How the coronavirus pandemic affects the packaging industry

How the coronavirus pandemic affects the packaging industry

The coronavirus crisis has brought about unprecedented transformations at a global scale, and the packaging industry has been no exception.  While the consequences of COVID-19 have not been as negative for the packaging sector as they have for other industries, there...

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Top 5 packaging mistakes you need to avoid

Top 5 packaging mistakes you need to avoid

Choosing the right packaging is crucial: from optimizing costs to avoiding shrinkage during transportation, research and decisions focused on packaging design are key to the success of many businesses. Which is why we have compiled a list of the most common packaging...

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The benefits of an optimized packaging

The benefits of an optimized packaging

The upsurge of global trade, multiplied by electronic commerce, has increased the transportation of goods to unprecedented levels. There is a rising number of companies whose business model focuses on product shipping, and one of the keys to their success lies in an...

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Optimize the use of plastic by testing your packaging

Optimize the use of plastic by testing your packaging

The image of plastic has deteriorated during the last few years influenced by a higher public awareness in relation to the accumulation of waste and the environmental impact of this material. Figures like the ones that show how humans throw away enough plastic to...

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EN 12195: load securing on road vehicles

EN 12195: load securing on road vehicles

The EN 12195 standard was established to address the problems resulting from an inadequate load stowage in road vehicles. Unsafe stowage in road vehicles has led to a significant number of accidents and economic losses. Indeed, it is estimated that 25% of road freight...

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How to perform an optimal tilt simulation of your load

How to perform an optimal tilt simulation of your load

Carrying out a tilt simulation of your load could prevent contingencies during shipping that might endanger the goods and the product being transported.  Tilt testing simulates the forces that might cause the goods to topple over or shift, with the purpose of...

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Do you comply with ASTM D642?

Do you comply with ASTM D642?

It is common for goods to be vertically stacked during transportation and storage, which endangers their integrity due to the added weight. The ASTM D642 standard analyzes a package’s ability to protect the goods against compression forces, being therefore essential...

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5 tips to maintain a stable load during distribution

5 tips to maintain a stable load during distribution

Ensuring a stable load during the distribution cycle is essential in guaranteeing the safety of both the products being transported and everyone involved in the process.  During the transportation of goods, a poorly secured load will shift during maneuvers such as...

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Stretch film testing: why you should perform it

Stretch film testing: why you should perform it

Stretch film testing comprises a series of essential tests to guarantee the safety of goods in palletized systems, and that of the people involved in their shipping & handling.  There are several testing methods and machinery to perform it, but all of them...

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How can I test flexible packaging?

How can I test flexible packaging?

Flexible packaging is among the fastest-growing options in the packaging industry due to its ability to add value while offering transportation and safety efficiency.    What is flexible packaging? Flexible packaging is any packaging –or part of it– whose shape...

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