New technology, variations in supply chains, and evolving customer demands mean the world of packaging is always in motion. Companies that stay on top of current industry trends will find better success for themselves and for their clients. Discover the top four packaging trends to watch for in 2023 with this overview.

Automation in Response to Labor Shortage

The job market has changed in recent years. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, many industries are facing a lack of or unreliable labor. In the packaging industry, the labor shortage hinders workflows, creates less efficient processes, and can lead to a higher turnover rate. This is because workers burn out faster from tedious, physically strenuous work on the warehouse floor.

Automatic processes help supplement businesses facing a labor shortage. With automatic case packing, palletizing, and stretch wrapping, businesses can continue production with fewer employees and reorganize their existing teams to be more effective.

A Need for Flexibility

Flexibility creates efficiency. Efficiency creates production. Facilities can establish better flexibility by using multi-format case packers to effectively pack a wider variety of products. Robopac USA offers case packer equipment that can pack in film only, pad and film, tray and film, and wraparound case packing formats. With quick changeovers between formats, it’s easier than ever to establish a fast, flexible, and effective workflow.

A Need for Portability

Portability also promotes better efficiency and productivity in your workflow. That’s why many businesses are turning to solutions such as the Robot S7 portable stretch wrapper, which can wrap product loads anywhere in the facility.

Workers no longer have to bring pallets to a fixed point in your facility floor. Instead, the portable stretch wrapper moves to product loads, wrapping them at the most convenient location and creating better mobility and portability in your packaging line.

Rising Shipping Costs

Rising shipping costs are a crucial packaging trend to watch out for in the coming months. More than ever, businesses need to know what pallet loads weigh before shipping products out. Fortunately, Robopac USA’s turntable stretch wrappers have the option to incorporate a scale kit into your stretch wrapping stage. By consolidating the wrapping and weighing stages, you can take the guesswork out of pallet weights without slowing down your workflow.

Robopac USA has the solutions you need to stay on top of an ever-changing industry. Contact us today to optimize your secondary packaging processes with top-of-the-line equipment and technology.