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Tell the world about your innovation through our upcoming event “Ideas & Opportunities 2013” schedule on 19th July’13 at The Leela Kempinski Gurgaon
Packaging innovation seeks to increase branding, enhance shelf appeal, eliminate waste and reduce environmental impact through improved design and the use of alternative materials. It is a continual process and many well-known innovations have been introduced over the years in packaging sector. However, there is a growing realization that packaging innovation is crucial to delivering sustainability and it now forms a key part of many companies' corporate social responsibility programs
Once analysed by our research team, your innovation can become a part of our presentations for the event.
USP of the event
- 150+ innovations from FMCG, Pharma, Cosmetics, Foods & Beverages will be covered
- Key decision makers from buyer companies going to attend the programme
- Direct contact details of the innovator for ready reference to the buyer companies
Send the entries covering following details-
- Title of the innovation
- Category (Pharma, Food, FMCG)
- Name of the innovator / Company / Team
- Contact number
- Email address
- 100 words description on the innovation. This should include-
- USP of the pack
- Technical description
- Target end uses.
- High resolution photographs (at least 4, taken from different angles)
- Additional information
- Award won
- If the pack has been commercialized or not, if yes – name of the end user company
- If the same is concept pack
- Patent information, if any
- Sample of the pack
The innovation should not be older than 2011
- You can also share case studies if you have some
Note: This is a call for “free submission” of innovations and case studies.
Send your entries to – firstname.lastname@example.org
Programme details and registration for http://www.packagingconnections.com/sites/default/files/Programme%20Details%20%20Registration%20Form.pdf
Looking forward to hear from you and see you at seminar,
Guar gum has emerged as India's top farm export. India brings approx $4.9 billion from its exports. India accounts nearly 80% of global production. It is mainly grown in Rajasthan and Haryana. This is mainly used as controlling agent in oil wells for easy drilling. It is also used in textiles, food and cosmetics industries.
This is the brighter side. This is mainly exported in IBCs and lot of times, there is a problem of moisture increase. There are apparently no ready solutions. So there is a great scope of offering some nice moisture resistant bulk packaging. If anybody has any ideas, kindly update here.
Packaging Innovations that you can use is going to be centre of gravity at Ideas and Opportunities 2013 by PackagingConnections.com
You can tell the world about your innovation through this unique packaging knowledge sharing platform. You can also share case studies if you have some that can be useful to others too.
So if you have innovations or case studies to share then please do let us know with your full contact details. We always share the information with others with full contact details so that they can contact you directly.
- Free Submission of innovations and case studies
- Innovation details ( Description with image and innovator’s contact details) will be part of the presentations/discussions
- Visibility of innovations to Key decision makers from packaging industry buyers
- Presentation hand outs will be given to all seminar participants
How to submit Innovations:
- 100 words description
- High Resolution image
- Complete contact detail of the innovator (Individual/company)
o Name, Company Name, Address, Email, Phone, Fax
Note: Incomplete innovations will not be accepted. A written confirmation will be sent to the short listed entries
About the seminar
“Ideas and Opportunities 2013” is a one day seminar organised by Sanex Packaging Connections Pvt. Ltd. This seminar aims to bring the world’s best packaging innovation under one umbrella and emphasize how current and future trends in packaging will change the global scenario.
Thank you and Enjoy Wonders Of Packaging Innovations!
Programme Manager: Ideas and Opportunities 2013
Packaging artwork designing and management services: Strategic alliance PackagingConnections and Paulmiger
We have successfully completed our survey on Artwork Designing and Management. The survey results clearly direct us that there is an urgent need of organized packaging artwork designing and management services. The response came from across the globe through PackagingConnections’ readers.
Encouraged by this, PackagingConnections has done a strategic alliance with Paulmiger who are deep into organized artwork designing and management. PackagingConnections would combine it with their project management and key account management concept to make sure that customers get the best value for money.
The following services would be offered:
Conceptualisation and Design creation
1. Identifying benchmark category & brand in the market
2. Creating 3 different design routes.
3. Copy/tagline is written based on the requirement
4. 3D mockups/prototypes (digital) are created.
5. Paper dummy if needed.
1. Designing range of products. E.g. Packaging design for a bathing soap with different variants such as Jasmine, Rose, Sandal etc.
