CHICAGO, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Berlin Packaging has launched a new website featuring a searchable online catalog of thousands of plastic, glass, and metal containers and closures, offering a rich source of stock and proprietary rigid packaging ideas and options for package designers, consultants and brand owners. The site also adds multiple community features enabling packaging professionals to get questions answered, stay abreast of industry trends and leverage packaging to drive business.
The new Product Search tool enables users to browse, sort and filter thousands of packaging components by product group, material, color, unit of measure, capacity, neck finish, shape, and other features simply by selecting desired attributes from dropdown menus. This find-it-fast capability makes it easy to explore package concepts while also expediting the process of matching available components to specific package needs. Users can also save searches, order samples and request quotes directly from search results.
The new community features include:
- Packaging Answers, a forum for asking questions related to topics such as product materials, branding, sourcing and industry trends (e.g., How many times can a plastic bottle be recycled? What resin is best able to handle cold temperatures without becoming brittle?). Questions are answered by Berlin Packaging consultants, industry experts or other site users.
- Packaging Perspectives, a blog addressing industry trends and issues. Periodic posts by Berlin Packaging experts cover topics ranging from package design and production costs to transportation and sustainability.
- White Papers, an expanding library of Berlin Packaging-authored articles examining best practices that can help brand owners optimize financial or operating metrics. Topics are related to packaging but frequently apply to the overall business as well. Recent papers include Reducing Total Inventory Cost: A Roadmap to Higher ROI, and Partnering for Supply Chain Excellence: Three Simple Tests to Improve Performance.
The website also provides information about the company's extensive vertical market solutions and large suite of customer support services ranging from custom package design to global sourcing and beyond.
About Berlin Packaging
Berlin Packaging is North America's premier Hybrid Packaging Supplier of plastic, glass, and metal containers and closures. With over 33,000 available SKUs, over 100 packaging consultants, and more than 80 sales and warehouse locations across North America, the company has the right products, expertise, and geographic proximity to help customers increase their net income through packaging products and services. Berlin Packaging supplies billions of containers and closures annually as well as warehousing and logistics services for customers of all sizes in all industries. It is the only company in its sector to be ISO 9001 certified, to have Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) certification, and to achieve 99% on-time delivery of its shipments every month for seven years. Related services and specialty product divisions include Studio One Eleven custom packaging and graphic design, Berlin Global sourcing solutions, E3 profit-oriented consulting, Berlin Financial financing for equipment and capital improvements, Dangerous Goods transport, Freund Container & Supply convenience, and Qorpak laboratory supplies. The company can be reached at 1-800-2-BERLIN, www.BerlinPackaging.com, and on LinkedIn (Berlin Packaging).
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