One of the most frustrating issues with a cardboard header card was the continuous wear and tear placed on it. Between retail hinge and hook systems, along with customers rummaging through displays, cardboard hinge hangers often tear. The last place any manufacturer wants to find their product is lying on the ground just below the
Allen Field has been a leader in the Packaging Industry for over 60 years. Our original line of plastic sock hangers and small plastic retail hangers quickly transitioned into a full line of POP display aids and plastic handles for corrugated boxes. As time went on, our success with plastic box handles, small plastic hangers,
Samples just aren’t for the food court at your local BJ’s or Costco! At Allen Field, we are firm believers in educating clients about the products they are interested in buying. With that in mind, we offer samples upon request to those with whom we are discussing a custom manufacturing product. Providing samples saves time
For clothing manufacturers and vendors alike, the biggest challenge is finding hangers and display aids that safely exhibit T-shirts, jeans and other wardrobe essentials. After all, there’s no quicker way to NOT sell something than for it to fall to the floor! Fortunately, Allen Field offers almost a dozen shirt clips that will not only keep
The staff at Allen Field is always looking for ways to modernize the packaging and packaging design experience. And one few innovations are as likely to positively impact packaging design in the coming years is 3-D printing. It only makes sense—3-D movies are all the rage, so why not bring 3-D to store displays worldwide?
Few display aids are more vital to the sales of the products they display than hooks, clips and hangers. Not only do these display aids have to be sturdy and durable enough to keep the product visible and aloft—nobody’s going to buy anything that’s fallen to the ground—but they must also be aesthetically appealing in
The efficiency revolution in packaging is at least a couple of decades old. Remember when compact discs came in long boxes? Exactly! Retailers remain in constant search of advances that will allow them to display products in a more resourceful manner. And consumers support these efforts. According to a study by Canadean Consumer, nine out
Hurricane Sandy brought much of the country to a standstill at the end of October, but she couldn’t stop the 2012 Pack Expo from becoming this year’s biggest packaging and processing trade show in the world! While many potential attendees were stuck on the east coast because of Sandy, this year’s Pack Expo—which was held
Selling shoes is a lot of fun. Finding a way to display them, on the other hand, is anything but. For decades storeowners have stacked shoeboxes—regardless of the size of the shoe inside each box—one on top of the other, because there’s simply no other effective way of displaying the product. Until now that is!
For those of us into packaging design, there’s no better way to spend Halloween than at the Pack Expo in Chicago from October 28 through 31! There’ll be no tricks there, just the latest treats in packaging design from more than 1,800 suppliers—including Allen Field, which will be there at booth no. 7732. More than
When it comes to moving stock, everyone is a hero! Nobody wants to admit something is too heavy to lift, so there’s plenty of unnecessary straining and huffing and puffing coming from employees, and perhaps some unnecessary muscle strains suffered by them as well. There’s no need to overdo it anymore, though, with a Trundler
We’ll be plenty excited at Allen Field today because tomorrow is a big day—the start of the second annual Sustainable Packaging Symposium, which runs Tuesday through Thursday in Houston. The event is co-produced by Greener Package and AIChE (a technological community for the American Institute of Chemical Engineers) and pairs custom packaging design professionals who are