We’re all about innovation, particularly if it means good news for the planet. That’s why we’re proud to be the first UK manufacturer to produce mailing bags using Green PE: a thermoplastic sustainable resin, made from sugar cane. Renewable. Recyclable. And ultimate product performance.
Why Green PE?
Unlike other ‘green’ products, our Green PE is totally sustainable, from source to production. The raw ingredient, sugarcane, is a water efficient crop that also captures carbon dioxide during photosynthesis. Planted and grown to ethical guidelines, more CO2 is sequestered from the atmosphere by the ethanol used to make GreenPE. In a nutshell, for each kilogram of green plastic produced using this method, we save 2.85kg of CO2, compared to using conventional oil-based polythene.
GreenPE Benefits, compared to a conventional oil based polythene
Produced from a completely renewable source (sugarcane), this is the ultimate in green packaging.
Less Greenhouse Gas
Because of its natural source, our GreenPE automatically reduces greenhouse gas emissions.
Our GreenPE is recyclable in a closed loop recycling system.
GreenPE has the same technical properties, appearance and versatility of applications of polyethylene from fossil source.
Garment packaging is the procedure of wrapping, compressing, filling or creating of goods for the purpose of protection too their appropriate handling. This is the concluding procedure inward the production of garments, which prepares the finished trade for delivery to the customer. It is an of import part of the garment manufacturing process. Garment packaging is also job to learn lot of attending from the customer. After completing the entire manufacturing task, wearing clothing is required to live packed.
Moving Table Lamps
Moving table lamps isn't difficult, but it requires quite a few steps.
To pack a lamp, first remove the lightbulb and shade from the lamp. Wrap the cord around the lamps base and tuck the plugged end into the wrapped cord to secure it.
Put the shade to the side, taking care to handle it by the metal rims, not the sides. Lamp shades are as delicate as lamps, and can easily rip, bend, or get stained.
Roll the entire lamp in a piece of bubble wrap about five to 10 inches longer than the lamp itself and secure the wrap with packing tape. You can use more than one piece of bubble wrap and overlap them, if necessary. The entire lamp should be protected, even on the top and bottom.
Pack the lamp, standing up, in an extra tall box. You can purchase these boxes from any store that sells moving supplies. Reinforce the bottom of the box with packing tape.
Feel free to pack more than one lamp in a box. Just be sure to place extra padding, in the form of packing peanuts, newspaper, bubble wrap, or cloths between the lamps. Lamps shouldn't have space to shift during the move.
Seal the box tightly, label it "Fragile" and "This side up," and list the contents, including the room where you'll put the lamps in your new home. The shade should be packed separately.
After you've removed the shades from the lamps and packed the lamps, it's time to pack the shades. Stack shades inside each other, from smallest to largest, placing a piece of tissue paper or plain newsprint, which can be purchased at a store that sells moving supplies, between each shade. Do not use actual newspapers, as the ink can transfer to your lampshades and stain them.
Place the stacked shades in a box, bottoms down. Use packing materials to secure the shades in the box, seal it up, and label it as "Fragile Lamp Shades." In the moving van, don't pack anything on top of the lampshades or else you run the risk of them getting damaged.
Pack all lightbulbs together in a large box. You may use a Christmas ornament box, which will hold all the bulbs in separate compartments, or a regular moving box.
Wrap each lightbulb completely with bubble wrap and secure the bubble wrap with packing tape. Label the box, mark it fragile, and specify "This Side Up" on the box.
If you only have a few bulbs making the trip, you can pack them with other small, fragile items. Just be sure to label the box, or take a photo of the contents and tape it to the outside of the box so you know where to find the bulbs.
Moving Floor Lamps
Many floor lamps can be broken down into smaller pieces, making it easy to pack the lamp in a box. Wrap each piece in bubble wrap or cloth to prevent scratching, seal the box, label it, and mark it "fragile." Make sure to remove the lightbulbs and pack them separately.
