With Online Shipping at All-Time High, Brands Must Ensure Consistency in Customer Experience, In-Store and at Their Front Door

 

With online deliveries in high demand due to COVID-19, it’s not enough just to offer free shipping or confirm the shipment reached its destination. A leader in packaging solutions, CMG knows products need to be appropriately packaged and protected in transit, so the customer will have a consistent and satisfactory result every time they place an order. Brands need to be thoughtful about how their products are shipped. How are the goods presented to the consumer? (more…)

CMG Plastics Revitalizes Hotel Amenity Package to Meet Demand for COVID-19 Sanitary Products

Recently, through a partnership with a key customer, CMG helped revitalize a previously retired package that proved to be an ideal solution in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Old Is New Again

That package is the type traditionally found in hotels: a small plastic bottle with a flip-top lid that holds one-to-two ounces of shampoo, lotion or other personal care items. In recent years, some hotel chains have been moving away from small travel-size bottles, opting instead for larger, multi-use packaging of shampoo and body wash with convenient dispensers. With the COVID- 19 pandemic, there is currently high demand for more single-use packaging, especially for hand sanitizer and other antibacterial products that may help avoid the spread of the virus. (more…)

CMG Plastics Automation Solution Eliminates Rejects, Increases Run Rates


CMG recently won the production of a spice mold closure for a client whose previous supplier was experiencing quality issues and meeting production demand. Our custom designed automation process eliminated labor-intensive manual operations, reduced operator supervision by 75%, significantly increased manufacturing speed and guaranteed on-time shipments, while virtually eliminating what was previously a reject rate of 15%. CMG know-how and ingenuity made it happen. (more…)

CMG In-Mold Label Capabilities is Helping to Revitalize Dairy Aisle Brands


The commodity look of packaging for dairy products is about to end thanks to our in-mold labeling capabilities. The process creates packaging that is unique and eye catching. Operating from our U.S. and Canadian facilities, we’re creating dynamic packaging looks for a variety of dairy products, including several ricotta cheese brands. The process is also ideal for emerging or specialty niche brands in many other consumer brand product formats, including food grade cups, tubs, square or oval containers and lids. (more…)

CMG Adds High Speed, Thin-Walled Plastic Packaging Capabilities to New Jersey Facility

When it comes to packaging, food and beverage manufacturers understand that:

  • Customized packaging plays a vital role in differentiating products at point-of- sale
  • Reliable, easy and nearby access to that packaging is critical

With that in mind, CMG Plastics is adding a fully automated system for the production and printing of high-speed, thin-walled, plastic packaging in our Somerville, NJ facility. This system is tailored to the needs of regional food and beverage manufacturers in need of long-term access to custom, hi-volume package production.

High Speed Thin-Walled Plastic Packaging Press

High Speed Thin-Walled Plastic Packaging Press being installed

This new high speed packaging and printing system mixes proven technologies from some of the world’s best companies. These include:

  • A Ferromatik high-speed injection molding machine offering fast, quiet operations, short cycle times and exceptional energy savings (see installation photos above).
  • A Polytype high-speed offset printing machine capable of decorating up to 600 round containers per minute in up to eight colors.
  • A robotic automation system from Illsemann Automation with “takeout” and case packing capabilities that seamlessly integrates everything from injection molding to the loading dock.

We also offer turnkey custom tooling that we source multiple suppliers including one of our favorites, Canada’s StackTeck, which consistently provides rugged and smart, thin-walled production solutions with outstanding productivity.

If you’re interested in custom packaging and printing capabilities, you might also be interested in our unique brand of responsiveness and reliability. Combined these make CMG an alternative to the sometimes frustrating off-the shelf products and service offered by other companies. To find out more, review our site and/or contact Jens (Pronounced “Yens”) Duerr at 908.218.7997 – ext. 203