1. Zero Waste Movement-What’s the Real Truth?

    Zero Waste Movement-What’s the Real Truth?

    Is it possible to lead a zero-waste lifestyle?  

    Yes; but, it requires extreme diligence on your part. Getting back to the basics is something that our baby boomer generation had championed. Still, it seems to be a daunting task in the present scenario. Following your conscious, you may swap plastic with cloth bags while being mindful of the waste you produce. But, when you come across the zero wasters then, you may feel insecure about the contribution you make. 

    Since we are living in a growing economy here, every product needs a dustbin to get disposed of due to its design. Gone are the days when people used to stick to organic produce, which they could easily dispose of in the soil. To this challenge, we see recycling as a solution, but it has failed too. It sometimes implies that zero waste is just an abstract and not a solution.  

    Well, zero wasters advocate recycling, which needs a circular economy to sustain and a way to write of waste from our lives. A circular economy has a restorative and regenerative approach. In a circular economy, the industry and the consumers work collectively to make things last. Here infrastructure, businesses, and individuals everyone has values, and nothing seems a waste. The idea is quite simple, "make, use, remake" over "make, use, dispose of." The ultimate goal of a circular economy is to use the products and material long enough and maximize the use of resources while keeping them in a circulating state of motion. The best example is your mobile, which is designed in a way that you can easily repair and upgrade. 

    We can have optimal use of products for a more extended time by designing them smartly that promotes re-use. Moreover, re-using and repairing seems to be the best option to increase their useful life. Also, when their life is deemed over, they can be manufactured to create a fresh product. It

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  2. Shipping wine now easier in India!

    Shipping wine now easier in India!

    The Indian wine industry has the potential of leading the race of the global wine market. The booming growth in the numbers of wine consumers from the country is somehow because of the increase in the number of Wine manufacturing companies in India.  

     Just like western countries, wine isn’t just an alcoholic drink, or fermented juice made out of grapes anymore to us, Indians. Now it has become a drink to complement our every course of meal. When combined with different kinds of food, the alcohol content in it helps in releasing the flavour and maybe that kick of flavour is what makes it lovable! 

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  3. Packaging Trends: What would Pick and What would be New in 2020

    Packaging Trends: What would Pick and What would be New in 2020

    Packaging trends change every year and 2020 will witness its new changes in terms of what packaging items would pick and what would be the new packaging technologies and ideas.

    Here are 4 packaging trends that would rule the 2020.

    Corrugated Packaging-

    Corrugated boxes have been around for a long time and with the rise of E-Commerce, they do not seem to slow down. E-Commerce industry has boosted and would go on to boost the use of corrugated packaging. Apart from that, there is a focus on sustainability and plastic replacement in the packaging industry which in turn is pushing the demand for corrugated packaging.

    Aesthetics and Minimalism-

    Aesthetics have been a significant part of packaging. Packaging designers around the world focus on creative ways to make packaging aesthetically more attractive. Many leaders in the packaging industry attribute the need for the change in the focus for aesthetics in packaging today to social media where the new generation wants to see attractive things. Another trend that would pick up would be the minimalistic design trend. As sustainability is a hot topic, people are not preferring over-engineered packaging, which is pushing minimalistic design ideas.

    100% Recyclability-

    Recyclability has been on the cards for a long time now. With increasing awareness of plastic pollution, people are preferring recyclable products as well as recyclable packaging. Companies and brands are taking the lead to bring this change, for example, Coca Cola recently started with a marketing campaign to encourage consumers to recycle its bottles. Environmentally-friendly and natural materials are going to be the norm for the future of packaging.

    Smart Packaging-

    Something absolutely new in the packaging industry that 2020 would witness is smart packaging. Augmented Reality, better known as AR techniques, such as cloud labelling, track-and-trace would grow. AR-enabled pack

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  4. A Mini Guide to Cold Shipping of Perishable Food for Small Businesses

    A Mini Guide to Cold Shipping of Perishable Food for Small Businesses

    Food by far is the most vulnerable product processed and the vulnerabilities is attributed to the perishable nature of it. Big companies can incur huge costs to ship food items which must stay cold, however small food businesses may burn a hole in the pocket that could squeeze their profits. 

    Here is a mini guide on how as a small food business you can economically ship your product that not only burdens you with extra cost and keeps your product intact. There are various conditions that affect the packaging of the product.

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  5. Types of Adhesive

    Types of Adhesive

    Packaging materials when thought about is topped by pictures of corrugated boxes, tapes, plastic bags etc. Has it ever come to your mind about the bonding agent used in packaging materials called adhesive? 

    The adhesive is like the mortar which binds the bricks in construction and thus is a building block in packaging. Adhesive sticks two objects together and these objects which stick together are called substrates. 

    There are various types of adhesives available to bind two substrates in packaging and they can be characterized by how they form the bond between the two substrates.

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  6. How Cardboard Boxes are Made

    How Cardboard Boxes are Made

    Ever wondered how cardboard boxes are manufactured? Well don’t just wonder more, we would tell you in this blog the whole process of how the cardboard box you receive every time you order something, is made. 

    Cardboard boxes start their journey from a natural resource called ‘trees’. Yes, just like paper, cardboard is made from trees as well. A cardboard box is made of flutes which are sandwiched between two liners. Fluting provides strength to the cardboard sheet and protect it from impact damage as well. In many cases these liners are made of recycled paper as well. However, every cardboard box ever made started out as a virgin paper (Kraft paper) which was made from a tree. High-quality cardboard boxes are still made from Virgin Kraft paper. 