You may prefer to move your floor lamps in one piece. If so, remove the lightbulbs and pack them separately. Wrap the lamp in a moving blanket and secure the blanket with packing tape. Lie the lamp on the floor of the moving van near a wall, where it won't get stepped on or have other items placed on top of it, or stand it up between two heavy pieces of furniture so it can't move during transit.
Moving a Chandelier
Moving a chandelier safely requires the following items:
- heavy corrugated cardboard box, reinforced on the bottom with packing tape, large enough to hold the chandelier plus two inches of foam on the top and bottom
- two additional boxes (for lightbulbs and the pieces of your chandelier)
- bubble wrap
- packing foam
- packing tape
- packing peanuts
- twist ties
- someone else to help you
After you've removed the chandelier from the ceiling, detach prisms, chains, candle cups, and arms. Wrap the pieces separately in bubble wrap and place them in a moving box. Label the box with the words "fragile" and "chandelier pieces." If you have more than one chandelier, put a number on the box, as well so can keep everything organized.
Wrap the chandelier's cords and wires, securing them with twist ties. Place one piece of foam in the bottom of the reinforced box and place the chandelier on top. As you hold the chandelier upright, your helper should load packing peanuts into the box, completely surrounding the chandelier. You should be able to let go of the chandelier now and it should still stand upright. Place the second piece of foam on the chandelier, close the box, seal it and label it, marking it with the words "fragile," and "this side up."
Pack the lightbulbs in their own box, wrapping each carefully in bubble wrap, labeling the box and marking it fragile.
Do not stack heavy boxes on your chandelier or its components in the moving van.
If you’re in a business that frequently transports materials, you probably need industry-grade bulk bags. Bulk bags are heavy-duty and durable bags, and some call them bulk containers or super sacks. Most bulk bags are woven and used in transporting heavy loads, usually carried by a forklift.
Bulk bags are versatile as they’re designed for different types and uses. As such, these bags are the go-to option when moving and storing agricultural food, chemical, and construction products.
The Rollor Packaging has been tested and approved by UPS to ensure safe shipment. Certified engineers at the UPS Package Design and Test Lab used leading-edge technologies to simulate real-world package transport scenarios for the Rollor Packaging.
All Rollor products work by rolling alongside a raised edge to create a protective pressure-free space inside the packaging. This unique technique has been patented as the Rollor Technology.
Cleaning with a clear conscience: The sustainable e-commerce packaging from DS Smith gives the environmentally friendly cleaning tabs from Blaue Helden a glamorous appearance in online retail, with 100 % corrugated cardboard and no plastic filling material at all.
The Hessian (Germany) start-up Blaue Helden produces power tabs for mixing dishwashing and cleaning products yourself. With its refill tablets, the company wants to permanently reduce single-use plastic and CO2 emissions. The trend product and brand message are transported to the online customer in e-commerce packaging that is 100 % in line with Blaue Helden's ecological standards. The material-optimised solution made of 100 % corrugated cardboard comes from the think tank of DS Smith. Thanks to the precisely fitting inserts, no filling materials are required for shipping the 3 and 4 hero starter sets. In combination with the strong-identity exterior and interior print, the shipping packaging thus ensures one thing above all in addition to the protection of the product and nature: an unboxing that online shoppers will remember as a positive brand experience.
Plastic waste is one of the biggest environmental burdens on our planet. The start-up Blue Heroes, founded in 2019 in Germany, wants to counteract this. Their mission: with a power tab, a reusable spray bottle and water from the tap, anyone can easily mix their own bathroom cleaner, dishwashing liquid, all-purpose cleaner or glass cleaner. According to the start-up, this not only permanently reduces plastic consumption in the household. Due to the low weight and packaging volume of the tabs, more than 90 percent of the CO2 emissions caused by transporting conventional cleaning agents in disposable plastic bottles can be saved at the same time.
The environmentally friendly power tabs and reusable spray bottles are sold through selected drugstores and supermarkets as well as the company's own online shop. Blaue Helden offers an easy entry into a clean future with its two starter sets available online. For the development and production of the corresponding e-commerce packaging, the young company relies on the long-standing expertise of DS Smith. Just like the start-up, the globally active display and packaging company consistently focuses on sustainability in its business activities - with circular ready solutions and the 100 % recyclable material corrugated board.
