West Pack 2019 Conference and Expo lasted from 5th to 7th of February at the Anaheim, and we were among the exhibitors.
We got the chance to showcase our most wanted packaging solution, the ROO-100 Pre-Made Pouch Fill & Seal machine, to discuss the packaging needs and requirements with our potential clients, and to learn more about industry’s sustainability perceptions, trends, and challenges.
What awaits us in the year ahead? What are the main challenges in the packaging industry for 2019? The future of cannabis packaging, the rise of ‘equipment on demand’, and packaging designed for social sharing are just a few of the trends we expect to see more of in 2019.
Here are 5 top trends to watch:
There are many styles of case packers available for today’s operations including top-load, wrap-around, robotic, side load and bottom load packers. The need for a new packer may be driven by higher line speeds, efficiency initiatives, or new packaging requirements. On the other hand, it may simply be to replace an aging, high maintenance machine. Regardless of reasons, if you are in a search for a new case packer for your business, these are the factors you should consider before making a decision.
Rising popularity of integrated packaging systems
Demand for fully automated end-of-line packaging machinery is driven by the need to modernize manufacturing facilities and to increase throughput and operability of machines. These needs are recognized by various end-of-line packaging solution providers that are integrating automation, including Tishma Technologies and Nortech Packaging.
Packaging trends and impressions from Pack Expo 2018
Pack Expo 2018 is over, and once again, we are pleased to know that Tishma Technologies and Nortech Packaging are companies that are in step with the trends in the packaging industry! After a short, but well-deserved rest we are back and ready to share a few trends we noticed at the show!
New Carton / Case Size?
Many of our clients are being very active in trying new packaging ideas to stand out from the competition. These new ideas mostly include new carton sizes to either accommodate new artwork or new product configurations. New carton size often demands acquiring new changeover parts for the machine or some kind of upgrade or modification.
Saving floor space: Less is more!
One of the most important demands is the effort to increase factory efficiency by reducing the overall footprint of facilities, also known as miniaturization. These efficiencies are achieved by primarily focusing on one thing – the overall size of the machines being used. There are two main factors that drive the need for smaller machines…
Tishma Technologies Expands Its Exhibit At Pack Expo 2018
Pack Expo is one of the largest and most important events in the packaging industry and Tishma Technologies is using this opportunity to exhibit its most recent machine developments. This year we will feature FOUR new machines designed to increase your efficiency!
Spare Part Identification? No longer an issue!
When the machine is down, our clients have to react immediately, because every minute of downtime counts. We noticed that spare part identification can sometimes be troublesome, and we decided to address that issue. Downtime is stressful and frustrating and it is our goal for a machine to be up and running again in the shortest amount of time.
Is it time for cartoning automation?
Crossing over from manual to automated packaging can really seem like a big challenge for new and small businesses. On the other hand, avoiding this change can cost your business even more in the long run. So, should the packaging automation be the next step for your product and business? Here are three basic steps that should help you to find the answer.
Top 3 Trends in Cartoning Equipment
Technavio, a leading global technology research and advisory company,has issued a new report on the global cartoning equipment market. This newest market research on the global cartoning equipment market is giving us insight on the most important trends that will have an impact on the cartoning equipment market in next few years.
Maintenance Kits – The New Way of Efficient Machine Maintenance
Maintenance kits and Maintenance services are especially useful for companies that cannot afford to stock spare parts and manage inventory. Instead of this, all you have to do is plan for timely maintenance, and perform the required steps according to your maintenance plan.
CBD and Hemp Oil Packaging Tips: Make your cannabusiness grow!
CBD and Hemp oil have become staple products in many Americans lives due to exponential growth of natural products and remedies combined with the skyrocketing cannabis industry. New “cannabusinesses” are emerging and they are out to conquer this freshly developed market.
