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Challenges facing the Battery Industry

Electric mobility is an ever-changing sector that requires innovative, cross-cutting solutions to consolidate its position. It should not be forgotten that the European Union will prohibit the sale of new gasoline or diesel cars from 2035. In fact, Spain expects to have 5 million electric cars on the road by 2030, according to the National

Oversized Packaging

Any goods can be moved from one side of the world to the other by sea, air or road. However, there are loads that, due to their volume or dimensions, require special packaging and modes of transport to be able to do so. In this post we will talk about packaging for large loads, or

Pharmaceutical product Packaging

Pharmaceutical packaging plays a fundamental role in the protection of medicines during storage and transport. Tablets, syrups, ampoules, vaccines... Everything must be packaged in compliance with strict safety requirements so that they reach the patient in optimum conditions. In addition, the way in which medicines are administered determines the design of the packaging, which must

Main packaging certifications

Certifications are key indicators in any activity. Through these accreditations, packaging manufacturers can demonstrate that their products or services comply with the regulations required by transport agreements, and at the same time meet high standards of safety, quality or environmental responsibility. They are, therefore, a guarantee of how we do things. ISO 9001 certification is

Safe transport of Lithium Batteries

Our cell phones, electronic devices and electric vehicles are powered by lithium batteries, a source of energy that is increasingly present in our daily lives.  By their nature, lithium batteries are considered dangerous goods, and as such require approved packaging to avoid potential risks during handling and transport, both for people and the environment. As

Battery packaging, essentials and main factors to be taken into account

In our more than 80 years, 360 Eco Packaging has manufactured many certified packaging for dangerous goods and explosives, so we want to mention that we are members of the Subcommittee CTN 192 SC 03 (UNE/ISO) in the development of a new regulation in the field of transport of dangerous goods with AENOR and the

How Just in Case logistics Works

Just in Case logistics (JIC) is an inventory management methodology that consists of having enough product in stock at all times. Compared to Just-In-Time logistics, where products are manufactured and stored on demand, Just-In-Case logistics is based on having more inventory than necessary. In this way, the company ensures that products are always available to

Types of warehouses and their characteristics

One of the objectives of logistics is the optimal use of the warehouse as well as the incoming and outgoing goods operations carried out in it. There are many types of warehouses. Each has its own logistics requirements. The product they house, the location, functionality or handling technology are some of the criteria by which

Securing loads with Airbags

When determining the right packaging, many aspects must be taken into account. One of them is the fixation and adjustment of loads. For this purpose, multiple systems and pneumatic elements are used to ensure that our shipment arrives in optimal conditions. One of the most commonly used are dunnage bags or airbags for packaging. What

What is Just in Time logistics?

The world is constantly evolving. The changes that are taking place have an impact on supply chains. Industrial packaging manufacturers have to respond to the challenges posed by different logistical operations, however complex they may be, in times of greater or lesser uncertainty. One of them is Just In Time manufacturing, which orients production to

Packing for moving

Nobody is aware of what they have until they have to move, that is why in this post we will talk about packing for moving. Moving our belongings from one place to another requires good planning, starting with choosing the optimal packaging so that the move is resolved quickly and smoothly. Like any other type

7 milestones in the history of packaging

Since ancient times man has had the need to protect his belongings, hence the following post on the history of packaging and its evolution. Over the years the evolution of the history of packaging has been parallel to the economic and social development of the time. As manufacturers of industrial packaging, these are for us

How to Retract a Merchandise

The shrink wrapping of goods is a process used to secure and protect products during transport or prolonged storage. This type of plastic creates a protective film capable of protecting items against adverse atmospheric conditions (UV rays, rain, wind...).   Materials needed for shrink wrapping Below, we provide you with the necessary materials to shrink

Bubble Wrap

In today’s post we will develop a very employed element in packaging, the alveolar film, more commonly known as bubble wrap. This type of film can be used in the packaging of fragile and small objects, such as the packaging of parts for industrial use, as well as insulation in sectors such as construction. This

