy to changeover. Additionally, maintaining product stabilization when bundling and wrapping multiple products is important since many are lightweight and/or may tip easily.

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4 Considerations for Personal Care Packaging Line Changeovers

Posted on January 7 2016 by Jon Jossie

In the personal care industry, it’s common to have multiple bottle sizes and products run on an individual line, which has a significant impact on new packaging equipment design. Although it’s understandable to want packaging equipment to handle anything and everything, real world experience proves there are some limits. Equipment manufacturers need to know exactly what they’re working with, namely the size ranges and the setups required to handle each product.

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Shrink Bundling Provides Secondary Packaging Efficiency for Personal Care Products [VIDEO]

Posted on December 30 2015 by Ken Carter

Personal care products aren't typically designed with secondary packaging processes in mind. Machinery using low-density polyethylene (LDPE), however, has the ability to package these products with effectiveness and ease. Watch the video to learn more.

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Why Shrink Bundling is The Future of Personal Care Product Secondary Packaging

Posted on December 23 2015 by Toni Nigrelli-LaFleur

We would all like to be able to see into the future and predict the next “big” thing.  However, in an industry primarily driven by consumer tastes and expectations identifying packaging solutions can be challenging and expensive. Not only must primary packaging equipment be taken into account, but secondary, and tertiary as well. 

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The 5 Benefits of an Integrated Shrink Bundler and Robotic Case Packer Combo for Personal Care Products

Posted on December 18 2015 by Jim Campbell

Consumer packaged goods (CPG) producers manufacture and operate in a dynamic and competitive marketplace, so finding the most efficient production processes is required to maintain a competitive edge. In the personal care industry, that means replacing the two machines traditionally used to shrink bundle and case pack products with one machine: an Integrated Shrink Bundler and Robotic Case Packer Combo.

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Servo System Answers Need for Flexibility and Speed In A Small Space

Posted on August 10 2015 by Toni Nigrelli-LaFleur

It’s not often that 20-year-old equipment is the impetus for the purchase of a major piece of packaging equipment, but that’s exactly what happened when a personal care manufacturer was looking for a machine that would bundle cartons.

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Bottled Personal Care Products: How to Address Common Packaging Challenges

Posted on April 30 2015 by Toni Nigrelli-LaFleur

In the world of personal care, product image and marketability is everything. For this reason, personal care products come in a variety of shapes and sizes and are constantly evolving to stay current, attractive, and trendy within a competitive $5 billion dollar industry.

A manufacturer could have a dozen different sizes and shapes of one product type coming off the same line, to satisfy retailer and consumer requirements.

The variety of products and the prospect of change proves to be a common challenge for secondary packaging, but can be easily solved, even when those different SKUs are running on the same packaging line. The answer is flexibility.

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