1. Different SKUs – ( 100g, 200g, 1kg, 5kg etc)
2. Same artwork adapting for bottle label, pouches, tubes etc
1. Once the master design is approved, a complete artwork is created with the actual Key Line Drawing.
2. Back panel info like ingredients, directions of use, PCRO panel, barcode, Mfg address, Mkd. by etc (whichever is applicable)
3. Quality check & proofreading of the artworks before sending for approval.
1. Creation of final high-resolution packshots/prototypes of the product.
1. Product photo shoot for packaging design
2. Food photography
1. When artwork is finalized, high-resolution files are uploaded and a link is sent to client/vendor.
2. A CD along with color prints of final artwork are dispatched at the same time as a backup.
1. File conversions in different formats for different vendors
2. Coordinating with vendors to sort out any issues/requirements regarding artwork files & printing
Artwork Management Services:
- We have the capacity to deliver high volumes with accuracy that you require which will increase your productivity & profitability.
- Currently we do 150 artworks per day with 98% accuracy. We can work cross platform and we have the expertise in all standard tools.
- We have identified best practices for exceptional performance after a lot of trials & testing.
- We provide comprehensive and customized Solutions with efficient workflow & a cost-effective global delivery.
- Our services will save you time, lower operating costs and generate higher profits.
- We have very strict QC policies and we do a regular audit of the process as well as the quality of work. In the audit if we see a scope to improve the workflow, we do it time to time.
- We have a process in place which we follow for workflow management. Right from the time when job comes in up to delivery, we track every step.
- We have the capacity to deliver high-volumes with accuracy & quick turnaround and reliability to complement your existing team and outside agencies.
- We provide design services to clients in the U.S.A., Europe, Middle East, Central Asia and India.
How we do it:
· We have a team of skilled, well trained & experienced thinkers – each one of them an expert in what they do.
· Our web-based internal workflow system provides greater efficiency and helps in quick turnaround.
· Process driven workflow & resource management enables us to handle seasonal rise in volumes of work.
· Customized workflow & process depending upon need of the project.
· Continuous monitoring & audit of the work by key persons to ensure the quality.
What we can do for you:
We can provide a customized process, based on your needs. Our strategic partnership delivers following benefits to the clients:
· Industry Expertise & Experience
· Quick Turnaround
· Lower operational costs, generate higher profits and gain a competitive edge, without having to invest in-house.
· With the help of the process driven workflow & documentation we can meet the expected quality benchmark & on-time delivery without compromising the accuracy.
On this alliance, Mr Sandeep Goyal Founder & CEO Of PackagingConnections said that this alliance would raise the standard of artwork designing and management services through outsourcing method. This would also reduce the costs and would fasten the process. This is truly in line with PackagingConnections’ philosophy to improve the standards of packaging through consulting and outsourcing called PackagingKpo.
Ms Deepa Vaishampayan, CEO of Paulmiger said this strategic alliance will provide comprehensive solution of global standards with integrated services including packaging designs, artwork management in terms of good quality and fast turnaround. I am sure the clients will get world class professional services. Companies can focus on their core competencies by outsourcing the artworks management.
Thank you and Enjoy Wonders Of Packaging!
Programme Manager : KPO
- Opportunity to discuss critical packaging issues and find their solution through open house forum – “i-PACK”
- Packaging exercise through our interactive session – “Pack Tonic”
- Hard bound copy of the presentations covered
- Certificate of participation
- Decision makers from –
- Retail giants
- Pharma companies
- Food & Beverages
- Marketing / Brand Managers
- 100+ Innovations will be covered from Pharma, FMCG, Cosmetics and Flexible Packaging sectors.
- Case studies that validate the benefits of packaging in different sectors.
- Know the key growth drivers that create need for innovations.
- Interactive open house platform to discuss packaging issues.
- Understand the main challenges faced by the packaging buyers.
Founder & CEO
“A mask tells us more than a face.”
â€• Oscar Wilde
In case of packaging – artwork plays a perfect role as a ‘mask’. And a well designed artwork will provide the needed impact on shelf.
Packaging Design is one of the most important factors for shelf appeal and Brand Visibility and product Pick up and artwork being a critical tool for packaging design to be holistic and appealing.
