November 4, 2015

100% Compostable Bio Resin Single-Serve Coffee Pod

When Club Coffee partnered with University of Guelph to come up with a bio resin formula, they turned to us to make this single serve, bio resin invention a market reality. There were no precedents for this project. It was new territory and there was risk that it was simply not doable. In fact, other packaging companies had declined to even try. That’s not how we work. We love a challenge! The first item of business, of course, was to produce a mould. Mould-making is the backbone of Fourmark’s business. […]
October 16, 2015

Vision Technology Means Zero Returns. Zero. Nadda. Zip.

Production lines inevitably have a product go through that (for one reason or another) comes out off spec. Undetected at the manufacturing , these defective products end up being returned costing both parties (the manufacturer and the client) time and money. Fourmark implemented a vision technology system that automatically rejects defects as they are coming down the line. Cameras are mounted capturing every item from several angles. The images are sent to a computer with images of the perfect finished product. If there is any deviation with a product coming […]
October 8, 2015

Reducing weight of sub floors but maintaining structural integrity.

Asked to produce sub flooring for Kruger, Fourmark engineered a product improvement by changing from 16 injection points to 64 injection points. The result was to maintain structural integrity of the sub flooring pad but reduce the weight of each piece by 25%. The savings were dramatic, from cheaper costs per unit in manufacturing to cheaper transportation costs. The benefits of Fourmark ingenuity at work could be seen right on the client’s bottom line. Find out what we could do for you.
October 8, 2015

Preventing a $5 million dollar/year theft loss.

Anti-Theft Theft is an issue for any retailer which is why most have sensor detectors when customers leave the store. While tape measures were the biggest theft item at Home Depot, saw blades, a relatively expensive item was #2, resulting in a $5 million loss per year. Home Depot challenged us to come up with a solution. Fourmark did. They designed a cost-effective, sensor-enabled and stream-line package container which was viewed as such a success that it was not only adapted throughout North America but also shipped to Italy and […]
October 8, 2015

Spoon in lid: Ingenuity and collaboration at work.

The spoon-in-lid for Nestlé is one of the best examples of Fourmark ingenuity. Nestlé approached us looking for solutions for their single serving line of ice creams. The paper-based packaging they were using lacked structural integrity. Our package injection moulding was the solution. We looked at the existing packaging and knew what had to be done. But then there was the spoon. Wood-like pressed paper seemed too be the only way to add the spoon to the single serving package. We saw it differently. We saw a solution. What if […]