According to FANUC, an industrial robotics manufacturer, there are approximately 1.9 jobs per unemployed worker in the United States. Why? Well, e-commerce is still creating strong labor demand across all areas of the supply chain. To add to that, U.S. businesses are reshoring their sourcing to domestic suppliers in hopes of combating the long overseas lead times; all of which means the creation of even more job openings across North America. Pregis attended Automate in Detroit, MI last week, and returned with a wealth of innovation trends that are adding value within the fulfillment centers of so many industries – from third-party logistics to retail. Timely Takeaways from the Event: 1. Picking and packing goes autonomous: The days of workers wearing out the warehouse floor as they transport goods from inventory to the packing area are numbered. Robotics manufacturers, such as Fetch (now owned by Zebra technologies), are now offering automated guided vehicles (AGVs) and automated mobile robots (AMRs) that autonomously transport goods from storage to pack stations. 2. Machine vision & artificial intelligence: Software and hardware capabilities within the optics space are beginning to reach sci-fi levels. 3. [Insert technology] as a service: Software-as-a-service (SaaS) has been around for a while, but now, technology companies are leveraging this business model for varying forms of technology – one of which is robotics. 4. The rise of integration: As businesses increasingly adopt autonomous equipment, internet-of-things (IoT), and warehouse management systems (WMS), integrators are emerging as key partners.
Aptar Beauty + Home, a global leader in packaging and dispensing for the beauty, personal care and home care industries announces the launch of Purity Lite, a polyethylene closure and tube combination that a creates a fully recyclable*, mono-material solution.
Purity Lite is the latest in sustainable packaging development that addresses the need for innovative design to address a circular plastic economy. It is comprised of 100% polyethylene, features a low profile design, and lighter part weight (22% weight reduction vs. 2” Purity R tube top). In addition to being sustainable, Purity Lite is e-commerce capable**, passing the rigorous ISTA 6-Amazon certification.
“Purity Lite is a key achievement in Aptar’s journey to have 100% of our products being recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025,” says Christophe Marie, Director, Product Sustainability “Reducing the weight of the product and having it fully recyclable is a major milestone on the road to a circular economy for plastic packaging.”
“Sustainability and e-commerce capable packaging solutions remain two key areas of focus for our organization. Our consumer-centric approach to innovation allows for Aptar to address both of these critical market demands from a responsibility and responsiveness perspective.” Laura Estebanez, President, Beauty + Home, North America
Purity Lite is available in 2” (50mm) snap on neck finish, .062”, .125”, .250” and .300” orifice sizes and is currently produced in North America.
- Subject to local recyclability facilities. Fully recyclable when paired with an HDPE tube
** Ista-6 Overbox Testing Compliant Test results may vary based on container shape, container size and sample formula