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July 22, 2020
The definition of smart packaging is hard to capture in a nutshell since it is an umbrella term that applies to many different types of technologies and packaging materials.  One form of smart packaging is the integration of technology with packaging materials to enable the collection and sharing of data, giving people access to valuable ...
July 22, 2020
Protecting fragile items from damage in transit is easier said than done. Most people have experienced the disappointment of opening a box, only to find their glassware or ceramic bowl has been shattered to pieces. When breakage occurs in, say, a $100,000 shipment of glassware or ceramic bowls, not only will a massively expensive return ...
July 20, 2020
Vacuum packing is a process used in the food industry — and at home — to preserve certain types of foods and drinks. Vacuum packing systems run the gamut from simple, manually operated machines that can sit on a kitchen counter to high-speed, fully automated thermoforming devices integrated into high-volume food processing lines. Regardless of ...
June 30, 2020
GWC Packaging provides a range of automatic packaging machine options, including taping machines, stretch film equipment and other automated systems, that can offer manufacturers and distribution channels significant benefits. If your secondary packaging processes are primarily or completely manual, here are some ways that equipment might improve your operations.  Automated Packaging Benefits  Faster Throughput. Manual ...
May 28, 2020
The purpose of packaging is obvious: to ensure the contents of your shipment are undamaged and unspoiled during transport. However, the consequences of broken or rotten products are often underestimated. Unless swiftly addressed, these mistakes can create costly returns and reshipments, which irritate and inconvenience customers. Too many snafus also interrupt and add cost to ...
May 8, 2020
Vendor-managed inventory (VMI) is widely used in the packaging industry to help customers streamline operations and reduce costs associated with the procurement and storage of packaging materials. GWC Packaging has years of experience delivering vendor-managed inventory benefits to our customers. We highly recommend a VMI program if you haven’t yet looked into it. What Is ...
May 3, 2020
There are many advantages of just-in-time (JIT) inventory, which is why it is one of our most popular inventory management options. The bottom line with our JIT service is that it gives you more space, time and money to invest in your core business. What Is Just-in-Time Inventory? JIT is a management system designed to ...
March 30, 2020
Stretch film is the most popular, versatile and effective packaging material for unitizing palletized and unpalletized loads for shipment via LTL, FTL and rail. Stretch film rolls are made primarily from polyethylene resins specifically formulated to produce a film that is highly stretchable and yet also extremely strong. Here is a rundown on the most ...
March 25, 2020
Properly packaging a box helps prevent your item(s) from being damaged in shipment. To avoid product damage that strains customer relationships and forces you to process costly return and replacement orders, review these simple but important guidelines and techniques.  Select the Right Box Size: Ideally, the box should be big enough to contain your product ...
March 16, 2020
If you’re considering an automatic packaging machine for stretch wrapping, case sealing or some other part of your packaging operation, it’s important to consider all the pros and cons. Many companies believe that because manual packaging activities are comparatively slow, they should be automated whenever possible. While this is quite often the case, make sure ...