Inflation is currently a major issue challenging companies around the world and society as a whole. In the same way the public is trying to make savings to cope with the cost of living, companies are looking for ways to cut production costs.
For companies (including plastics producers) the challenge is two-fold: they need to reduce production costs and stay competitive at the same time, ensuring customers don’t have to shoulder the burden with price increases.
There are several ways to do this. Below, we analyze the main approaches and the advantages they offer:
THINNER PLASTIC FOR PACKAGING
One of the most effective ways of reducing production costs is cutting down on the amount of material used.
How can you do this? One practical way is to make your plastic packaging thinner.
There are a number of benefits associated with this:
- The quality of the packaging is maintained, as well as its capacity.
- It is more sustainable, as it improves waste management and helps foster the circular economy.
The SPG products that use thinner plastic include SOL EFFICIENT, a flexible film that can be welded onto rPET.
Apart from the material being thinner, the welded off-cuts created in the packaging process can be sorted, recycled and reused.
NEW PACKAGING FROM RECYCLED PLASTIC
Recycled products are another way of reducing production costs in the face of rising inflation, with the sustainable SOL EFFICIENT once again being a case in point.
The working philosophy of SPG has always been to focus on sustainability. We are now able to demonstrate that our system of recycling and reusing materials also benefits your company.
By using recycled materials, we reduce costs related to the extraction and processing of raw materials; and fewer raw materials means fewer transport costs from source to factory or processing plant. It’s important to remember that, although the recycling process has its own associated costs, it is still beneficial.
QUALITY CONTROL TO REDUCE COSTS
Production costs can be optimised, but they can also be avoided. Quality is the key point here.
Quality assurance in the production process means the likelihood of errors is reduced, thereby avoiding returns and all the associated costs.
Thanks to our experience in the sector and all the different quality control processes we apply, SPG is able to develop products with guarantees at both process and client level.
Contact us for a personal assessment and discover our top quality packaging that will help you cut costs and keep your clients happy in these difficult times.