Artwork is important for all type of packaging, especially Primary packaging. Also as per category Pharmaceutical, FMCG, Cosmetics, Chemicals all have a regulatory and standards compliance to fulfil along with brand visibility which is important aspect of artwork.
Artwork designing and management thus becomes a crucial part in packaging designing. This requires designing expertise as well as complete understanding of the artwork management.
PackagingConnections is introducing artwork designing and management services for packaging – Primary and Secondary and would like to understand your artwork requirements.
Kindly share your current and future interests in artwork designing and development through our survey so that we can customise the services based on real needs.
Here is the link to share your comments with us https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PackagingConnections13
Thank you in advance for you involvement and time.
After the survey we would share in details our artwork services and would look forward to working with you on artwork designing and management
Kind regards and Enjoy Wonders Of Packaging!
Program Manager- KPO
Goal of increasing throughput while eliminating packaging breakage
After experiencing a higher than desirable level of bottle breakage with repurposed packaging equipment, Midwestern stalwart Boulevard Brewing Company approached Standard-Knapp to create a solution to meet its non-traditional packaging demands, which include four different bottle types, multiple packaging sizes, and no carton dividers. The packaging company responded with an innovative solution that picks the product from the infeed conveyor and gently places it into the bottom of the empty case. The company now reports virtually zero packaging breakage and has increased throughput by about 10 percent because of increased efficiency and less down time.
Boulevard Brewery’s growth fuels facility expansion
Kansas City, MO-based Boulevard Brewing Company is the 10th largest craft and 17th largest overall brewery in the U.S. Boulevard. It currently offers seven year-round and five seasonal brews, as well as a rotating line of artisanal beers named for its iconic brick smokestack, packaged in 750ml bottles, 12-ounce four-packs, and kegs.
During 1990, the first full year of production, the company sold 1,747 barrels (bbls) of beer. By 2011, the company had sold the equivalent of more than 46 million 12-ounce servings and is aiming on brewing about 188,000 bbls in 2013. With growth like that, it’s not surprising that the brewery reached capacity. In 2005, Boulevard broke ground on a 70,000 square foot expansion, and now has a total brewing capacity of 600,000 bbls.
Along with the new facility, Boulevard needed to invest in a packaging line that could keep up with its phenomenal growth. As Boulevard director of engineering Mike Utz explains, Boulevard began working on a high-speed packaging line in 2008, after the facility expansion was completed. “We opted to go with repurposed and reconditioned equipment for the new line, which included a drop packer.” Boulevard eventually selected used equipment from Standard-Knapp, a Portland, CT-based manufacturer of packaging machinery.
Boulevard had the unit, a 939S Versatron, rebuilt and converted to its product range. Here’s where things got tricky. While the equipment met Boulevard’s need for speed, it came with a price – a high bottle breakage rate during packaging that was exacerbated by the lighter weight bottles that are becoming the industry norm. According to Utz, the trend towards use of light weight glass bottles saves on money and materials, but makes the bottles weaker and less able to stand up to rugged drop packing. Also, the company uses dividerless packaging for a number of package sizes (6, 12, and 20 packs) so the packer had to hit perfectly because there were no separators.
According to Utz, “We wanted to stick with the traditional packaging that was part of our image, but the glass on glass packaging led to an unacceptable breakage rate.”
New Pic-N-Place packaging module virtually eliminates all packaging breakage
Standard-Knapp worked closely with Boulevard to find a solution to the breakage issue. Brian Stearns, mechanical engineer for Standard-Knapp, explains, “The used drop packer Boulevard Brewing originally purchased was developed for a different purpose and more for a company at a different stage in its development. It was not well suited for their capacity and their need for different bottle and case types, which is why they experienced breakage.”
The solution Boulevard arrived at involved retrofitting the 939S Versatron case packer with a brand new upgrade, called the Pic-N-Place module, which picks the product from the infeed conveyor and gently places it into the bottom of the empty case. It gave Boulevard soft container handling and is engineered to grab product in the optimum, most secure position or spot. The module virtually eliminated packaging breakage.
