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This entry was posted on 15th January 2019 by Manufacturing Blog
If you’re looking for a way to reduce costs in your business and think you have exhausted all avenues then, maybe your packaging holds the key to further reductions. Packaging can play a vital role in giving you a competitive edge, it’s got the potential to help uncover savings within your ...
This entry was posted on 19th November 2018 by Manufacturing Blog
Shipping high value, highly sensitive medical or control instruments is a delicate matter - the products are business critical and need to arrive in full working order. For this reason many products are packed in heavy unwieldy containers that can be expensive to purchase and cost a small ...
This entry was posted on 30th April 2018 by Amy Bulsara
According to Smithers Pira, the global market for industrial packaging was estimated at £40,3 billion last year with 28% of market share gained in Western Europe. That’s a lot of packaging material being used around the globe! With the increased focus on the environment, corporate responsibility ...
This entry was posted on 23rd March 2018 by Manufacturing Blog
We are currently experiencing unparalleled timber shortages in the UK markets, driven by a number of global events leading to demand outstripping supply.  Raw material prices have increased 35% since Q12016 (UK Poyry Timber Index) driving up the cost of both new and recycled timber pallets. It’s ...
This entry was posted on 30th October 2017 by Manufacturing Blog
Have you ever wondered how much your packaging really costs you? The unit price is an obvious consideration but, in reality, it’s only the tip of the iceberg. There are some other significant costs hiding beneath the surface that can affect your profits, product security and brand reputation. ...
This entry was posted on 20th September 2017 by Manufacturing Blog
Effective warehouse management is vital to ensure your products get to customers quickly and efficiently. If storage is a problem and you struggle with bulky packaging everywhere you look, it might be time to review your packaging operation. Optimised packaging will not only help you save on ...
This entry was posted on 19th April 2017 by Manufacturing Blog
Packaging materials are often exposed to different environmental conditions including humidity changes and condensation. Timber is one of the most commonly used resources in the packaging industry, but is also one of the most vulnerable to decay. This is because it is a good source of ...
This entry was posted on 9th March 2017 by Manufacturing Blog
Effective protection of your products depends largely on the quality of the packaging materials that you use. Not only do they ensure your items arrive in a good condition, but they can also help to reduce your shipping costs. Here are a few things that you should consider when deciding on ...
This entry was posted on 11th November 2016 by Manufacturing Blog
Wood is a durable and renewable natural resource that is commonly used in international trade. Over 90 percent of pallets worldwide are made of timber and it is one of the most popular packaging materials in the UK. International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures(ISPM 15) is a global ...
This entry was posted on 7th August 2014 by Manufacturing Blog
For many years Macfarlane Packaging, Design and Manufacture have provided Tri-mite packaging solutions for a number of applications. Tri-mite utilises the benefits of heavy duty corrugated board to create a container with a high strength to weight ratio. A combination of the sheet material ...

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