Why Are Water Companies Using Aluminum Packaging?

Why Are Water Companies Using Aluminum Packaging?

More than ever, companies are opting for environmentally conscious options when it comes to packaging their products. This eco-friendly mindset has even reached the bottled water industry. Coca-Cola brand announced that their water, Dasani, would be the latest to switch to an aluminum bottle instead of the traditional plastic. These are just a few reasons why more companies are likely to follow suit and abandon plastic water bottles altogether.

Reduced Waste

Plastic bottles are one of the most abundant pollutants in the world today. Plastic microfibers have been discovered in rainwater in the Rocky Mountains and even showing up in the food supplies for some cities (via fish mostly). By switching to aluminum these companies are looking to eliminate a large contributor to this plastic pollution.

Independent Brand Competition

Smaller brands like Ever and Ever and Liquid Death are making a name for themselves with unique aluminum packaging. These brands have cut into the larger companies’ markets with consumers responding to the eco-friendly packaging and unique presentation.

Other Environmental Benefits

In addition to reduce waste, there are other benefits to manufacturing aluminum cans/bottles compared to plastic. Emissions from recycling aluminum are much lower than even the emissions from hybrid plastics that some companies are currently using. The production also yields less waste, helping to eliminate build-up/pollution issues that conventional plastics can cause.

Help Your Brand Make A Statement

Packaging liquids in aluminum cans is nothing new, soda and beer companies have been doing it for years. Yet, unconventional brands like water or sports drinks can help separate themselves from the competition while also reducing waste and pollution.

LA’s Packaging Experts

Build Rehabilitation, which is located in Los Angeles, offers specialized packaging services to a variety of different businesses in the industry. With 200 disabled workers and 50,000 square feet available, we have space and manpower required to service all of our clients and their packaging needs.

Why More Companies Are Saying No To Clamshell Packaging

Why More Companies Are Saying No To Clamshell Packaging

Clamshell packaging has been voted the worst packaging design ever, and thousands of people seek medical treatment each year for cuts and injuries sustained while opening clamshell packages. Yet, there are still hundreds of items across store shelves that use clamshell packaging. This may not last much longer. Many companies such as Amazon are taking great strides to eliminate this annoying and cumbersome packaging once and for all.

Why Clamshells Are So Widely Used

Despite being a hassle for consumers to open, stores still turn to clamshells for a variety of reasons like:

  • Product is visible on both sides
  • Can be hung or freestanding
  • Much harder to shoplift
  • Lighter than cardboard
  • Cheaper to make
  • Durable

So What’s The Problem?

The biggest issue with clamshells is that they aren’t collected to be recycled. Despite being made from PET plastic, which is highly recyclable, clamshells aren’t being collected at the same rate as other recyclables. The other issue is that when they are collected for recycling, they often can’t be sorted out from other materials.

Starting this August, Amazon will be raising waste-efficient packaging standards for all vendors on the site. This includes no clamshells or other plastic packages for medium or large-sized products or they will be charged $1.99 per package. These restrictions are meant to help improve recycling efforts and to reduce the high amounts of waste that plastic packaging contributes annually.

If you’re looking for alternative packaging options, the team at Build Rehabilitation in Los Angeles is here to help.

Packaging Done Right

Build Rehabilitation, which is located in Los Angeles, offers specialized packaging services to a variety of different businesses in the industry. With 200 disabled workers and 50,000 square feet available, we have space and manpower required to service all of our clients and their packaging needs.

Minimizing Packaging Waste With Soap

Minimizing Packaging Waste With Soap

Each year, over 552 million shampoo bottles are thrown away, and a large percentage of the bottles that are thrown away still have product in them. When Mi Zhou found this out, she began devising a plan to stop the waste. This led to her creating Soapack: bottles and jars that are made entirely of soap.

How It Works

The Soapack collection is made from vegetable oil-based soaps that will melt away when you don’t need them. Their instructions are also a dissolvable paper that you can dissolve in water when you’re done. A layer of beeswax is used to keep them waterproof and to prevent leaking from occurring.

