Milliken Puts Clarity, Aesthetics and Sustainability in the Spotlight at K 2013

Booth # Hall 6 A27 – Düsseldorf, October 16-23, 2013
Leading polyolefins additives supplier Milliken will greet K 2013 visitors with a full package of value-adding product innovations and services focused around the industry’s priority themes of clarity & aesthetics, productivity improvement, property optimization and sustainability.

Milliken’s additive solutions on-show at K 2013 embrace the performance and productivity requirements of plastics processors, offering outstanding optical and physical properties balanced with productivity increases and energy efficiency for injection molded, blow molded and extruded polyolefin-based applications. They advance low temperature processing and set new benchmarks in the aesthetics and performance of polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene (PE), contribute to new opportunities for inter-material replacement, enable lighter weight parts, and promote more sustainable end-applications based on advanced polyolefins.

“Sustainability is a key driver across Milliken’s portfolio,” comments Allen Jacoby, business manager, plastics additives Milliken. “Customers using Milliken additives can save material, save energy, save time and save money, all while achieving high quality end products. In addition, the assurance of reliable supply and technical support helps our customers maximize their processes and applications. Processors, designers and brand owners attending K 2013 will get a valuable insight into the exciting possibilities generated by our cutting-edge development, for applications from food storage containers and beverage cups to interior automotive components.”

Products representing these benefits at K 2013 will include: Millad NX 8000 and NX 8500E clarifying agents for PP; Hyperform HPN 68L, HPN-20E and HPN-600ei nucleating agents for PP; Hyperform HPN-20E nucleating agent for PE; and Hyperform HPR-803i reinforcing agent.
Combining energy savings with excellent transparency: Millad NX 8000 clarifying agent for PP.

The rapid conversion of 70% of the clarified polypropylene market to Millad NX 8000, considered to be the clarifier of choice for new transparent PP applications, indicates the high value placed on its ability to deliver productivity improvements of up to 18%, energy savings of up to 13% and 10% reductions in carbon dioxide emissions, in addition to giving a fresher, cleaner look to PP-based applications.

The clarifying innovation finally makes it possible for PP parts to be made with optical properties until now only associated with more glass-like polymers such as polycarbonate, crystal polystyrene, and acrylics. With its lower density, PP provides a solution that is less costly and with a lower carbon footprint—in short, more sustainable. Polystyrene is already being replaced by PP containing Millad NX 8000 for thermoformed food containers and cups for cold drinks, while some coffee blenders are now using new PP grades instead of polycarbonate.

Supporting the general trend towards higher-flow and faster-processing grades of PP, the solubility of Millad NX 8000 in PP is far better than previous generations of clarifying agents. This is especially important in the production of housewares and thin walled products, where processors are constantly searching for productivity improvements.

Over the three years since K 2010, Milliken has been focusing on helping converters to process polypropylenes clarified with Millad NX 8000 at lower temperatures to improve productivity and save energy. It has also been working closely with specifiers to achieve their sustainability targets by replacing materials like polystyrene as well as PET and PC, and it has also been working with resin producers on new developments in high MFR PP injection molding grades.

Millad NX 8500E is a variant of NX 8000 that has been fine-tuned for extrusion-blow molding (EBM) polypropylene applications. Use of Millad NX 8500E can simplify production of multilayer bottles for example, since the same grade of PP can now be used for the outer layer and for the inner layer. The special formulation of Millad NX 8500E helps improve gloss on the inside and outside of bottles. This is an important feature for products such as bottles for shampoos and detergents, where brand owners strive to have their products stand out on the shelves.

ClearTint polymeric dyes from Milliken are an ideal complement to Millad clarifying agents. Unlike more conventional dyes, they are non-extractable and suitable for food contact applications. Nor do they affect part shrinkage, which can be a problem with pigments often used in polyolefins.

Improving productivity and optimizing properties: nucleating agents for PP Hyperform is the first family of nucleating agents for PP that directs balanced orientation in processed parts resulting in excellent dimensional stability, improved physical properties, and reduced warpage and shrinkage. As a result it addresses many of the critical processing, part-consistency, and physical property issues facing manufacturers. In addition, the effect of Hyperform nucleating agents on PP crystallization temperature results in up to 15% increase in productivity for convertors. Easy to use, Hyperform products disperse well, even in high melt flow resins where traditional nucleation technologies may not.

