Packaging has a direct impact on every person and every business, every day. But how much do we really know about how it was sourced? Designed? Created? Shipped? Or delivered? Packaging Unwrapped Sessions sets out to celebrate everything packaging as well as understand the complexities it holds across an array of industries... while sharing a few stories and opportunities along the way. Hosts Shannon Curran and Michael Ireland are curious to learn from leaders who are making a difference today. Learn along with us!
Finding Your Flow with Automation
With all the current challenges businesses have, when is a good time to automate your packaging? Chris Baum discusses identifying equipment solutions to improve process efficiencies – some that weren’t thought possible… Whether it’s finding savings or addressing labor issues, an investment in packaging automation gets product moving.
Show Notes https://www.packagingunwrapped.com/article/finding-your-flow-automation
Aligning values throughout the rigid packaging business
“Wherever you are, you are my customer.” Daniel Caceres tells his story of adopting this sales philosophy, and applying other important business values to rigid packaging. We learn about the journey that helped shape Daniel’s perspective… beginning in his father’s restaurant in Columbia and continuing through his sales and management career that brought him to the United States.
Show Notes https://www.packagingunwrapped.com/article/aligning-values-throughout-rigid-packaging-business
Protecting the Products that Protect Lives
Safety is paramount for packaging designed for the medical device and pharmaceutical industry. With Michael Parks, we discuss how to elevate traditional packaging to meet and exceed guidelines to secure the product… like how to balance the demand for more sustainable materials and efficiencies with safety, transparency in supply chains, and methods to help prevent imitations.
Show Notes https://www.packagingunwrapped.com/article/protecting-products-protect-lives
A Fresh Take On Food Packaging
We know the importance of what we put in our bodies, but do we consider the importance of what the food came in? Jim Wynne discusses how packaging can help reduce food waste and how new packaging technology can improve sustainability. We’ll also look at solutions for a broad range of food producers, from the freezer aisle to the meat counter, and the value of a holistic approach to the supply chain.
Show Notes: https://www.packagingunwrapped.com/article/fresh-take-food-packaging
The impact of innovation and sustainability in packaging
Where does sustainability start – and where does it end? What exactly does it mean to be sustainable? Bin Jiang guides us on a journey of challenges and innovations that have global impact.
Where does sustainability start – and where does it end? What exactly does it mean to be sustainable? Bin Jiang guides us on a journey of challenges and innovations that have global impact. Working with customers and vendors to evaluate sustainable options with material selection, process efficiencies, package design, and life cycle analysis to meet or exceed environmental goals.
Does Your Packaging Pass the Test?
With a considerable shift to eCommerce, products need to meet seller criteria while still being protected. From Austin Given, we learn about the range of targeted packaging testing and certifications that are available – including using computer simulations or specialized equipment testing to evaluate shock, vibrations, compression, and thermal conditions. And when the products don’t pass the test, how structural designers and material experts redesign to get better results.
Show Notes: https://www.packagingunwrapped.com/article/does-your-packaging-pass-test