Mechanical Impact Detectors

There are two types of impact detectors: mechanical and electronic. This time we will focus on mechanical devices, they are the most used and the most affordable due to their simple architecture. They are capable of detecting impacts on one or more axes and there are tared models with different g-force sensitivities. Therefore, we can

Cardboard, a strategic packaging for the Circular Economy

In a Circular Economy model where waste becomes a resource, the paper and board industry has a key role to play.   We know that the future of packaging involves incorporating sustainable materials, reducing the ecological footprint associated with its production and use, and that its waste can be revalued, without neglecting the purpose for

What is the Best Packing Material

We begin by showing you a list of some of the most common packaging materials and their main advantages. The choice of the best packaging material depends on the type of product to be transported or stored, as well as the conditions to which it will be exposed.   Cardboard: It is a versatile and

Clipping Crate (Features)

We have been reviewing different packaging products that help us to preserve and transport our goods in perfect condition, all of them for sale in our company. For this reason, today is the turn to talk about our flagship product, the Clipping Crate. A reusable, economical, easy, waterproof box with an innovative design: the packaging

Clipping Crate (Export & Availability)

Our flagship product, Clipping Crate. A reusable, economical, easy, waterproof box with an innovative design: the packaging of the present and the future. Whenever you want to review our wide range of products do not hesitate to enter our company's website. Now we continue explaining different features of our Clipping Crate.   Can I export

How many Pallets can fit in a trailer?

Palletizing facilitates the process of transporting, handling and storing goods, while protecting them at the same time. In addition to making loading and unloading times profitable, another advantage of correct palletizing is that it saves space by making the load uniform.   How many pallets can fit in a trailer? To calculate it, we will

Happy Easter Holidays!

Happy Easter holiday! We will return next week with more energy, more information about our packaging products, photos, content and the most outstanding news about the sectors of interest of the industry.   Joyeuses vacances de Pâques! Nous reviendrons la semaine prochaine avec plus d’énergie, plus d’informations sur nos produits d’emballage, photos, contenus et les

What types of packaging does the food industry use?

From the time they leave the factory until they reach the consumer, products in the food industry use different types of packaging. All of them are an essential part in the process of transporting, distributing and selling the product to ensure its safety and quality.   We can classify three types of packaging: Primary Packaging

Packaging for Medical Equipment

Because of the huge social responsibility involved, healthcare logistics is one of the most demanding. The healthcare industry distributes medical equipment, imaging devices and high-value instruments that require packaging that protects them and keeps them intact during transport or marketing. Fans, laboratory equipment, magnetic resonance devices, X-ray machines, medical-aesthetic equipment... All these materials are fragile,

Custom packaging for Electrical Equipment

Why should you use customized packaging for electrical equipment?   The use of customized packaging for electrical equipment is important because electrical equipment manufacturers work with high-value, often fragile and heavy equipment and products. Engineering, industrial and energy solutions in the sector increasingly have connections and finishes where the slightest knock can render the product

How packaging can help achieve the 2030 Agenda goals

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is a roadmap signed by UN member states in 2015 that seeks to achieve development that respects the planet and its inhabitants. That is, to do more with less. This plan is articulated in 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), divided in turn into 169 targets, for which it requires

What will be new in Packaging in 2023?

  The way companies distribute their products is constantly evolving. Aspects as diverse as legislation, profitability, innovation and consumer preferences condition the changes to which logistics processes are subjected in order to meet quality, safety and efficiency requirements.   As far as packaging design is concerned, everything indicates that packaging in the year 2023 will

Boxing Day

Today, December 26, Boxing Day is celebrated in the United Kingdom and other countries such as Ireland, Canada and Australia. It is considered a national holiday. The idea of this day is to promote charity with the most disadvantaged. Its origin is not very clear. It is believed that it comes from the custom of

Aluminium Foil Barrier

The Heat-Sealable bag, Insulating bag or Aluminium Foil barrier material is a widely used element in packaging to prevent corrosion, especially when it comes to metal packaging and electronic items. It is used in conjunction with desiccant salts precisely to prevent moisture from oxidizing the metal on long ship voyages, but is also used for

How to Choose Good Packaging?

