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 27th, 2021

Are you getting ready to package multi-packs of your products? If so, you are most likely exploring the appropriate flexible packaging films for this application.   And, you want to make sure that you choose the correct film for the types of products you are preparing to bring to market.   But, you are not sure if shrink film or bundling film is suitable for your packaging requirements.   Maybe you have been packaging products in shrink film for some time. But, you are finding that regular shrink films are not strong enough for specific products.   Or, perhaps this is the first time you will be using flexible films to package your products and multi-packs and are not sure which one of these films is the best choice for your needs.   You are looking to understand better the differences between these two types of flexible packaging films so that you can select the correct option.   After 65 years in the packaging industry, Industrial Packaging often gets asked what the differences between these films are. Having consulted countless companies on the appropriate films for their needs, we can help you identify the best one for yours.   In this article, we explain the differences between bundling film and shrink film. With the information in this article, you will be able to choose the appropriate flexible packaging film for your specific packaging requirements.

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Packaging Materials | Packaging Design

By: Nathan Dube
July 20th, 2021

Based on the question above, it would appear that you are looking for an alternative to shrink film. If I had to guess, I bet you have been using shrink film to package some of your products. But, you are currently looking to package heavier items and multi-packs.   Perhaps you are packaging beverages in glass bottles, and you are looking to unitize them. Or, maybe you are looking to package multi-packs of canned foods.   Regardless of the products and applications, you have come to understand that standard shrink films are simply not strong enough for your packaging requirements.   It would help if you had something with higher tensile strength and puncture resistance. After reading up on alternatives to traditional shrink film, you came across the term "bundling film".   And, while you have a basic idea of what this material is, you want to get a deeper understanding of the film and it's applications. You want to figure out if it is the proper packaging solution for your products.   With over sixty years in the packaging industry, Industrial Packaging is no stranger to flexible packaging films. And, we know which films and applications are appropriate for each other.   This article will explain what bundling film is and provide insight into the proper uses and applications for this type of flexible packaging film.   With the information in this article, you will be able to decide if bundling film is the right packaging solution for your product packaging needs.

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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.