At K 2013, Milliken will demonstrate the benefits of its Hyperform nucleating agents as more effective and cost-efficient alternatives to additives such as talc and sodium benzoate. Hyperform HPN-600ei offers opportunities for better transparency, light weighting and replacement of PET and PS in thermoforming. HPN-600ei can be incorporated into sheet extrusion and thermoforming grades of PP to provide excellent aesthetics, rather than the yellowish appearance that is common in conventional polypropylene. The overall effect of balanced orientation induced by HPN-600ei is the reduction of warpage in the final parts resulting in reduced cycle times and the ability to stack parts without nesting issues.

Opportunities to override the nucleation of pigments and maximize production and part quality and consistency can be gained through the addition of Hyperform HPN-20E to injection molding grades. Benefits for typical applications include fine-tuning CLTE (coefficient of linear thermal expansion) in grades for automobile bumpers and instrument panels, cycle time reduction and warpage elimination in the production of pallets and crates, and increased processability and optic enhancement in packaging. Hyperform nucleating agents are also used in profile extrusion, such as pipe applications where they offer improved stiffness, surface smoothness and processability.

…and also for PE
Visitors to the stand will also be able to quiz Milliken experts on progress the company has made on improving nucleation in polyethylene. Hyperform HPN-20E enables PE to be used in even more diverse packaging applications than ever before. It increases the crystallization temperature of the polymer, allowing earlier de-molding of parts, cutting cycle times and increasing productivity up to 10% and in some cases by as much as 20%. Hyperform HPN-20E is suitable for high barrier high-density polyethylene (HDPE) blown film, industrial blow molded containers, caps and closures, and extruded tubes, as well as in linear low density PE (LLDPE).

Performance enhancements for PE include improvements to barrier in film and to the environmental stress cracking resistance (ESCR) of tubes, an increase in ESCR and top load for industrial containers, and pigment leveling for caps and closures (C&C). Hyperform HPR-803i reinforcing fibers for a more sustainable automotive industry.

Milliken’s synthetic reinforcing agent Hyperform HPR-803i allows automotive designers to create parts that are up to 15% lighter without compromising performance. Hyperform HPR-803i is added at a lower addition rate than mineral fillers to polypropylene compounds, so the compounds have a lower density. Used alone or with talc, it helps automakers meet weight reduction targets and produce cars with reduced fuel consumption and lower vehicle emission.

Hyperform HPR-803i compounds are suitable for injection molding operations originally designed for talc-filled compounds, simplifying testing requirements and reducing implementation costs. PP compounds reinforced with HPR-803i maintain their mechanical properties even after multiple recycling and compounding operations. Part surface appearance can also be improved, and HPR-803i lets processors reduce pigment usage while still meeting color requirements. Scratch appearance is improved, which can allow for further formulation optimization.

Compounds containing Hyperform HPR-803i can be processed on existing conventional injection molding equipment, without processors having to make additional investments (unlike with other technologies).

About Milliken
Milliken is an innovation company that has been exploring, discovering, and creating ways to enhance people’s lives since 1865. Working from our laboratories, application and development centers around the world, our scientists and engineers create coatings, specialty chemicals, and advanced additive and colorant technologies that transform the way we experience products from automotive plastics to children’s art supplies. With expertise across a breadth of disciplines that also includes floor covering and performance materials, the people of Milliken work every day to add true value to people’s lives, improve health and safety, and make this world more sustainable.

Millad, Hyperform and ClearTint are a registered trademark of Milliken & Company.
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Polychim and Milliken Take Homopolymer PP Performance for Packaging Applications to a New Level

Polychim is setting a new benchmark in the performance of homopolymer polypropylene (PP) in packaging applications with the launch of a new thermoforming PP offering excellent aesthetics, high quality and faster throughput to converters.

Polychim’s homopolymer PP grade HA31XTF draws on the unique benefits of Milliken’s nucleating innovation, Hyperform HPN-600ei, to overcome the performance trade-offs associated with conventional nucleated PP homopolymers in thermoforming applications.

