MENSHEN is one of the leading manufacturers in the packaging industry and due to our experience we know: the packaging industry is under constant change. Again and again we face new challenges, exciting market developments and interesting questions around the subject of packaging systems.
In our MENSHEN blog we want to deal with the most important questions, topics and trends. But we do not just want to inform, but to talk to you and perhaps also to lead one or the other discussion. We hope you will enjoy our new corporate blog and are looking forward to your feedback!
In a way, it is more or less an everyday topic for all of us: washing up. You open the dishwasher, put the dirty dishes in, close the door. And you do this a few more times until the machine is full. After that, detergent in powder or tab form is put into the flap provided and the dishwasher is switched on. And after an hour or two – depending on the program setting, the number of dishes and the degree of soiling and/or leftovers – hey presto, the once dirty dishes, silverware and glasses are clean again. ...read more
Ever since packaging has existed, there have been disputes about its usefulness. And about the possibility to not only carelessly discard the packing material after use, but to reuse it once or even several times. The fact that packaging is vital to the various products, protecting them and preserving their value and, in some cases, even contributing towards reducing the CO2 output, can be read in my first blog of January 30. ...read more
In some way or other, we have all either gone through the decision-making process or it is lying ahead of us. Because, at a certain time in life, practically everyone is faced with the question whether to start an occupation that requires training or to study and take up a profession. For the former, this decision has to be taken at an earlier age, whereas the latter means embarking on a career much later. The one finishes his school education with a diploma after 10th grade at the age of around 16, whereas the other aims at graduating from high school before commencing university studies or professional training. ...read more
It's a balmy summer evening on the patio or in the garden, or perhaps with friends in the park or on the beach. Perfectly rounded off with a juicy steak or sausage from the barbeque topped with tasty mustard or a tangy sauce. So far, a temting, mouth-watering idea. ...read more
Now that some of the special features of closures and packaging units have already been presented, the question arises: how are the plastic parts actually manufactured? What we mean is of course the process referred to as injection molding, in our specific case for producing plastic closures and packaging components. ...read more
It all began sometime in the 1970s or thereabouts. A detergent manufacturer had the idea of providing his products with a closure that couldn’t easily be opened by children. The reason behind this was that his cleaning agents often smelled so delicious and were so colorful that especially small children were tempted to take a big mouthful. And that could and can still have disastrous results. ...read more
Isn’t something missing there? This or something similar is usually the initial reaction upon encountering a driverless transport system (DTS) for the first time. “Er, a what?”, is generally the next question asked. The DTS can actually be explained quite simply and quickly: a sort of pallet truck or lift truck drives to a specific place in a production hall where it picks up pallets with finished goods and then brings them to the dispatch area. ...read more
Recently at the supermarket: Strolling through the aisles, it really hit me how differently the various products are packed – the range of options is really impressive and interesting. We have already reported in detail on the actual usefulness of packaging. Bottles, tubes, jars, tubs or, as here, pouches – the types of packaging are as diverse as the products that are worth protecting. And, in many cases, the packaging has a closure – more often than not one made by MENSHEN. ...read more
On the coffee market, there are currently fascinating, remarkable things going on – in the true sense of the word. Germany is traditionally a country of coffee drinkers. In 2016, the average amount of coffee consumed by each German was 162 liters (in comparison: 104 liters of beer, 148 liters of mineral water). And all this coffee is drunk in a variety of different ways: 86 per cent prefer ground filter coffee and whole coffee beans for fully automatic coffee machines. The remainder favor the practical, convenient way of making coffee with pads or coffee capsules made of plastic and aluminum. And these coffee capsules are our topic for today. ...read more
Today we are starting our brand-new blog on Packaging. Although this doesn’t actually mean we have reinvented the wheel, we want to take advantage of the digital media options available to provide fast, uncomplicated, interesting information on topics, innovations and products from the packaging industry. For us, it is just as important to receive prompt, straightforward comments, tips, opinions, praise and criticism on these very topics. Perhaps we’ll even manage to set up one or the other discussion on all and any aspects of packaging, and to profit from each other in this way. ...read more