Shrink Wrapping is Helping Sydney’s Companies get on the Retail Shelf

Retailers demand and Shelf ready?
Shrink packaging is one of the most popular forms of packaging for several reasons. (We are not talking about your Psychiatrists ending a session).One of the main reasons is cost. Compared to other forms of packaging, shrink wrapping is often much more affordable and often times more efficient. Another reason is the attractive appeal to the consumer on the retail shelf. To maximise space, maximising on cost and shelf appeal makes it the new way to package just about anything. All major retail outlets are moving or already have move into shelf ready. This can often be the cheapest and easiest ways to get into the major retailers. All retailers are conscious of labour cost in Australia and finding a Sydney packaging company that is aware of the retailer’s demand and regulations can be daunting.

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Just Shrink it!
Heat shrink wrap in particular is a good wrapping material to use. It is used regularly to package all kinds of products. Everything from wrapping frozen pizzas to bundling hardware is easily bundled in heat shrink wrap; its thickness and durability help make it a safe and reliable solution to shipping needs, which in turn can make your overall shipping process more streamlined and efficient. Machines can be expensive so partner with a reputable Sydney packaging company that knows retailer’s demands.

A sexy shrinkage?
There are many other kinds of heat shrink wrap; but, of course, the particular form of shrink wrap you’re interested in will be largely determined by the kind of packaging you want to do. Unfortunately, finding a vendor that offers the various kinds of heat shrink wrap could be difficult and almost impossible within a Sydney packaging company. A vendor that has a proven record of delivering high levels of customer satisfaction is the one most likely to meet your needs and expectations. This is where Hoxton Industries comes in. Specialising in maximising all your needs, offering a solution to all your packaging, rework and manufacturing.

Author:
George Boutros; General Manager at Hoxton Industries.
Helping Sydney’s companies maximise efficiency in packaging solutions.

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What Type of Shrink Wrap do I get?

The term shrink wrap is a generic term often used in commercial packaging, retail packaging, food packaging, and industrial packaging. Compared to other forms of packaging, shrink wrapping is often much more affordable and often times more efficient. Another reason is the attractive appeal to the consumer on the retail shelf.  To maximise space, maximising on cost and shelf appeal makes it the new way to package just about anything.

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All of the types of shrink wrap listed below require heat to be applied for the material to begin shrinking.

Tube Shrink

The main difference between shrink tubing and shrink sleeves is shrink tubing is often on a continuous roll. Shrink sleeves are pre-cut to fit the product being packaged. Shrink tubing is often made from PVC of Polyethylene. Tubing made from PVC is often used for retail packaging longer objects while polyethylene tubing is often used for packaging cases of liquids and canned products.

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Centrefold Shrink

One of the most common types of shrink wrap for retail packaging. Centrefold shrink wrap is folded in half length-ways and placed on a roll. This allows users to slide the product being wrapped between the films, seal the open ends, and then apply heat. Centrefold shrink wrap is most commonly made from PVC and Polyolefin. Some suppliers do offer a Polyethylene centrefold shrink film.

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Shrink Sleeves

Another very common type of shrink wrap for retail packaging. Shrink sleeves are often printed on and placed over bottles to brand products. Shrink sleeves often have a lower maximum shrink rate to keep from distorting printing. Preparing plates and design mock-ups can often be extensive as well as meeting required product minimums.

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Author: George Boutros: Wrapping for your needs

3 Big guns lead the way with Sustainable Packaging?

Who is leading the way?
Coca-Cola, Nestle and Nike set in collaboration together aimed at setting standards for the guiding and developing of plant-based plastics derived from feedstocks like corn and sugarcane in 2013. Bio-based plastics and product manufacturing trends show a lot of potential. While I’m excited to see where the growth of bioplastics, where will it end up taking us, I also hope leaders in the sustainable packaging world agree with my concerns moving forward through 2016.

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This may help prove that our dependence on petroleum-derived plastics, that it isn’t as hard-set as we once thought.  We have a few of these facilities that are even equipped to process these bioplastics. Biodegradable and supposedly compostable plastics often have to be processed in an industrial facility to fully decompose.  So who will step up and help us save what is most important. Is Sustainable packaging and Bio based plastics here to stay for good?

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Lightweight packaging
The benefits of lightweight packaging seem clear enough: reduced material and manufacturing costs reduced environmental impacts from transportation and potentially less waste bound for landfills. Retail giants are reducing consumables consistently. Consumers see this as paying more for fewer products….. Are these giants really trying to save us or just pocketing more money into the bank? Sustainable Packaging has to be on the number 1 priority moving forward to help us save the environment, lives and dollars.

