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

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Packaging Materials

By: Nathan Dube
January 24th, 2023

Are you looking for reasonable pricing on stretch film? Industrial Packaging may be the right packaging company for your business.   With that being said, I am confident that you buy at least some of your stretch film from online stores and other packaging vendors.   Specifically, there is one store we have in mind regarding many consumers' most common stretch film suppliers.   While we cannot mention the name of this business for various reasons, we can say that the company's name rhymes with "U-pine" (You Pine).   We would not be surprised if you buy some or all of your stretch film from this business. Many buyers assume that the pricing you get on this company's website is some of the best prices available.   We have some good news if you are currently buying from this online store; as we will show today, our prices for stretch film are significantly lower.    In this article, we will review the many reasons why you would want to consider switching from (lets call them "That Online Store") to Industrial Packaging for your stretch film purchases.

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Packaging Materials

By: Nathan Dube
January 17th, 2023

With so many different types of stretch wrap, it may seem easy to miss colored stretch film. But it stands out from the crowd. Literally.   If you are looking for a color coding solution for your palleted products, colored stretch film would be a good fit for you.   But that is not the only benefit of using colored stretch film. There are various ways to use colored stretch film to help you accomplish things you could not do with other types of stretch film.   From international color coding to branding, colored stretch film can help your products catch consumers' attention and notify buyers where your products are in a warehouse.   But who uses colored stretch film? What are the benefits of using colored stretch film for securing and palletizing your products?   Is colored stretch film right for your business? And if so, where can you buy colored stretch film if you decide you want to use it?   This article will explain what colored stretch film is, review some common uses of the material, and help you to identify if it is the correct type of stretch film for the palletizing of your products.

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Packaging Materials | The Business of Packaging

By: David Roberge
January 12th, 2023

Protection is probably the most crucial element of our purpose: "protecting people, products, and brands throughout the supply chain."   Safety is a hot button topic around here and we consider it as having the utmost importance for the success of our business, our customer's companies and our employees.   When it comes to product security, the protection of your product with our packaging is of extreme importance.    The NASP has reported that more than 13 billion dollars worth of consumer goods are stolen yearly from stores and other retailers.    However, this is only one reason why product security is so important. But how do you keep your products safe? How can you improve your product security?   This article will review a few ways to improve your product security with packaging.

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Packaging Materials | Environment

By: Nathan Dube
January 10th, 2023

Do your customers have access to a home composting pile? What about an industrial composting facility?   Suppose you answered no to these questions for the majority of your customers. In that case, compostable packaging is not a sustainable choice for you and your customers.   For compostable packaging to properly biodegrade, it requires one of the two options listed above.   So, if your customers do not have access to these items, you will want to make sure to provide them with sustainable alternatives to compostable packaging.   But what other types of sustainable packaging are out there? And which ones are the best alternatives to compostable packaging?   This article will review the top 3 sustainable alternatives to compostable packaging.   After reading this article, you can provide several sustainable packaging options to your customers who cannot properly dispose of compostable packaging.

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Packaging Materials | Environment

By: Nathan Dube
January 3rd, 2023

If you are like many companies today, you are looking for ways to make your company more earth-friendly. And biodegradable stretch film is an excellent way to achieve this goal!   There are several biodegradable stretch films currently available. Each of them has its own pros and cons. But which type of biodegradable stretch film is right for your business?   This will largely depend on your specific sustainability and budgetary requirements. What is suitable for your competitors may be wrong for you.   But how do you decide which type of biodegradable stretch film is right for your company? In order to figure this out, you will have to consider a few things before making a purchase.   These include composability or the lack thereof, material formulations, recyclability, cost, lead times, and other pertinent elements of the film you wish to purchase.   After reading this article, you can figure out which type of biodegradable stretch film is right for your company!

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Packaging Materials | Environment

By: Nathan Dube
December 27th, 2022

Plastic and sustainability are not two words you find in the same phrase very often. After all, with the terrible repercussions of plastic use, such as the great pacific garbage patch and the increasing presence of microplastics in the environment, plastics are anything but environmentally friendly, right?   Think again. Much of what you have heard about plastics in mainstream media, online forums and social media websites are often short on facts while boasting questionable numbers.   When you actually take the time to look at the science of sustainability and compare the life cycle assessments of the most popular packaging materials such as glass, metal, plastic, cardboard, paperboard, and paper, plastics come out as the most sustainable option almost every time.   So why is it that whenever we hear about plastics on the evening news or social media, it is always something about how bad they are for the environment?   And that brings us to today's topic: The Plastic Apocalypse.   Now, when most people hear the word apocalypse, they think of things like "the end of the world" or perhaps "a nuclear explosive event."   But the word apocalypse does not mean the end of the world. Our modern English word apocalypse comes from the ancient Greek word apokálupsis, which means to reveal or revelation.   And that is precisely what this article is going to be. A revealing of the truth about plastic sustainability: after reading this article, you will have a much better understanding of plastic sustainability and its effect on the natural environment.