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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.

Nathan Dube

As the Digital Marketing Specialist at Industrial Packaging, I am honored to create content for such a phenomenal company and work with one of the greatest teams in the Packaging Industry. Whether creating a video, writing blog posts or generating other pieces of content and multimedia, I am always excited to help educate and inspire our prospects and clients to reach their highest potential in regards to their packaging processes and needs.

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What Is A Poly Bag? Applications And Uses

Are you packaging clothing? Or, maybe you are packaging a magazine? Wait, wait! I got it. You are packaging a packet of documents to send through the mail! Well, I know at least some of you are surprised that I guessed correctly. For those of you whom I failed to guess your packaging, consider reading on. Regardless of what you are looking to package, you are clearly researching polybags.   And, if it is information about polybags you are looking for, you have come to the right place! Here at Industrial Packaging, polybags are part of everyday life. I suppose that should be expected after several decades in the packaging industry.   But, you are not here to learn about us; you are here to find out what a polybag is.   In this article, we will explain what a polybag is. We will also look into some of the most common packaging applications for polybags so that you can figure out if they are right for your packaging needs.

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Food Packaging  |  Supply Chain Services/ Contract Packaging

How To Choose A Contract Food Packaging Company: 5 Key Considerations

You have decided that contract food packaging is right for you. You are trying to figure out how to choose the right contract food packaging company. But, you are not sure which considerations are key when choosing a vendor.   Industrial Packaging has been offering contract food packaging services for many years. We offer these services to everyone from small businesses up to Fortune 500 clients. While we may or may not be the right contract food packaging company for you, we can help guide you to choosing the right one.   This article will take a look at the key considerations you must think about when choosing a contract food packaging vendor. With this information, you will be able to choose the right contract food packaging company for your business.

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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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Which Packaging Supplies Are Right For Your Products?

OK. You have a hot new product, and you can't wait to get it to market. You know that consumers will be super excited to get their hands on this item, and you know it will be a hot seller. You have a warehouse full of new products. And, you are ready to get these bad boys into the hands of a very willing public.   But. You have a problem.   You are not sure what type of packaging you should use for your products. Maybe you are an established company that has been down this road before. But, this product has special requirements your other items did not.   Then again, perhaps you are a start-up. You are totally new to this and have never packaged a single product in your life.   Either way, you have many burning questions in your mind about packaging. But, there is one question more important to you at the moment. That question is, which packaging supplies are right for my products?   To be fair, that is an excellent question regardless of where you are at in your business history. Thankfully, you are about to get the help you are looking for.   With over sixty-five years in packaging, Industrial Packaging has the information you need. This info will help you make an educated buying decision. Plus, you will be able to buy exactly the correct type of packaging for your products.   In the article below, we will explore the different types of packaging supplies. And, we will help you to answer some questions. The answers to those questions will quantify which packaging supply is proper for you.   With this information, you will be able to package your products like a rockstar.

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Packaging Design  |  Packaging Materials

What Is Shrink Film Tubing? Applications And Uses

Let me guess, your products are oblong, elongated, or simply "long," right? And you’ve probably struggled to find the right type of packaging film for your products.   How did I know that? Are you reading this blog post? Then it would seem you have been looking for a packaging material that is good for these types of items.   Perhaps you had been considering using shrink film for your products. But, after doing some research, you started seeing terms like "shrink film tubing," "poly tubing," or "heat seal tubing."   Don't be afraid! We are not tracking your every move on the internet. We happen to know that the types of products you are looking to package are most often packaged with shrink film tubing. And, chances are, that is why you are here.   While there are some similarities between shrink film and shrink film tubing, they are not the same. Based on you landing on this article, you’re probably thinking you need shrink film tubing.   Shrink film tubing may be clear or colored plastic. Some shrink film tubing is available with perforations. Perforated shrink film tubing makes it easier to remove.   Over the years, Industrial Packaging has sold countless rolls of shrink film tubing. During that time, we have identified the proper applications for this packaging material.   In this article, we will explore shrink film tubing. We will also discuss the common applications and uses for this material. With this info, you will be able to identify if shrink film tubing is right for your products.

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Supply Chain Services/ Contract Packaging

The Different Types Of Contract Packaging Services

You are trying to figure out if a contract packaging agreement makes sense for your business. But from what you can tell there are a ton of different types of services, which is likely causing some confusion.   You know your company may or may not need all the services provided. You also know that not all contract packaging companies offer the same services.   Right now, what you need is to get a better understanding of each type of contract packaging service. You want to do this so you can choose a contract packaging company that offers the services you need.    Industrial Packaging has been providing contract packaging services for several decades now. During that time, we have been able to help many companies. Companies, just like yours. We help them to find the right contract packaging services for their business.   In this article, we will take a look at the different types of contract packaging services. We will help you to identify the specific services that are right for you.

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Environment  |  Packaging Materials

How To Properly Compost Biodegradable Shrink Films

Earth-Friendly! Compostable! Biodegradable! Sustainable!   All of these are surely buzz words you have seen a million times before. For instance, there has been a lot of pressure from consumers to replace plastic straws with paper ones.   Then you have the public call to corporations to drop single-use plastics. These modern words of power have invaded the collective unconscious. This is true for most consumers the world over.   This is all for a good reason. This sentiment stems from the perspective of a love affair with planet earth.   Due to various reasons, many types of "earth-friendly" packaging are, in fact, not. For example, contamination in the single-stream recycling process. Then, there is the required protocols for biodegradable options.   Do you buy biodegradable shrink films? If you don't compost them, you reduce all the earth-friendly elements of the material. Industrial Packaging has over 60 years in the packaging business. We know what works and what does not for sustainable packaging supplies.   In this article, we will explore the requirements for composting biodegradable shrink films. Will your consumers implement these protocols? If so, they may very well make sense for your business. If not, you may make less of an impact on the environment with traditional packaging films.

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