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Author:
George Boutros, Marketing and Business Development at Hoxton Industries. Caring about what tomorrow will bring us in sustainable packaging.

Sydney’s Packaging is Stunning, Creative & Insane!

The purpose of packaging, ultimately what sells your product! It draws attention, sends a message, and makes consumers feel a certain way, boldly screams out and always catches your eye first.

The packaging cost, is in the billions per year.” Sustainable packaging”,” environmentally friendly” the package says. Does the consumer really care? Research has shown that this is added value to the product but not the main sell point. Yearly creative competitions are held in Packaging. From Sustainable packaging to Creative designs, from environment friendly to graphic designs. The competitions are fierce, competitive and never ending year after year.

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What are consumers buying?

The facts and figures are in! Colours, patterns, space, simple, playful, bold, style, modern, texture and bright. Other major factors are multiple purpose and sneak- peak.

Sneak Peak? Yes the consumers are more likely to be attracted to the product that they can feel, pick up and see. Not the old plastic stuff you are thinking about but SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING.

We have all seen it on TV, mostly for food and “sous vide” cooking at a Michelin star restaurant. This Sydney skin packaging is a little bit different. Any item placed on a cardboard and vacuum sealed to show off your item.

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Where in Sydney can I do this Packaging?

Not many places at all offer this service in Australia. It has always been done offshore. The name you can trust is Hoxton Industries. Located conveniently in south west Sydney. Cheap, affordable but yet Bold, and convenient on the retail shelf.

Author: George Boutros; Looking after all Sydney’s Packaging headaches

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Corporate Social Responsibility and Discovering the Modern Sheltered Workshop

We are not supposed to call it a sheltered workshop anymore… it’s not politically correct. But if you are searching for a sub-contracting partner that’s probably the term you are going to search. The modern sheltered workshop is now known as an ADE (Australian Disability Enterprise) and the reasons for choosing to partner with an ADE have evolved just as much as the ADE’s themselves.



Smart Business

ADEs offer a wide variety of services that are often in high demand for businesses looking to outsource part of their workload. These services are often not part of your core business so it makes sense to sub contract them, freeing up your staffs valuable time for critical matters. These are things that ADEs specialise in like co packing, kitting, contract manufacturing and packaging, shrink wrapping, specialised security shredding and third party warehousing. And because there local business they are not only faster than an offshore option but also a lot more flexible.


Competitive Edge

Many businesses looking for a competitive edge choose to search for an ADE partner, but not for the reasons they used to. Business’ today use ADEs for a competitive edge that fits in with their corporate social responsibility. Using an ADE means you are providing a job to a person with disability, contributing to a great social cause and that’s worth bragging rights.  

So while the term sheltered workshop may be old hat, the idea behind it isn’t and the value in the model is there for business to benefit from for their triple bottom line.

To discuss your outsourcing needs contact us on 02 9607 6159 or visit our website for more information http://www.hoxtonindustries.com.au

Nicole Bruce is the General Manager of Hoxton Industries. She has over 14 years’ experience in product packaging and shrink wrap.

Save In More ways with Sustainable Packaging

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Plant-based plastics
Plant-based plastics lead the way in showing the industry that efficient production of plastics from renewable sources is possible. Coca-Cola, Nestle and Nike set in collaboration together aimed at setting standards for the guiding and developing of plant-based plastics derived from feedstocks like corn and sugarcane in 2013. Bio-based plastics and product manufacturing trends show a lot of potential. While I’m excited to see where the growth of bioplastics, where will it end up taking us, I also hope leaders in the sustainable packaging world agree with my concerns moving forward through 2016.

Hoxton3This may help prove that our dependence on petroleum-derived plastics, that it isn’t as hard-set as we once thought.  We have a few of these facilities that are even equipped to process these bioplastics. Biodegradable and supposedly compostable plastics often have to be processed in an industrial facility to fully decompose.  So who will step up and help us save what is most important. Is Sustainable packaging and Bio based plastics here to stay for good?

 

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Lightweight Packaging
The benefits of lightweight packaging seem clear enough: reduced material and manufacturing costs, reduced environmental impacts from transportation and potentially less waste bound for landfills. Retail giants are reducing consumables consistently. Consumers see this as paying more for less product….. Are these giants really trying to save us or just pocketing more money into the bank? Sustainable Packaging has to be on the number 1 priority moving forward to help us save the environment, lives and dollars.

George Boutros, Marketing and Business Development at Hoxton Industries. Caring about what tomorrow will bring us with sustainable packaging.