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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By: Nathan Dube
September 2nd, 2021

Perhaps you are an established company looking for the appropriate packaging materials for your products.   Then again, maybe you are new to product packaging altogether and are searching for the proper materials for your packaging line. After reviewing your options, you have concluded that you would like to use strapping material, also known as banding.   But, you are not sure how much strapping you need for your current packaging requirements. You could buy a batch in bulk, but you do not want to order too much.   You are trying to determine the exact amount of strapping required for your current packaging projects and how much it will cost you. However, you do not know how to calculate your required volume of strapping materials.   Don't feel bad. This is a common problem for many companies.   During Industrial Packaging's multi-decade tenure in the packaging industry, we have learned everything about strapping material. And, we know how to calculate the amount of strapping needed for any size packaging project.   This article will explain how to determine how much strapping you need for your product packaging. With the information here, you will know how to buy the right amount of strapping material for your packaging requirements. You will also be able to calculate the cost for your required volume of strapping.

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Packaging Materials

By: Nathan Dube
August 31st, 2021

After shopping around for the best type of flexible packaging film, you have decided that biaxially oriented polypropylene film is the best material for packaging your products.   You have been looking around for pricing information for this particular type of packaging film, but you have not found the information you are looking for.   You want to understand how much BOPP film costs and what factors influence the pricing for this material.   After more than six decades in the packaging industry, Industrial Packaging has sold hundreds of thousands of flexible packaging films to customers all over the USA.   During that time, we have consulted many clients on the cost of biaxially oriented polypropylene film. And, we can do the same for you.   With the information in this article, you will know how much BOPP film costs and what factors contribute to the cost of this type of flexible packaging film.

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Fulfillment

By: Nathan Dube
August 26th, 2021

Are you looking to get your products to market as quickly as possible? Do you want to get your products into a retail setting faster than your competitors?   If I had to guess why you are reading this post, I would assume it is due to one of two reasons. One, you currently have decent speed to market. But, you want to increase that speed to meet the demands of your consumers while one-upping your competitors.   Or, two, you currently don't have the speed to market that you want. You are looking for ways to increase your speed to market without sacrificing your product and packaging quality.   While there may be several reasons for your presence here today, chances are, you want to achieve the fastest speed to market possible while ensuring the highest level of quality for your product packaging and supply chain.   With over 65 years in the packaging industry, Industrial Packaging understands the true importance of fast speed to market. And, we have helped many companies just like yours improve their speed to market capabilities.   This article will give you the top five ways to ensure fast speed to market. After reading this article, you will have the tactics required to get your products to market in the time frame that you want them to arrive.

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Packaging Materials | Food Packaging

By: Nathan Dube
August 24th, 2021

You have begun the process of packaging your products in rigid packaging. Perhaps you are using hard plastic, paperboard, or metal containers.   But, to keep your customers safe from contamination, you want to add an additional layer of protective packaging to your products.   Having done some research, you have come to find that the most common way to do this is to add a layer of lidding film to your containers.   However, you are new to lidding films and are looking to learn more about these flexible packaging materials. You want to find out if they are the right solution for your protective packaging needs.   With many years of experience in protective packaging, Industrial Packaging has helped thousands of businesses choose the proper protective packaging for their products. And, we can help you to do the same.   In this article, we will explain what lidding films are. Additionally, we will explore some of the common materials and applications used for this type of protective packaging.   With the information here, you will be able to decide if lidding films are the right protective packaging material for your rigid packaging containers.

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Packaging Materials | Packaging Design | Packaging Psychology

By: Nathan Dube
August 19th, 2021

As we head deeper into the 2020s, it feels as if the future has truly arrived. We have come so far as a species. From smartphones and electric cars to privatized space exploration and the planned building of colonies off-world. The future is now!   But, outer space is not the only new frontier we are beginning to explore on a deeper level. We are also on the cusp of discovering and exploring the metaverse while mutually creating it through our digital footprints, interactions and avatars.   You may be wondering, what does packaging have to do with the metaverse? Or, perhaps you are not even sure what the metaverse is.   And, while the space where the metaverse meets the physical realm has barely been explored at this point, it will be an area of focus for massive corporations and, eventually, smaller businesses as well.   After more than sixty-five years in the packaging industry, Industrial Packaging has watched how the precursor to the metaverse (the internet) has changed packaging for companies worldwide. And, we are always learning how new technologies will continue to evolve the realm of packaging.   In this article, we will explore the future relationship between packaging and the metaverse and discuss how this technological advancement will affect product packaging and branding for companies all over the world.

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Packaging Materials | Food Packaging

By: Nathan Dube
August 17th, 2021

You are looking for a new flexible packaging film. Perhaps you are looking for a more affordable alternative to cellophane.   Or, maybe, you require a film that has increased strength and superior barrier properties to resist water vapor and oxygen gas.   You may have many reasons for searching for biaxially oriented polypropylene overwrap film (also known as BOPP). But, the main thing you have had trouble finding concerning this material is information.   You have likely discovered that BOPP is a bit obscure when compared to other types of flexible packaging films. And, this has made finding the information you are looking for even more difficult.   Well, today, we are going to solve that problem for you.   As a multi-generational packaging company, Industrial Packaging has over 65 years of experience with packaging films. And, we have a library of information on the different types of packaging films currently available.   With the information in this article, you will better understand biaxially oriented polypropylene overwrap film, its applications, and its uses.