The 2-axis servo controlled Pic-N-Place acts just like a person’s arms, offering smooth operation. The system is easy to program and easy to maintain consistent operation. The PLC configurable placement profiles make it easy to configure gripping action, and the distance that the product travels into the case is easily set from the operator interface.
Standard Knapp’s 939S Versatron™ case packer with Pic-N-Place module
The Pic-N-Place’s heavy duty construction includes mechanical grippers with long life and high uptime is engineered to run 24/7. It packs every last bottle, and no human assistance is needed to complete the process.
The Pic-N-Place was initially developed for increasing speed in lowering head applications but was later considered an option that would work well for dealing with the trend toward lighter glass and partitionless packaging. Stearns explains that the industry is moving in the direction of reducing packaging materials, so everyone is going towards thinner glass and partitionless cartons. “You need extremely versatile equipment to be able to handle all those different bottle types and do it all at high speeds.” Installing the new unit at Boulevard was a win-win for both companies – Boulevard instantly solved its packaging breakage problem and Standard Knapp confirmed that Pic-N-Place’s is the perfect option for partitionless packaging.
The new module was installed quickly and easily at the end of 2012, over the long holiday weekend. After a bit of testing that included hand-placing bottles to check out carton size, Boulevard began with a 4-hour shift the first day, and moved to 100 percent production by the following day. The quick commissioning and optimization schedule was helped by the fact that workers were already familiar with the machine and only had to make a very small change to go from drop-packing to the Pic-N-Place module.
“We now have just about zero breakage at the packaging step,” says Boulevard’s Utz, who notes that they set production records during the second week of operation, increasing throughput by about 10 percent. “We sent more finished cases down to our palletizer than ever before. The machine is not faster, but the efficiency is much greater and there is less down time, less disruption to the flow of beer, and more packages.”
He notes that before the module was installed, workers were faced with frequent shutdowns, and had to stop the line to clean out the packer and start it up again. They also had been faced with contamination further down the line. “Standard-Knapp worked with us to resolve the problems and provided an engineered solution that could fit into the existing footprint, which was important, since the packaging line is shoe-horned into the space and we did not have a lot of extra space,” says Utz.
He adds that he was very pleased with the engineering of the equipment. “Retrofitting the new system to the existing machine was done very well. This was a novel concept in the packaging industry, and I was impressed with their commitment to making it work and the quality of the solution once delivered. This solution allowed us to keep our packaging the way it was, which was an important benefit for Boulevard.”
Since its installation at Boulevard Brewing Company, several other brewers have visited the site to watch it in action. “Everyone who lays their eyes on it is excited and can’t wait to get their hands on it,” says Stearns.
Good intentions are useless in the absence of common sense. – JAMI, BAHRISTAN
This was the idea we noticed that so much information was to be shared but there was no common way of sharing it so that everybody could afford it. We worked on this idea through simple electronic way of distribution. Our first newsletter hardly went to 10 perpole nd today we have grown to 100,000+ members. In 7 years, 1 to 100,000. In addition we now have a rich content covering the following:
1. Latest news
3. Knowledge Reports
5. Exchange to discuss ideas
6. Blogs to highlight important topics to create awareness
7. Listing events
8. Press Releases
9. Packaging professionals contacts
10. Virtual consulting
11. Support to foreign packaging companies entering India
12. Network through social networking groups like LinkedIn, facebook, Xing etc
Thank you for your support and please do let us know if you woul like to add or improve anything in our current services.
We would also like to support World Packaging Day 2013. World Packaging Day started last year on 24th March 2012 and today is the 2nd year. For us, it has special place as its the same day when we sent our first Good Morning Packaging Newsletter, may be good things start at teh same time!
On this happy occasion, we will offer 100 free premium memberships. So if you are interested, please just email to email@example.com
Thank you again and Enjoy Wonders Of Packaging!
Founder & CEO
Knowledge sharing on â€śPrinting Inksâ€ť: An informative report for all Packaging/Printing Professionals
PackagingConnections.com – Knowledge sharing on “Printing Inks”: An informative report for all Packaging/Printing Professionals
USP of this report is the detailed technical information that is collected from ink suppliers, printing institutes, professionals, machinery manufacturers, books and internet research. The report covers various aspects of ink like end use requirements, packaging linked ink properties, components, comparisons between different inks used in packaging, process parameters, drying systems, formulation of inks for various substrates manufacturing, defects in printing and their remedies.