Hyperform HPN-600ei stimulates an improvement in the aesthetics of final parts, achieving superior transparency and reduced yellowing for thermoformed goods compared to traditional nucleated homopolymers. As a result, new grade HA31XTF outperforms Polychim’s previous conventional nucleated homopolymer for thermoforming through better haze and less yellowing.

HA31XTF offers balanced physical properties, including favorable stiffness/impact balance and isotropic shrinkage behavior that avoids warpage. The combination of Polychim’s resin technology with the high crystallization temperature and isotropic shrinkage behavior provided by Milliken’s Hyperform HPN-600ei nucleator also gives the possibility for thermoformers to improve productivity by up to 10% and reduce costs.

For converters, the package of combined benefits means an exciting new opportunity to achieve desired quality benefits plus more cost-efficient production based on faster production cycles. The grade is aimed at clear PP & opaque thermoformed applications such as food packaging.

“Through listening to our customers it became clear that there was a definite gap in the PP homopolymer market for a solution offering both better production cycle times and enhanced end-product quality,” comments Bo Oxfeldt, vice president at Beaulieu International Group and responsible for the European and North American PP business. “As a result of Polychim’s close collaboration with Milliken, we have been able to address this balance and develop an improved homopolymer PP that offers the upgrade in performance the market has been looking for.”

About PolyChim
Polychim Industrie is a European producer of polypropylene (PP) which together with its Louisiana based sister company Pinnacle Polymers belongs to Beaulieu International Group. Located in Dunkirk on the northern coast of France, Polychim has specialized in homopolymer PP since its start up in 1990. Polychim PP has a wide variety of applications including bulked continuous filament (BCF) yarn, fiber, stretched tape, carpet backing and adhesive tapes. In addition to extrusion and compounding, Polychim PP is also used for injection molding for such items as food containers, cosmetic boxes, jars and bottles, or garden furniture.

About Milliken
Milliken is an innovation company that has been exploring, discovering, and creating ways to enhance people’s lives since 1865. Working from our laboratories, application and development centers around the world, our scientists and engineers create coatings, specialty chemicals, and advanced additive and colorant technologies that transform the way we experience products from automotive plastics to children’s art supplies. With expertise across a breadth of disciplines that also includes floor covering and performance materials, the people of Milliken work every day to add true value to people’s lives, improve health and safety, and make this world more sustainable.

Hyperform is a registered trademark of Milliken & Company.

Milliken is a registered trademark of Milliken & Company.

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Unipetrol RPA Launches New Product to Up Aesthetics and Performance in Thermoformed Packaging

Unipetrol RPA is passing on the clear benefits of collaboration to its packaging sector customers with a new low melt flow rate HPP grade based on Hyperform HPN-600ei. The new development, Mosten FT005, significantly ups the aesthetics and processing performance of thermoformed rigid packaging, such as beverage cups, yogurt pots and trays.

New Mosten FT005 is a bimodal polypropylene homopolymer (hPP) resin incorporating Milliken’s unique Hyperform HPN-600ei nucleating innovation with an antistatic agent. The grade brings significantly improved transparency and a glossy surface to end-products, leading to better aesthetic appeal. At the same time, its well-balanced processing properties ease parts production for converters.

Mosten FT005 is the result of intensive co-operation between Unipetrol, its R&D center Polymer Institute Brno (PIB) and Milliken. Following initial discussion and research of market needs, PIB provided technical support to Unipetrol throughout the development process. This included preparation of first laboratory samples and investigation of basic processing and mechanical properties. Milliken not only supplied its innovative additive, but also helped with resin evaluation during initial production of thermoformed parts.

Hyperform HPN-600ei nucleation technology improves transparency in polypropylene by enhancing the crystallization process, and it also creates an attractive ‘fresher’ look that is noticeable in both single and stacked parts produced with the grade.

On the processing side, the increased speed of crystallization induced by HPN-600ei, together with the bimodal nature of the Unipetrol PP, creates the potential to cut cycle time, raise productivity and reduce costs. An antistatic agent incorporated into the resin along with the Milliken additive eases the demolding of finished parts, which together with their improved dimensional stability and reduced tendency to warpage (thanks to isotropic shrinkage), leads to an overall improvement in product handling.