In the last posts we have talked about the importance of packaging and the conditioning of the load inside it, as well as its monitoring by means of active or passive control systems (impact detectors, verticality,...).   In today's post we are going to focus on the different competitive advantages that packaging can provide. A

Passive Control Devices, Which One Should We Use?

After several posts analyzing and then looking at case studies of humidity control (desiccant salts) we are going to talk again, but this time in a more practical way, about passive control elements. To verify that our fixation or control of the environment has been correct, we must use passive control devices that will tell

Case study, Use of Desiccant Salts

In the previous post we have seen what a DIN unit is and the degree of absorption per unit, therefore we must remember that a DIN unit is equivalent to an absorption of 6g of water and that to absorb these 6g of water approximately 30g of desiccant salts are necessary (depending on the type

Pallets, Regulatory Requirements

We begin today's post with one of the most used elements in the packaging sector: the pallet. In this post we are going to detail the different regulatory requirements depending on the packaging needs that we can find. In the logistics - transport - packaging sector it is common to request "certified pallets”, what does

Most Popular Container Packaging

We continue our review of the different packaging products that can be found in the market. This time, it is the turn of some of the most widely used container packaging worldwide, such as pallet collar and pallet boxes.   Pallet Collar They are made of pine boards joined by galvanized steel hinges and supported

Desiccant salts, absorption capacity and normalization

Dehydrating or Desiccant salts, they are used more and more frequently for the packaging of cargoes, especially in maritime transports, but ... are we using the right amount of desiccant salts? what is a DIN unit? do all desiccant salts absorb the same amount of moisture? In this post we will try to answer all

Desiccant Salts

Desiccant salts, also called dehydrating salts, are chemical compounds that absorb moisture and water in very different ratios, depending on the amount of desiccants and their chemical composition, and can regenerate if subjected to a temperature above 150ºC. There are different types of desiccant, the most common are:   Silica gel These are small solid

Packaging for Exporting Automotive Products

Packaging represents a strategic factor in the supply chain. Even more so in times of uncertainty like the ones we are living in. Automotive companies and the ancillary industry know that optimizing their investment in packaging reduces costs, time and storage space. A key aspect considering the difficulties the sector is going through due to

What are the requirements for the packaging of aircraft parts?

The aeronautical industry is one of the sectors with the highest growth forecasts for the coming years. Due to its capacity for investment in R&D, job creation and export vocation, the aeronautics sector is considered a strategic sector for the Spanish economy. In fact, Spain is the fifth largest aeronautical power in Europe. Innovation, improved

What is the most suitable packaging for transporting Solar Panels?

Demand for solar panels is experiencing strong growth in the European market as a result of rising electricity and gas prices. In Spain, solar energy grew by 37% in 2021 compared to the previous year. And everything points to this trend consolidating thanks to the aid plans for self-consumption, the agility in installation licenses and

Sustainable forests to drive a greener, cleaner and more responsible economy

Forests are one of the most valuable natural resources for their social, economic and environmental benefits. Wood is also the only material that continues to absorb and store CO2 from the atmosphere for years. For the European Union, forests are a priority. The new EU Forestry Strategy 2030 includes measures for the protection, conservation and

Ecological Cardboard Pallets: Are they the alternative to wooden pallets?

