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 Plastics Collaboration With NJIT Demonstrates Why Innovation and Partnership Are Essential in Solving Even the Most Challenging Problems

The ingenuity of young, creative minds is something we encourage and celebrate at CMG. We believe it’s the best way to develop leading-edge solutions that apply proven problem-solving techniques in novel, progressive ways. Such was the situation with a group of engineering students from NJIT (New Jersey Institute of Technology) who wanted to do their part in supporting the healthcare and other affiliated professionals who are on the frontlines of battling the coronavirus pandemic.
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The CMG Plastics Minimalist Movement And You

The CMG Plastics Minimalist Movement And You

At CMG Plastics, we share your thoughts and concerns about our environment, and we are acting as responsible stewards in protecting it. That’s why a holistic approach to sustainability is part of our brand’s DNA and directs everything we do as an organization. It means paying attention to both the big and little things, such as using smart eco-solutions in our manufacturing, minimizing and re-purposing scrap, and working with our customers to create light-weight parts. (more…)

Now Available from CMG: “Ultra” Thin Wall Packaging.

For years now, many brands have been trending towards thinner and more lightweight packaging. There are many compelling reasons for this trend including lower cost and meeting sustainability goals, but the challenge has always been maintaining a products’ structural integrity while minimizing part weight. (more…)

Why our Most Important Customer Isn’t Always our Customer

The filling line: the most critical point in the supply chain.

As a custom supplier to the packaging business for over 40 years, you might think we’ve seen it all. We’ve seen a lot, that’s for sure; but the beauty of the packaging business is it’s always evolving and adapting to the ebbs and flows of consumer needs, trends and sentiments. That exciting energy is what drew us in, like so many of our colleagues and friends across the entire supply chain of consumer packaged goods. (more…)

CMG Major Facility Upgrades Enhance Capacity and Efficiency

CMG Introduces New Energy-Efficient Production Equipment, Adds Capacity and New In-Mold Labeling Capabilities.

Starting today, CMG Plastics’ clients will begin to experience the benefits of our new energy-efficient production systems, additional production capacity and enhanced capabilities supporting CMG’s Dairy, Personal Care and Confectionery Business.

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Plastic Food Packaging in 2019

Plastic Food Packaging

Plastic Food Packaging From CMG Plastics

The services you need with the innovations you desire

There are numerous reasons why your food packaging is of critical importance, and “visual appeal” is only one of them.

Food packaging plays an important role in safety and sanitation, versatility, brand perception, perceived quality and even cost efficiency for your business – essentially all at the same time.
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CMG Plastics in Chicago at PACK EXPO INTERNATIONAL

Join CMG Plastics in Chicago at PACK EXPO INTERNATIONAL.

October 14-17, 2018

Upper Lakeside Hall, Booth # E-7164

See you in Chicago at PackEXPO

CMG Plastics is exhibiting at the 2018 Pack Expo International, in Chicago from Sunday, October 14th to Wednesday, October 17. Come meet us, and discover why CMG Plastics is a leader in the creating custom plastic packaging. We will be showcasing some of our latest custom packaging we have been working on for our diverse range of customers. (more…)

CMG Achieves FSSC 22000 Food Safety System Certification

CMG is committed to continually improving the effectiveness of its Quality Management System and it is with that commitment in mind that CMG was recently was awarded FSSC 22000 Food Safety Certification for its Somerville, NJ facility.

As the global food supply chain has grown more complex, the need to provide a consistent and reliable food product safety system has never been more important. FSSC 22000 was developed in compliance with the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) to provide a framework for a Quality Management System that reduces food safety hazards, promotes continuous improvement, promotes legal compliance and increases transparency in the food supply chain.

CMG has seen tremendous growth in its food products business over the past several years and this certification for CMG NJ (and CMG Canada by October 2017) demonstrates our commitment to this marketplace and to our customers. To learn more about how we can help you with your custom plastic food packaging requirements please contact Jens (pronounced “Yens”) Duerr at 908.218.7997 ext. 203 or via our Contact us Page.

Going to PackExpo? Get the most out of it with these tips.

PackExpo 2016 CMG PlasticsSo, you’re going to PackExpo. So are we (see us in Upper Lakeside Hall, Booth #E-7552booth). Tradeshow experts say you can get more out of two days at a tradeshow than you can out of a month on your computer or you phone – because everyone and everything is all there in one place. But to capture this value as an attendee you have to prepare. Here’s our advice on how to do that – at PackExpo – or any show:

Before the Show

  1. Shows can be overwhelming – and if you just show up without a plan (and too many do), you are going to miss a lot. The first step in building a plan is to know exactly what you want to get out of the show. Are you going to make contacts, see demos, vet suppliers, get pricing, see what’s new, attend seminars or something else?
  2. Then make an hour-by-hour plan to achieve your goals. A great starting point is the show’s website which shows you who’s exhibiting, a map of where they are on the show floor, seminar and event schedules and more.
  3. See if you can make appointments with the companies you want to see most. Some of the savvier exhibitors support this. Look for companies promoting appointment on the show’s website.
  4. Prepare your list of key supplier questions before hand – so you don’t miss something crucial

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Advancements in Custom Plastic Packaging Offer Marketers New Opportunities

Marketers understand that custom product packaging can be an important part of the overall customer experience. Smart marketers dedicate time upfront ensuring that package design supports a number of critical business goals ranging from the product’s “attract” and shelf-life to its ability to meet run-speed and cost targets.

But a marketer’s work is never done. Advancements in packaging materials and production technologies – particularly in plastic packaging – offer marketers new options for enhancing the product experience, as well as reducing costs. On top of this, consumer preferences and expectations are also changing. Consider the rapid growth in packaging made from ‘bioplastics’ – in part a response to shopper demand for more earth-friendly materials. (more…)