Austria-based converter Greiner Packaging, which has production operations in the Czech Republic, was brought into the project to trial Mosten FT005 on a production run for yogurt pots. The success of this market innovation was proven through the notable improvement in transparency compared to competitive materials.

“It was important for Unipetrol and our researchers at PIB to involve Greiner early in the product testing stages, to ensure Mosten FT005 would achieve the results we were hoping for on actual thermoforming lines,” concludes Stanislav Jansky, PP product manager, Unipetrol RPA. “As a result of working closely with all of the project partners, we can proudly offer our thermoforming customers a new resin that really boosts the optical properties of rigid packaging applications beyond existing levels.”

“The clear improvement in transparency achieved with Mosten FT005 will enable converters to improve the optical properties of their packaging solutions and create new opportunities for brand owners to increase the exclusivity of their products,” comments Ivo Benda, executive, Greiner Packaging Slusovice s.r.o.

About Unipetrol RPA
Unipetrol RPA is a leading Czech refinery, petrochemical and agrochemical raw materials producer, which is also reflected in the initial abbreviation “RPA”: refinery, petrochemistry, agrochemistry. The company supplies the market primarily with motor fuels, fuel oils, asphalts, liquefied petroleum products, oil hydrogenates, other refinery products, olefins, aromates, agrochemicals, carbon black, sorbents and polyolefins (high-density polyethylene and polypropylene).

The Polyolefins Unit of Unipetrol RPA is the most significant supplier of polyolefins in the Czech market. while having a unique position in Europe. Its production capacities represent five percent of the overall European production of HDPE and two percent of the European production of PP.

In cooperation with its research and development base in Polymer Institute Brno, the Polyolefins Unit also supports and participates in the modification of existing and new developmental polyolefin grades.

About Polymer Institute Brno (PIB)
Polymer Institute Brno, spol. s r.o (PIB), formerly known as the Research Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry (RIMC), currently owned by Unipetrol RPA, s.r.o. and Unipetrol a.s., has long been the base of the applied research in the field of polymers.

Having a long tradition in Ziegler-Natta catalyst research and polymer stabilisation, the position of the Institute became quite clear-cut, particularly after the building of polyolefin production plants in Litvinov in the early seventies. Since then, activities have been focused mainly on polyolefin catalyst research, new resin grade development, post-reactor modification of polymers (reactive compounding, reactive extrusion, polymer alloys, fillers), new formulations of additives (stabilisers, color concentrates, antistatics, etc.) and trouble-shooting.

The present funding of the Institute is based mainly on the revenues from contract research activities and small-scale production. Although the predominant volume of research contracts comes from the majority owner, the Institute is open to accepting projects from other domestic and foreign customers. The second important financial resource, i.e. small scale production, is oriented mostly at specialist areas in which the Institute has its own know-how (e.g. tailor-made additivation concentrates and colour masterbatches). The Institute has also been involved marginally in trade activities, and it offers services in the field of information retrieval and consulting.

About Greiner
As early as 1986, Greiner Packaging started a cooperation with an agricultural state combine in Moravia. Greiner Packaging Slušovice was established as a result of this cooperation, and since 1992 it has been integrated into the Greiner network. Greiner Packaging International is one of the leading companies in the European packaging industry. In 2011, the company achieved annual sales of EUR 446.6 million or more than one third of the total Greiner Group sales. Greiner Packaging International has a workforce of 3,103 employees at 32 sites.

About Milliken
Milliken is an innovation company that has been exploring, discovering, and creating ways to enhance people’s lives since 1865. Working from our laboratories, application and development centers around the world, our scientists and engineers create coatings, specialty chemicals, and advanced additive and colorant technologies that transform the way we experience products from automotive plastics to children’s art supplies. With expertise across a breadth of disciplines that also includes floor covering and performance materials, the people of Milliken work every day to add true value to people’s lives, improve health and safety, and make this world more sustainable.

Hyperform is a registered trademark of Milliken & Company

Milliken is a registered trademark of Milliken & Company

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Top Ten Ways to Use and Re-Use Recycled Gift Wraps?

