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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Environment | The Business of Packaging | Packaging Design

By: Nathan Dube
April 21st, 2020

When it comes to packaging materials, the shocking truth is that plastics are STILL your most environmentally-friendly choice. Three independent studies, including one from the UK government, confirm this scientific truth. And while flexible packaging materials are your best earth-friendly choice, for the time being, the future holds many surprises and innovations. 

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Packaging Materials | The Business of Packaging | Technical Service and Support | Packaging Psychology

By: Nathan Dube
April 2nd, 2020

There is an old saying here at Industrial Packaging and that is "shrink film is shrink film". This means despite marketing gimmicks by any given manufacturer, when all is said and done, shrink film is shrink film. The materials quality and cost is going to be pretty much the same (give or take a bit) across the board.   If this is the case, why should you choose one vendor over another? In the article below, we will discuss the important elements of a materials vendor to consider when choosing a vendor.  

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Packaging Materials | The Business of Packaging | Packaging Psychology

By: Nathan Dube
March 24th, 2020

Have you ever considered that the packaging of your product could create an emotional relationship with your customers? What about helping your customers have fun? Gamification pulls customers into interactive experiences with a product's packaging that often results in a more engaged relationship with a brand and it's products.   But what exactly is gamification? How does it work? What applications does gamification have in the realm of packaging?   In this article we will take a look at some examples of gamification, provide a solid definition of the practice and offer enlightenment on the use of gamification in modern packaging.

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Packaging Materials | The Business of Packaging | Food Packaging

By: Nathan Dube
March 19th, 2020

If you have products that require protection such as supplements and pharmaceuticals, tamper-evident packaging materials are a must-have for your business. From induction seals to shrink bands, there are many different types of tamper-evident packaging materials. Working with tamper-evident packaging materials and helping people to choose the right option for their products is a long-running tradition here at Industrial Packaging.   We will take a look at the top six tamper-evident packaging materials and discuss the use, application, and benefits of each. Our goal with this article is to teach you about your options for tamper-evident packaging so that you can choose the right material for your products.  

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Packaging Materials | The Business of Packaging | Investment

By: Nathan Dube
February 25th, 2020

Hey there! Take a load off, stay awhile! It looks like you have been shopping for shrink wrap film all day, and I would guess that you probably need to sit back and reflect for a moment.   You have been reviewing prices for a roll or multiple rolls of shrink film. And, while you have seen a different array of pricing from various vendors, you are not sure how these prices are calculated.   You want to know how to do these calculations for yourself to figure out if you are getting the correct pricing for the rolls of film you want to buy.   Industrial Packaging has provided thousands upon thousands of shrink wrap consultations to companies just like yours. So, when it comes to shrink film, we know how to calculate roll pricing and translate it into an easy-to-understand process.   In the article below, we will help you understand the price of shrink wrap and show you how to calculate the cost of the film yourself.

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

By: Nathan Dube
February 4th, 2020

Thanks to the 2018 farm bill signed by President Donald Trump, CBD rich industrial hemp is federally legal in all 50 states. As an agricultural crop, it has many potential uses from medicinal products to hemp-based paint, concrete, fiberboard, bio-fuels, bio-plastics, rope, and so many other applications.   When it comes to packaging for whole flower hemp, stand up pouches have become the go-to choice for many industrial hemp farms and vendors. As a packaging distributor with over 67 years in the business, we here at Industrial Packaging are not surprised to see stand up pouches as a go-to choice for packaging hemp.   Why are stand up pouches so prevalent for packaging industrial hemp flowers? In the article below, we will delve into the multi-billion dollar phenomenon of industrial hemp and explore why stand up pouches are so poplar for packaging this plant.