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 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.

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Packaging Materials | Packaging Design

By: Nathan Dube
June 15th, 2021

In the wide world of flexible packaging, it is easy to get confused about some products. This is especially true when the products look, feel, and act similarly.   I was right where you are when I first started learning about roll bags and poly bags. And while they have some undeniable similarities, they are two very different types of flexible packaging.   But, what are the differences between poly bags and roll bags?   After a few decades in the packaging industry, Industrial Packaging has consulted countless clients on flexible packaging supplies. Along the way, we have helped many businesses choose the appropriate bagging for their products.   In this article, we will explore poly bags and roll bags. During that exploration, we will take a look at the differences between these two types of bagging. After reading this article, you will know which type of flexible bagging is right for you.

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

As we move into summer, one thing that appears to be on many consumer's minds is sustainability   Millions of people in the food industry are trying to figure out how to make less of an impact on our planet earth. Which, all things considered, is a good idea.   While the thought of heading to the cold, desolate, desert world of Mars may be appealing to some, most of us plan on staying here. And, if that is the case, we obviously want to take care of our home rather than trash and destroy it, right?   But, when it comes to making less of an impact on the environment and taking actions that make a difference, what can the everyday consumer do? How can you be a good steward to planet earth while still enjoying a modern lifestyle that’s so dependent upon copious amounts of packaging materials?   As someone who works in the food industry, you are also thinking about these things and figuring out how to make your products more earth-friendly. You are looking for a food packaging material that will make less of an impact on planet earth.   By this point, you have probably learned that flexible packaging is one of the most sustainable packaging material choices on the market today. But, you're not exactly sure what the benefits of flexible packaging for your food products are.   Today, we are going to change all that.   Industrial Packaging has been working with earth-friendly and sustainable, flexible packaging materials for decades. And, we have helped countless companies just like yours switch to greener packaging supplies.   That is why we have invited UBE Europe GmbH to write on behalf of Change & Challenge to discuss the sustainable and environmental benefits of flexible packaging for food retailers.   This article will explore the top 5 benefits of choosing flexible packaging for your products regarding sustainability and their impact on the environment.

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Packaging Materials | Packaging Design

By: Nathan Dube
April 22nd, 2021

Let me guess, your products are oblong, elongated, or simply "long," right? And you’ve probably struggled to find the right type of packaging film for your products.   How did I know that? Are you reading this blog post? Then it would seem you have been looking for a packaging material that is good for these types of items.   Perhaps you had been considering using shrink film for your products. But, after doing some research, you started seeing terms like "shrink film tubing," "poly tubing," or "heat seal tubing."   Don't be afraid! We are not tracking your every move on the internet. We happen to know that the types of products you are looking to package are most often packaged with shrink film tubing. And, chances are, that is why you are here.   While there are some similarities between shrink film and shrink film tubing, they are not the same. Based on you landing on this article, you’re probably thinking you need shrink film tubing.   Shrink film tubing may be clear or colored plastic. Some shrink film tubing is available with perforations. Perforated shrink film tubing makes it easier to remove.   Over the years, Industrial Packaging has sold countless rolls of shrink film tubing. During that time, we have identified the proper applications for this packaging material.   In this article, we will explore shrink film tubing. We will also discuss the common applications and uses for this material. With this info, you will be able to identify if shrink film tubing is right for your products.

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Supply Chain Services/ Contract Packaging | Packaging Design

By: David Freudenberg
April 13th, 2021

The CBD market now includes an impressive catalog, from edibles, butter, and balms to full-spectrum CBD oil. As the industry continues its meteoric climb, manufacturers have rushed to market their products.   Packaging and labeling are two items that are often overlooked when looking to capture a wider fan base. In an effort to break into the market quickly, product marketing strategists focused on promising exciting effects at the expense of accuracy. This resulted in the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) getting involved.   This article will provide examples of labeling mistakes you want to avoid in the hemp industry. It will also provide some guidelines for the proper labeling of your CBD products.

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Packaging Materials | Packaging Design

By: Nathan Dube
April 6th, 2021

When it comes to packaging in 2021 and beyond, one item of continual interest for many consumers is easy-open applications. What is commonly known as "wrap-rage" is a phenomenon that we have seen growing over the past several years.   Wrap-rage is the experience of having negative emotions and a sense of frustration towards the packaging of a product. This experience has become more common for consumers of various types of products.   I myself have experienced wrap-rage on numerous occasions, particularly with some types of blister packs. I can still remember the slew of angry cuss-words drifting through my mind as I used various types of cutting tools to wrangle the product from inside the package.   When it comes to shrink film, wrap-rage is an issue as well. Some of Industrial Packaging's customers have been asking us a question. That question is, "are there easy-open options for shrink film"?   The short answer to this question is "yes, there are easy-open options for shrink film." In the article below, we will explore the shrink film options for easy open applications.