Top Ten Ways to Use and Re-Use Recycled Gift Wraps?

Long gone are the days when eco-friendly was synonymous with tree-hugger and hippie. Today’s new shade of “green” is hip and fashionable…some even say it’s the new black. Bridging the gap between popular and fashionable culture and environmental responsibility is a critical part of supporting the environment and reversing the damage that has already been done to it. With couture clothing designers using organic fabrics and vegetable dyes, and luxury car companies producing hybrids, sacrificing quality and aesthetics are no longer part of the “green” equation. Even luxury paper products are going green!

Long gone are the days when eco-friendly was synonymous with tree-hugger and hippie. Today’s new shade of “green” is hip and fashionable…some even say it’s the new black. Bridging the gap between popular and fashionable culture and environmental responsibility is a critical part of supporting the environment and reversing the damage that has already been done to it. With couture clothing designers using organic fabrics and vegetable dyes, and luxury car companies producing hybrids, sacrificing quality and aesthetics are no longer part of the “green” equation. Even luxury paper products are going green!

One such company, Fish Lips Paper Designs, creates bold and modern graphics for a variety of paper products including gift wraps and note cards. All of their products are designed, printed and packaged in the USA on 100% recycled paper using soy & vegetable inks. The company uses the finest quality papers and insists you wouldn’t know the products were “green” unless they told you. Given the lack of exciting design in paper and stationary products, and the undeniable need to practice sustainability, Fish Lips’ owner and designer Kimi Chronis calls her products “Fashionably Responsible”.

According to Chronis, “buying recycled paper products is a great start but it’s not enough; what you do with that product after it has served its initial purpose is critical.” In an effort to increase the life span of their products, Fish Lips Paper Designs suggests reusing their brightly colored, standout designs for a variety of things. Here are their TOP 10 ideas:

10. Framed art on your wall – Use a single pattern or combine multiple designs to create a larger wallscape.

9. Personalize your coffee cup – Grab a reusable coffee cup that allows you to change the insert…talk about a morning pick me up?!?!?!

8. Cover your books – Be the envy of your classmates or dress up an old coffee table book.

7. Give new life to an old piece of furniture – Cover a tabletop or the inside of a bookshelf…use one design all over for a
sophisticated look or smaller pieces in multiple designs for a real standout piece!

6. Make drawer liners – Your socks will thank you!

5. Picture frame matting – This looks especially great with a black and white photo.

4. Cover a boring bulletin board – Change them out every month (or when you get too many poked holes)…your “To-Do List” just got more exciting!

3. Shred it – Shred it or cut it up and use to protect packages instead of Styrofoam.

2. Scrapbooking – Cut them up and use them as pages in your scrapbook.

1. Wrap another gift – Use scraps as decorative accents on another gift in place of bows or ribbons!

You can see all of Fish Lips Paper Designs’ currently available products on their website, www.fishlipspaperdesigns.com , and in a variety of retailers across the country. The next time you get (or give) a gift that is wrapped in a beautiful piece of paper, think of this list and find a way to give it a chic new purpose

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Green Laptops: The Way to the Future

