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What Does It Take to Qualify as UN Packaging?

Posted by Hedwin on December 7, 2017

“UN packaging” refers to packaging that adheres to standards set by the United Nations to govern the methods by which dangerous materials can be safely transported throughout the world. Most countries conform to these regulations. Other terms may also be used to reference packages adhering to this standard, such as “dangerous goods packaging,” “hazmat packaging,” or “UN-approved” or “UN-certified packaging.” These critical guidelines ensure that materials are packaged and shipped according to all necessary safety and efficiency standards.

UN guidelines are met through a series of tests performed by a third party at an accredited facility and according to the accepted relevant standards, such as ISO 16104:2003 and ASTM D4919 – 03(2008). The UN regulation also requires a similar standard accreditation at the manufacturing facility.

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Topics: Cubitainer, Packaging Solutions, environmentally-friendly packaging, eco-friendly packaging

5 Easy Tips for More Efficient Plastic Recycling

Posted by Hedwin on October 6, 2017

Allowing for great versatility across a wide range of applications, the use of plastic goods has skyrocketed over the past 50 years. In fact, more than 300 million tons of plastic goods are produced and circulated throughout the world each year. Luckily, most forms of plastic can be recycled, and in the United States alone, there are nearly 2,000 organizations dedicated to reclaiming post-consumer plastics. Over 80% of Americans have reasonable access to a recycling program, and various efforts are underway to increase this number.

A highly energy-efficient process, plastic recycling can turn used plastics into ready-to-use materials using 88% less energy than is required to create new plastics from oil and gas. A wide range of eco-friendly products can be made from these recycled plastics, from residential housing insulation to protective gear for police officers and firefighters.

Although Americans recycle over 2.4 billion pounds of plastic every year, it still makes up about 13% of the total waste stream. To help ensure your consumer recycling efforts are as effective as possible, we’ve outlined five easy tips to keep in mind throughout your day-to-day routines.

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Topics: Packaging Solutions, environmentally-friendly packaging, eco-friendly packaging, plastic recycling tips

Hedwin to Showcase at 3 Trade Shows this September

Posted by Hedwin on August 17, 2017

The team at Hedwin is excited to announce that we’ll be heading to Las Vegas this September to participate in three different industry trade shows — ISSA/INTERCLEAN®, PACK EXPO, and SupplySide West.  

We are partnering all month with our colleagues across Zacros America to bring you the widest variety of packaging options, highlighting film products such as our FLOWPACK® pouches and Z-TAINER gusseted bag-in-box, alongside our flagship CUBITAINER® flexible package.

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Topics: Cubitainer, Packaging Solutions, environmentally-friendly packaging, eco-friendly packaging, trade show

3 Industries Leveraging Eco-Friendly Packaging

Posted by Hedwin on July 17, 2017

Finding environmentally-friendly packaging solutions can be difficult if you don’t know where to start or what exactly to look for to meet the needs of your specific application.

Pairing with an experienced manufacturer specializing in eco-friendly, sustainable packaging options will help ensure you get the highest-quality products at the best possible price.

At Hedwin, we offer several environmentally-friendly packaging options for a wide range of industries and applications.

Below, we’ll explore how three very different companies make use of Hedwin packaging.

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Topics: Cubitainer, Packaging Solutions, environmentally-friendly packaging, eco-friendly packaging

The History of Packaging

Posted by Hedwin on April 18, 2017

Dating back to the earliest days of humanity, packaging has long played a critical role in our daily lives — from hunting and gathering societies to modern industrial times. 

The earliest human who found a large leaf to carry water away from a stream created the first rudimentary package and sparked an industry that still endures today, thousands of years later.

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Topics: Packaging Solutions, Company News

Meet the Customer Service Team

Posted by Hedwin on March 15, 2017

You've spoken to Hedwin's Customer Service representatives on the phone, so why not get to know them a little better?

We chatted with our Customer Service reps so that you could learn a little more about the Hedwin team.

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Topics: Company News, Customer Service

Cubitainer vs. Bag-in-Box: 3 Major Differences

Posted by Hedwin on March 13, 2017

CUBITAINER® and bag-in-box (BiB) systems both provide reliable, effective liquid packaging solutions — however, their properties and benefits are different across applications.

To help packaging professionals choose the best option for their specific needs, the team at Hedwin has analyzed the key differences between the two and outlined their unique features and advantages. Below are three major differences to keep in mind when selecting a liquid packaging solution.

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Topics: Packaging Solutions, Company News

Common Liquid Packaging Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Posted by Hedwin on February 9, 2017

The field of liquid packaging solutions is constantly evolving.

No matter how ideal a solution may seem, there are undoubtedly areas in which it could be improved.

The design of liquid packaging solutions encompasses a tremendous number of factors, each of which adds to the difficulty of achieving perfection.

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Topics: Packaging Solutions, Company News

The Consequences of Sacrificing Quality for Low Costs

Posted by Hedwin on February 6, 2017

We’ve all heard the horror stories: To keep costs down, procurement managers order the cheapest liquid packaging solutions, and a short while later, materials need to be replaced.

In industries that rely on liquid packaging solutions, experienced manufacturers understand that packaging products which guarantee durability and reliable results are ultimately a more cost-effective option, as long-term benefits easily outweigh the higher upfront costs.

When choosing packaging products for your unique application, it’s important to understand the potential ramifications of sacrificing quality for low prices.

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Topics: Packaging Solutions, Company News

Effectively Utilizing Recyclable Liquid Packaging Products

Posted by Hedwin on January 11, 2017

When you run a facility where liquid processing is part of your everyday routine, you want to ensure that your liquid packaging solutions are recyclable. Recyclability encompasses cost-effectiveness, as the need for expensive product replacement shrinks with the use of low-cost disposables in tandem with your semi-permanent containers.  Environmental friendliness ensues, since the durable container can be utilized more than once and your disposable is constructed of an easily-recycled material.

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