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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Packaging Materials | Packaging Design

By: Nathan Dube
December 21st, 2021

As we head into 2022, we are closer to the idealized versions of the future predicted by science fiction than ever before in human history.   However, as we move into a world powered by the IoT, industry 4.0, and vast virtual worlds such as the metaverse, it seems that consumers are reaching for some form of “the good old days.”   With the original cast of the Ghost Busters returning to the silver screen after more than thirty years while Michael Keaton reprises his role as Batman in the upcoming The Flash film, it appears that what is old is new again.   And this phenomenon is not only present in pop culture but within the packaging industry as well. With the meteoric rise in popularity of vintage packaging designs, it is clear that people are finding comfort, solace, and an escape from our modern society by an attempt to touch the past.   While this may seem like a set of coincidences, that is not the case at all. We are witnessing throughout our culture today a global manifestation of what has been dubbed “newstalgia.”   But what exactly is this evolution in conscious thought that drives people to hold on to the golden days of old?   And, more importantly, how can newstalgia be leveraged to help your business, your brand, and your customers?   Finally, we must ask ourselves, how can packaging materials be used in conjunction with newstalgia to provide valuable experiences to consumers and profitability to our businesses?   These are but a few of the questions we will be answering in today’s article.   After reading this article, you will have a solid understanding of what newstalgia is and how it can be used with your packaging materials to enhance your brand and products in a way that resonates with those of your customers who are openly embracing newstalgic experiences.

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Packaging Materials

By: Nathan Dube
December 16th, 2021

Do you want to ship your products via snail mail? Are you a medical supplier looking for a good packaging material for specific products? Are you running an online business with a digital storefront that requires packaging materials for fulfillment?   Regardless of the industry you are working in or the company that employs you, you are looking for a flexible packaging material that is suitable for your specific packaging needs.   While you have likely perused several different websites and considered at least a handful of potential packaging materials, you are leaning in the direction of printed roll bags.   And, considering the popularity of roll bags today, I am not surprised that you are interested in possibly using this type of flexible packaging material.   However, you are not exactly clear on what a printed roll bag is. You are not sure of the applications they are used for. And you do not know if they are the correct type of packaging supply for your packaging requirements.   That is why you have found yourself on the Industrial Packaging website, right? Well, first off, I want to thank you for stopping by!   We are happy to assist people in their search for the proper packaging. And, we are going to help you gain a better understanding of what printed roll bags are.   This article is going to show you what printed roll bags are all about. This will include information about what they are made of, what they are most commonly used for, and which applications best suit these materials.   After reading this article, you will know if printed roll bags are the right packaging material for you, your business, and your packaging line.

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Packaging Materials | Shipping Protection

By: Nathan Dube
December 14th, 2021

When choosing a packaging material to unitize, palletize and contain your products, you have two options to choose from.   These include strapping material and stretch film. Both packaging materials are commonly used for the applications mentioned above.   And each material is well suited for specific packaging applications. But, not all products are appropriate for one of these materials or the other.   So, how do you know which one of these packaging materials is the right choice for your packaging requirements?   By reading this article, of course!   With over six decades in the packaging industry, Industrial Packaging has consulted countless clients on which type of packaging material is best suited for their palletizing and unitizing needs.   This article will explain the differences between these two types of packaging supplies. After reading this article, you will know whether strapping or stretch film is right for your business's packaging applications.

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Packaging Materials

By: Nathan Dube
December 9th, 2021

You have a few different options when choosing a strapping material that is good for palletizing your products before shipping and other related packaging activities.   And in some cases, those options may be interchangeable based on the products you are packaging and the tensile strength of the strapping you need.   But, how do you know if the strapping you are currently using or want to use in the future is the appropriate material for your palletizing needs?   Is there a way that you can identify which type of strapping material is best suited for your packaging requirements?   Are there any tools that can help simplify the process of finding the correct strapping material needed to contain your palleted products properly?   You bet there is! And, we are going to give those tools to you today.   With over sixty years of experience in the packaging industry Industrial Packaging has helped thousands of clients choose the best strapping material for their unique packaging applications.   And, we can help you find the correct strapping for your needs as well.   After reading this article, you will have all the information and required tools to help you choose the proper strapping solution for your unitizing, palletizing, and containment requirements.

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Packaging Materials | Investment

By: Nathan Dube
December 7th, 2021

Clamshell packaging has become super popular with industrial and consumer product manufacturers and resellers alike.   They are great for branding, marketing, and showing off your products. Clamshell packaging is also perfect for hanging retail displays.   Plus, they have proven to be eye-catching and appealing to consumers all over the country and the rest of the world.   But you already knew all that. That is, of course, why you are looking for pricing for this type of packaging.   You are having trouble getting the total cost for the packaging project you have in mind. But, before you are ready to speak with a sales rep, you want to get a decent ballpark figure for what the cost of running clamshells on your packaging line will be.   So, we are going to give you exactly that.   This article will provide you with the information required to help you calculate a ballpark figure for your clamshell packaging costs.

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Packaging Materials | Packaging Design

By: Nathan Dube
December 1st, 2021

In a world where it seems like the cost of everything is going up, companies everywhere are looking for ways to cut costs and save money for both themselves and their customers.   But, with the global supply chain currently experiencing major disruptions, that is not always easy to do. So, what are some ways that you can help save money?   Well, for one thing, you can analyze your packaging materials and find ways to make changes that will cut costs for both you and your customers!   But, you are likely thinking to yourself, how can you save money simply by altering the materials you use to package your products?   And, if that is what you are currently pondering, we have some good news for you.   This article will review the top 3 ways in which you can reduce costs on your packaging materials. It will offer you useful ideas, which if implemented, may save you a lot of money!