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

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Packaging Materials | Packaging Design | Food Packaging

By: Nathan Dube
September 23rd, 2021

During your journey through educating yourself about the different types of flexible packaging films, you have decided that you want to use shrink film or biaxially oriented polypropylene overwrap film (also known as BOPP).   However, you are not sure what the difference between these two types of flexible packaging films is. You want to understand the difference between these films so that you can choose the proper film for your product packaging needs.   But, you have not been able to find a comparison for these two films, and it's been hard to get the answers you are looking for.   Luckily, today, you have come to the Industrial Packaging blog.   In this article, we will compare BOPP film and shrink film. After reading this article, you will be able to choose the appropriate film for your packaging needs.

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Packaging Materials | Food Packaging

By: Nathan Dube
September 20th, 2021

All right! You are ready to move forward with a new packaging project, and you have found the type of packaging materials that you feel makes the most sense for your business.   After searching through various types of packaging supplies, you eventually came across carded packaging. While lightly perusing this topic, you found clamshells—the perfect containers for your packaging needs.   You know that you want to use clamshells for your products, but you are unsure which type of clamshell you wish to use.   You are familiar with a couple of different types of these containers, but you are unsure which type makes the most sense for your business.   That is why we are going to help you select the best clamshell packaging for your products.   As a multi-generational packaging company, we have been working with clamshell packaging for more years than we can count!   This article will introduce you to the most popular clamshells currently available today. With the information in this article, you will be able to choose the proper clamshell packaging for your product packaging requirements!

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Packaging Materials | Environment

By: Nathan Dube
September 16th, 2021

Maybe you are a business owner who is environmentally conscious and concerned about the impact of your packaging materials on our planet earth.   Then again, you could be hyper-focused on your customer's feelings about sustainability and the environment. Or perhaps you are both.   Either way, you spent a fair amount of time researching different types of environmentally friendly and sustainable packaging materials.   You have considered various options such as flexible packaging, recyclable packaging, bio-based packaging, and compostable packaging.   After reviewing the various types of sustainable packaging supplies currently available, you have taken a keen and penetrating interest in compostable packaging.   From the surface level, compostable packaging seems like a miracle cure for the detrimental effects of traditional plastic packaging supplies.   You are hoping that you can use these supplies to make your business far more green. However, you are not sure how compostable packaging actually works once it has reached your customer. And, you want to know if compostable packaging is fully biodegradable.   With decades in the packaging industry, Industrial Packaging has had our thumb on the pulse of compostable packaging since the day it arrived on the market.   This article will explain the complexities of compostable packaging and reveal the truth of the situation regarding the question, "is compostable packaging really biodegradable?"

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The Business of Packaging

By: Nathan Dube
September 13th, 2021

So, you are looking for a way to make your retail products stand out from your competitors. And, you have recently discovered that one of the best ways to do this is to use a point of purchase display.   But, you are not sure which type of point of purchase display is right for your products. You are not even sure if you know about all the different kinds of point-of-purchase displays currently available.   You want a better understanding of the different types of POP displays currently available, and you are hoping to find the right one for your product marketing needs.   Well, you have come to the right place! With over 65 years in the packaging industry, Industrial Packaging has helped countless businesses find the proper POP display for their retail display requirements.   After reading this article, you will have all the information required to choose the best POP display for your in-store product marketing.

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Packaging Materials

By: Nathan Dube
September 9th, 2021

After comparing different flexible packaging films, you have decided that you want to use biaxially oriented polypropylene overwrap film to package your products.   You went to purchase this film, and you learned that BOPP film is sold by the pound. The only problem is, you are not sure how to determine the number of pounds required for your packaging project.   You have been trying to find the proper formula for deducing your required film volume, but you have not seen this information.   Until now.   Industrial Packaging has spent many decades working with flexible packaging films such as BOPP. During that time, we have developed a system to help people calculate their required volume of film.   This article will explain how to calculate your required volume of biaxially oriented polypropylene overwrap film. When you are finished with this article, you will have everything you need to complete your purchase of BOPP Film.

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Equipment | Packaging Materials | Supply Chain Services/ Contract Packaging | Packaging Design

By: Nathan Dube
September 7th, 2021

As we enter into Q4 of 2021, pumpkin spice everything is beginning to show up in the wild. Campfire smoke rises from the earth, and people are starting to make their Christmas shopping list.   It may seem crazy, but we are closer to the first day of 2022 than we are to the first day of 2021! Time flies, eh?   With the new year just around the corner, now is an excellent time to focus on the significant packaging trends for 2022. As a tradition here at Industrial Packaging, we consistently publish our top packaging trends article as the following year approaches.   In this article, we will be exploring the top 10 packaging trends for 2022. With the information in this article, you will understand the most important items of consideration for packaging come the new year.