3 Advices for better spare part management
Foundation for a reliable packaging operation is practical spare part management. A good plant manager has to determine which spare parts are needed in order to create an effective and comprehensive inventory system and establish a strategic method that will adequately manage the movement and storage of inventory.
Off to West Pack!
West Pack starts tomorrow and we are quite excited! For us, trade shows are an effective mean of spreading brand awareness, showcasing our latest innovations in front of a target audience and, of course, meeting with current or potential clients…
Outdated equipment in the long run costs you money, time and floor space. The greatest victims of outdated equipment are not your employees who need to do extra labor with setting up, changing-over and maintaining the machine. It’s not even your floor space that get’s cluttered with unnecessary parts. The greatest victim here is your efficiency.
Nortech Packaging at WestPack 2018
We are proud to announce that our sister company, Nortech Packaging, will exhibit at this year’s WestPack show that will take place in Anaheim, CA, from 6th to 8th of February. As a company devoted to innovations, we are always happy to introduce our latest accomplishments in the field of packaging equipment…
Bottles and jars packaging
Every product has its own characteristics that need to be taken into account when building a packaging solution.Some products need careful handling, others require specific packaging solutions. In this blog post we are going to address the topic of bottle and jar secondary packaging solutions. Bottles and jars are used in variety of industries, but mostly in the food and beverage and pharma industry.
You got the quote, now what?
Getting multiple quotes allows you to review and compare packaging equipment manufacturers and evaluate each proposal. We are aware that most potential clients almost immediately flip to the price. In many cases, the price alone can make or break the quote, regardless of the information on the other pages. However, basing a purchasing decision solely on price can be a mistake that can cost you more than you think.
All About Pre-made Pouch Packaging
Modern, fast-paced world is all about convenience. That is why the use of flexible plastic pouches is a continuing prominent trend in product packaging. Large companies are turning to simple, traditional bag types; pillow style bags and stick-packs. A simplified packaging process, above all, means costs savings and efficiency increases, which contributes to a larger bottom line.
Natural And Organic Cosmetics: 8 Packaging Tips
We are all tempted by gorgeous packaging; after all, that is why we chose to develop packaging solutions. We said it many times: packaging matters, since it is the first impression your products makes. New brands of organic products are emerging rapidly so we wanted to share with you 7 tips that will help you choose packaging for your skin care products.
Finding the right measure: Tips on measuring packaging efficiency
How can you reach maximum efficiency with your cartoner, tray packer, case packer or palletizer? To achieve improvements in packaging line efficiency you need to understand your current line performance and necessary adjustments. These 3 steps will put you on the right track. Follow them and find the improvements that can save valuable time and money and increase efficiency across your entire line.
5 Tips for Good Packaging Machine Maintenance
Maintenance of cartoners, case and tray packers and other packaging equipment is crucial for its longevity and performance. The right maintenance plan, good inventory of spare parts, and timely upgrades combined with manufacturer’s support will provide you with a winning formula. Even companies with minimal dedicated maintenance staff can accomplish these benefits by utilizing proper maintenance practices.
Cardboard Halloween – Tips for costumes and decorations
One of the most common Halloween dilemmas is: which costume should I pick? At Tishma Technologies we don’t have such problems, since we have plenty of material that can be used for really cool costumes and decorations. These costumes and decorations are easy to make and they are almost completely recyclable. So here are some ideas for Halloween inspired by various packaging solutions and formats.
Tips on Organic Food Packaging
We all witnessed the tremendous growth of the organic food marketin the last few years. Increase in demand for organic products encouraged big food companies to incorporate organic and all-natural items into their product lines.Increase in demand also encouraged individuals to start their own, small organic food production. Investing in the right cartoner, case packer or palletizer is especially important for organic food manufacturers for several reasons.
Packaging lines and energy efficiency
How much of the electrical energy you pay for each month is actually used to power your cartoners, palletizers, case packers and other industrial and packaging lines? Did you know it could be less than half, with the majority of energy leaking through air compressors, outdated equipment and other energy hogs?
