A colleague of mine forwarded me this video today from a Guida’s Milk & Ice Cream in the northeastern part of the US. They are actively promoting the additional freshness their new induction seal provides to their milk. Dairies around the world who have made the switch from an unsealed jug of milk to an induction sealed package not only benefit from added freshness, but also reduce leaking containers in transit, on store shelves or in the car on the way home from the store.
Dairies in the UK have also found they can save a nice little sum of money by reducing the weight of both the container and closure after adding the foil seal. Go to a local market in England such as Tesco or Sainsbury and you’ll see liters of milk with no tear band!
That little induction seal can go a long way. Whether it’s a marketing vehicle, way to prevent leakage, or a method to make your package more environmentally friendly, you might want to explore the benefits heat induction sealing provides!

Posted: 8/25/2009 8:00:16 PM by Enercon Web Administrator

A colleague of mine forwarded me this article from the Wall Street Journal earlier in the week about smart phone applications and how businesses are thriving with them. I’ll admit, I’m a huge Apple guy and couldn’t live without my iPhone but part of what makes it that way is the creative applications people come up with.
The apps I run are varied. Everything from an application that guided me through the Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago a couple weeks ago to a GPS application that maps & records my runs and another one that ensures I never forget my grocery list.
What does this have to do with packaging? I’m curious to hear how you use smart phone applications to enhance your packaging operations. And if Enercon could build a smart phone app what would it do?

Posted: 8/21/2009 5:00:08 PM by Enercon Web Administrator

I got a call last night from Owen, one of our sales managers, who is out on the road this week. He had spent some time with a rep from Performance Systematix (PSI) earlier in the day. PSI modifies existing induction sealing materials by adding a variety of vents to the material. A couple of the added features the vents provide are: the ability to smell your product without removing the liner and the ability to allow a product off gas through the induction seal.

The part of Owen's visit that really intrigued me was a group of bottle they had in their office. Owen noticed one particular bottle that tends to have a very small sealing window. It is a great looking bottle, but something in the bottle's composition makes it a real bear to seal!

Most packagers we've seen use this bottle for hot fill applications. It's a beefy bottle that doesn't allow it to panel or bloat. PSI noticed an opportunity with this particular package. They can provide a vented liner and a plastic container that is much lighter all while fending off paneling or bloating. And on top of those great features, they can also do it cheaper!

Drop me a note or give me a call (262.250.314) if this might help you.

Posted: 8/20/2009 11:52:47 AM by Enercon Web Administrator