Surprisingly Stylish

Using various minerals, plants, and pigments, the collection comes in an array of styles and colors. The result is a completely eco-friendly collection that looks great in your bathroom, kitchen, or anywhere else in your home.

LA’s Packaging Experts

Build Rehabilitation, which is located in Los Angeles, offers specialized packaging services to a variety of different businesses in the industry. With 200 disabled workers and 50,000 square feet available, we have space and manpower required to service all of our clients and their packaging needs.

Does Holiday Packaging Work?

Does Holiday Packaging Work?

With the Fourth of July and most other holidays, you often see tons of products using special/holiday themed packaging.

While holiday packaging might be eye-catching, just how effective is it:

Does It Tell A Story?

Holiday/special packaging needs to tell a story. It shouldn’t just catch their eye — it should connect them to your brand on a deeper level. Another great way to build this connection is by injecting a human touch to the packaging campaign.

Differentiate From The Competition

By studying the competition, you can craft a truly unique packaging campaign that stands out from the competition. You can see where competitors are doing it right as well as see what isn’t working — which will then help you refine your packaging.

Make It Your Own

Another important thing to remember is to keep your packaging true to your brand. Consumers can often tell when a company is forcing something just to capitalize on a holiday or event. Placing your brand’s style and personality into any special or seasonal campaign will also help consumers build long-term connections with your brand.

Keep The Same Quality

Just because you’re only using this packaging for a limited amount of time doesn’t mean that you can be cheap on packaging costs. Cheaper, subpar packaging (or designs) for a product can have a negative impact on the perception of your brand. Instead, maintain an emphasis on the same high quality and presentation that you use for your packaging throughout the year.

Plan Your Next Holiday Campaign

Build Rehabilitation, which is located in Los Angeles, offers specialized packaging services to a variety of different businesses in the industry. With 200 disabled workers and 50,000 square feet available, we have the space and manpower required to service all of our clients and their packaging needs.

Popular Packaging Trends In 2019

Popular Packaging Trends In 2019

Technology is constantly improving and advancing. Technological advancements have helped the packaging industry in a number of different ways.

Here are some of 2019’s most popular packaging trends:

  • Nostalgia

Many brands play up nostalgia in order to promote their products (and that is not going to change anytime soon). Recently, numerous companies have used packaging with a retro design/vibe in an attempt to connect with a younger demographic.

  • Smaller, Greener Packaging

Consumers are more conscious than ever about their environmental footprint, and the packaging industry has begun to embrace this trend. Many companies are using recycled materials to design smaller, more eco-friendly packaging — among other initiatives.

  • A Minimalist Approach

“Less is more” has become a popular phrase when it comes to packaging in 2019. Minimalist packaging is popular because of how simple it is. Consumers appreciate simple and economical packaging. This minimalist approach also includes labels as well. Too much detail and information can lead to customers passing on the product — a streamlined design with just key information is a great way to draw in potential customers/buyers.

  • Flexible Packaging

Flexible packaging is a trend that has gained popularity throughout 2019. Advances in materials have made flexible packaging more suitable for a wider variety of consumer products. Currently, the most popular flexible packaging options including bags, pouches, and envelopes.

Build Rehabilitation, which is located in Los Angeles, offers specialized packaging services to a variety of different businesses in the industry. With 200 disabled workers and 50,000 square feet available, we have space and the manpower required to service all of our clients and their custom packaging needs. Please call or visit us today to learn more about all of our packaging and storage services.

Packaging Will Soon Be Going Digital

Packaging Will Soon Be Going Digital

With transparency being more important than ever, companies and brands are looking for ways to prioritize their customers and increase loyalty. Connected Packaging gives manufacturers the ability to give their products digital life.

What Digital Packaging Means

Connected Packaging is a blend of hardware and software that supports the printing and reading of codes and features strong cybersecurity capabilities. This allows the platform to offer bundles of solutions currently tailored to food and beverage manufacturers and allows brands and companies to interact and advertise directly with consumers. The data generated by consumers and the applications of the connected packaging can be analyzed in real-time to generate more insight. This will help companies fine-tune any marketing campaigns and can lead to increased sales and greater efficiency.

