Facing the Challenge: Sustainability vs. the Bottom Line in Packaging

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How CMG Plastics is working to strike the right balance for everyone.

We are often asked by our customers what is the “right balance” between sustainability and the bottom line, and our response can frequently be, “It depends.” Now, while that may sound rather evasive, it’s actually our way of starting a conversation that results in the kind of in-depth needs analysis that generates the smartest sustainable solution.

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CMG Tackles the Classic Conflict: Cost vs. Design

Finding Solutions That Work for Everyone

When customers come to us for help with a packaging solution, we do everything possible to look at all the angles before making any recommendations. We try to consider all of the available enhancements, options, and alternatives that could impact the design and more importantly the manufacturability of the package.

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Never Underestimate the Value of a Dynamic Supply Chain


We Hand-Pick Suppliers Who Build Top Quality Product

At CMG, we know we are only as good as our supply chain. We work with a wide range of partners including mold-makers, automation suppliers, molding machine manufacturers, resin suppliers and many more. However, when it comes time to choosing the right supplier for a project, we are very selective as our reputation is on the line.

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E-Commerce Packaging is the Forethought, Not the Afterthought

In today’s packaging landscape, the “one-size-fits-all” approach to package design and development is fast becoming a thing of the past.

Traditionally, a package might have been designed to look great on the shelf in a point-of-sale environment. Then e-commerce sales happened. What began with a whisper some years ago, has continued to gradually increase in volume, and with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, has now reached a deafening roar. Package designers can no longer consider e-commerce as an afterthought. If anything, package performance in transit and up to that moment of consumer engagement – often in the entryway of the home – must be considered first and foremost. As experts in enhancing package performance and quality through production, CMG is here and ready to help make the transition as easy as possible.

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CMG Plastics is Certified Food Safe

Certified Food Safe

We understand how important it is to do our part to keep the food supply chain safe. That is why CMG Plastics adheres to the highest standards of food safety in our plastic packaging manufacturing operations. Both of our facilities (USA & Canada) are FSSC 22000 certified, which is a food safety certification that is recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) as an internationally accepted standard against which operations can be audited and certified. (more…)

New Packaging Ideas on the Horizon? Nature May Have Some Clues

New Packaging Ideas on the Horizon? Nature May Have Some Clues

As CMG thinks ahead to the next generation of packaging solutions, nature may offer all the inspiration we need. Certain items we find in nature have inherent qualities that may provide the clues we need to develop new types of packaging materials that are closer to the Earth. As an example, we value certain types of produce – like bananas, coconuts and oranges – for the characteristics they exhibit. (more…)

We’re Helping Cannabidiol (CBD) Brands Stand Out in an Increasingly Crowded Space.

In fast-moving emerging product categories like CBD, successful brands build quality into their packaging by combining aesthetics and functional performance. We’re currently consulting and advising several companies in various stages of package development to help them establish market superiority in the rapidly growing wellness category. If our experiences with other similar fast-moving sectors are any sort of guide, those that invest in the packaging of high quality and distinction are the ones that will win.

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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…)