Transport costs are rising. eCommerce is making distribution ever more complex. Retail shelf space is at a premium and consumers are more discerning. Packaging is in the crosshairs, expected to deliver higher performance at lower cost. That’s why manufacturers are looking for packaging breakthroughs that don’t compromise the product itself.
PSI understands these challenges, and works with manufacturers to develop innovative new packaging solutions. Chemical compatibility, waste reduction, RFID, trigger sprayers and the switch from glass to resins. Difficult issues to be sure, but we have the expertise to help.
Package bloat and swell is a growing problem as hot fill increases and plastics replace glass. This makes shelving difficult and dissuades the consumer from buying. Innovative venting solutions can meet these needs, satisfying both retailer and end-user.
When packaging can’t breathe elevation and temperature changes can lead to spillage. We’re experts in these problems and work with manufacturers to develop packaging that eliminates waste. We even have solutions to the challenge of transmitting fragrance without spilling product.
Containers are getting lighter. This cuts shipping costs but increases the risk of paneling or collapse. PSI works with the designers and manufacturers of advanced packaging products to incorporate innovative venting solutions. Together, we help businesses cut the total cost of packaging.
Every product and packaging challenge is different. That’s why we won’t offer a standard solution. Our approach is to understand what’s needed and identify how best to develop exactly that. Work with us and you’ll find we emphasize joint discovery. We start by asking our 5 Ps: Package, problem, people, process, and price. It’s a collaborative approach that leads to better answers.
Discovery leads to understanding, and from there we develop ideas. We’ll ask you for samples and use those to create packaging concepts and prototypes, and develop a performance report. Our goal is to arrive at the best solution for you.
A prototype is the start of a solution, not the end. Once you’ve signed-off on the concept, it’s time for the business conversation. We’ll talk about costs, logistics and how your solution will get into production.
You’ll hear us talk a lot about “Integrated Thinking”. Here’s what we mean:
Our approach is collaborative. We stand shoulder-to-should with our customers, working together on the total solution. A venting material or specialty product like RFID chips alone aren’t enough. It must work with your product and run on your filling or packaging lines, your product must be able to withstand changes in temperature changes, altitude changes, and even rough handling, with today’s world of expedited shipping and eCommerce. But we’ll never make you pay for functionality you don’t need. These are demands we consider in every aspect of your product and process together. This is integrated thinking.
We solve venting problems, but we make sure to give you the right solution for your needs. This grows out of our collaborative approach, our willingness to ask questions and listen, and our flexibility. Our process is flexible: we’ll tailor it to meet your needs, and the solutions we develop are just as flexible. If supplying material is the best solution, that’s what we’ll do. If you need a fully assembled, vented cap solution, we can deliver that too. We’re not delivering product, we’re delivering integrated solutions.learn more