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Sustainable Initiatives in Rigid Plastics

Posted by Alpha Rho on 7/12/18 12:17 PM

 

New England’s Largest Plastic Box Manufacturer Sets Standards for Renewable Practices

 

In 2016, Alpha Rho decided to make a change—a change in our sustainability initiatives that will help us become an industry leader for manufacturing companies interested in renewable energy. 

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Topics: rigid plastic boxes, polystyrene plastic boxes, sustianability, solar manufacturing



Rigid Plastic Packaging Versus Flexible Packaging

Posted by Alpha Rho on 4/13/18 3:46 PM

Select the Packaging that’s Best for Your Product and Your Bottom Line

 

Choosing the right packaging for your product means sifting through a wide variety of choices–what type of logo to use, what information to place on the label, and, perhaps most importantly, what style of packaging to pick. Flexible plastic packaging has recently gained a lot of attention as an alternative to rigid plastic packaging but both have their pros and cons, and ultimately there's one clear winner based on what best suits your product and industry.

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Topics: Blog, general-purpose polystyrene, rigid plastic boxes



A Beautiful Pair—Rigid Plastic Packaging and Cosmetic Products

Posted by Alpha Rho on 2/21/18 12:15 PM

Set Your Look Apart with Appealing Plastic Boxes

 

In the beauty industry, packaging can make just as much of an impression as the product inside. A blister pack on cardboard can drive down the perceived value of your product, but rigid plastic boxes communicate that it’s a luxury product, one that’s worth purchasing … and coming back for. The right packaging for your product keeps it safely stored and free of dust and debris, ensuring it delivers a quality result from start to finish.

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Topics: polystyrene rigid plastic boxes, rigid plastic boxes



The Advantages of Polystyrene Boxes when Gift Shopping

Posted by Alpha Rho on 12/19/17 4:03 PM

Stand Out Against the Competition with Gifts that Keep on Giving  

 

Who among us has not done some last-minute gift shopping? While finishing up your holiday or special event shopping, admit it, you’ve scurried up and down store aisles in search of the perfect gifts. Sometimes, all it takes is the right product packaging (all a part of good marketing) to nudge you toward the final choice. Rushed or not, making choices as a consumer is a common and shared experience.

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Topics: packaging for gifts



Package Your Halloween Treats Better with Rigid Plastic Boxes

Posted by Alpha Rho on 10/23/17 3:37 PM

Rigid Plastic Boxes in the Confectionery Industry

 

With Halloween just around the corner, the National Retail Federation is expecting shoppers to splurge a record $2.7 billion on candy purchases this year! However, these sugar-rich products have to survive fluctuations in temperature, humidity in the ambient environment, and product agitation from handling–all before hitting the shelves.

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Topics: polystyrene rigid plastic boxes, general-purpose polystyrene, candy packaging



5 Things to Consider before Ordering Plastic Packaging Boxes

Posted by Alpha Rho on 9/12/17 9:34 AM

Order the Right Plastic Packaging by Asking these 5 Questions

 

Rigid plastic boxes are an excellent way to store, protect, and display your product, but taking the time to find the right fit for your packaging needs will give you the best result. Determining the accurate size beforehand, for example, will prevent wasted time and poor fit of your product within.

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Topics: Blog



Product Packaging and Advertising: They're Not Mutually Exclusive

Posted by Alpha Rho on 7/5/17 3:31 PM

Your Plastic Packaging Can Speak Volumes about Your Product

The hardest part about selling a new product – or selling more of an existing one – is usually getting the word out to your potential consumers.

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Topics: Blog, plastic packaging



Level the Playing Field with Clear Plastic Boxes

Posted by Alpha Rho on 5/2/17 12:42 PM

Is Visibility an Uphill Battle for Your Products?

Dumped in a bin or shoved on a shelf, sometimes visibility is an uphill battle for small or unusually shaped products.

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Topics: rigid plastic boxes, polystyrene plastic boxes, plastic packaging



How Do Rigid Plastic Box Manufacturers Ensure Quality

Posted by Alpha Rho on 3/28/17 11:04 AM

Managing the Injection Molding Process

 

A lot of rigid plastic box manufacturers use the term “quality” to define and distinguish their products from their competitors’. “Quality” can be a subjective term and as a customer, do you know what quality translates to for your rigid plastic box manufacturer?

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Topics: rigid plastic boxes



Raw Material Costs Impacting the Plastic Packaging Industry Projected to Further Increase

Posted by Alpha Rho on 3/9/17 11:23 AM

 

Extended Outages at AmSty and SABIC Causing Styrene Spot Price Increases

 

Manufacturers of plastic packaging have been faced with a dramatic increase in the price of polystyrene since the fourth quarter of 2016, which achieved an all-time high in February. Price increases over the past few months have included a 5 cents per pound increase in December, an 8 cent increase in February, and most recently a 15 cents per pound increase in March.

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Topics: general-purpose polystyrene, plastic packaging