    Step how a cardboard box is made:

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  7. Mine Some Additional Cost Savings on Corrugated Boxes

    Mine Some Additional Cost Savings on Corrugated Boxes

    Corrugated boxes are an indispensable part of storage and packing. They come with a unique blend of cushioning and structural rigidity. Ensuring right corrugated  boxes is critical for your business operations as top conditions of the products to the destination matters. Companies had been investing a significant amount of time, effort, and money. As a result, the market is on the rise.

    You would be surprised to know that the global corrugated boxes market reached a value of 176.1 billion in 2018. Therefore it would be profitable to know the estimated price of corrugated boxes, which allows brands to plan. 

    There are a great number of corrugated boxes available in the market, and cost varies depending on that. Moreover, the price increases with customizing. Here are four ways to reduce the cost of over corrugated boxes:

    Simplifying requirements:

    Brands follow the traditional route and develop packaging solutions. But, it is essential to take a step back and look at the real demand of the present to cut down cost. As products evolve through many cycles, pricing goes through many stages, so companies should come up with better costing options. You can also check the size of the boxes needed, as excess packaging may increase the costing. 

    Researching options save money:

    It’s always better to research tons of options available in the market, which helps you to weigh the pros and cons. Moreover, it is also essential to understand the requirement because once you do that, you would know that you may not require an expensive box. You can also search for different sizes available in the market to understand what suits your requirements the best.

    It’s best to optimize dimensions:

    Especially in cases of liquid packaging, if you are using corrugated boxes then, you ca

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  8. Working Out a Way Towards Manufacturer’s Pain Points

    Working Out a Way Towards Manufacturer’s Pain Points

    If you ask a manufacturer, what are your pressing pain points as you sign a contract with a packaging service provider?

    Perhaps the most emotional response to such a simple question could be, “making the process innovation and a WOW experience for its consumers.” Wowing a consumer requires some effort and companies face some challenges which are identified as pain points for the manufacturers. Let’s look into these pain points that you may be facing currently as a manufacturer:

    Unpredictable Delivery Timings

    Products delivery is out of fashion and ordering in is still in but in the new market of convenience, the packaging industry is trying to cope with this issue. Unreliable delivery schedules followed with confusion has created a havoc that whispers constraints and challenges in the ears of manufacturers.

    Lack of Robust Distribution system

    The market is suffering from the acute shortage of robust packaging. Goods are not packed in a way as to stack safely on the pallets when they are to be transported. Moreover, climate, dust, and excessive packaging seems to be the culprit and companies are failing to develop a robust distribution system that can withstand all these conditions.

    Blackhole Customer Support

    Unresponsive customer support is another issue that manufacturers face. The packaging industry is miserably failing to deliver customer satisfaction when it comes to customer support. Most of the packaging companies don’t know about your needs and program, which will make you feel like you are stuck in a black hole. 

    Limited Offerings

    You need better packaging for your items and many packaging companies tend to leave the important aspects. They design packaging boxes in generic styles or just come up with a wrong fit for y

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  9. Key Packaging Trends 2020 - Things You Need to Know

    Key Packaging Trends 2020 - Things You Need to Know

    Packaging is an all-encompassing sector that undertakes numerous marketing efforts such as technology, design, storage, shipping, and sale. The recent packaging trends have seen a major shift in the marketplace that has affected the manufacturer’s product placement and presentation. 

    When it comes to the packaging industry, you would be surprised to know that the packaging industry’s market value will reach $1 trillion by 2020. The industry has literally drove gigantic growth in recent years owing to its retail packaging trends.

    For leading players of the market, the packaging is an essential part of their business model that signifies their brand value. From a small retail shop to big E-Commerce stores the market is on swing as every product requires packaging, labelling, and sale.

    Here are a few packaging industry trends that has completely revolutionized the idea of packaging:

    Digital Printing Governing the Appearance

    With the advent of digital era, images and graphics found its way into packaging and till now there is no looking back. It went on to become a leading choice among the top brands of the market that led to the growth of digital presses by 11.9% in 2017 as claimed in a study by LPC. Inc. 

    Customized Packaging

    This is another packaging trend that allows businesses to promote their brand with full force. It focuses on the brand story that connects with the customers and help them identify the brand. Some of the classic examples of personalized packaging include:

    • Coca-Cola printing people’s names on their soft drink containers

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    Being the jagged part of shipping and packaging, corrugated boxes were once used as a liner for English top hats. Albert Jones of New York City was the one who patented it for packaging purposes after 1871. Since then, corrugated paper evolved into cardboard box types, like pizza, bakery, and take-out boxes.

    Depending upon strength, flap style, and utility, here are a few:

    1. Half-Slotted 

    Made out of fiberboard sheet, they come in simple design making it ideal for small, light stuff.

    2. Slotted

    Along with 2 width-wise inner flaps these include length-wise flaps. These 4 flaps provide extra strength at the bottom thus making it ideal to carry heavier items.

    3. Center Slotted

    It is an enhanced version of the slotted box which is strong. It comes with width-wise inner flaps and length-wise flaps long enough to meet when closed.


    4. Overlap Slotted 

    Here length-wise flaps are of the same width as of the box, making one of them overlap the other.

    5. Full Overlap Slotted 

    As the box closes, all the four flaps overlap each other because of similar size that adds thickness and strength to the base as well as the top. It ideal for heavy items such as refrigerators and washing machines.

    6. Die Cut 

    Here one flap snaps into the slots of the other as these are di

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