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Posts by Caroline

This entry was posted on 18th February 2019 by Caroline
Automation is a great way to help you speed up the packing process, but did you know it can also ensure you use less packaging material? If you think of automation, your initial image may be that of a high tech factory with robot arms whizzing around delivering precision engineering – all ...
This entry was posted on 12th February 2019 by Caroline
There is growing pressure (and a desire) for businesses to become more environmentally friendly and to demonstrate this commitment to customers. If you are looking for ways to improve your environmental credentials, there are many “quick wins” out there to help you make simple switches. One ...
This entry was posted on 29th January 2019 by Caroline
If you’ve just completed your waste packaging report, or reviewed your packaging use for 2018, you may be shuddering at the volume of packaging that has been used. Packaging is necessary to protect goods, but in the words of Bob Dylan, ‘the times they are a changin’. There are many ...
This entry was posted on 17th January 2019 by Caroline
As another year rolls by, we’ve reached that time again – waste packaging reporting. The regulations were first introduced in 1997 and aim to control the amount of packaging waste produced by UK businesses and its impact on the environment. As the environmental debate continues, this ...
This entry was posted on 12th December 2018 by Caroline
We know that businesses are always looking to reduce costs and at Macfarlane Packaging we help customers achieve this all the time. Throughout the year, we’ve created a series of blog articles focusing on areas to review for potential savings, so we thought we’d give you some food for ...
This entry was posted on 27th November 2018 by Caroline
Shipping high value, highly sensitive medical or control instruments is a delicate matter - the products are business critical and need to arrive in full working order. For this reason, many products are packed in heavy, unwieldy containers that can be expensive to purchase and be costly to ...
This entry was posted on 23rd October 2018 by Caroline
Stretch wrap machines can be considered a large investment for businesses, so if you are thinking about making the leap to stretch wrap automation, here are 6 key areas to consider. The number of pallets wrapped per day If you are wrapping between 10 – 15 pallets (or more) per day, then ...
This entry was posted on 25th September 2018 by Caroline
Many businesses experience spikes in demand – whether it’s a manufacturer managing an increase in the production schedule, a distributor dealing with increased fulfilment requests or a retailer servicing peak demand in the run up to Christmas. Some increases are planned but some just catch ...
This entry was posted on 18th September 2018 by Caroline
Summer is coming to an end – goodbye to the Pimms and floral gins in the garden, hello red wine and hot toddies in front of “must see” Autumn TV. Then… it’s Christmas. I know, I know – I went there too early. But the reality is that Christmas is just around the corner and so is the ...
This entry was posted on 28th August 2018 by Caroline
Customer experience has fast become king in the retail world – YouTube is jam packed with unboxing videos. I suspect many of us have experienced it first hand when purchasing online – how disappointing it is if the product arrives in underwhelming or difficult to open packaging. So why ...

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