When it comes to packaging, often the newest, coolest, trendiest looking packaging steals the show.
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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With COVID-19 still in place, consumers are purchasing larger packages of grocery and household items such as paper towels and cases of beverages.
Over the past weeks, we have had several serious conversations with current, past, and prospective customers about supply chain issues in the COVID-19 era, and a common theme is starting to emerge.
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…)
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…)
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…)
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 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…)
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.
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…)
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…)