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The Importance of Recycling Water Bottles

As bottled water surpasses carbonated soft drinks as the beverage of choice for most Americans, it has raised serious questions about the environmental impact of consuming something readily available from the tap. This has put consumers in an unenviable position — we hear every day about the health benefits of ditching sugary sodas, but we […]

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Unsafe Drinking Water: A Growing Problem in the United States

According to the United Nations, an estimated 783 million people around the world do not have regular access to clean water. It’s easy to be overwhelmed by statistics like this or to think of them as primarily developing world problems. However, as the ongoing Flint, Michigan crisis proves, America’s public water supplies are no less […]

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Sell or Deliver? A New Look at Bottled Water Delivery

How do you see your water delivery business? Are you a company that sells water to customers, or are you a company that delivers water to customers? A similar question was posed to restaurateurs in 2010 in the United States, with the reappearance of food trucks in many urban cities. As a brief history, food […]

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Federal Regulations for Bottled Water

Bottled water is everywhere — take a trip to your local grocery or convenience store, and you’ll likely find dozens of varieties from different manufacturers and sources. In fact, bottled water is now more popular (by volume) than carbonated soft drinks — the average American will drink 39.3 gallons of it per year. We like […]

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FSMA Update

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), signed into law in 2011, is widely considered to be the most comprehensive reform of U.S. food safety laws since 1938. Drafted as a response to several high-profile outbreaks of foodborne illness, the law affects every aspect of the American food system, from farming to processing and shipping. Its […]

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High-Tech Pallets: Opportunities and Challenges

The modern warehouse environment has evolved considerably over the past few years, incorporating new technologies that help businesses run smarter, more efficient operations. A pallet’s role in these operations is integral. Despite this, however, pallet technology has remained relatively consistent, and innovations have been slow to gain acceptance. For forward-thinking material handling operations, however, there […]

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Pallets in the Modern Warehouse: The State of the Industry in 2017

Pallets are an essential part of any warehouse, manufacturing plant or fulfillment center. But as technologies advance, and these facilities evolve with the times, it’s worth wondering what role pallets will play in the supply chain of the future. Modern Material Handling magazine recently surveyed its subscribers to produce its annual report on the state […]

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Are Amazon’s Robotic Warehouses the Future of Material Handling?

As the world’s largest online retailer, when Amazon invests in new material handling technology, the industry stands up and takes notice. The company made waves for its 2012 acquisition of Kiva Systems, a warehouse robotics firm. Two years later, the Kiva team — now branded Amazon Robotics — introduced its first automated system. Today, Amazon […]

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What the Internet of Things Means for the Material Handling Industry

The ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) refers to the complex web of connected ‘smart’ devices such as thermostats, refrigerators and other home appliances. Use of these products is expected to continue to grow over the next few years — by 2020, the Internet of Things will comprise over 30 billion devices. The Internet of things gives […]

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Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America Exhibitor 2018

Polymer Solutions International at Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America Exhibitor 2018 Visit us at Booth #563 We are a world leader in material handling products and solutions, like our ProStack line of plastic pallets and bottled water racks. For years, we’ve been servicing multiple industries and customers in over 100 countries. Through our innovative designs […]