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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.

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Environment  |  Packaging Design  |  Packaging Materials  |  Packaging Psychology

Light Gauge Printed Shrink Film

Printed shrink film is fast becoming a popular marketing material. With eye-catching full color graphics, strength, tight shrink and use in packaging applications negating the need for labels, it is becoming a common material on packaging lines across the globe. While there are various benefits to this particular substrate, there is another often less known type of printed shrink available today. Light gauge printed shrink film with thickness as low as 30 gauge has all the benefits of printed shrink, but with a lower gauge and price tag. Why choose printed shrink film? In the article below we will delve into this fantastic material and its many benefits.

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Environment  |  Packaging Materials  |  The Business of Packaging

How To Recycle Shrink Film

There is perhaps no other word that invokes the concept of "cringe worthy" for the environmentally concerned citizen than "plastic". Plastics have become an epidemic to the sea, often collecting in literal islands of trash in our oceans, sometimes stretching far as the eye can see. When it comes to shrink film, these concerns are no different, but are they truly warranted? Below, we will take look at the environmental benefits of packaging plastics and explore their potential in recycling.

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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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Environment  |  Food Packaging  |  Packaging Design  |  Packaging Materials  |  Shipping Protection  |  The Business of Packaging

Which Type of Flexible Film is Right for My Product?

Flexible film is essential for any company that needs to package consumer and institutional products, especially for industrial applications. Exceptional flexibility is key to protect, market, and distribute a vast array of products without damage.   From ensuring food safety and extending shelf life, to providing even heating, barrier protection, ease of use, resealability, and superb printability, the packaging industry continues to advance with flexible packaging offerings at an unprecedented rate.  

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Environment  |  Equipment  |  Investment  |  Packaging Design  |  Packaging Materials  |  Packaging Psychology

The Pros And Cons Of Printed Shrink Film

You may be familiar with shrink film, but are you familiar with printed shrink film? While shrink film is a great material to package your products with, adding print directly to your packaging film takes things to the next level!   What are the differences between printed and non-printed shrink film? What are the pros, cons and applications that printed shrink film can best be used for? Is it a good fit for your packaging line and your products? Let's figure this out together.

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Environment  |  Packaging Materials  |  The Business of Packaging

Recycled Shrink Film: Is It Viable For All Products Yet?

As concerns about plastic and its negative effects on the environment meet a fever pitch, companies all over the world are looking for sustainable and earth-friendly alternatives. As the great pacific garbage patch continues to grow, now more than ever, interest in bio-polymers and products made from recycled plastics are on the rise.   But, are they really viable options yet? In the article below, we will look at the technology behind recycled shrink films while asking the tough questions about their viability as a packaging material in 2019 and beyond.

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Environment  |  Food Packaging  |  Packaging Design  |  Packaging Materials  |  Packaging Psychology  |  The Business of Packaging

Luxury Packaging: Unboxing Environmental Concerns

Luxury packaging is a specialized market within the packaging industry. While it is only a small part compared to the industry as a whole, its environmental impact is heavy. The luxury packaging market has proven to be a highly profitable niche market within the world of packaging,  however, at what cost to our planet earth? What exactly is luxury packaging, and who is the target demographic for it? 

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