Why Packaging Technology is Important?Matthew C.
Since the reliance of high quality packaging cannot be ruled out from the machinery packaging and equipment, industrial packaging companies have to consider the presence of technology to bring a whole new level in packaging. The following is eight significant points which can tell why the involvement of technology is very important:
(1)Compare to conservative machines, mechanical packaging can drastically increase the number of production. For instance, when one traditional packaging equipment can only handle dozens of foods packaging due to its limited mechanical function, companies can multiply its production up to hundreds when they use mechanical packaging in the system.
(2)Technology can secure product quality. When a set of advanced equipment runs a process of packaging, it can guarantee the precision, accuracy and standard that is needed. This outcome can never be achieved by manual packaging since the absence of high quality control and supervision. This is very important to some export products since the high quality packaging process is a mandatory regulation.
(3)Some packaging operations are too delicate to be done manually like pressure filling, liquid filling, inflatable packaging etc. However, by using an automated packaging system, those processes can be done in the most effective way possible.
(4)Another benefit from mechanical packaging is that it can help improve working condition. When employees have to interact with any repetitive task in packaging and some lifting and loading activities, it can contribute to personal stress and exhaustion. This condition can be avoided by shifting to machines where most packaging processes are replaced by mechanical operations.
(5)A process of packaging can go through hazardous and dangerous conditions. Without any mechanical intervention in the process, any possible threat of toxic exposure and related accidents can never be avoided. Therefore, the usage of mechanical system plays important role to protect the health and safety of employees.
(6)One of the most undeniable facts from advanced packaging is cost efficiency. Some packaging process like bottle packaging, paper packaging and even blister packaging can result in high cost production if they are processed manually. This is because traditional packaging cannot effectively calculate the most effective amount of material during the process of packaging. Thus, by using mechanical ways, companies can cut production cost as much as possible.
(7)Some products like food and pharmaceutical requires special handling during the packaging process to ensure the hygiene and purity of the product inside. This condition is impossible to be achieved if the process of packaging still rely on manual process which sometimes has to be in contact with human body such as hand-picking or hand-filling.
(8) Since the involvement of mechanical packaging requires thorough scientific approach, this can be beneficial to other related industries to gradually improve their development. They need to continuously synchronize with industrial needs in order to create the most effective packaging process as possible.
To sum up, in order to compete in today’s marketplace of high quality product packaging, companies must consider the influence of technology as their answer.