Plastic Packaging Education
At Universal Protective Packaging, Inc. (UPPI), we believe knowledge is power. The more we know about the trends, issues and current events concerning the industries we specialize in, the better prepared we are to provide you with the most effective and innovative packaging solutions. As your packaging solutions provider, you will always have the most up-to-date information about your industry’s packaging trends. Your success is important to us!
This article answers the question, what is thermoforming and explores the factors that have an impact on product dimensionality, as well as, other important insights on dimensioning and tolerance of parts.
Sustainability in Thermoforming Industry
Savvy consumers and business owners are pushing for sustainability and environmental responsibility in all of today’s manufacturing industries. Thermoformers, producers of primarily disposable plastic packaging, are at the forefront of the sustainability discussion. This is due to the seemingly high volume of natural resources used in production, and the amount of waste generated as it relates to a single-use package.
Ultimately, sustainability is about conserving the ecological balance by avoiding depletion of natural resources. Manufacturing businesses, like thermoformers, can reduce their carbon footprint by applying…
U.S. versus China Manufacturing
Will labor costs in China continue to be lower than labor costs in the United States? Not necessarily
Do the benefits of cheap labor outweigh higher shipping costs and longer lead times? No
Wrap Rage Reality: The Truth About Plastic Packaging
What is wrap rage? Wrap rage is a popular term being used for packaging that is difficult to open quickly, easily and without bodily harm. Plastic packaging has been accused of being one of the causes of wrap rage. So, why do we see so much of it in retail stores, and can anything be done to eliminate our frustrations with this type of packaging?