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 | Food Packaging

By: Nathan Dube
August 24th, 2021

You have begun the process of packaging your products in rigid packaging. Perhaps you are using hard plastic, paperboard, or metal containers.   But, to keep your customers safe from contamination, you want to add an additional layer of protective packaging to your products.   Having done some research, you have come to find that the most common way to do this is to add a layer of lidding film to your containers.   However, you are new to lidding films and are looking to learn more about these flexible packaging materials. You want to find out if they are the right solution for your protective packaging needs.   With many years of experience in protective packaging, Industrial Packaging has helped thousands of businesses choose the proper protective packaging for their products. And, we can help you to do the same.   In this article, we will explain what lidding films are. Additionally, we will explore some of the common materials and applications used for this type of protective packaging.   With the information here, you will be able to decide if lidding films are the right protective packaging material for your rigid packaging containers.

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Packaging Materials | Packaging Design | Packaging Psychology

By: Nathan Dube
August 19th, 2021

As we head deeper into the 2020s, it feels as if the future has truly arrived. We have come so far as a species. From smartphones and electric cars to privatized space exploration and the planned building of colonies off-world. The future is now!   But, outer space is not the only new frontier we are beginning to explore on a deeper level. We are also on the cusp of discovering and exploring the metaverse while mutually creating it through our digital footprints, interactions and avatars.   You may be wondering, what does packaging have to do with the metaverse? Or, perhaps you are not even sure what the metaverse is.   And, while the space where the metaverse meets the physical realm has barely been explored at this point, it will be an area of focus for massive corporations and, eventually, smaller businesses as well.   After more than sixty-five years in the packaging industry, Industrial Packaging has watched how the precursor to the metaverse (the internet) has changed packaging for companies worldwide. And, we are always learning how new technologies will continue to evolve the realm of packaging.   In this article, we will explore the future relationship between packaging and the metaverse and discuss how this technological advancement will affect product packaging and branding for companies all over the world.

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Packaging Materials | Food Packaging

By: Nathan Dube
August 17th, 2021

You are looking for a new flexible packaging film. Perhaps you are looking for a more affordable alternative to cellophane.   Or, maybe, you require a film that has increased strength and superior barrier properties to resist water vapor and oxygen gas.   You may have many reasons for searching for biaxially oriented polypropylene overwrap film (also known as BOPP). But, the main thing you have had trouble finding concerning this material is information.   You have likely discovered that BOPP is a bit obscure when compared to other types of flexible packaging films. And, this has made finding the information you are looking for even more difficult.   Well, today, we are going to solve that problem for you.   As a multi-generational packaging company, Industrial Packaging has over 65 years of experience with packaging films. And, we have a library of information on the different types of packaging films currently available.   With the information in this article, you will better understand biaxially oriented polypropylene overwrap film, its applications, and its uses.

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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

By: Nathan Dube
July 22nd, 2021

Are you feeling frustrated? I can tell.   I mean, I would be pretty annoyed as well. After months of searching for a way to make your bottled products stand out from the crowd, you discovered shrink sleeves.   At first glance, it seemed like the perfect way to set your products apart from the pack. With the ability to print full color, branded imagery, and crisp, clean lettering, it looked like the perfect packaging solution for your needs.   So, you ordered the required equipment and a stock of sleeves. Then, after the time-consuming implementation of new equipment and operator training, you finally started production.   Maybe it went OK for a while. Or, maybe your sleeves started rising up immediately. Either way, what was supposed to be the perfect addition to your packaging line has become an ongoing headache.   You have tired several troubleshooting items, but nothing seems to work. You have had enough. And, you are desperately seeking a solution to this problem so that you can get your products to market.   Thankfully, you have landed here on our blog. And, we are going to help you solve this problem.   With several decades in the flexible packaging industry, Industrial Packaging has provided shrink sleeve solutions to clients for many years. So, we have seen it all. And, we know the common causes for this problem.   This article will help you identify the problem areas with your shrink sleeve applications and provide potential solutions to get you back to properly packaging your products.

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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.