Justice is served by low-cost, compostable cushioning






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Posted by Rick Lingle, Technical Editor — Packaging Digest, 9/18/2013 11:18:57 AM





 

Justice Design Group packagingJustice Design GroupAs with any customized product, the lighting fixtures manufactured by Justice Design Group are made-to-order. So when the president and the plant manager of the California-based designer of residential and commercial lighting began considering new packaging solutions, product protection was a top priority. 

“Our products are highly customizable, which means we have to manufacture them again if they are broken in-transit,” explains Brandon Levin, president of Justice Design Group and grandson to the factory’s original founder. “While damage can be particularly costly to our business, the state of the construction and building industry means that we had to find a protective packaging solution that offered premium protection at the greatest value.” 

The company’s Sealed Air sales representative, Ann Regan, introduced Justice Design to Sealed Air’s new PakNatural loose-fill solution. Made from non-food renewable materials, PakNatural loose fill not only met his company’s criteria for product protection and value, but also offered environmental sustainability as a certified compostable packaging solution.

 

Hundreds of SKUs

With more than 250 different shapes and 30-plus different finishes, Justice Design fixtures are sold through a network of approximately 1,500 distributors in the U.S. and Canada that display and stock the product. The business requires a packaging solution that will protect the company’s unique and fragile ceramic light fixtures as they are shipped across the U.S. and Canada.

Before, Justice Design used an interlocking corrugated solution for blocking and bracing the fragile products. “We found that our employees had a hard time handling the previous packaging solution, which required them to wear gloves for protection against the sharp edges of the interlocking pieces,” says Levin. “We already had an existing relationship with Sealed Air from the installation of PackTiger paper packaging systems that create paper cushions for blocking and bracing our retail-facing boxed items during shipping. When [Regan] approached us about a new sustainable loose-fill solution that could reduce our costs, we told her to bring it in for testing.”

“We found that PakNatural loose fill was the best fit for their products and operations for a number of reasons,” adds Regan. “The fixtures have a lot of curves and pressure points, and this product can easily get into those areas to protect and support them.”

“I’ve described Sealed Air’s PakNatural loose fill as the ‘next generation of packaging peanuts,'” remarks Levin. “It does a great job preventing our products from moving around in the box and is lighter than the interlocking corrugate material we were using before. On top of that, the product is environmentally sustainable, which is increasingly important to many of the architects and designers we’re working with.”

 

Solution shines in tests 

The Justice Design Group conducted initial drop tests internally and then sent product to Sealed Air’s Packaging Design Center in City of Industry, CA, for additional drop and vibration tests. From there, Regan worked with the local Unisource Worldwide representative to perform drop tests and cost analyses, the results of which were presented to Levin.

After two to three months of tests, Justice Design began integrating the solution slowly into its shipping by the end of 2011. It continued to track shipments to ensure the new material was protecting their products. By the beginning of 2012, the company completely switched over to Sealed Air cushioning products.

Changes were minimal because Justice Design’s packaging operations were already set up for loose-fill packaging in the form of two overhead supply bladders, which hold approximately 60 cubic feet of PakNatural loose fill. When packing fixtures, employees first fill the boxes with about two inches of material dispensed from a bladder. Once the product is added, the remaining space is filled with at least another two inches of material before the case is tape-sealed for shipment. 

“Depending on demand, our packaging operations will pack 300 to 900 packages a day,” explains Justice Design’s plant manager Natividad Urrutia. “While demand isn’t highly seasonal, shipments do tend to pick up in the spring and again around October.” She notes that the supply bladders are refilled about twice a day. 

Urrutia reports a positive employee reaction to the changeover: “The old solution involved a machine that would fold the interlocking corrugate material, and employees reported that it was very noisy when packaging a particularly large item. Now they no longer have to wear gloves.”

The external reaction to the changeover was positive as well. “Our shipping partners are very favorable to Sealed Air packaging solutions from an insurance standpoint,” says Levin. “We included cards in our boxes to educate our customers about the new solution and the sustainable characteristics as a compostable material. 

“It can be difficult to get all of our products packaged and shipped from the West Coast to the East Coast in one piece, so we’ve been very impressed by the performance. The fact that Sealed Air’s PakNatural loose fill is an affordable, sustainable material that can keep our costs down by maintaining low claims rates and reducing the weight of our shipments is huge to us.”

 

Sealed Air Corp., 800-648-9093
www.sealedair.com

 

Unisource Worldwide, 800-864-7687
www.unisourceworldwide.com

 

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Ultra cleaning power packed in a smaller, easy-to-use bottle






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Arm&Hammer UltraNew from the makers of ARM & HAMMER, Ultra Power 4X Concentrated Laundry Detergent is an ultra-concentrated formula that’s packed with powerful stain-fighters and two scoops of baking soda to deliver cleaner, fresher clothes than the leading value brand. Packaged in a convenient, smaller and less bulky bottle that is easy to measure and store, Ultra Power is super-concentrated to give consumers powerful cleaning in every drop.

 

“From my work as a trainer, I know that strength can come in even the smallest sizes,” says Tracy Anderson, celebrity fitness expert. “I need a laundry detergent that shares the same principles to help me power through even the toughest stains. Arm & Hammer Ultra Power 4X Concentrated keeps my family’s clothes fresh and cleans with the muscle I expect.”

 

The ultra-concentrated liquid and smaller packaging of Ultra Power 4X Concentrated makes it an environmentally responsible laundry choice. Compared to Arm & Hammer 2X detergents, the ultra-concentrated liquid requires less water to produce and since the 4X bottles are smaller than 2X bottles, consumers get more wash loads with less plastic.

