The Flexible Packaging Blog

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

By: Nathan Dube
July 8th, 2021

Perhaps you have been packaging your products with non-printed strapping for some time now. You are happy with the material's ability to contain your products correctly. But, you are looking for another way to brand your product's primary or secondary packaging as the containers do not have labeling.   Or, maybe you are new to strapping material altogether and are looking for a way to contain your products and brand them without implementing labeling and the required machinery for that application.   Then again, you could be looking for additional protective packaging to ensure that your products are not tampered with and then re-strapped.   Regardless of your reasons for looking into printed strapping, you are curious to determine if printed strapping materials are the right solution for your unique packaging applications.   You have been searching for information about this specialized packaging material. And, you want to learn about the benefits it has to offer your packaging line.   As a multi-generational packaging company, Industrial Packaging has been consulting thousands of businesses just like yours on the proper strapping solution for their products. And, we can do the same for you.   This article will walk you through the top three benefits of printed strapping material. With the information in this article, you will be able to decide if printed strapping is the appropriate packaging solution for your products.

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Packaging Materials | Packaging Design | Food Packaging

By: Nathan Dube
July 6th, 2021

Maybe you have been using traditional shrink films on your packaging line for a while now, but you have a new product that requires a film with better heat resistance.   Or, perhaps you are a start-up looking to package a product that requires high heat resistance and is looking for the proper material to package these items.   Regardless of your current situation, you have seen "heat sealable films" when searching online for the right solution. And, you want to know what these materials are. In addition, you are curious if heat sealable films are the right packaging solution for your products, but you don't fully understand these materials yet.   Industrial Packaging has been consulting on the proper shrink films for countless companies for generations. And, we know everything you need to know to decide if heat sealable films are the correct packaging solution for your products.   This article will explain what heat sealable films are, which products they are appropriate for, and the typical packaging applications for these types of flexible films. With the information in this article, you will be able to figure out if these films are suitable for your products.

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Packaging Materials | Packaging Design | Packaging Psychology

By: Nathan Dube
July 1st, 2021

After doing your due diligence and researching various ways to best market your products in a retail setting, you have decided that you want to buy a point of purchase display.   Or, maybe, you want to buy multiple POP displays so that you can show several different types of products to potential customers in various retail settings.   Either way, you know that POP displays are right for you. Now, you want to buy a point of purchase display. However, there is one problem.   You don't know how much a point of purchase display costs. Unfortunately, you have not been able to find this information at all.   Here at Industrial Packaging, we’re a multi-generational packaging company that has been selling POP displays for several decades.   In this article, we will walk you through the elements of pricing a point of purchase display for your business. With the information here, you will get a close approximation of the cost for your POP display.

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Packaging Design

By: Nathan Dube
June 29th, 2021

So, you have a great company, a great team of employees, and a fantastic collection of products. You get your products to market in a timely fashion and, thanks to their eye-catching packaging, sell a good amount of product regularly.   You are currently happy with your sales, but you have noticed that some of your competitors are selling more products than you. So, you became curious. You realize that selling products in retail settings is highly competitive. And you want to get an edge to achieve better results.   So, while you are doing well, you want to do better. You want whatever magic trick your competitors have up their sleeve that is allowing them to outsell you. One of those tricks is POP (or point-of-purchase) displays.    You’ve probably seen these in your local grocery store, but you have a lot of questions. What is a POP display? Where are they used? How are they used? The answer to these questions can unlock how you can sell more products than your competitors. Now, Industrial Packaging is the ace up your sleeve. How so?   After six decades in the packaging industry, we know everything there is to know about point-of-purchase displays. And, we are going to educate you about these displays, their applications, and other related uses.   With the information in this article, you will be able to decide if point-of-purchase displays are right for your retail marketing and sales requirements.

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By: Nathan Dube
June 22nd, 2021

You know what contract packaging is. You know what the benefits of contract packaging are.   You have researched a few contract packaging companies. And, you have identified a few vendors who work within your budget and niche market requirements.   But, you just felt like something was missing. Like, there was some tiny element that you forgot to consider. So, after doing a little more research, it hit you.   You have not taken the time to find out the problems associated with contract packaging or the mistakes that can be made when you are shopping for a contract packaging partner.   After more than two decades in contract packaging, Industrial Packaging has seen what happens when a client chooses the wrong vendor.   And this isn't just saying that when you choose a different vendor you've made a mistake. We don't believe we're the best fit for every company out there looking to partner with a contract packaging company. And, we want to help you choose the best vendor for your needs.   This article will explore the top 5 mistakes you can make when choosing a co-packer. With the information in this article, you will be able to avoid some potentially very costly blunders.

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By: Nathan Dube
June 17th, 2021

All right, you have been researching third-party logistics, and you have read more than a few articles and resources online. As a result, you have concluded that you want to partner with a contract packaging company and initiate a 3PL program for your business.   The only problem is, you are not sure how much a 3PL program will cost you. And, despite hours of looking for this information online, you can't seem to find pricing anywhere.   By now, you are probably annoyed by how difficult it has been to find pricing. Honestly, that is fair! However, the truth is that you are having trouble finding this information because it is entirely dependent on a couple of different elements that are unique to your business.   Today, however, we are going to show you how to calculate your cost for 3PL!   With over 25 years in 3PL and other contract packaging services, Industrial Packaging understands all that goes into quoting a hard number for a third-party logistics agreement.   This article will discuss what goes into putting a 3PL quote together and help you figure out how much third-party logistics will cost your company.