Versa Pak Blog

How Versa Pak Reduces and Recycles Plastic Scrap

Versa Pak employee carefully cutting scrap material.

Reducing scrap in our facility is just one step we take to reduce waste, increase efficiency and boost our sustainability.  Learn more about the practices we follow at Versa Pak and get ideas for how you can implement them at your own plant.  What Is Scrap?  First, a quick definition from Keith Koverman, a quality… Read more »

Navigating Supply Chain Challenges in the Sustainable Plastic Packaging Industry

Rolls of polyethylene packaging

In this sit-down with Director of Business Publishing Ltd. Andrew Reynolds, we discussed plastic packaging sustainability and the challenges that the plastic industry is facing in the supply chain. With those challenges, however, come opportunities. Reynolds draws on his 40 years in the industry to shed light on how sustainable plastic packaging will be a… Read more »

Women in Manufacturing at Versa Pak

Versa Pak employees: Jodi, Heather and Holly

According to the most recent figures from the U.S. Census Bureau, women make up about 47 percent of the total workforce but only 30 percent of the manufacturing workforce. At Versa Pak, women have always been a key part of our team in the front office as well as on the manufacturing floor. We sat… Read more »

Stretch Hooder Film Now Available From Versa Pak

Versa Pak’s new product, stretch hooder film.

To better serve our customers, Versa Pak is now producing stretch hooder film from our state-of-the-art Co-Ex production line. “We’re excited to add this product that we’ve never offered before,” said Jeff Knapke, sales manager at Versa Pak. “It’s another way we can ensure our customers can get everything they need from us.”  What is… Read more »

Plastic Packaging Industry Trend Forecast: 2023

Master rolls at Versa Pak

This blog was originally published in 2020 and has been updated for 2023. The new year is quickly approaching, which means it’s time to reflect and think ahead for what’s next. Although 2022 was another volatile year, definite patterns emerged for the plastic packaging industry. As you plan ahead for the future, keep these key… Read more »

Versa Pak Attends PACK EXPO International

PACK EXPO International by the numbers.

From October 23-26, Versa Pak representatives attended PACK EXPO International in Chicago, Ill., the largest packaging event in the world. More than 44,000 packaging industry professionals attended PACK EXPO International, which featured 2,000+ exhibitors at McCormick Place in Chicago. There were representatives from multiple industries, such as pharmaceutical, food and beverage, household, beauty and more. … Read more »

Sustainability at Versa Pak: Post-Consumer Resins

Post-consumer recycled resins used in the manufacturing process at Versa Pak in Celina, Ohio.

Sustainability in the plastics industry is a hotter topic than ever. And being sustainable means something different to each distributor – whether it’s creating reusable products, converting scrap from production back into resin or incorporating post-consumer material into products.  At Versa Pak, we’re doing all three. In this blog, we’ve also curated a printable infographic… Read more »

PDA Annual Meeting: Our Takeaways & Looking Ahead

Versa Pak Sales Manager Jeff Knapke and Versa Pak President Michael Brunswick at the PDA Annual Meeting

Every year, Versa Pak attends the Packaging Distributors of America’s Annual Meeting, and 2022 was no exception. The PDA Annual Meeting is one of our favorite events to attend, as the relationships we have developed at the event have proven to be invaluable. Keep reading to learn more about our takeaways from the event — and… Read more »