Consumers demand sustainable packaging
Today's consumers not only attach importance to sustainable products. From the shopper's point of view, their packaging must also be environmentally compatible and resource-saving, as a study conducted by DS Smith and the market research company Ipsos Mori in 12 European countries in autumn 2020 shows. One in five (22 per cent) of the consumers surveyed said that they no longer order from some online retailers because their shipping packaging leaves something undesired in terms of sustainability. Conversely, this means that anyone who sends their products in sustainable e-commerce packaging, like the start-up Blaue Helden, is an additional winner.
For the Helden packaging solution, DS Smith used only as much fibre as necessary in accordance with its own Circular Design Principles. Whether it's a 3-piece or 4-piece starter kit, the custom-fit corrugated cardboard inlay holds the products securely in place in the packaging without the need for additional filling materials such as plastic bubble wrap. Inlay and box can be unfolded in no time. But the DS Smith solution scores points with stress-free handling not only in the start-up's logistics centre, but also with its customers. Self-adhesive tape and tear tape enable the packaging to be closed just as quickly as it can be opened later.
The packaging leaves a lasting impression, especially with its strong identity design. The corrugated board perfectly conveys the sustainable claim of the cleaning products start-up. Its brand message is prominently printed on the outside and inside of the packaging in high-quality flexographic printing. The box also has flaps on the inside into which a flyer can be inserted. The e-commerce shipping box gives the products a glamorous appearance when the packaging is opened. It emotionalises, serves as a confirmation of purchase and motivates repeat purchases: after all, who wouldn't want to become a lasting hero of a cleaner environment?
Adhesives are widely used in the packaging industry for various purposes; for forming, sealing and labeling boxes, bags, and other types of containers. However, not all adhesives are the same in their qualities. Based on application, some are stronger, some are more permanent, and some stick quicker than others.
To understand how these features can be varied and controlled, let’s go over the 3 forces that are considered while designing a pressure-sensitive adhesive:
- 100% recyclable packaging that keeps food fresh all the way to the consumer
- Maintains consistent temperature, mitigates food waste and removes need to use cooling trucks
- Caters to the needs of the expanding online shopping market
Mondi, a leading global packaging and paper manufacturer, introduces its latest e-commerce innovation. The BCoolBox is a 100% recyclable and reliable packaging solution to keep perishable food cool while in transit.
Mondi, a leading global packaging and paper manufacturer, introduces its latest e-commerce innovation. The BCoolBox is a 100% recyclable and reliable packaging solution to keep perishable food cool while in transit. With this product innovation, food stays fresh from the store to the consumer or a pick-up station and offers online retailers the opportunity to expand their geographical reach for deliveries.
Benefits of BCoolBox
- Corrugated packaging solution with thermo-insulation keeps food chilled below 7° celsius for up to 24 hours without using a cooling truck
- Inner corrugated panels enclose the shipment from all sides, providing enhanced insulation
- Ability to use different cooling agents
- Made entirely from recycled material and 100% recyclable
The Covid-19 pandemic has boosted the e-grocery business. During the 2020 European lockdown, 28% of people in urban areas used online shopping as their main channel for buying groceries – a 10% increase compared to before the pandemic. Furthermore, 80% of European consumers who started buying groceries online plan to continue doing so.
We are proud to introduce a reliable solution that is proven to handle all the challenges that online food retailers face. After having tested various scenarios, we came up with a formula for the perfect composition. BCoolBox means cooling trucks are no longer needed to transport food and we can play our part in reducing food waste.
Sofia Backstrom, Product Innovation Manager e-commerce at Mondi
A symbol of growing interconnectivity and easy yet safe access to data, IoT is changing every industry for the better as discussed in the previous blog ( IoT part 1). In the packaging industry specifically, IOT helps increase consumer awareness and can also help in data logging and automation of processes.