 

“At Church & Dwight, the consumer is our top priority and we are always exploring new ways to meet their laundry needs,” says Kevin Kuchinski, VP, Church & Dwight Fabric Care. “The introduction of Ultra Power 4X Concentrated allows us to expand our laundry portfolio and continue to give consumers what they are looking for – a detergent that delivers tough cleaning power, is convenient, and delivers strong value.”

 

Arm & Hammer  4X detergents come in two varieties, Ultra Power 4X Concentrated Refreshing Falls, and Sensitive Skin 4X Concentrated Perfume & Dye Free, which is dermatologist-tested to be gentle on sensitive skin.

 

Each variety comes in two sizes, 45oz (60 loads) from $4.97 and 90oz (120 loads) from $7.83, both available at retailers nationwide.

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Delhi Tour Agencies: Avail amazing tour package

Delhi Tour Agencies: Avail amazing tour package

Budding up of many touring agencies give clear vision that travel industry is shinning. Number of packages are designed letting explore tourists’ India.

Traveling has always been people’s top priority. We all love to unlock new places and spots. Exploring unseen destinations and getting close to smart destinations always rule our minds. Humans crave to travel and learn about new places.

People from far off places visit to new places and spots. Traveler have high inclination to explore the new destinations. Travel industry is booming because and new benchmarks have been achieved. Travelers are great source of revenue for a country. Even many earn and this mark as major source of income.

Country like India support many tourists’ destinations and travelers in big number come to the place to get introduced to the beautiful and unique places. People in India are highly dependent on the tourists’ activities and form the great source of income from them. Flourished and coming up touring agencies really proves that travel industry has really done wonders in the life of unemployed.

Delhi is the pivot when tourist visit India, the state is national capital housing amazing options. Housing galore of ease and convenience, the state also posses oodles of charm and potentials which enrapture travelers from every nook of the world. People from every corner world visit to Delhi and then leave for other cities and tourists destinations. Delhi tour agency can be easily located which are  into designing of versatile and flexible touring packages.

Delhi tour agencies cater the need of diverse travelers and fabricate wonderful holiday packages for any Indian cities. India boast many places which are ideal for spending vacations. Besides, the beautiful demographic of the country lends amazing pleasure and also smart weather. Touring agencies in Delhi provide smart holiday packages for spending beautiful vacations.

India have dedicated ample of space for the survival of wildlife. Beautiful variety of flora and fauna are  budding in various cities. Wildlife tour packages take visitors to the enthralling nature letting a view to get introduce to the various animals. Tigers, Leopards, crocodile, elephants, deer etc can be closely looked in safe way with the wildlife tour package. Travelers and visitors really relish the charm of the various animals and birds sanctuaries which are situated in India. Wildlife tour package can really take you close to the nature and memory of lifetime can be earned.

Golden quadrilateral tour is another wonderful package which are designed to make tourists aware about the beauties which are located in different cities of India. This package is amazingly designed to cater varied interests of the tourists.

Another highly revered touring package is Kashmir tour package. This state is once quoted as heaven on Earth due to the bewitching beauty and charm. The place is highly magnetic and grabs travelers’  attention. Travelers love the Kashmir tour because of the natural beauty which is present there.

Interests’ of tourists are incrementing which is due to the hard efforts of government and people associated with this domain. Many holiday packages are designed to capture the interests of the guests visiting India.

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Jack Smith is well known writter of delhi tour travel, kashmir tour package and golden quadrilateral tour. He has written many book and article on delhi tourism, palace on wheel tour rajasthan, wildlife tour packages, palace on wheel tour and delhi tour agency.

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Organic Products from the House of Runka

Organic Products from the House of Runka

According to the present scenario people are understanding the need of going green i.e. choosing the product which are either organic or eco friendly. As the changing environment, pollution, rising sea level has changed point of view of people. The best way to implement or include these things in life is from birth, as at that moment we can easily mold the kids accordingly. But even after that if we start using organic products we will truly understand their importance and qualities.

Positive effects of using Organic products:

Health Benefits: Using organic products definitely put up positive effects on health , these products can cure lots of disorders. As health is now at top priority for product manufactures as well as common man. Consumers embrace more organic and specialty products, mainstream consumer packaged goods manufacturers need to compete with products that promote wellness and overall care for body and soul.

Effects on Environment : A clean and green environment is very necessary for our complete well being and with the past industrial revolution, it is not easy to maintain a healthy environment. But by using recycled or eco friendly products we can contribute a lot for this. Also organic farming leads to a sustainable environment as it helps in maintaining soil quality, water table etc so by buying more and more organic products we can promote organic farming.

Present Market Scenario: If we compare from the last decade then we can easily find that the supply of organic products has grown dramatically. With an increased supply, prices have gone down, and that was always a barrier to people who wanted to go organic but didn’t want to increase their household budget on food. The costs for rest of the things is not varied much so for that the demand is increasing at a bit slower pace ,but in the few coming years it will be comparatively very less.

Our mission: Our goal is to provide one stop shopping for all environmentally friendly products. We are committed to growing the site by continuously adding new products from sources throughout the world. To show our commitment we urge you to share with us items that we may not currently offer. We will do our best to become a source for anything that promotes a healthier environment and a better way of life to everyone.

We are associated with Runka.com , website was born from a concern that all of us share in preserving the planet. The site provides opportunities for purchasing both practical and exotic products that promote recycling and the use of sustainable materials.That ulitmately leads to clean and green planet.

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