The Art of Packaging

2 Things You Must Know About Sampling

2 Things You Must Know About Sampling

When I hear the word "sample" I immediately think about walking up and down the aisles at Costco and trying various food items from yogurt to oven-baked frozen treats. It's a delicious experience that leaves me wanting more (although usually not badly enough to actually purchase the product...).

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The Plastic Resin Shortage of 2021

The Plastic Resin Shortage of 2021

We are living in interesting times, that is obvious.  The COVID-19 Pandemic has changed many aspects of our daily lives.  From masks, hand sanitizer and social distancing - it's easy to see that we do things differently these days. 
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What is Polypropylene?

What is Polypropylene?

Polypropylene (PP) is a thermoplastic which is a polymer that can be molded at a certain temperature and solidified once cooled.  Polypropylene is used in many different ways. Some common uses include consumer product packaging (plastic jars),  toys, car dashboards, medical syringes, and many others.
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Can Plastic Jar And Bottle Lids Be Recycled?

Can Plastic Jar And Bottle Lids Be Recycled?

Every plastic container has some type of cap or closure. It’s usually a safe bet that the container can be recycled but what about the lid? Well, most caps are made from polypropylene which has a resin code of “5”.  This means that it is recyclable.
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What is a dip tube and how do you measure it?

What is a dip tube and how do you measure it?

A dip tube is the plastic tube found in plastic sprayers and pumps.  It's important because it's the way by which the product travels from the container and out into the world. Without it your lotion wouldn't end up in your hand. 
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Lotion Pumps: All you need to know

Lotion Pumps: All you need to know

There are a few things that really get me pumped. Some of those things are Ben & Jerry's Phish Food Ice Cream, college football and a Garth Brooks concert. But this post isn't about what gets me pumped.
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What Is A Pressure Sensitive Liner?

What Is A Pressure Sensitive Liner?

So you’ve been doing some research about which closures will work best for your product and you have quite a few questions. Do I need a liner? If I need a liner, should I get a foam liner or a pressure sensitive liner? It’s not an easy problem to solve. But that’s why we’re here. Let us help!
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Plastic Jars With Lids?

Plastic Jars With Lids?

Silly question? Maybe. Let me explain. If you’re buying a plastic jar, chances are you’re going to want a lid to go with it. It just makes sense. You’re going to put some type of product (lotion, cream, etc.) in the jar and you want it to stay in the jar. Also, most plastic jars come with threading at the top so that a lid can screw on it and leaving that exposed would just look weird. Lids (lined or unlined) can also create a barrier that preserves and protects the product.
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Before There Were Plastic Bottles

Before There Were Plastic Bottles

Before plastic bottles existed, liquids were distributed in either glass or ceramic bottles. You’ve all seen glass milk bottles and glass soda bottles. It’s less common today but that’s how liquids were packaged and distributed.  Even shampoo came in glass bottles!  Seems a little dangerous…
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