Happy Earth Week!

This year it seems Plastics, and especially plastic packaging has been in the news frequently. Unfortunately, the media has not always painted Plastics in a favourable light, and at times may spread a little misinformation. Fortunately, I am able to attend many behind-the-scenes conferences and facilities working on our waste stream issues. This year more than ever I am encouraged by the quality of understanding from all stakeholders in the packaging supply chain and the important role our government will [...]

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Axe Throwing for Breast Cancer Research

Each year Tempo Plastics holds a Pink Ribbon Campaign to raise awareness, show support and donate funds raised to the Royal Victoria Breast Cancer Program. This year Team Tempo took to the axes at Bullseye Axe Throwing in Barrie. Our group was split into two courts, each court consisting of two targets. Our teams began by learning the art of axe throwing. As soon as everyone was able to land a few axes into the target, we moved into [...]

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Expanded Gamut Gaining Acceptance

Tempo Plastics has been attending The FTA Forum and INFOFLEX for a number of years, but this was my first experience. Expanded Gamut Printing was a hot topic during the seminars, and although it has been around for years, it seems that the culmination of press, plates, ink and software technologies are aligning to make this a viable option, providing flexibility and process control for the customer and efficiencies for the printer. Newest Trends in Flexography Highlighted at INFOFLEX 2018 The [...]

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The Future Is Flexible

Packaging Sustainability Key elements in today’s practical packaging design include packaging sustainability, product security, functionality and convenience. There is a lot at stake while also trying to incorporate a design appeal across multiple consumers, and obtaining practical implementation throughout the entire packaging and marketing process. The future of flexible packaging also has to adapt to maintain sustainability, while reducing environmental impact. A large component at play in flexible packaging is light-weighting. Take a typical glass jar. By replacing a glass jar [...]

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Strong Community Partnerships

Tempo Plastics has been involved with Georgian College's Design and Visual Arts students for many years.  Chris Figgures, Georgian Design and Visual Arts instructor, joined forces with Tempo Plastics marketing team, to provide a hands on, real life/work experience contest that provides his students the opportunity to learn directly from a flexible packaging manufacturer. Georgian College Students design the Microwave-a-bowl stand up pouch. Each year Tempo provides the current class a creative brief, walking them through concept, applying design to the [...]

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