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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Supply Chain Services/ Contract Packaging | Shipping Protection

By: Nathan Dube
June 3rd, 2021

Hey there! It looks like you are researching packaging services. It also seems that you are trying to figure out which services you need.   Like many folks, I am willing to bet you are a little confused about the differences between primary and secondary packaging. Perhaps you have been doing packaging in-house for a long time. And, now, you are starting to look at outsourcing your packaging as an alternative.   Either way, it is pretty clear why you are here. You want to know what the difference between primary and secondary packaging is.   Well, your quest for this information is nearly complete! With over two decades in the contract packaging space, Industrial Packaging has you covered. We've done primary and secondary packaging for more clients than we can count!   In this article, we will define both primary and secondary packaging. And, we'll explain the differences between these two types of contract packaging services. When you have finished reading this article, you will know if these packaging services are a good fit for your business.

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Supply Chain Services/ Contract Packaging

Are you feeling frustrated? Maybe you are more than a little perturbed? You’re seeing an unacceptable amount of defective products and packages on your packaging line.   I am willing to bet you are reading this article because you are looking for one of two things. One, ways in which you can reduce defective products on your packaging line. Or two, how to outsource your packaging line altogether.   Many companies end up outsourcing their supply chain to a contract packaging company. They do this so that they can focus on their core capabilities.   Are you looking for a contract packaging partner who can help you to reduce defects? Do you want someone to take all this supply chain management stuff off of your plate? Industrial Packaging may or may not be the right partner for you.   We have been helping companies of all sizes, even Fortune 500 clients, reduce defects for a while now. And, we can help you to do the same if you’re interested in exploring outsourcing versus trying to negate defects yourself.   In this article, we will explain how a contract packaging partner can help you to reduce and prevent defects, which will result in happier customers.

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Supply Chain Services/ Contract Packaging | Fulfillment | Warehousing

By: Nathan Dube
May 18th, 2021

Are you tired of managing shipping and receiving for your company? Do you wish that you did not have to deal with product returns to unhappy customers? What would you be willing to do if you never had to package another product in your life?   Does the thought of inventory control and labor force management keep you up at night?   If this sounds like you, then chances are, you might benefit from a third-party logistics partner. But, what exactly is third-party logistics?   Industrial Packaging has spent decades working in 3PL. Third-party logistics is like a second home for us. We know 3PL like the back of our hands, and we have provided these services to many businesses just like yours.   In this article, we will introduce you to third-party logistics and define this term. We will also discuss other elements associated with 3PL in the context of contract packaging. With the information in this article, you will be able to decide if using a 3PL partner is a good idea for your business.

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Supply Chain Services/ Contract Packaging | Food Packaging

By: Nathan Dube
May 4th, 2021

You have decided that contract food packaging is right for you. You are trying to figure out how to choose the right contract food packaging company. But, you are not sure which considerations are key when choosing a vendor.   Industrial Packaging has been offering contract food packaging services for many years. We offer these services to everyone from small businesses up to Fortune 500 clients. While we may or may not be the right contract food packaging company for you, we can help guide you to choosing the right one.   This article will take a look at the key considerations you must think about when choosing a contract food packaging vendor. With this information, you will be able to choose the right contract food packaging company for your business.

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Supply Chain Services/ Contract Packaging

By: Nathan Dube
April 20th, 2021

You are trying to figure out if a contract packaging agreement makes sense for your business. But from what you can tell there are a ton of different types of services, which is likely causing some confusion.   You know your company may or may not need all the services provided. You also know that not all contract packaging companies offer the same services.   Right now, what you need is to get a better understanding of each type of contract packaging service. You want to do this so you can choose a contract packaging company that offers the services you need.    Industrial Packaging has been providing contract packaging services for several decades now. During that time, we have been able to help many companies. Companies, just like yours. We help them to find the right contract packaging services for their business.   In this article, we will take a look at the different types of contract packaging services. We will help you to identify the specific services that are right for you.

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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.