The Flexible Packaging Blog

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

Blog Feature

Equipment | Investment

By: Nathan Dube
January 13th, 2022

So, you have compared single-wound shrink film to centerfold shrink film. You know which type of film that you would like to use.   You may even have use for both types of film on your packaging line. However, you are not sure if you already have the correct type of packaging machinery to run the film.   Perhaps you have used Google or another search engine to identify the proper shrink wrap sealer for the films you will be using.   You have read a few articles, but you still aren't clear on which type of machinery you need to buy or have in-house to run your chosen film.   Industrial packaging has a long history of selling this type of packaging machinery. We have a lot of information about this equipment. You can use this information to help you purchase or upgrade to the right machinery for your packaging applications.   This article will explore the shrink wrap sealers and related devices that you will need for the films mentioned above. With the information here, you will be able to identify which type of machinery is right for your shrink film packaging applications.

Blog Feature

Equipment | Investment

By: Nathan Dube
November 2nd, 2021

After deciding that you want to package your products in shrink film, you began your journey to find the proper packaging equipment for your product packaging needs.   You have learned that in addition to a heat tunnel and conveyors, you will also need to purchase a heat sealer. After researching the different types of heat sealers, you have decided that a side sealer is the appropriate type of heat sealer for your packaging line.   You are looking to buy a side sealer. But, you are having trouble getting pricing information. Most of the dealer's websites you have visited will not give you straightforward pricing and are attempting to force you to speak with a sales rep.   However, you are not ready to speak with a sales professional yet. You just want a solid ballpark price for a side sealer without having to talk with anyone first.   Despite your efforts, you have not been able to find this information, and you are finding this whole process to be more than a little frustrating.   Don't worry. We are here to help!   With over six decades in the packaging machinery industry, Industrial Packaging has helped countless clients find pricing for side sealing equipment.   And, we can do the same for you. This article will give you a foundational ballpark price for a side sealer.   When you have completed reading this article, you will understand how much a side sealer costs and what additional items can increase or decrease the cost of your equipment.

Blog Feature

Equipment | Plant Performance

By: Nathan Dube
October 28th, 2021

As a company running an in-house packaging line, you’ve got to admit that it has been a complicated couple of years.   Between months of unexpected downtime due to the COVID pandemic, the labor shortage of 2021, the ever given container ship debacle, and now the great resignation, running an in-house packaging line has been anything but easy.   It seems that your supply chain has been taking hit after hit, month after month, for some time now.   As we head closer to 2022, you want to make sure that you make the best choices for your in-house packaging line as we dive deeper into this new world and the significant changes that have come with it.   In many ways, business will never be the same again. But, for a company with an in-house packaging line, things are even harder to predict when choosing which actions should be taken to keep your production running.   But what exactly does that look like? Should you hire more line workers? Or would it be better to partially automate your packaging line? With the ever-looming complexities of COVID variants and the possibility of other unexpected black swan events, perhaps it makes more sense to fully automate. But is automation right for your business?   Truth be told, there are no simple answers to these questions. Each of the options mentioned above has its pros and cons. And those variables will undoubtedly change from one scenario to the next.   How can you be sure that you are making the right choices for the safety of your employees, clients, and business partners?   Navigating a semi-post-pandemic ecosystem may seem like an insurmountable challenge, but life and business must go on.   While we can’t predict the future, we can look back on recent events and make educated guesses about the best course of action.   With over six decades in the packaging industry, Industrial Packaging has traversed the stormy seas of change within this ecosystem to great success. And we can help your business to do the same.   This article will review your options for running an in-house packaging line in 2022 and beyond. With the information in this article, you will be able to select the best options for the safety and success of your people, products, and brands.

Blog Feature

Equipment | Investment

By: Nathan Dube
October 26th, 2021

Maybe you are a food company in Trenton. Or, perhaps you are a consumer goods manufacturer in Newark. Then again, you could be a producer of pharmaceuticals in Cranford.   Regardless of the type of business you are in, one thing is for sure. You want to buy packaging machinery for your business.   You are looking to source a packaging machinery vendor. And, you have been scouring the internet for a place to buy packaging equipment like a cat hunting mice in the pine barrens.   But you'd have had better luck trying to find the Jersey Devil!   Sure, you have come across many packaging companies. But, how can you know for sure if they are the right packaging company for your business?   There are so many to choose from! And, you are not sure where to start when attempting to find the right packaging vendor for your company.   You don't just want to choose one willy-nilly. But, you are not sure what goes into selecting the appropriate packaging partner for your New Jersey-based business.   Well, it's a good thing you have stumbled across Industrial Packaging during your search.   With over sixty-five years in the packaging industry, Industrial Packaging has learned the ins and outs of choosing the proper packaging vendors in the Northeastern USA.   This article will help you understand your options when choosing a packaging vendor in New Jersey. After reading this article, you will be able to select the best packaging vendor for your New Jersey-based business.

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Equipment | Packaging Materials | Supply Chain Services/ Contract Packaging | Packaging Design

By: Nathan Dube
September 7th, 2021

As we enter into Q4 of 2021, pumpkin spice everything is beginning to show up in the wild. Campfire smoke rises from the earth, and people are starting to make their Christmas shopping list.   It may seem crazy, but we are closer to the first day of 2022 than we are to the first day of 2021! Time flies, eh?   With the new year just around the corner, now is an excellent time to focus on the significant packaging trends for 2022. As a tradition here at Industrial Packaging, we consistently publish our top packaging trends article as the following year approaches.   In this article, we will be exploring the top 10 packaging trends for 2022. With the information in this article, you will understand the most important items of consideration for packaging come the new year.

Blog Feature

Equipment | Investment

By: Nathan Dube
August 5th, 2021

Man, sometimes the universe seems to have it out for you, huh? I mean, here you are, all excited about launching a new product and getting it to market, but you can't afford the packaging machinery required to do the job!   Or, maybe, your packaging equipment is getting so old that it is time to put it out to pasture and let it cross the rainbow bridge. And, for whatever reason, you cannot currently afford to replace it.   You have been racking your brain, trying to figure out a way to finagle this bagel, but no matter where you turn, you keep hitting brick walls.   It's enough to make you think about dropping the whole project altogether. But, before you hang your head in defeat and walk off into the sunset, you will want to read this article!   After multiple generations in the packaging industry, Industrial Packaging has helped so many businesses out of this pickle; we can't even count them anymore!   We know of some solutions you may not have thought of, and they may just be the thing to get your product packaging dreams back on track.   This article will review the top 4 solutions if you can't afford new packaging machinery. With the information in this article, you will figure out if you can save your packaging project or not.