The report also covers sample ink formulations for respective substrates (paper, corrugated board, and plastics), end uses (newspaper, catalogue and films) and processes (offset, gravure, flexo, lithographic and letter press). It also covers the type of ink and its properties to be taken in consideration based on the printing process used
The report covers detailed information on defects of printing which is major parameter of concern for a printing/packaging technologist. Diagrammatical description of the defect and the required prevention and remedy is available for the individual defects.
Visit: http://www.packagingconnections.com/fundamentals-printing-inks.htm for the report on fundamentals of printing inks.
Subscribe Today: To the PackagingConnections.com Newsletter for the latest tech delivered to your mailbox.
About Packaging Connections
For further details contact
Associate – Scientific Affairs and Consultancy
New Delhi, 13th March 2013: PackagingConnections.com is one of the first packaging outsourcing company to be established in India. PackagingConnections has a 7 year long success to its credit as a packaging outsourcing company providing technical consultancy in this niche field in India and worldwide. Outsourcing in packaging is more popularly know as consultancy services.
Outsourcing has been part of our life from when we have known. Either at home or at work, outsourcing has always played a big role. Manufacturing and import and exports have been practiced long, , but the extension to services is a relatively new phenomenon, service outsourcing started in India in mid 1980’s and has grown rapidly accelerated in 1990s in form of BPO’s and KPO’s.
Outsourcing services in India and especially in packaging industry is still at a nascent stage. The advantages and value addition which an outsourcing model can provide is still a less explored area by the industry. Though there has been considerable acceptance in the past 5 years, but the growth is slow though steady.
To understand market and customers PackagingConnections connections conducted a survey and got a overwhelming from its members
The survey results have been compiled and the results are very encouraging.
The survey was answered by a good mix of industry from Packaging manufacturer, FMCG Companies, Pharma companies, Professionals and consultants
The responses have come on a very positive note and majority of the participants have shown interest in trying the outsourcing model for the first time and trying it again.
Mr. Sandeep Goyal, Founder & CEO, PackagingConnections.com said packaging outsourcing in a right way can change the perception of this services offered by packaging profesionals and they can deliver much more effectively.
The survey results reveal the current perception of the customers about outsourcing model for packaging industry and what are their plans for the future. To know more send us your request at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit us at: http://www.PackagingConnections.com
About Packaging Connections
www.PackagingConnections.com Providing Online Packaging Services And Consultancy Worldwide
www.PackagingConnections.com has its expertise in technical packaging solutions with powerful project management skills. Coordinate the whole project with designer, vendor and stakeholders. Successful handling and implementing projects on outsourcing model is their specialization.
An entrepreneurial company started by young but experienced packaging technologist Mr. Sandeep Goyal who has worked with leading MNCs & Indian companies both as a user and a supplier of packaging materials. From its inception the company was powered with an ultimate vision to be a common packaging platform to connect professionals from all across the globe. In order to realize this dream, packaging connections has continuously strived to bring the latest resources from all over the world to the doorstep of packaging industry.
The portal offers resources like buyer and seller offers, p-interviews, innovations, key decision maker direct contacts, online reports and other promotional services to provide a one-stop shop to buyers, sellers, users & professionals. It helps to find out newer business opportunities in India & worldwide with 24 x 7 days online access. Keeps you informed about the latest packaging developments around the globe every week and promote direct interaction among members & visitors. Backed by years of industry experience, the company has created cutting edge in offering packaging solutions for healthcare/pharmaceutical industries, foods & beverages and customized training. The reason for their accelerated growth is their technical experts and professionals who have vast & practical experience and knowledge about the industry. Their innovative solutions and customized services have shown the way to growth and prosperity. They have achieved a high level of client appreciation by understanding their requirements and exceeding their expectations.
Packaging Connections is your instant single point source for everything connected to packaging directly or indirectly without using any middlemen. Exclusive, integrated and enhanced contacts on everything in packaging buyers, suppliers, user companies, professionals, packaging technology software’s and much more with complete skills and know-how of the essentials of the Packaging industry and the requirements of the clients
For further details contact
Associate – Scientific Affairs and Consultancy