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Atlantic’s packaging experts span diverse fields of films, equipment, and testing. Explore the posts below for expertise that will bring value and efficiency to your operation.

The Big Picture of Sustainable Packaging

The Big Picture of Sustainable Packaging

Achieving sustainability is not as easy as following a straightforward formula. We talked in an earlier post about the balancing act of cost, performance, and sustainability and how striking that balance is tricky yet attainable. Success in sustainability...

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Why We Can’t Just Set It and Forget It

Why We Can’t Just Set It and Forget It

An ideal scenario with your end-of-line packaging operation would be to find a solution that works and stick to it.  And by "works" you need equipment that doesn't fail and materials that can protect your product.  And all at the lowest possible cost.Over...

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How to Adjust Packaging to Avoid Load Damage

How to Adjust Packaging to Avoid Load Damage

Sometimes change comes from within.  And sometimes, it's handed down from the top. When an executive decision is made to change the formula in end-of-line packaging, there are usually sound business and sustainability goals at the heart of it. Removing...

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The Balancing Act of Cost, Performance & Sustainability

The Balancing Act of Cost, Performance & Sustainability

There are many factors that go into the science of load containment and load stability. But among some of the most important factors we have to consider are those just outside of the scientific or engineering equation.  These are the business factors of...

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Commodity Grade Films vs. High Performance Stretch Film

Commodity Grade Films vs. High Performance Stretch Film

When presented with choices about which type of stretch film to use in your packaging operation, you might think "Why should I pay more for a high performance film?  What's the difference between this one and the lower-priced competitors?"Based on our...

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Cubing Out A Trailer … Vertically

Cubing Out A Trailer … Vertically

Sustainability in packaging comes in many forms. We've discussed how using high performance film with proper application actually reduces the amount of film used and eliminates damage to your products in transit (See: How to Use Less Stretch Film for...

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How to Use Less Stretch Film for Better Sustainability

How to Use Less Stretch Film for Better Sustainability

https://player.vimeo.com/video/346886063]/embed]The first of the Three R's in the popular waste hierarchy of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle is REDUCE. Individuals and corporations can follow the Three R's as a basic guideline in achieving better sustainability. ...

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Finding Our Way to Greener Packaging

Finding Our Way to Greener Packaging

Consumers today are more attuned to their environmental footprint than ever. This means they are more sensitive and thoughtful about the products they purchase. They're researching companies and engaging with brands directly on social media. They're reading labels,...

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How Stack Patterns Affect Unit Load Stability

How Stack Patterns Affect Unit Load Stability

While pallets used in shipping and warehousing have become standardized in terms of size and structure, the products and packages stacked on top of them are ever-changing.  In an ideal unit load, the products stacked on the pallet come to the very edges of...

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Take Your Packaging From Idea to Reality

Take Your Packaging From Idea to Reality

When companies want to change up their packaging - whether it's to create a new version of their product with the primary packaging or to reduce shipping costs by altering the secondary packaging - the risk in making this change without first knowing...

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Unpacking the Problem of Unit Load Damage

Unpacking the Problem of Unit Load Damage

Load damage and load failure appear in many forms. Common examples include loads that are leaning, stretch film that’s punctured or broken, loads that have shifted off the pallet, or products that have broken through the film completely and toppled. And these...

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Meeting Retailer Demands for Sustainable Packaging

Meeting Retailer Demands for Sustainable Packaging

Sustainability programs, complete with actionable goals and measurable targets, are becoming more mainstream among consumer product manufacturers. This is a great development for the environment while also cutting costs for the manufacturers and aligning...

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The Load Damage Domino Effect

The Load Damage Domino Effect

When a unit load experiences damage during transit, sometimes the results are dramatic. Product is spilled out all along the truck bed floor and you have a huge mess on your hands. Often, the results are less dramatic with damage manifesting as a severe...

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How Consumer Demand for Variety Impacts Your Packaging

How Consumer Demand for Variety Impacts Your Packaging

Years ago, retail and grocery shelves were pretty straightforward. Shoppers were presented with a selection that included many categories but relatively few varieties within each category.  Yogurt, for example, was a simple decision of choosing plain...

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