Returnables are packaging containers that can be reused multiple times. Some reusable containers can be used hundreds of times before they reach the end of their life. For the most part, returnables are a cost equation. The increased costs and management of the containers must be compared to the cost of non-returnable containers to see if they are a viable option.
More than ever, today’s consumers are driving change and disruption in the packaging industry. As sustainability becomes the number one moral imperative of the 21st century, it will also become an essential ingredient for long-term success. Done well, sustainability effectuates transformative change that spurs innovation, delivers bottom-line value, and presents an opportunity for a competitive edge.
When it comes to machinery, it’s important to understand the right technology for your product and package as there is no one size fits all. Many individuals tend to spend their careers working in one industry and have limited experience with different types of fillers. In reality, there are 15 major liquid filling technologies that should be considered.
Designing encompasses many different elements, but not all creations contain every element of design. It’s the purposeful choice of including or excluding an element that creates design. There are also many considerations that go into designs. The elements of design are called design principles. Let’s look at a few design principles: emphasis, lines & shapes, texture, and contrast.