Smithers supports clients with damage reduction, light weighting, and validation projects in an effort to lower the impact of packaging solutions and materials. With a reduction in potential materials used and more efficient supply chains, there are opportunities for significant costs savings as well.
There are many sustainability initiatives around the world – at an organizational level, at industry level, and driven by national government. While there is no one simple solution to delivering on sustainability, there is a real need and significant incentive to make progress and continue to reduce environmental impact and carbon footprint.
Our experts can help your organization achieve your sustainability targets and meet regulatory requirements, ensuring confidence in your sustainable packaging and distribution methods.
Testing to support your sustainable distribution initiatives
Our testing services can accurately predict where and when a packaged product might fail along the supply chain.
Smithers undertakes specific projects examining opportunities for light weighting and specification reduction, using intelligent testing and tailored protocols to support critical decisions on material and pack grades, materials substitution
and cubic efficiency during storage and transit.
Some of our work includes:
- Glass bottle pallet utilization improvement
- Stability evaluation for palletized extra-tall, heavy containers of cans
- Improved cube optimization / pallet height for alternative secondary pack format
- Cushion pack design improvement for electronics product manufacturer
- Analysis of alternative, sustainable beverage ring holders.
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