26 Apr

How Is Hydrogen Fuel Produced?


Hydrogen is a secondary energy source that can be formed from diverse, renewable resources like biomass, wind, solar, natural gas, and nuclear power. When consumed in a fuel cell, hydrogen generates only water. These attributes make it an effective alternative fuel option for electricity production applications and transportation.

Hydrogen Production Types

Hydrogen fuel is produced with various methods, and the most common ones include electrolysis and natural gas reforming, a thermal procedure. Some other methods include biological and solar-driven processes.

13 Apr

Fair Trade vs. Free Trade - What’s the Difference?


Terms such as “fair trade” and “free trade” are often used interchangeably, but they are different. It’s possible that one may fit your values better than the other. In short, the difference between fair trade and free trade is that the first focuses on equity in the global economy while the second wishes to remove trade restrictions.

16 Mar

Why is STEM Education Important to the Future of Manufacturing?


The time to support STEM education is now. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, but goes far beyond school subjects in the face of solving challenges worldwide. STEM fields lead innovation, sustain the growth of the economy, and raise social awareness — but it wouldn’t be possible without the people who study STEM, specifically researchers who are currently pursuing graduate and doctorate degrees.

28 Jan

How is Green Manufacturing Beneficial?


The manufacturing industry contributes heavily to the ever-increasing emission of greenhouse gases. Throughout the years, green manufacturing gained traction by adopting sustainable practices and helping cut down on pollution.

Transforming the manufacturing industry is no small feat, but a critical part to lessen society’s footprint. With “sustainability” as a goal in business operations, manufacturers will reap the long-term benefits of implementing eco-friendly improvements.

14 Jan

What Are the Levels of Packaging?


In the packaging industry, specific levels of packaging determine how products are packed and shipped. If you attend a packaging expo, individuals will ask if a certain packaging product is primary, secondary, or tertiary, and it can be helpful to know the differences between these levels of packaging. So what are the levels of packaging?

Let’s start with an unboxing experience to showcase the levels of packaging from how most consumers interact with a product delivered to their home!

19 Oct

3D Printing Set to Take the Sustainability Industry by Storm


One of the most revolutionary changes to happen to the sustainability of manufacturing, 3D printing technology, is taking the world by storm. In recent years, 3D printing has been developed for constructing homes that can take as little as two days to complete and at half the price of traditional construction costs.

13 Jul

Green Steel, the Super Hero of the Auto Industry


The supply chain is becoming more sustainable, one innovative step at a time. Mercedes-Benz already announced plans to release ten new EV models by next year, in line with many other auto manufacturers committing to greener vehicles.

03 Feb

Packaging Psychology: Color, Shape, Feel, and Font


When it comes to the packaging of products, packaging psychology shapes the way that consumers interact with the unboxing experience. As our world becomes more and more digital, companies can solidify their customer connection through their packaging choices. Packaging offers a way for companies to provide a visual and tactile experience from start to finish.

03 Feb

How to Recognize Luxury Packaging


With shelves stocked in hundreds of colorful products, you want to be able to know how to recognize luxury packaging. After all, packaging is the cover of the product, introducing and summarizing its benefits. No longer is a customer’s purchase decision just about the product; the packaging is just as crucial.

03 Feb

Circular Economy


What is Circular Economy?

Popularized by the European Union, the concept of a circular economy endeavors to solve the emerging resource problem facing our planet. The dwindling non-renewable resources that humans have depended on for the last century are projected to run out within the next one hundred years, and societies and governments are trying to find solutions to this complicated problem. Finding a solution now is imperative to ensure we leave enough resources for future generations to utilize.