blog    Plastic Ingenuity October 2012 Archive

Packaging Solutions for Retail Stocking

Posted by rhelmke on Custom Packaging | Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 | 1 comments

  For companies competing in industries such as cell phones and wireless devices, an appealing yet functional packaging design is imperative to their marketing plan.  Although customers may not put much thought into the packaging design, the packaging company and their clients certainly do and understand the statistics behind what works and what doesn’t. The best packaging companies also perform research on how retailers establish their product placement and how the packaging will actually be displayed on-site. Understanding all of these elements is truly a science and careful considerations must be taken from the prototype phase to production. Getting Started   When a company is ready to release a new cell phone or wireless device, they want it on the shelves as soon as possible. But rushing a packaging design just to have it on the shelf is not the most advantageous approach to a long term sales goal. There are packaging companies out there with incredibly fast turn-around times who can deliver top quality packaging solutions. In fact, the fastest packaging company can take a packaging design concept and...

Certified Product Packaging to Meet Food Industry Standards

Posted by rhelmke on Custom Packaging | Tuesday, October 9th, 2012 | 0 comments

Five star restaurants and corner delis may be worlds apart when it comes to their menus, but they have one thing in common: the need for safe and sanitary food product packaging. Much like the medical and pharmaceutical industries, the food industry has strict guidelines with which packaging companies must comply in order to package food items for consumption. Additionally, some packaging companies voluntarily adhere to stricter, third-party administered quality control standards in order to further assure clients that their quality specifications can be met on an ongoing basis. One third part that develops, administers, and audits for such a third party standard is the Safe Food Quality Institute.  The Safe Quality Institute is one of the most recognizable food safety inspection firms in North America.  Here is a brief explanation of the company and how they influence the food product packaging industry: Who is the Safe Quality Food Institute? The Safe Quality Food Institute is best known for their main initiative: the Safe Quality Food (SQF) Program. Respected by foodservice providers and retailers around the world, the SQF is...

Plastic Blister Pack Uses

Posted by rhelmke on Custom Packaging | Friday, October 5th, 2012 | 1 comments

Blister packaging is suitable for a variety of needs: for packaging medical and pharmaceutical materials, for retail uses and even for electronics. Blister packs are quite versatile because of their ability to properly seal items within their packaging and portray interesting graphics to properly market the product. By utilizing blister packs to their fullest potential, items can be easily displayed for consumers and protected before they are sold, especially when it comes to items such as medicines or other items that require sealing before consumption. Medical and Pharmaceutical Industry The most important characteristic needed for packaging in the medical and pharmaceutical industry is that containers provide a clean seal to prevent items from being contaminated. Blister packs provide the capability to properly seal objects within their packaging before they are to be used by either a medical practitioner or the patient. With substances such as medicines or vitamins, blister packaging provides a customized encasement, which protects the item but provides a visible window for consumers. Retail and Electronic Packaging In the retail industry, small articles such as pill batteries or...