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Reviews, trends, and tips covering all things flexible packaging to protect your products and your bottom line.

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By: Nathan Dube
February 13th, 2020

At Industrial Packaging we have been offering protective packaging supplies for close to 70 years. Now, while you have probably heard the term "protective packaging" before, you may be wondering, what exactly is it? In the article below, we will define and explore protective packaging materials and the various applications of which are most common for this type of packaging supply.

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By: Nathan Dube
June 13th, 2019

In the age of Amazon, we are seeing more packages being delivered than ever before. With a few clicks of the mouse or a few taps on your phone you can get pretty much anything you want delivered to your door.   However, an unfortunate byproduct of these modern times and innovations is package theft. There is an ever growing epidemic of packages being stolen from people's doorsteps as packages are often left unattended.   How can we stop this trend? Read on to learn how one engineer from NASA took justice into his own hands...

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By: David Roberge
December 21st, 2018

The flexible packaging movement is proving to be a highly fluid one, and the new year is poised to bring about a distinct, industry-wide transformation. Flexible packaging trends seem to be bending toward the consumer in 2019, with a major focus on the areas of sustainability, convenience and e-commerce. As brands remain hyper-focused on consumer preferences, packaging technology and standards are moving in the same direction. Discover what changes are in store for the new year, and find out how these shifts can impact your own brand.

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By: David Roberge
November 8th, 2018

If you haven’t switched over to flexible packaging yet (or you aren’t at least considering it), it’s time to stop and think about why. Flexible packaging has been at the forefront of packaging innovation for decades, and its popularity continues to explode across a myriad of product industries. Not sure why this packaging solution has become such a big deal? You might be missing some critical facts and insights that shed a bright light on the subject.

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By: David Roberge
July 14th, 2017

The last thing that you want to worry about is your product leaving your business or facility and ending up at it’s destination damaged or completely destroyed. Unfortunately this isn't a rare occurence.  No matter if it's your fault due to packaging issues or someone elses as it's in handled transit, it's a representation of your product and brand to the person or business receiving it.  In fact, pallet loads can even be turned away at the distribution center, costing thousands for one unit. This can not only cause significant delays in delivery, but also potential damage to your business relationships.  When shipping damage occurs you then have to ship out a new product to replace the damaged goods, which can end up costly for your business . The process itself of even looking into where the damage occured or who is liable can be grueling in itself.  Additionally, figuring out if the cost will be covered by the carrier or damager and whether they have the insurance to cover it can be a whole other issue in itself.  Even if the third party has the insurance to cover it, damaged goods claims can take a bit of time and in most cases, it may be easier to take on the cost yourself for the time spent on monitoring the claim or waiting.