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Think of this place as a useful guide to anyone, from newcomers to the most experienced professionals, in the packaging industry. 
If you have any questions, or if something here gave you an idea for your own packaging, feel free to reach out to our team of packaging experts.


Let's Talk: Copolyesters (PETG/PCTG/PCTA)

Topics: Materials, Plastic, PETG, PCTG, PCTA

PETG, PCTA, and PCTG are glycol-modified copolyesters, or otherwise known as “glass” polymers.

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Let's Talk: Extrusion Blow Molding

Topics: Process, Manufacturing

Extrusion Blow Molding (EBM) is a common blow molding technology used with many different types of plastics, including, but not limited to, PP (Polypropylene), HDPE (High Density Polyethylene), PETG (Polyethylene Terephthalate Glycol) and PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride). It’s commonly used for containers requiring special barriers to oxygen and moisture to improve stability.

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Let's Talk: PMMA (Polymethyl Methacrylate)

Topics: Materials, Plastic, PMMA

PMMA, being the first transparent thermoplastic material, contributed to the use of plastic materials as a substitute for optically transparent glass applications.

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Let's Talk: Glass Bottle Recycling

Topics: Process, Glass, Materials

Glass containers offer a highly sustainable solution to your packaging needs. Glass is 100% recyclable and if recycled properly it will never lose its purity or its quality no matter how many times it is reused. Glass recycling is also an efficient and effective process that can turn old glass bottles into a completely new product. This recyclability is not only important for the environment, but also for manufacturers, because it can save money and reduce emissions.

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Let's Talk: Capacity

Topics: Packaging, Capacity

The two most important container measurements are overflow capacity (OFC) and net fill capacity (NFC). Understanding the difference between the two can assist in picking the correct package for your application and minimizing the amount of filling and label claim errors.

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Let's Talk: Mist Sprayers

Topics: Pumps, Closures, Sprayers

We all know what a mist sprayer does, deliver a spray of mist to dispense a product, but have you ever wondered how it worked?

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Packaging Project Essentials

Topics: Essentials, Packaging

Innovation in the packaging industry is fast-paced and never ending. Adapting to the rapidly changing packaging landscape requires a forward-thinking approach to finding high-quality, unique, and innovative packaging solutions that will serve the evolving needs of your customers.

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Let's Talk: Closures

Topics: Closures

Finding a package for your product is only the first part of the job, now you need to make sure your product will pass seal & weight loss and how the bulk is to be dispensed. This where you much choose your closure.

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Let's Talk: Decoration

Topics: Process, Decoration, Printing

One of the most important factors in successfully achieving your desired look is in the way your package is decorated.

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Let's Talk: PCR

Topics: Materials, Plastic

With environmental concerns on the rise, post-consumer resin (PCR) can be used as a ‘green’ alternative to your packaging solution. PCR resin is the recycled product of plastic waste created by consumers. Depending on the project, PCR materials can offer many benefits, such as decreased carbon footprint, increased profit, reduced costs, and improved brand image; but there’s still a lot of confusion about them.

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