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Transit Packaging: Manufacturing Sector’s Unsung Hero Gets the Limelight

May 26, 2017

Packaging has traditionally been a sidelined element of the manufacturing industry. However, the present day revival of the manufacturing sector backed by rising industrial innovations and economic expansion has closely influenced the associated packaging industry globally. However, the foremost impact on the packaging industry is thanks to the rising demand for sustainability, taking into account the link between packaging and wastage. These factors intensify a long-standing need for industries to implement better packaging products such as foam and transit packaging.

Transit Packaging is an emerging speciality that caters to the needs of several industries including chemical, healthcare, fertilizer, construction, food and beverage and e-commerce firms. Transit packaging encompasses the use of crates, totes, corrugated boxes, and protective packaging products to conquer three major factors- convenience, ease of use and ease of transport.

The packaging industry is evolving over the past few years resulting in the invention of innovative packaging techniques that are based on the escalating customer needs and competition to go from A-Z in the shortest time possible. Adoption of fleet management systems and demand for compostable packaging are some of the key market trends in the transit packaging industry.

Adoption of Fleet Management Systems

The increased trade activities and high demand from diverse industries such as food and beverages, consumer care, electrical and electronics, and many more create complications in transit packaging management. In addition to that, this activity demands complex functions including fleet sizing, repositioning of empty containers, tracking containers, maintenance activities, and container distribution. These complexities can be resolved using fleet management techniques, in turn improving operational efficiency, minimizing risk, and controlling cost.

Demand for Compostable Packaging

The high usage of cheap and environmentally harmful packaging products including bubble wrap and styrofoam made of polystyrene (derived from hydrocarbons) has incited growing environmental concern and the escalating demand for harmless packaging products. Compostable materials are usually made up of organic raw materials, that can be decomposed with the help of fungi, bacteria, and other microbial organisms.

The packaging industry is evolving, and so should you…

Transit packaging management is extremely complicated and entails the adoption of the right materials and procedures. At Infiniti, our far reaching research solutions provide a complete analysis of the applications and criticalities of transit packaging, its impact on your corporate bottom-line and accountability per the environment. This will help you setup the right mechanism, avoid inconveniences in the supply chain and damage to the shipped merchandise.

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