FIVE STEPS TO A SUCCESSFUL HOT MELT ADHESIVE BOND

The packaging industry changes rapidly as the needs of the various sectors fluctuate. However, one fact remains true nearly 80 years after the invention of the first adhesive product designed to combat the challenges of temperature and humidity—sectors of all types rely on hot melt adhesives. Read More

PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE GUIDE FOR YOUR HOT MELT SYSTEM

Some of the world’s most crucial industries utilize hot melt equipment and hot melt adhesives to accomplish the business that keeps the global economy moving. From food and beverage to appliance manufacturers, mattress manufacturers, paper products, bookbinders, and the packaging industry itself, hot melt adhesive systems are essential to packaging our most important industrial and consumer products. Read More

A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO HOW HOT MELT ADHESIVES WORK

Manufacturers in several different industries have benefited from using hot melt adhesives in the years since its development. Primarily, these manufacturers point to several qualities that contribute to hot melt adhesives becoming a packaging and bookbinding favorite for their respective sectors Read More

5 BIG TRENDS IMPACTING THE PACKAGING INDUSTRY IN 2020

When most business owners consider packaging, they do so within the scope of their own packaging needs. On a broader scale, individuals can consider packaging trends that occur within the purview of their niches, and for a good reason—food and beverage packaging trends can differ from those experienced by the pharmaceutical industry, as a start. However, packaging authorities are aware that the packaging industry experiences the overarching shifts and trends you’d expect from a global economic generator. Read More

YOUR COMPLETE CRAFT BREW LABELING CHECKLIST

If you’re a part of the burgeoning craft beer industry in the United States, you’re likely at least aware of just how much this once niche market has grown over the last several decades. However, a look at the numbers shows remarkable growth that surpassed even expert expectations. Read More

SEVEN WAYS TO REDUCE PLASTIC IN PACKAGING

PLASTIC IS A PROBLEM. It's something we've known for some time now. Despite its status as multipurpose material that is useful for many applications, plastic doesn't biodegrade and has a tendency to wind up in forests, rivers, and oceans. In fact, in the 1990s, researchers first made the world aware of the plastic congesting the world's ocean — non-biodegradable, single-use plastic more than tripled during that decade, composing 60 to 80% of the world's ocean waste. Images of sea life tangled in plastic netting, plastic can rings, and disposable grocery bags began to infiltrate news segments, leading environmental groups to rally against the use of plastic packaging. Read More

FIVE WAYS ECOMMERCE IS CHANGING PROCESSING AND PACKAGING NEEDS

Decades ago, primary packaging was the main concern of manufacturers, store owners, and consumers alike. For the most part, relatively few people handled items before they made their way into the hands of store owners and consumers. However, once the big box store came into play, bumping up the need for distribution centers around the country and warehousing of high-demand products, packaging concerns changed. Read More

Five Distillery Branding and Marketing Trends You Should Know

Depending on which historian you talk to, distillery is either an ancient process or a very old and revered one. Some suggest the origins of the modern distillery can be traced back to the 9th century, when Muhammed ibn Zakaryia Razi began his work perfecting the art of distilling alcohol. Others place the process closer to the early 17th century, when the first mention of alcohol as a recreational “aqua vitae” appeared in print. Read More

6 ISSUES TO CONSIDER AS YOU LAY OUT YOUR CRAFT BREWERY

Perhaps more than anyone, craft distillers understand the meteoric rise of the craft distillery industry in the US; the most recent data shows operating craft distilleries in the country at numbers quickly approaching 2,000, a staggering figure when you consider that there were just 57 in 2005. Read More

FOUR TRENDS THAT COULD IMPACT YOUR CRAFT BREWING PACKAGING

The beer-making trend since the dawn of the new millennia has been the shift from larger, corporate-owned beer distributors in favor of smaller microbrands. As we move into the third decade of the 21st century, it's clearer than ever that this trend is no longer a trend. It's a significant, grass-roots movement toward more diverse, high-quality beer. Most recently, this movement has embraced the contributions of local and regional breweries as a counterpoint to the distributor-owned national and import craft brands. Read More