Packaging Industry News & Information from CJK – Feb. 2015

Recycling: Which one has a smaller footprint? Plastics or Alternative Materials?

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Photo Credit: greenerpackage.com

How do alternative packaging materials compare with plastics when it comes to energy use and greenhouse gas emissions? Click Here to read the full article.

With growing concerns of the environment and the effects that humans have on the future of our planet’s well-being, corporations are under increased pressure and initiatives to show responsibility when it comes to the footprints that we leave behind. This is especially true when it comes to product packaging as it more often than not becomes the consumer’s responsibility to dispose of in the right way. For that reason it is important for us to make disposal options as easy as possible for the average consumer. Take a moment to visit our Sustainability Page to learn more about CJK’s efforts.

Food Packaging: CJK Passes Silliker Packaging Materials AuditCustom Plastic Food Packaging

Need to find the right solution for packaging your food products? CJK Thermoforming Solutions has passed the Silliker 3rd Party Food/Non-Food Packaging Materials Audit and is ready to help you design your perfect packaging for your product! Hot, Cold, Room temperature? Trays, Clamshells? We’ve got you covered! Check out our Food Packaging page to see examples and stir up some ideas! We are always available to talk live and brainstorm with you!

Engineering: 7 Hilariously Ingenious Engineering Pranks

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Photo Credit: pddnet.com

When it comes to eye-opening pranks, hacks, and stunts, no one can equal a team of determined engineering students. Click Here to read the full article.

Engineering the right packaging is a key ingredient in any products success in the marketplace. Whether you’re looking for final packaging to present your product to the consumer, or if you need WIP/Shipping packaging during your manufacturing process, our skilled engineering team can help you develop the ideal solution to keep your products safe and presentable. Click Here to learn more about our engineering and in-house design capabilities.

 

 

Manufacturing: Is Low-Cost Manufacturing Heading to the U.S. Next?

Photo Credit: manufacturing.net

Photo Credit: manufacturing.net

A recent survey presents a rather interesting conclusion: the U.S. is now considered the prime location for low-cost manufacturing… Click Here to read the full article.

With the world marketplace becoming increasingly competitive, companies are often faced with the hard decision of whether to outsource manufacturing operations outside the U.S., or support our domestic economy by awarding the business within our own borders. For the last 20 years or so it was widely perceived that larger savings could be achieved by outsourcing – but at what cost? New trends show that besides ease of communication, and better quality products, U.S. companies have increased efficiency through improved automation, better designs, material costs, and have become very price competitive with these alternative options. We are proud to embrace the return of outsourced packaging and are eager to see what we can do to help you improve your bottom line. Click Here to learn more about our capabilities at CJK Thermoforming Solutions.