Impressions from Pack Expo 2017 in Las Vegas
We are back from Pack Expo in Las Vegas and we are full of impressions! In this case, the saying: “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas” doesn’t apply. Quite contrary, we are eager to share the part of the atmosphere, and of course, some top trends we saw regarding packaging and equipment.
Tips on Increasing Packaging Automation Uptime
It is every manager’s goal to increase the efficiency of certain processes. One of the ways to increase efficiency is to maximize the automation processes and minimize downtime.
Packaging tips for Start-ups
There is more to good packaging than just visual appeal; a package tells the story of your product.
So, what do you want to say with your packaging? We have prepared 5 key packaging tips to help you win the attention of a target audience and make a long lasting impression.
Serialization and Packaging – New Requirements for Pharma Industry
Concerns for drug integrity are rising and at the moment, over 40 countries have introduced track-and-trace laws in order to follow the product through the supply chain. It is expected that by 2019, these laws will apply to 75% of the world’s prescription medications. Requirements are different depending on a country, but they all rely on one key aspect: Serialization.
Labels matter: Choosing the right packaging and labeling system
Packaging and labeling go hand in hand. You can invest in the most advanced cartoner, tray packer, case packer or palletizer, but if you overlook the importance of proper labeling, you might end up with a problem. There are five conditions a label must fulfill before the product is placed on the shelves…
Packaging Machine Safety: Keep it safe and productive
Safety in the packaging industry used to be a relatively simple matter, a matter of a few requirements and simple maintenance. However, this is changing rapidly. Consumers keep demanding new product choices and packaging styles. Therefore, the packaging industry is requiring modular packaging systems -cartoners, case and tray packers and palletizers with higher speeds, faster change overs and reduced downtime.
Packaging Industry and Ergonomics: How to avoid injuries
In the packaging industry,we focus on packaging solutions. We focus on cartoners, case packers, tray packers and palletizers. We focus on protecting the product, but we shouldn’t overlook the importance of protecting the workers as well.
Tishma Technologies on Pack Expo Las Vegas 2017
We are proud to announce that Tishma Technologies will exhibit on this year’s Pack Expo that will take place in Las Vegas, from 25th to 27th of September.
Purchasing a new packaging machine can be one of the most serious, but also one of the most exciting and fulfilling investments you can make. Since we prefer to think of ourselves as a trusting partner, we want to make sure that you will make the right investment. So here’s the 8 advices you should follow when you consider buying a new packaging machine.
Let’s talk about money: New packaging machine is a serious investment! The financial department tries to cut costs, production department insists on new equipment and it is up to you to make a decision: should we purchase a new or a refurbished machine? Price is always the main factor in all “old vs new” dilemmas, but you need to consider other factors in order to make the right packaging investment.
In our previous blog post we wrote about the main principles and advantages of modular design in the packaging industry. In this post, we will go through the most common modular add-ons that can make your packaging process much faster, efficient and cost effective. So, without further ado, we present to you our top 9 modular enhancements for your packaging line.
Modular is the new black, at least it seems to be the case when it comes to the manufacturing of packaging equipment. If you consider implementing new packaging equipment, our advice is: Think modular and find the manufacturer that can develop a solution that will put to use all of the following advantages of modular design.
The communication between engineers and their clients is crucial, which is why we always try to inform and educate our clients, so that they can make the right choice. There is a quite a number of parameters used to describe the features and possibilities of a robot and here are the most important ones.
Typical applications of robots include welding, painting, assembly, pick and place for printed circuit boards, packaging and labeling, palletizing, depalletizing, product inspection, and testing; all accomplished with high endurance, speed, and precision. According to the World Robotics 2016 conducted by the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) study, there were around 1,631,600 functional industrial robots by the end of 2015.
The portioned coffee segment is very dynamic and fastest developing segment of the worldwide coffee market. According to Nielsen data from June 2013, the portioned coffee category continues to grow both in terms of volume and value (5.6 per cent volume, 16.5 percent value across 26 markets.).
