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The Insider's Guide to Contract Packaging: New eBook

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Any business that sells a product to consumers will need to work with a co-packer at one point or another.

Whether it’s a big, established brand that needs to get massive quantities of product packaged and out on retail shelves quickly, or it’s a small team of entrepreneurs that lacks the manpower and resources to get their new item in proper packaging, a co-packer’s job is to fulfill those needs and more.

Contract packaging companies are equipped with the tools, skills, and knowledge to meet special regulations that ensure producers are in compliance and sell a consistent product. Kosher, organic, gluten-free, and non-GMO are all labels that appear on food and beverages out on the market today, and the right co-packer will work closely with various agencies to ensure all packaging provided to their partners meets proper requirements.

Finding, evaluating, and hiring the right contract packager to work with your team can be a challenge. There are numerous co-packing operations out there, but determining which company will view your team as a strategic partner, and is willing to create a working relationship built on trust, can be a daunting task.

Contract Packaging eBook

In our new eBook, we provide an inside look into the world of contract packaging and offer tried-and-true solutions for brands to select and get the most out of their co-packer. 

In this guide, you will understand how successful companies:

  • Create a lasting partnership with their co-packer
  • Find the packaging partner that will fully satisfy the needs of their team and product
  • Understand whether or not the co-packer’s equipment and resources can get their particular project done
  • Determine the best time to work with a contract packaging company
  • Evaluate their co-packer based on several key factors
  • Save money by choosing the right co-packer and building a lasting partnership
 

Discover the benefits of contract packaging, how to fully utilize your co-packer, and why you should invest in contract...

Posted by StandUpPouches.net on Thursday, January 28, 2016

 

Brittany Nader

Written by Brittany Nader

What LEGO’s Sustainable Packaging Teaches Us About Overseas Innovation

Since 1949, children across the globe have fawned over tiny, plastic, interlocking bricks.

LEGOs are a not only a classic toy but a staple in many households. Many kids beg their parents to take them to the majestic LEGOLAND, an amusement park where all their wishes and dreams could come true.

Why Nestlé, Unilever & PepsiCo are Banning Oxo-degradable Plastic Packaging

Originally marketed as an eco-friendly packaging material, new evidence regarding the potentially negative impact of oxo-degradable plastics has led a number of companies and governments to restrict their use.

More than 150 companies and global organizations, including Nestlé, Unilever and PepsiCo, have recently endorsed a total ban on the material in light of its potentially negative environmental impact.

Oxo-degradable plastic packaging, which includes select plastic pouch bags, is often marketed as a solution to plastic pollution because it claims to degrade into harmless residues within a period ranging from a few months to several years. However, oxo-degradable plastics do not degrade into harmless residues, but instead, fragment into tiny shards of plastic that actually contribute to plastic pollution.

Often, consumers think that because a material is biodegradable, it can be composted or even littered on the ground, because, it is thought, the material will break down into nothing over time. This actually ends up leading to an increase in pollution, since consumers don’t end up recycling or repurposing the material, and misconceptions about how the plastic will degrade leads them to end up putting it back into landfills.

What is important to note in this case is that although oxo-degradable plastics are biodegradable, being biodegradable does not necessarily mean that a material is eco-friendly. Although these plastics do break down over time, the tiny pieces they break down into are still plastics that contribute to pollution — they do not degrade into nothing or into another usable substance.

For companies looking to make the switch to sustainable packaging, it is important to consider that sustainable packaging does not necessarily mean biodegradable packaging, and vice versa.

Why New FDA Guidelines Could Bring Big Changes to Pet Food Packaging

Today’s consumers are demanding transparency and accountability from all types of products, and pet food is no exception.

Greater scrutiny over pet food ingredients, and an increasing demand for responsibility, sustainability and complete transparency from pet food manufacturers is driving change within the industry. As the consumer demand for “clean” pet food labeling evolves as a major topic within the world of pet packaging, FDA guidelines are shifting.

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