Sustainability is on the top of everyone’s mind and on the tip of everyone’s tongue. Being a sustainable company is no longer optional in this day and age. Policies and corporate standards are pushing companies to pick up on more sustainable practices in order to reduce their impact on the environment and have a better sustainable footprint.
Polymers come in a multitude of varieties and can be adapted to many different applications. There are hundreds of different types of plastics used for structural and design applications, but a relatively small amount of plastics are readily used in packaging applications.
Glass is a beautiful substrate that serves its purpose as a primary package with an elegant look of sophistication and quality. In this blog post we’ll share how glass is viewed by the consumer, the advantages and disadvantages of the substrate, as well as its applications in packaging for industries such as food, beverage cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals… all very important things!
Today ISBT and its Beverage Ingredients and R&D Technical Committee announce the launch of a significant new course to provide detailed information on the key ingredients used in beverage manufacturing.
Returnables are packaging containers that can be reused multiple times. Some reusable containers can be used hundreds of times before they reach the end of their life. For the most part, returnables are a cost equation. The increased costs and management of the containers must be compared to the cost of non-returnable containers to see if they are a viable option.
Constancy, in relation to perception, is the brain’s tendency to sense objects as unchanging, regardless of changes to sensory input. Size constancy says that the size of objects is perceived to be constant, even though change in distance makes objects appear smaller or larger.
More than ever, today’s consumers are driving change and disruption in the packaging industry. As sustainability becomes the number one moral imperative of the 21st century, it will also become an essential ingredient for long-term success. Done well, sustainability effectuates transformative change that spurs innovation, delivers bottom-line value, and presents an opportunity for a competitive edge.