Green Laptops: The Way to the Future

Concerns over global warming and its effect to the environment have put pressure on every industry to clamp down on its energy consumption. For the computer makers and users alike, the “green” laptops are the future in mobile computing.
Since energy conservation is one prime adaptation measure that needs to be done, laptops that consume less energy are slowly gaining popularity. The lists of considerations in purchasing a laptop has gone longer and now includes energy efficiency. An ideal laptop would be one that consumes less energy, along with portability, connectivity and processing capabilities.
So what features does the green laptop of the feature need to have?
Energy Efficiency
We all know that laptops are trending towards smaller, sleeker and lighter proportions. Now, the trend towards greener performance is gaining ground. This means lesser energy consumption, longer battery life, and even alternative power sources.
There are now a lot of technologies that aims to minimizing energy wastage and consumption. The interventions include tweaking internal systems to automatically shut down unnecessary computer activities that waste energy such as the auto switch to hibernate mode when inactivity is noticed. The choice of display technology is also considered. Right now, the LCDs are the most popular. But an emerging alternative is being pushed. This is the OLED (Organic Light emitting Diode). It is said to draw less power and might have good aesthetic effects on the screen.
Solar-powered options and hybrids are also said to be in the works. Some promising tests have been shown to produce feasible and in fact cheaper models. Certainly, when the going gets tough, the research and design coverage and tasks become less mundane. While companies spend much resources to improving aesthetics, a number are now beefing up their research on greener mobile technologies. This is a good sign indeed.
Disposability and Recycling
It was surmised that the laptops disposed by China in 5 years time is enough to cover the whole of Netherlands with laptop scraps. This brings us to the issue of disposability.
First, a laptop has to be hardy enough to warrant that you do not need dispose and acquire new ones very often. Secondly, proper recycling and dumping options for gadgets, including laptops need to be addressed. This could take the form of manufacturers owning the responsibilities of recycling and disposing, especially those that are very hard to dispose. A number of companies already have recycling and disposal services for its customers. There are also big name non-profits that do the job.
It would be of help of techies themselves add pressure to manufacturers by refusing to buy gadgets without disposal services being guaranteed upon purchase. This, of course, would add up to the price of the merchandise. But that would be a small sacrifice for the benefit of the world.
Another option for techies would be to donate still-operational but old laptops to charitable organizations that can put it to better reuse.
Sustainable and Environment-Friendly Packaging
Another area that is fast gaining ground is the search for organic, bio-degradable and less costly packaging. Manufacturers themselves are hard into this and you could already see improvements in the newer products. A government mandate would add up to speeding the transition to more eco-friendly and biodegradable packaging materials. GP

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Packaging, Between Functionality and Aesthetics

Packaging, Between Functionality and Aesthetics

 

The world of packaging is so wide and entered so completely in the world of commerce that we don’t even realize all the packages we normally handle: thanks to the packaging machines we can buy packs of chips, in packs of various sizes, from snack to family size, as well as crackers, bread-sticks and rusk.

The packaging systems are a salvation for the commerce: without them all the goods sold in the supermarkets and stores couldn’t be transported, and there would be no packages to attract our eyes and help us two choose the products we will buy; moreover, many products are preserved thanks to the vacuum-packs, which keep the products fresh for a longer time, giving them the time to get from their place of origin to the place in which they will be finally sold.

The machines used for the production of packages have been studied to create resistant packages of different kinds, depending on the products that need to be packed; hence, there are various machineries with forming sets with round, oval and rectangular edges, special forming sets, vertical packaging machine, vacuum-packs, alimentary and much more.

After all, the kinds of processing are as many as the kinds of packages we see every day on the stores’ shelves of our cities: chips, spaghetti, bread, sauces, ham and cheese, thinking about a little part of the alimentary products, but let’s think of the non alimentary products: pens, pencils, soaps, cigarettes, shoes, computers and…how many others things can you name? Everything we buy has got a packaging, studied to protect the product and make its transportation as easy as possible.

In fact, there are different levels of packaging: first, second and third. The first level of package is the one that arrives in our hands, it’s the one that attracts our sight in the stores, that convinces us to buy a product instead of another one, even without knowing it. The second level of package is the multiple package, that is to say the package that contains more than one unit of product: for example, the package of bottles of water, CDs, tomato sauce or tuna fish.

Then, the third level: it contains the first and the second packaging, it’s the bigger one, which serves for the transportation of the goods, so that they are protected and compact in order to occupy as little space as possible so that more goods can be transported. Of course, the packaging destined to the alimentary products have particular rules as far as the materials are concerned, which of course must not release toxic substances that would be dangerous for the food it contains.

The packing is a whole world to discover, so wide that it often becomes invisible: surrounded by every kind of packaging, we don’t realize the fundamental role they have in commerce and, as a consequence, in our day to day life.

 

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Custom CD Packaging Benefits

Custom CD Packaging Benefits

When it comes to selling your music, idea, or any product, you have to be unique and innovative not only with your content but also with how your product looks. Your product’s packaging has to captivate the customers so that they are willing to go through the trouble of actually checking out the actual product. If you do not care about your product’s appearance, then you would exit as silently as you came in simply because you haven’t given enough attention to marketing and aesthetics.

