Maker of computer networking gear forms a Global Packaging Initiatives Team to create global packaging standards. This "best practices" blueprint aims to cut costs and unify 3Com's packaging worldwide.
Like virtually no other packaging commodity, corrugated paper quality varies widely from pulp-rich North America to markets that import recycled paper like the Far East. Now, the economic slowdown in the Far East may be changing the outlook for corrugated.
Today, searching for global packaging standards has gotten easier with the advent of the Web. Several third-party standards distributors now offer standards from literally hundreds of standards developing organizations (SDOs).