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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.

David Roberge

Part of the outstanding Industrial Packaging team. I'm lucky to hang out with some of the most knowledgeable folks in the packaging industry. I feel even luckier to be able to share our knowledge with you. I love learning about and helping readers grow their brand through unique, flexible package design from the birth of the product idea, through the supply chain and to the launch and placement on the shelf or at the consumer's door.

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Equipment  |  Investment  |  Plant Performance  |  Technical Service and Support  |  The Business of Packaging

Packaging Equipment: Should You Repair, Refurbish or Buy New?

Improving your packaging efficiencies is essential to any brand. Regardless of product, streamlining your processes can help you save significant overhead and costs and reduce costly downtime. This leads to increased profits overall.

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Environment  |  Equipment  |  Investment  |  Packaging Design  |  Packaging Materials  |  Plant Performance  |  Shipping Protection  |  Technical Service and Support  |  The Business of Packaging

7 Tips For Designing The Perfect Packaging Operation Solutions

In a world shifting more and more toward eCommerce, packaging is increasingly the first tangible experience that someone may have with your brand or business. With that in mind, how is your packaging delivering your brand’s promise to your customers? Designing the “perfect” packaging operation solution for your business can be a daunting task. After all, there are many different types of equipment, materials, and processes that can be combined in a seemingly infinite number of ways.  

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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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Environment  |  Food Packaging  |  Investment  |  Packaging Design  |  Packaging Materials  |  Packaging Psychology  |  Shipping Protection  |  The Business of Packaging

Flexible Packaging Materials Buying Guide

From fast-moving consumer and sporting goods to electronics, cosmetics and medical supplies, flexible protective packaging is key material in the supply chain of many industries and products.   Combining the best qualities of plastics and films, flexible packaging is a versatile and functional solution that requires minimal materials, production and costs.

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Environment  |  Packaging Materials

Why It Pays to Use Sustainable Packaging Materials

Sustainability is no longer the future for packaging. It's officially the present state and the foreseeable future in package design and corporate responsibility. Sustainable packaging is not only a better option for the environment, but a great investment; especially for brands that are actively pursuing a positive image in the eyes of the consumer.   The main impediment to its speed to growth in the packaging market has been the higher cost that comes along with it, but that's changing.  Deciding how to design for sustainability may seem difficult and costly, but it is a worthwhile endeavor that will not only become mandatory in the next decade, but also provide major benefits to brands that adopt it in some form, sooner rather than later.

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Environment  |  Food Packaging  |  Investment  |  Packaging Design  |  Packaging Materials  |  Packaging Psychology  |  Plant Performance  |  Shipping Protection  |  Supply Chain Services/ Contract Packaging  |  The Business of Packaging

Packaging Trends: The Shift Towards Consumer Convenience

There is a trend in packaging that is playing a growing role in the way that consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies operate. This fast rising trend is the shift towards consumer convenience. The packaging trends towards convenience for CPG companies are a key component to consumer satisfaction. In this article, we talk about how you can use this information to ensure your packaging is cost effective while delivering what the consumer wants.  

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Equipment  |  Investment  |  Plant Performance  |  The Business of Packaging  |  Warehousing

Why Robotic Packaging Automation is the Future

When operating any business, being mindful of costs is one of the key ways to maximize sales potential. After all, creating a competitive product is important, but making that product available to the consumer in a cost-effective way sets successful businesses apart from the competition. Production line automation allows companies to leverage ingenuity and efficiency without sacrificing craftsmanship or quality. With an automated production line, you never have to worry about employees getting sick, you can rest assured that production levels will remain high, and you can feel confident knowing that the end product will be made to a consistently high standard.

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