A visually stunning Custom CD Packaging can make a lot of difference to an album or a product demo CD. It can create that initial spark of interest which is the first step of product purchase. People would then examine your packaging and read your copy, then if they are further convinced that your product is good, they might purchase your album. If they won’t buy your album, they would definitely remember it’s packaging and talk about it. The point is that it starts with a creative custom packaging. Even if your product is brilliant but you do not have a catchy custom CD packaging, then people would not bother checking it out.

Why Custom CD packaging?

With Custom CD packaging, you have all the freedom to get creative with how you package your product since you are not stuck with the standard dimensions and materials. Custom CD packaging is tailor made to suit the specific needs of your product.  It is also one way of showing that you are not like the rest-that you have something important or unique to offer.

Here are some specific benefits of having your CD packaging custom made:

Two birds with one stone. A custom CD packaging does not only serve as a beautiful container to your product, but it also serves as a great advertising for your product, music, or idea. Why not give a portion of the bucks you plan to spend on advertising and marketing to your custom CD packaging? This technique would also help increase your product’s value, too.

Draws new customers. As mentioned, a custom CD packaging is tailor made to catch the eye of your target market thus you have more chance of getting more customers.  Make your custom CD packaging enticing and intriguing enough so that they would get too curious that they will eventually purchase your product.

Word of Mouth. A person who sees your kick-ass CD packaging, even if he’s not particularly interested in the content or the product you’re selling, would somehow tell his or her friends about it. ” Hey, I saw this really cool Custom CD packaging on the record store yesterday. The package has a secret message that will only show if you rub it. The band’s name is…”. If you have a really creative custom CD packaging, it’s guaranteed that people would talk about it.

Just the good feeling of knowing that you’re unique. If you have a custom CD packaging, your confidence about your product and yourself would go up because you know that you’re not just like the rest. Don’t you just love that feeling of knowing that your product is good and that you actually have given it much effort, that it’s not just another product in the market? For me, this is the most important of the things I’ve listed here because if you have confidence of what you are selling, you will have pride in it.

 

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From The Plant To The Store: Food Packaging

From The Plant To The Store: Food Packaging

When most people think of food packaging, they think of the box that holds their cereal or the can that holds their soup. While those are, indeed, examples of packaging, they are not the only type that is out there. In order to gain a better understanding and appreciation of the role of packaging in our lives – and in what we eat – it helps to take a look at the three main types of packaging: consumer packaging, group packaging and transport packaging. By learning about the different options that packaging suppliers make available to the companies that sell us our food, we can form a better picture of precisely how that can of soup or box of cereal got on the shelf at our local market in the first place.

Consumer Packaging –

Consumer packaging – sometimes referred to as primary packaging – is the type that the vast majority of us are the most familiar with. Basically, consumer packaging is the thing that you remove in order to get at the actual product. It might be a can, a box, a bag or even shrink wrap. The items that you buy at your local grocery store are contained in consumer packaging. This is the type of packaging that receives the most attention in terms of marketing, since it’s the kind that we actually look at as consumers in the store. The most thought regarding aesthetics is given to this type of packaging.

Grouped Packaging –

When a grocery store receives a shipment of things to restock its shelves with, they aren’t loose or strictly individually wrapped. After all, opening up a truck and having a bundle of cereal boxes pour out onto the ground simply wouldn’t be practical – or efficient. Instead, grouped packaging is used to bundle multiple quantities of any given food product together for easier handling. Sometimes, larger retailers sell units like this to the end user – or general public – and offer a significant discount on it. Otherwise, this packaging is most often seen strictly by store personnel and by those who restock the shelves.

Transport Packaging –

Finally, transport packaging – also known as tertiary packaging – is the heavy duty stuff that is used to get a massive quantity of a food product from point A to point B. This packaging is designed to withstand the wear and tear of being on a truck for hundreds of miles – and to handle being passed along from place to place en masse. For the most part, shipping companies and distribution centres are the only places that ever see transport packaging; it is commonly found in warehouses and other similar places, and the everyday consumer rarely glimpses it.

Packaging suppliers such as Dabron Packaging have designed three basic types of food packaging in order to help companies get their products safely onto the shelves at local stores. Most of us only ever see the consumer-level packaging, but there are two other very important types.

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