Kara Rhoads

The World of Recycling: Expandable Polystyrene (EPS), Polyurethane (PU), and Polyethylene (PE)

Did you know that raw materials account for about 80% of the carbon footprint? This is why recycling raw materials can have a huge impact on your environmental impact. Expandable Polystyrene (EPS), Polyurethane (PU), and Polyethylene (PE) are three raw materials that are often used in manufacturing. EPS is most commonly found in packaging, PU …

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Medical Equipment: How Plastics Enhance Medical Devices and Packaging

The medical industry is one that relies heavily on plastics. From the equipment to the packaging, you will find plastic everywhere in the medical field. It’s not just for safety reasons either; it also helps with weight and durability. Plastics enable the production of medical equipment that is lightweight yet strong and durable. From IV …

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Top Packaging Trends for 2022: Predictions on the Future of Packaging

Packaging is a critical component of any business, and it has been changing rapidly over time. Packaging must meet the needs of both companies and consumers – companies need products to be attractive and cost-effective, while consumers want convenience and sustainability in their packaging. Packages have evolved from being an afterthought to a critical part …

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4 Ways You Can Save Big, Shipping Through FedEx and UPS

Is your business about to enter the fast-paced world of eCommerce? Are you in the process of rethinking your order fulfillment process? If so, you probably have packaging, and how to get it to survive domestic or international shipping, on the brain. One of the many advantages of working with Sterling Manufacturing is a team …

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The Top 8 Things You Need to Know About FedEx and UPS Shipping Guidelines

There’s a saying in the military that “no good plan survives first contact with the enemy.” The same might be said about product packaging and the brutal world of retail shipping. What may look and feel like a solid shipping box for your goods may conceal a fatal flaw that rears its head only after …

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5 Tips for a More Efficient Fulfillment Process

5 Tips for a More Efficient Fulfillment Process Whether you’re a family operation fulfilling customer orders from your home office or an established brand with its own warehouse and crew, efficiency matters. Regardless of scale, sending your customer’s orders out the door correctly and safely takes time, resources, and labor. Finding ways to reduce any …

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