The Rise of Personalization in the Packaging Industry

personalized packaging

From printed labels to shipping boxes to laser engraved parts, there are many ways for companies to use packaging and markings as a means to customize their products. And ever since Coke’s widely successful Share a Coke campaign, many businesses have followed suit in finding ways to make their packaging more personal and customized for the buyer.

Keep on reading to take a look at some of the popular brands that are leading this new trend and see what the future holds for personalized packaging!

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How Plastics Are Made and Utilized in Manufacturing

how plastics are made

On our news page, we regularly feature articles about innovations happening in the plastics industry, changes that are affecting the field, novel uses of plastics, and more.

Despite writing a wide variety of articles over the years we realized we’ve never touched on just how plastics are made, something we think is worth rectifying. Read on to learn about how plastics are created by technicians and to discover key insights about the plastic manufacturing process.
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Trending in Plastics: An In-depth Look at the Plastic Straw Debate

plastic straw debate

­­With the rise of the plastic straw debate beginning back in January of 2018, California has become the first state to make regulations against the straws, making them nearly unavailable at all restaurants and other locations, unless asked for. And if companies don’t abide by this new ruling, they might even end up in jail.
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4 Challenges of Plastic Processing and How Shini USA Can Help

Plastic processing solutions

Plastic is an extremely important material that we see in a diverse range of products in our homes and workplaces. With its extreme versatility, plastic is a regular part of our daily lives.

However, there are many challenges in the plastic processing process, many of which affect consumers, the environment, and companies on a wide scale. Let’s examine a few of them.
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Maharashtra Announces Ban for Single-Use Plastics: What This Could Mean for the Future of the Industry

Single-use plastic ban

Maharashtra, the second-largest state in India with a population of more than 100 million people, is one of the top global leaders in the plastics industry. This Indian state has been in the news recently due to their latest announcement about their ban on single-use plastics which resulted in an uproar and a consistent flow of questions that need answers. Find out key details about this announcement in our post.
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Sustainability in the Plastics Industry

Sustainability solutions and recycling for plastics

We had the opportunity to attend the 2018 National Plastic Exposition. During that week at NPE, a variety of issues and innovations were discussed between various companies. One of the largest topics that was focused on during the exposition was, understandably, sustainability. As the issue of our plastic pollution problem becomes more and more relevant, it is important that steps are taken to reduce it as much as possible.
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6 Innovations Happening in the Packaging Industry

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The plastics industry is always changing and evolving, which is why we feel it’s important to share updates with you about any new developments. With some companies migrating from glass to PET, the implementation of smart packaging, and much more, there have been a variety of significant innovations in the packaging industry during 2018 that have really made waves.

Keep on reading to discover six key recent innovations!
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NPE2018 Recap: What We Saw and Learned

Shini USA at NPE 2018

NPE2018 consisted of five days full of insights, innovations and predictions for what lays in store for the industry.

From attending educational conferences with industry experts to discovering leading machinery from exhibitors like Shini USA, there was so much to do at the show that it was almost impossible to do it all. Here’s what you may have missed.
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Scientists Accidentally Engineer an Enzyme to “Eat” Plastic Pollution – What Might This Mean for the Plastics Industry?

Plastic eating enzyme

It is no secret that the use of plastic has increased remarkably throughout the decades. The environmental impacts of plastic have also been widely reported, but how bad has it really gotten? Let’s take a look at the numbers:
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