4 Mistakes to Avoid When Automating Your Packaging Systems

Posted by Rob Helmke | Friday, July 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Across industries, manufacturers are ramping up production operations to meet growing customer demand. As product output increases, packaging processes must also be streamlined for optimal efficiency. To keep up with these demands while remaining cost efficient, manufacturers are increasingly turning to automated systems integration.

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Rigid Plastics for Medical Device Packaging: PET vs. APET vs. PETG vs. HIPS

Posted by Rob Helmke | Friday, July 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

In industries such as medical device packaging, where even the slightest oversight can be problematic for end users, it’s critical that products are designed with the highest possible structural integrity. From small blister packages and plastic lids to medical trays and clamshells, these protective materials must be sterile, FDA-approved, and impact-resistant to ensure end user safety.

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HealthPack 2017 Recap: Three Trends to Watch for in Healthcare Packaging

Posted by Rob Helmke | Friday, July 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Earlier this month in Denver, Plastic Ingenuity got the chance to attend HealthPack 2017 — one of the country’s leading conferences for medical device packaging professionals, from directors and managers to packaging engineers and R&D team members.

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Why Food Companies Are Turning to HPP Packaging

Posted by Rob Helmke | Friday, July 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

High pressure processing (HPP) — also known as high hydrostatic pressure (HHP) or ultra-high pressure (UHP) processing — is quickly rising in popularity within the food packaging industry.

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Barrier Films for Food Packaging Solutions

Posted by Rob Helmke | Friday, July 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Barrier films are an integral part of food packaging solutions, especially in thin plastic-based products. Because the overall success of food packaging depends on the efficacy of barrier films, it’s critical to select the right type of film for your specific application. In order to do so, several variables should be kept in mind.

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Plastic Ingenuity to Attend IDDBA 2017

Posted by Rob Helmke | Friday, July 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Our team will be attending this year’s International Dairy Deli Bakery Association (IDDBA) show from June 4-6 in Anaheim, California. Featuring the newest, most innovative products and services in dairy, deli, and bakery, IDDBA provides valuable networking opportunities while allowing attendees to hear from industry experts on a range of topics.

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Healthpack 2017 Recap: Three Trends to Watch for in Healthcare Packaging

Posted by Rob Helmke | Friday, July 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Earlier this month in Denver, Plastic Ingenuity got the chance to attend HealthPack 2017 — one of the country’s leading conferences for medical device packaging professionals, from directors and managers to packaging engineers and R&D team members.

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How Medical Device Packaging Protects Life-Saving Devices

Posted by Rob Helmke | Tuesday, November 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Although the pharmaceutical and medical device packaging industry is varied and complex, it’s dominated by three main types of packaging:

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PETG for Crystal Clear, Impact-Resistant Packaging

Posted by Rob Helmke | Tuesday, August 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and polyethylene terephthalate glycol (PETG) are two similar acronyms representing two very distinct materials. Both of these substances comprise plastics commonly used in the pharmaceutical packaging industry, but their differences in chemical compositions — that is, the addition of glycol — gives PETG more favorable characteristics for highly sensitive packaging applications.

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How to Become an In-House Thermoformer Expert

Posted by Rob Helmke | Tuesday, July 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

While a classroom education can offer great package design industry insights, a hands-on internship can provide a one-of-a-kind experience for students interested in careers as their company’s in-house thermoforming expert. We wanted to share some key ideas and considerations for these aspiring thermoformer experts.

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