The pallet is one of the most widely used elements in the packaging industry. Its use facilitates the handling, loading, transport and storage of goods. Due to its resistance to support any type of load, grouping of goods and ease of handling, the wooden pallet occupies most of the market, being one of the most widely used

Types of Returnable Packaging III: Plastic Packages

As we told you a few days ago, during this month in the blog, we talked about the different types of returnable packaging that exist. In this post, we define plastic returnable packaging whose purpose is optimal for transportation and storage over long periods of time.   The logistics industry is beginning to clearly perceive

Types of returnable packaging II: Metal Packagings

Although less used than other packaging materials such as wood or plastic, metal has a number of properties that make it an interesting packaging for transport. From the point of view of protection, metal packaging stands out for its durability and resistance, being a guarantee in the case of goods that have to undergo long

Types of Returnable Packaging (I): Wooden Packaging

Returnable packaging is a solution that more and more companies incorporate into their supply chain for its environmental and economic benefits. Depending on the material, we can classify the different types of returnable packaging into three groups: wood, metal and plastic. In this post we describe the most common returnable wooden packaging and its advantages.

Presenting our Sustainable Packaging at Intersolar Europe

Presenting our Sustainable Packaging at Intersolar Europe On May 11, 12 and 13, 360 Eco Packaging – Encaja Embalajes had the opportunity to present its packaging solutions for the solar industry at the Intersolar Europe Fair, the most important exhibition of the sector worldwide, held in Munich (Germany). The meeting was attended by Jesús Álvarez,

World Environment Day

Yesterday was World Environment Day and we would like to remind you of the concept of Sustainable Packaging and its importance in preserving our planet. Because there is no Planet B.   Sustainable Packaging pursues greater planning in the life cycle of packaging. It is based on the principles of the Circular Economy: redesign, reduce,

ISO Containers

Containers are the cargo containers par excellence. They can be used on land, although the most frequent use is for sea and river transport.

Calculate how much you can save per year with Returnable Packaging

Today’s packaging solutions are focused on reusability. This means that we are moving from using disposable packaging to returnable, and therefore reusable packaging.

Sustainable Packaging for a greener world

Sustainable packaging pursues greater planning in the life cycle of packaging. It is based on the principles of the Circular Economy.

Circular Packaging for a New Cycle

It is a fact that the intensive use of natural resources and the volume of waste we generate have a huge environmental impact. It is also a fact that through a Circular Economy we can transform our throwaway model into a new, more balanced and respectful production system, able to provide value thanks to continuous

Main Types Of Cardboard

Cardboard is a material formed by the superposition of paper, which gives it greater strength and hardness than paper. It is one of the most widely used elements in the packaging sector, both in the construction of boxes and in the design of molds that fit inside them to hold goods.

ISO Symbols for Packaging

ISO symbols are universal graphic representations used to indicate the handling, preservation and protection of goods. In this post, we cover this type of marking.

Packaging Control- Verticality and Humidity Detection Systems

Packaging control is an indispensable element in securing the goods during transport. Here you can find more information of this items.

Maritime packaging and its characteristics

After more than 80 years of experience in the sector, we have assisted our clients in the great controversy and confusion generated by this term. So, maritime packaging and its characteristics is the main topic of today’s post. What essential elements are need to be used to comply with the regulations   To talk about

Packaging For International Maritime Transport – Wood packaging

Packaging for international maritime transport, is one of the most frequently asked questions when shipping cargo internationally.

Stowage Techniques With Wood

Stowage techniques with wood and what requirements must be cumply with in order to be able to perform it correctly. A correct lashing or securing of cargo is key when transporting cargo by sea, land or air. Therefore, in today’s post we will explore into the different techniques: First of all, we must take into

Brexit and ISPM 15. Application No. 15

Brexit and ispm 15, after the entry into vigour of this new regulation, packaging must be certified with this seal. This is how it will change

ISPM 15 Processed Wood Vs Gross Wood

Wood processed according to ISPM 15. To avoid export problems, it is important that the packaging complies with these certificate.

The ISPM 15 certificate – Introduction

The ISPM15 certificate guarantees that the wood has been treated against pests and insects, making it suitable for international transport.

Declaration of intentions

360 Eco Packaging emerged as a logical evolution and adaptation of a traditional family company, founded in 1939. Due to these experience and constant evolution, we have learned to adapt to the needs of the sector. Identifying and developing the most efficient packaging systems. Therefore, we can offer the customer a 360 degree service.  

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