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When it comes to contract packaging, companies are increasingly looking to consolidate their code printing requirements. Requiring multiple devices to print onto different sizes and substrates is costly and inefficient. Companies now need to offer a full service solution to be relevant and competitive.

The contract packing industry is thriving. But a strong market inevitably brings strong competition. Many consumer packaged goods manufacturers look to outsource processes not core to their business, and so contract packers need to be competitive to either keep or acquire business.

New innovation means the snack foods industry is thriving, with this in mind find out how to cut costs and minimise downtime on your production line.

Read what EU Country of Origin Regulations mean for the snack foods industry, and how you can improve profitability whilst remaining compliant.

Downtime means missed production targets. Especially when you are running your line all day, every day.

So how can you increase the uptime of your line? One of the most cost effective ways is to assess your coding solution. Here are 3 easy ways to do this.

One of the fastest growing trends in packaging is the stand-up pouch, which has seen significant growth over the last five years in a number of key markets around the world. There are a number of reasons for the growth, including perceived benefits for consumers, but what are the benefits for packagers and manufacturers?

British craft beer and real ale is seeing increased demand around the world, not just in traditional markets, but also new markets such as Russia, China and Brazil. This represents a great opportunity for British micro-breweries, however it can also pose a challenge when it comes to exporting beer over long distances due to the limitations and costs of steel kegs.

As with other types of chemicals manufacturing, the profitability of darkroom chemicals manufacturing can be improved with small changes on the production line. An ideal area to cut costs is with your product coders, since they come right at the end of the production line. Read on to discover how.

Thanks to rising energy costs and tougher emission targets, many fertiliser packaging companies are seeing squeezed profits on already tight margins. But how can costs be cut to improve profitability?