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The Flexible Packaging Blog

Reviews, trends and tips covering all things flexible packaging to protect your products and your bottom line.

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Food Packaging: Plastic Clamshells VS Styrofoam Containers

When it comes to packaging hot or cold food, you have probably seen hundreds of different types of options. As you comb through the maze of different containers for food packaging, the wide variety of options can be mind-numbing.   Two of the most popular options for packaging both hot and cold "grab-n-go" prepared foods are plastic clamshells and styrofoam containers.   When you find yourself looking at these items, they may seem similar at first glance. You may think to yourself; maybe I will choose one or the other based on gut instinct.   The problem with that thinking is that each of these containers has specific applications that they are well suited for and others that are not. Choosing the wrong type of container for the incorrect application can result in possible contamination and damage to the vessel.   Having sold hundreds of thousands of flexible food packaging items, we here at Industrial Packaging have a deep understanding of each container's pros and cons.   While we sell plastic clamshells and do not sell styrofoam, we want to be transparent about both types of containers so that you can choose the one that is best for you.   We work with companies like yours daily to make sure they're choosing the right food packaging product.   In this article, we will compare plastic clamshells to styrofoam containers and discuss the pros and cons of each. You'll understand which of these is best for your food products and be able to make a purchasing decision without hesitation.

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Equipment  |  Packaging Materials  |  Technical Service and Support

Why Routine Maintenance Is Critical For Packaging Machinery & Materials

You may own the very best packaging machinery. You may even be running the highest quality materials on those machines. However, if you do not have excellent service for machinery repair and materials sourcing, you will end up with unwanted downtime.   There are many variables to consider when running a top-notch packaging line: cost of goods, electrical supply, gasses, and air needs, space requirements, and the list goes on and on. One of the essential elements of a professional and successful packaging line is your access to outstanding service.   As a machinery and materials service provider with thousands of happy customers, Industrial Packaging knows just how important service is to a world-class packaging line. In this article, we will discuss the importance of service and why at the end of the day, service is KING!

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Shrink Film Cheat Sheet

Shrink Film Cheat Sheet

We all want to save the most we can with any projects we take on. This handy infographic will help you maximize your savings with your shrink film. Get it for free when you subscribe to our blog.

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Equipment  |  Plant Performance  |  Shipping Protection

How To Reduce Stretch Film Costs By 20-50% By Upgrading Your Lantech Stretch Wrapper Gears

Are you purchasing machinery or materials for your packaging line? Feeling a bit of pressure to cut costs or save as much money as possible while also keeping a smooth running line?   Chances are, you’ve always been focused on reducing costs whenever possible. But in today's world, with so many businesses coming out of long periods of downtime, cutting costs is a top concern for practically everyone. There’s extra pressure from upper management to figure out how to save your company money.   You probably ask yourself on a daily basis, How can I cut costs today?    We know that the responsibilities of purchasing personnel today are stressful. Here at Industrial Packaging, we’ve worked with purchasing departments for decades to optimize their packaging lines and save money.   That is why, in this article, we are going to give you a few helpful cost-saving tips. Specifically, if you’re running a Lantech stretch wrapper, we are going to help you save between 20-50% on stretch wrapping film costs! Want to see proof of this in action? Review this case study we created based on our own experience!

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Packaging Machinery Buyer's Guide: Leasing VS Buying

You have been tasked with buying packaging machinery for your company, and you are stressing about how you should purchase the equipment.

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Packaging Machinery: Why Preventative Maintenance Is More Important Than Ever!

Companies like yours are starting to re-open, and production will soon begin on packaging lines around the country. After months of unexpected downtime due to COVID19, many businesses are eager to jump-start their packaging lines and get back to business as usual. One thing to keep in mind is that preventative maintenance and repair for packaging machinery is more important now than ever. If packaging machinery is not properly cared for after being shut down for months, immediate problems may arise. At Industrial Packaging, we have worked on many packaging machinery lines and different types of packaging machinery. We can help you ensure that when your line goes live, you won't have to deal with more unexpected downtime. In this article, we will discuss the great importance of having access to quality packaging machinery repair and maintenance services and why it can be a "make or break" issue today.

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Food Packaging  |  Packaging Materials  |  Shipping Protection  |  Warehousing

The Top 3 Types Of Strapping Material And Their Uses

You know that strapping can be used to bundle products together, reinforce cartons, and to secure items to pallets for shipment. These strapping materials come in a variety of options, but how do you know which is best for your application? Your options can be filtered down into three primary categories: polypropylene(PP), polyester(PET), and steel.   Strapping materials are used primarily for bundling products together and securing pallet loads during transport and storage. When used for palletizing, it is often complemented with the additional security of stretch wrap. Being a market leader in supplying strapping materials to companies of all sizes, we've been able to help many brands overcome the challenges of securing your products from shipment to shelf.    You might find yourself with a lot of questions when trying to find the best strapping material for you.    Which type of strapping material is ideal for your application, and how does it function?    What is the difference between virgin and recycled strapping?    Find out how these materials work and which will be the best fit to optimize the security and unitizing of your products..

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