Here at Plastic Ingenuity, we’re continuously examining industry trends and learning as much as we can about the packaging industry. That’s why we’re pleased to announce the organizers of the 2014 Thin Wall Packaging Conference have invited Michael Schubert, our production engineer manager, to host a workshop on the Safe Quality Food (SQF) certification for food packaging.
Here at PI, our plastic packaging design team faces unique challenges all the time. As consumer trends and priorities change with the times, packaging companies like us need to adapt and stay versatile. That's why this month, we're focusing on some of the biggest and most recent challenges faced by today's packaging design industry. We'll be looking at what consumers like, what they need and what a packaging company has to do to keep up. Our first entry is focusing on a consumer trend that's reshaping plastic packaging.
We can't help getting excited over the latest trends in plastic packaging. While other people are perfecting their fantasy baseball rosters and browsing the web, we're reading up on the latest recycling statistics and innovative design awards. And sometimes we pick up on cool trends we want to share. In our new blog series, you'll learn about some of the hottest and latest trends in the plastic packaging industry, and how they have an impact on other industries, too.
Like so many of the plastics we work with here at PI, High Impact Polystyrene, or HIPS, is something that a great deal of people encounter almost every single day. Clear, brittle and impact-resistant, this amorphous material has a low shrink rate and is safe enough to use in different food-related applications.
PET plastics are popular for plenty of reasons, not the least of which is their clarity—remember, this is a plastic that you use when you want to show off your product. If you don't necessarily need something transparent, but you want something strong and resilient, CPET could be exactly what you're looking for.