Blog

The Flexible Packaging Blog

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

Blog Feature

Equipment

By: Nathan Dube
September 20th, 2022

Are you thinking about buying stretch wrappers for your business? Before you do there are various things you will need to do before you make a purchase.   First and foremost, you need to figure out which type of stretch wrapper you need for your business. There are several different types of stretch wrappers.   Each type of stretch wrapper is designed for specific applications.   If you were to just go to the internet and choose a random wrapper that you wanted based on your assumptions, you might end up buying the wrong piece of equipment.   That is why it is essential to educate yourself on the different types of stretch wrappers currently available and the applications for which those machines are best suited.   Failure to do proper research before your stretch wrapper purchase could result in you buying the wrong type of stretch wrapper for your company.   This article will introduce you to the various types of stretch wrappers currently available and help you choose the appropriate stretch wrapper for your business.

Blog Feature

Equipment | Investment

By: Nathan Dube
September 6th, 2022

Did you know that if you buy packaging machinery before the end of the year, you could get a huge tax break on that purchase? If not, you do now.   But, if you want to get that tax break, you are going to want to purchase your equipment as soon as possible. While you may think that is very bold of us and a bit salesy, that is not the case.   You will want to purchase packaging machinery today to get this significant tax break on your purchase because lead times for many types of packaging machinery are eight weeks or more in many cases.   Waiting a month or two to make a purchase may put you in the sorry position of missing out on these significant tax incentives.   And, if that were to happen, chances are, you do not want to be the person responsible for missing out on such an ample opportunity for your company.   But what are these incentives exactly? How do they work? Do you qualify for these tax write-offs? And what are the exact benefits that we are talking about here?   This article will answer all your questions about these fantastic tax breaks so you can complete your packaging machinery purchase before they are no longer available.

Blog Feature

Equipment | Packaging Materials | Plant Performance | Investment

By: David Roberge
September 1st, 2022

Have you considered upgrading from hand-wrapping your pallets to using a semi-automatic stretch wrapper?   If you have, chances are, now is the time to upgrade. There are various reasons why upgrading to a semi-automatic stretch wrapper is a good idea.   From cost savings to reducing labor, the are various benefits to switching to a wrapper from hand wrapping your pallets.   But is buying a semi-automatic stretch wrapper the right decision for your business? What are the other benefits of upgrading?   And where can you buy a semi-automatic stretch wrapper? Don't worry; with the information in this article, you can decide if upgrading to a semi-automatic stretch wrapper is the right choice for your business.

Blog Feature

Equipment

By: Vincent Hua
August 18th, 2022

Are you having trouble getting highly customized plastic or foam packaging for your products? If that is the case, don't feel like it is only you who are struggling here.   Many companies with highly complex or odd-shaped products that require custom rigid packaging often struggle to find the proper solution to these problems.   But, there is a way to get the exact plastic and foam packaging you need for your products. With modern CNC machinery, you can create the plastic and foam packaging containers you need.   With the precision of CNC machining, you can craft plastic and foam packaging that perfectly contains your products.   This ensures that your products are properly contained and are being shipped in the plastic and foam packaging required to get your products to your customers safely.   But, how exactly is CNC machinery used to create plastic and foam packaging containers and related packaging materials?   This article will introduce you to using CNC machinery to create the customized packaging your more complex products require.

Blog Feature

Equipment | The Business of Packaging | Plant Performance

By: Nathan Dube
August 16th, 2022

If you expect to find yourself with a decent amount of end or year capital by the end of 2022, now is the time to start thinking about buying packaging machinery.   You may protest in the face of significant inflation and the ever-rising prices of, well, everything, which would be understandable.   But, if your packaging machinery is nearing the end of life, waiting until the new year to make a purchase could lead to catastrophic consequences.   With packaging machinery lead times sometimes exceeding thirteen months, you run the risk of not only being unable to acquire the packaging machinery you need to run your business but paying a lot more for it when you do.   We understand that packaging machinery is a significant investment, and you may be weary of the current state of the economy.   But, taking that end-of-year capital and investing in the packaging machinery you need for next year may very well save you a ton of unwanted headaches later.   This article will explain why you should consider using your end-of-year capital to upgrade your packaging equipment.

Blog Feature

Equipment | Packaging Materials | Environment | The Business of Packaging | Technical Service and Support | Plant Performance | Investment | Shipping Protection

By: David Roberge
August 9th, 2022

Are you stretch wrapping your pallets by hand? Relying on manual labor to consistently protect your products in transit may be causing your company to lose money in the long run.   Suppose your products are in high demand and you are cutting it close or, even worse, missing your customer's requested orders. In that case, you may be able to remedy this with automation at your end-of-line.   Hand-wrapping pallets are less cost-effective than using a stretch wrapper at a certain point. At the same time, automated stretch-wrapping machinery can save on time and costs.   Does the idea of saving money have your attention? Learn how to determine when to switch from hand-wrapping pallets to automated pallet-wrapping machinery.