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3 steps to get closer to be a sustainable brand with packaging

With the increasing consumers’ environmental awareness, brands are putting more effort into becoming more sustainable companies. While it is difficult to change the product itself, the packaging, on the other hand, is more flexible to adjust. Therefore, product packaging became a critical sustainability point for many brands. Despite hygiene and safety being the main focuses…

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4 Reasons to Choose Flexible Refill Package

A flexible refill package is getting more attention since the COVID-19 changed the consumers purchasing behavior significantly. As more consumers purchase products online, this might be a good time for you to consider switching your packaging to a flexible refill packaging. The refill package is not only for soap or lotion but for various food…

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Polyethylene Force Majeure Notice

March 15, 2021   Dear Valued Customer,   This letter is to inform you of the polyethylene Force Majeure notice received from our vendor. Due to the devastating effects of the winter storms in TX, there is a heavy ongoing strain on resin supplies throughout the industry. Zacros America has been working diligently to source…

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3 Challenges of E-commerce Liquid Packaging

Packaging options are more limited and challenging for liquid products, especially for e-commerce. Breakage and leakage are still the biggest hurdles for many brand owners. More and more consumers are purchasing various products online while maintaining the focus on environmental impacts. The challenge is to find durable and efficient packaging while offering superior sustainability. It…

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Lead Time Notification

Dear Customer,   As you may have already heard, due to the virus situation and the increase in e-commerce orders (Amazon, etc.) there is an ongoing shortage of paper used in the manufacture of our cartons. In addition, the carton vendors are experiencing issues with Covid related interruptions, which has resulted in lead times being…

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“Reduce” Packaging Plastics is the Fastest Way to Improve Sustainability

Sustainability is a necessary aspect of packaging nowadays. Plastic packaging is getting a bad reputation, but plastic reduces waste by extending shelf life and protecting products. So, it is not surprising that packaging is the top plastic waste globally.1 It is expected to have four times more plastic waste by 2050.2 We are all responsible…

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Refill Pouch Market Success Story

Where there is Zacros, there is a way. Refillable pouches are popular nowadays for personal and home care products in Japan. Zacros introduced a refill concept to the market back in the ’90s. Zacros drove the spread of this refill category, which symbolizes the “refill culture” unique in the world. Demand for personal and home…

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Chemical Compatibility and Package Material

Chemical compatibility is strongly related to package material. When choosing a container, the compatibility of the contents with the material forming the container is crucial. Hazardous materials (commonly referred to as Hazmat) bear legal responsibility for chemical compatibility. Chemical compatibility is highly dependent on the packaging, so it is essential to understand the properties of…

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Sustainable Packaging Solutions – Environmental Impact of Packaging Life Cycle

Many brands and consumers focus on recyclability or PCR (Post Consumer Resin) packaging for sustainable packaging solutions. Recyclability is an essential aspect of sustainability, but it is just one of many solutions. It is crucial to understand how each packaging life cycle impacts the environment and ecological footprint. Many types of rigid packaging are recyclable,…

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