The most popular K-Cup packaging application is, definitely, as a single-serve coffee container for coffee brewing. If you decided to join many brands that utilize K-Cups, you made a wise decision, since today, many homes and offices have K-Cup machines for individual serving size and flavors.
In the world of packaging, simpler answers are usually the best. Take a pallet for an example. The pallet is a relatively plain flat structure used as a base for the unitization of the products in the supply chain. The MH1-2016 standard defines the pallet as a “portable, horizontal, rigid, composite platform used as a base for assembling, storing, stacking, handling and transporting goods as a unit load; often equipped with a superstructure.”
Pallets and pallet handling emerged in the 20th Century, representing one of the most important logistics tools. Over the past century pallets continued to evolve, therefore enabling the growth of modern logistics. Utilization of pallets allows for significant efficiency improvements in the handling and transport of unit loads instead of loose stacking of goods.
When you hear the term “cardboard box”, what is the first thing that crosses your mind? Do you recall the last time when you helped a friend move to a new place? Or your does your mind wonders off to the excitement of opening the last order you made on Amazon? Cardboard boxes became a symbol of change, transport, efficiency and protection.
Do you believe in magic? We do, and we believe that true magic lies in the powerful simplicity of everyday objects. Take for instance a cardboard box, or a case. One case can contain 24 cans of food, 4 gallon jugs, 15 bottles of soda, 12 bottles of wine or 10 video tapes. Case can be big enough to accommodate a dram or a hectare and small enough to cover a milligram. Isn’t that magical?
In our previous post, we explored what makes good shelf-ready packaging (SRP), and how it affects consumers and retailers. We mentioned five requirements necessary for packaging to be considered shelf ready: easy identification, easy open, easy dispose, easy shelf and easy shop.
Did you know that well chosen secondary packaging can help you increase your revenue up to 35%? Besides that, good secondary packaging can make in-store logistics more efficient and economic, causing even your resellers to embrace and support your product. The Secret lies behind three simple letters: SRP, which is short for shelf-ready packaging.
Are you considering a candy manufacturing business? One of your first investments should be a good packaging line. Yes, they say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but we definitely tend to judge candy by its packaging, at least according to Nielsen’s 2016 study.
From glass jars to branded packaging – History of candy wrapping
Packaging preserves candy aroma and flavor and eases shipping and dispensation. Today, packaging in candy industry is not just a mean for maintaining safety and hygiene – it is also an important marketing weasel.Cellophane is valued by packagers for its transparency, which is one of the most important features of a candy packaging according to Nielsen’s 2016. study.
FCE Pharma is the main marketing, communications and sales platform for the pharmaceutical industry. The show plays a fundamental role in the industry’s growth. In addition to bringing together launches, trends, new technology for the pharmaceutical industry, products and services.
4 Lessons from Japan
In our previous posts we had touched on the topic of Japan and Japanese innovative packaging design. One of the most popular single-portion packaging designs, the Stick Pack, originates from Japan. The simplicity and elegance of this innovation leads us towards asking what else we can learn from our colleagues living the Country of The Rising Sun.
Stick Out with Stick Pack
The story of stick packs began around 40 years ago when a Japanese machinery manufacturer launched a vertical sachet called a Stick. Since then, stick packs have become popular in Europe and have finally made their way to the United States, changing the way we utilize single portioned products. Due to its low cost the first stick packed product was sugar.
Nortech, Inc. acquires Tishma Innovations
Nortech, Inc., a Chicago based automation and controls solutions leader, has announced it has acquired the assets of Tishma Innovations, a leading single-source provider of cartoning, case packing and specialty packaging machines.
The addition of Tishma is intended to expand Nortech’s footprint in the growing food, pharmaceutical, confection and contract packaging markets and advances its capabilities as an integrated solutions provider capable of providing full End of Line solutions.