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 | Shipping Protection | Fulfillment

By: Nathan Dube
April 14th, 2020

In the wide world of packaging, SIOC, consumer-friendly, and Amazon transparency are all different elements of a general paradigm shift in packaging processes. They focus on cost, environmental impact, ease, and simplification of the entire packaging process. But, what are the differences between each of these elements?     At Industrial Packaging, we have been working within the ecosystems of these packaging elements for decade upon decade and take the processes of each very seriously. In this article, we will explore the differences between SIOC, consumer-friendly, and Amazon transparency packaging protocols.     With this information, you will be able to better understand your options and be more well-equipped to make a decision when it comes time to implementing these protocols for your shipping and handling processes.

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Packaging Materials | Environment | Packaging Design | Air Pillows | Shipping Protection | Packaging Psychology

By: Nathan Dube
February 13th, 2020

At Industrial Packaging we have been offering protective packaging supplies for close to 70 years. Now, while you have probably heard the term "protective packaging" before, you may be wondering, what exactly is it? In the article below, we will define and explore protective packaging materials and the various applications of which are most common for this type of packaging supply.

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Packaging Materials | Environment | Packaging Design | Shipping Protection | Packaging Psychology | Fulfillment

By: Nathan Dube
December 19th, 2019

Packaging for e-commerce is nothing new. However, there are some significant changes coming down the line for e-com packaging materials, protocols and related dynamics. As we head into 2020, any and all companies doing e-com business must be aware of the demands of the consumer.   But what changes are ahead for e-com packaging? How is the circular economy effecting e-com packaging materials and processes? What are consumers expecting from the unboxing experience? How are environmental concerns shaping the realm of e-com packaging? In the article below we will take a look at the top 3 concerns of e-com packaging in 2020 and how this dynamic is changing as we move into the new year.

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Environment | The Business of Packaging | Packaging Design | Shipping Protection

By: Nathan Dube
November 14th, 2019

Every year, the packaging industry produces some unique trends. Consumer buying habits change with time and in 2020 we expect to see some new things come to fruition. From sustainability and environmentally friendly packaging to "smart packaging" and beyond, the future is here. In the article below, we will take a look at the top 5 packaging trends for 2020 and muse about the dynamics of each.

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

By: David Roberge
October 1st, 2019

Flexible film is essential for any company that needs to package consumer and institutional products, especially for industrial applications. Exceptional flexibility is key to protect, market, and distribute a vast array of products without damage.   From ensuring food safety and extending shelf life, to providing even heating, barrier protection, ease of use, resealability, and superb printability, the packaging industry continues to advance with flexible packaging offerings at an unprecedented rate.  

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The Business of Packaging | Packaging Design | Shipping Protection

By: Nathan Dube
September 5th, 2019

When searching for materials for your shrink wrapping machinery, choosing the right gauge and width of film can be challenging at times. You may find yourself thinking about the specifications of film you should utilize.