When To Expect It

Digital packaging is still in its early stages, but with the myriad of benefits (as well as constantly evolving and improving technology), many companies will be looking to integrate digital packaging options in the coming months. This is a great way for your brand to get real-time updates and insights into consumer feedback and will help you build brand loyalty.

Build Rehabilitation, which is located in Los Angeles, offers specialized packaging services to a variety of different businesses in the industry. With 200 disabled workers and 50,000 square feet available, we have space and the manpower required to service all of our clients and their custom packaging needs. 

The Global Barrier Packaging Market Is Set To Rise

The Global Barrier Packaging Market Is Set To Rise

The global barrier packaging industry was roughly around $9.39 billion in 2018. That number is set to rise dramatically. According to Zion Market Research, the global barrier packaging market is expected to generate around $13.78 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of around 5.4% between 2019 and 2025.

Below is an excerpt from Zion Market Research’s recent report entitled Barrier Packaging Market by Type (Bags and Pouches, Stand-Up Pouch, Tray Lidding Film, Forming Webs, Wrapping Film, and Blister Pack Base Webs), by Material (Polyethylene (PE), Polypropylene (PP), Polyamide (nylon), Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol (EVOH), Transparent High Barrier Films, and Others), by Technology (Polymer Nanocomposites, Multi-Layer Film, ORMOCERS, Sustainable Barrier Coatings, Melamine-Based Barrier Coatings, and Besela Barrier Film), and by Application (Food Industry, Healthcare, Consumer Goods, and Others): Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis, and Forecast, 2018–2025.

“Plastic packaging is among the most familiar forms of packaging. There is a rising need for products that can provide a high protection level to products, particularly for the food and beverage industry. Barrier packaging technology is replacing the outdated packaging type. Moreover, lifestyle-related changes among the population, rapidly changing consumer preferences, and availability of advanced technology have decreased the demand for traditional packaging. These factors are expected to drive the global barrier packaging market over the forecast time period. Furthermore, the growing trend of microwave cooking and ready-to-eat meals is expected to further drive this market’s growth in the upcoming years.

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Based on material, the global barrier packaging market includes polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP), polyamide (nylon), ethylene vinyl alcohol (EVOH), transparent high barrier films, and others. Polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) segments together accounted for around 50% revenue market share in 2018. Transparent high barrier films are expected to grow significantly in the future, owing to the increasing product demand for various packaged food products.

By application, this global barrier packaging market includes food industry, healthcare, consumer goods, and others. The food industry held a major market share in 2018, due to the increasing consumption of baby food, sauces, and curries across the globe.”

Build Rehabilitation, which is located in Los Angeles, offers specialized packaging services to a variety of different businesses in the industry. With 200 disabled workers and 50,000 square feet available, we have space and the manpower required to service all of our clients and their custom packaging needs. 

Why The Reusable Packaging Market Continues To Grow

Why The Reusable Packaging Market Continues To Grow

In recent months, there has been a trend that has seen companies turning to reusable packaging options more and more in order to reduce their waste while maintaining a cost-effective business model.

What is Reusable Packaging?

Reusable packaging options can refer to two types of packaging:

  • A container/pallet that can be reused at least 3 times to transport or contain the same products, parts or goods
  • During the lifecycle of the packaging, it can be repeatedly reused, inspected and returned

While many companies are stuck with high costs (in packaging materials and shipping), advances in reusable packaging are helping companies save time and money like never before.

Efficient Transportation

Reusable packaging allows companies to use more efficient shipping methods due to the packaging being more durable and doing a better job of protecting the goods inside.

Switching to reusable packaging can help:

  • Reduce the risks of damaged or lost goods
  • Packaging is easier to load and can be loaded more efficiently which reduces shipping costs

Packaging that is made to be reused is typically made from more durable materials and can also perform better when dealing with:

  • Heat
  • Moisture
  • Other environmental factors

Time, Waste and Cost Effective

More and more brands like Nestle, Proctor & Gamble and PepsiCo are committing to reusable packaging for their products, setting an example that will hopefully continue to help reduce waste at a greater level.

