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1440 Timberwolf Drive, PO Box 964, Holland, OH 43528-0964 USA
1 (419) 867-5400 | Email Us


Can Simulation Harness Creative Energy?

The need today is more creative package design. Gone are the days of an engineered container that brand owners design a colorful label and fight for prime space on store shelves. The need now is to create a brand image or shape that is iconic and dis...

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Structure is King!

Like many things, design tends to follow cycles. The pendulum swings from intricate and ornate to simple and sleek and back again. Simple and sleek is currently en vogue, thanks at least in part to the success of Apple® products. However, simple and...

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They Beat Us To It!

We’ve all been there, one of your competitors or a start-up company launched a new product that is creating a lot of buzz. It might be so novel that it opened a new product format within your industry. Even more frustrating is when you were working...

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PDM vs PLM Differences Explained

While both systems have their own unique purpose, they are essential in managing data and information related to designs/products. Successful companies manage these tools to make themselves more efficient....

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The Importance of Communication - Both Good and Bad

If you were asked to rate the importance of communication on a scale from 1 to 10, how would you respond...8...9...10? We all seem to know that communication is important. Yet it is one of the hardest techniques to master....

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Plan for Your Package's End of Life!

Today we see packaging becoming more innovative, displaying unique designs and using newly developed materials. But do those driving innovation consider where that package is headed when it completes the consumer cycle? How do consumers look at pac...

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Simulations Are Not Straight Forward

Linear and non-linear. You may have heard one or both of these terms before when having simulation work done. “We ran this simulation linear because...” That’s great, and they sound like they know what they are talking about, but what does that actua...

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Can FEA Determine Quality of a CAD Plastic Container Design

In today’s fast paced development cycle, the role of employing a digital design solution cannot be minimized. At almost every design step, from creative rendering to the 3D printed consumer testing prototypes some electronic version of the package ge...

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Factors to check for your package to achieve sustainability

What does it mean to produce a sustainable package? The goal is to achieve lower carbon foot print, lower environmental impact, healthy and safe for the community, without sacrificing the performance and cost....

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New Biopolymers: Synchronizing Biomaterial Properties with Business Opportunities

The key to determining suitable applications for a biobased or bioderived material is to understand its properties and capabilities. What are its barrier, molding characteristics, mechanical properties, etc.?...

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