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Month: February 2014

Buying Local or Buying from Offshore?

Buying Local or Buying from Offshore?

Is it better to buy domestically or to buy offshore? We live in a globalised world now. It’s incredible. Especially when it comes to information. For the most part, distance is no longer an impediment to transporting information and knowledge. Of course, cultural and political powers have a great influence. While they are factors beyond our control, they must be acknowledged. Similarly, in the transport of physical goods, while globalisation permits access to the far reaches of the world, cultural,…

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Improving Shelf Life with Barrier Films 102 – Moisture Barrier (MVTR)

Improving Shelf Life with Barrier Films 102 – Moisture Barrier (MVTR)

Part 2! Part 1 was all about oxygen barrier, and increasing shelf life by limiting oxygen permeation and reducing the effects of oxidation. Confused? In layman terms, it’s about reducing spoilage. Part 2 talks about controlling another variable: moisture. I think it would be good to dwell on the word spoilage for a minute. Shelf life, is the amount of time each product will last for before spoiling in sterility or taste. Expanding further, it can also apply to performance…

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What are you selling? An introspective look.

What are you selling? An introspective look.

One day, a few weeks ago, I turned to my colleague and asked, “what do we sell?” “Bags,” she replied, “and rollstock.” Yes, but is that the whole story? I said that while that is technically true, there is more to it. Sometimes we sell service, sometimes we sell quality, sometimes we sell the reliability of our IFS pacSecure certification. Because just about anyone can make rollstock and do some simple printing. Just about anyone can make bags. Unless we…

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