Build Rehabilitation, which is located in Los Angeles, offers specialized packaging services to a variety of different businesses in the industry. With 200 disabled workers and 50,000 square feet available, we have space and the manpower required to service all of our clients and their custom packaging needs.

Packaging For Your Liquid Product: 4 Things To Look For

Packaging For Your Liquid Product: 4 Things To Look For

One of the most important parts of presenting a product is the packaging. The aesthetic of your product’s packaging tells the world what it is and why they need it — while the functionality of that packaging ensures that they will repurchase it in the future.

With this in mind, here are 4 things to look for when choosing the right packaging for your liquid product:

Appropriate for your product

What are the attributes of your product that make it stand out to your target market? Beauty? Brightness? Strength? The packaging you choose should work with your product and labeling to convey these attributes to the customer. For instance, if you are marketing a skincare product that promises brightness and clarity, a light or clear bottle would be more appropriate than a darkly colored one. The shape, color, and even texture of your packaging can help to strengthen the narrative that your product gives to your target consumer.

Travels well

In today’s fast-paced environment, the average consumer is traveling much more than those in the past, whether it is within one city or around the world. Product packaging has to evolve along with these changes, and this is especially true when it comes to liquid products. Spilled liquid due to packaging failure can ruin a consumer’s day, and possibly ensure that they do not purchase the same product again. When choosing your packaging look for design options such as leakproof caps, flip tops, and strong seals.

Intuitive design

The contents of a product are only helpful if accessing them is easy and intuitive. Look for simple designs that are self-explanatory; the consumer should not have to learn any new skills or information to use the product. Whether the consumer realizes it or not, intuitive packaging design will help them to feel more confident and equipped while using your product, which will make them more likely to purchase again in the future.

Appealing to your target market

The packaging that it is presented in will play a large part in how your product is perceived by the public. What is your ideal target market? If it is young consumers, packaging that presents a colorful and eye-catching aesthetic might be your best bet. If it is a higher income demographic, materials that look and feel high-quality are a good call. And no matter what your target market, it is always a good idea to make sure that your product name and company logo are front and center, always the first thing to be seen and recognized.

Build Rehabilitation, which is located in Los Angeles, offers specialized packaging services to a variety of different businesses in the industry. With 200 disabled workers and 50,000 square feet available, we have space and the manpower required to service all of our clients and their custom packaging needs. 

Two Reasons Why Aesthetics Are Everything

Two Reasons Why Aesthetics Are Everything

The box that a product comes in is more important than ever. Between social media, online stores, and the number of graphic designs that the average American is exposed to every day — consumers can tell the difference between good aesthetics and bad aesthetics.

The aesthetics of products’ packaging/boxing matters more than ever, and here are some reasons why:

Good Aesthetics Accentuate Newness

There’s something about newness that equates beauty in most peoples’ minds, and consumers prefer new to old 9 times out of 10. Consumers prefer the smell and crispness of a new book to the musk and torn pages of an old book, they prefer a new home to an old one, and so on. In the same way, a modern or contemporary looking product has a higher chance of being purchased than a product that gives off vibes of being produced in the 80s or 90s.

Aesthetically Pleasing Packaging Makes Purchasing Easier

As simplistic as it may sound, aesthetically pleasing packaging makes choosing a product easier. Los Angeles County has a number of poor and wealthy people. No matter where exactly you land between these two extremes, budget likely plays a role in your purchasing decisions. Retail stores (like Target and Amazon) give consumers so many options that they simply go with the item that is cheaper (or cheapest). That is unless the box that a product comes in gives off the vibe that it’s higher quality than its direct competitors. Coca-Cola isn’t purchased over Shasta just because of its taste — it’s also because of Coca-Cola’s packaging and looks appeal to our purchasing sensibilities more than other colas.

Build Rehabilitation, which is located in Los Angeles, offers specialized packaging services to a variety of different businesses in the industry. With 200 disabled workers and 50,000 square feet available, we have space and the manpower required to service all of our clients and their custom packaging needs.

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