How to Improve Packaging Efficiency

April 17, 2015

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How to Improve Packaging Efficiency
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There are multiple factors to consider for improving packaging for your business. Protecting products is important, but businesses must also be mindful of costs and the impact of packaging on the environment. Bulk bags are an increasingly popular and sensible choice for several reasons.
 
Reduce Packaging Costs
Using multiple sacks to store large loads can end up costing you 30% more than if you were to use a single bulk bag. For example, to bag a 1000-kg load, you could use forty 25-kg sacks costing £12, or just one 1000-kg bag for £7.50. Bulk bags can also be reused, unlike many sacks, which means you would not have to repurchase packaging as often, further reducing packaging spend.
 
Improve Worker Efficiency
Filling and handling multiple sacks is not only a time-consuming process, it is simply unnecessary when there are more effective solutions available. How much time and money could your company save by switching to bulk bags? Moreover, the time spent on filling sacks could be better used for other tasks.
 
Assure Product Quality
The packaging industry has grown in spades and now offers a wide range of packaging options to suit a variety of requirements. Bulk packaging can be customized to meet specific needs, which can make a huge difference to your business. Food or pharmaceutical industries, for instance, have strict requirements for packaging – food-grade bags must be clinically sterile to meet UK and EU safety standards.
 
Compliance with Industry Standards
Industries that deal with hazardous or potentially hazardous substances require packaging that complies with stringent UN standards. Bulk packaging specialists can provide UN-certified bulk bags specially designed for transportation of these hazardous goods, down to the minutest specification, such as materials that emit flammable gases when in contact with water.
 
Minimize Waste
Large sacks are generally not designed for multiple use, whereas bulk bags can be reused. The number of times a bulk bag can be used depends on how it is filled and handled, as well as the contents of the load. Given the significant reduction in waste, it makes sense to switch from sacks to bulk bags.
     
    For more information about bulk bags for packaging and how they can be customized to suit your needs, call 0845-4811-200 or visit www.cliffepackaging.com.

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