The Flexible Packaging Blog

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

Nathan Dube

As the Digital Marketing Specialist at Industrial Packaging, I am honored to create content for such a phenomenal company and work with one of the greatest teams in the Packaging Industry. Whether creating a video, writing blog posts or generating other pieces of content and multimedia, I am always excited to help educate and inspire our prospects and clients to reach their highest potential in regards to their packaging processes and needs.

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Equipment | Packaging Materials

By: Nathan Dube
March 29th, 2022

I am super excited to present the top 5 episodes of the Industrial Packaging Podcast to you! But, before we get started, I have to ask, did you even know we have a podcast?   After perusing our social media follower count, I have concluded that some of you (our beloved blog subscribers) don’t even know we have a podcast!   And, if you are not already subscribed to our YouTube channel, you are missing out on the best content in the packaging industry!   While our YouTube channel features other amazing content such as our cartoon edutainment show, company culture videos, product explorations, and some hilarious videos, some of our most popular videos are, in fact, the podcast.   And, what better way to explore the Industrial Packaging Podcast than by reviewing the most popular episodes all in one spot?   After reading this article, you will have a good idea of what the show is all about and how the content can help you to make better packaging purchasing decisions.

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By: Nathan Dube
March 24th, 2022

You know that you want to stretch wrap your products to prepare them for containment and shipping or as part of your product packaging. You know which type of stretch wrap you are going to use.   You know whether you will use hand stretch wrap or machinery stretch wrap to wrap your products.   But, the one thing you don't know is how much stretch wrap costs. Sure, you have found some ballpark pricing information.   And, you have had various sales reps attempt to speak with you to provide precise pricing for your specific wrapping project.   But, you are not ready to speak to a rep at this time. And you don't want vague pricing that may not reflect the total cost of your unique stretch wrapping order.   All you want is straight-forward and honest pricing for stretch wrap so that you can calculate what your exact cost for your stretch wrap will be.   This article will give you the pricing you are looking for. After reading this article, you will be able to figure out how much stretch wrap will cost you.

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Packaging Materials | Packaging Design

By: Nathan Dube
March 22nd, 2022

NFTs are one of the hottest topics in the world right now, with around 1.2 million Google searches per month all over the globe.   With the worldwide roller-coaster of interest in cryptocurrency constantly ebbing and flowing, it should come as no surprise that people everywhere are starting to research the NFT phenomenon.   NFTs are making waves throughout various industries, including the collective realms of art, finance, gaming, esports, packaging, branding and graphic design.   Early adopters of cryptocurrencies and virtual reality technologies linked to the rise in popularity of the metaverse have been talking up the potential revenue attribution potentials of NFTs since at least the arrival of bitcoin.   The idea that digital assets (and other variations of what may be considered an NFT) may be profitable has inspired many to research these "non-fungible tokens."   And their supposed ability to generate income from ownership in the context of Intellectual Property dynamics has captured the interest of many business owners.   But, many of the ultra-wealthy elite have long scoffed at NFTs as a viable way to make money, let alone start a successful business.   For those who long for the days of the gold standard, NFTs come off as a temporary trend with little value beyond their hype.   However, with rising interest in the financial value and capabilities that cryptocurrencies have to offer, both world governments and more open-minded economic powers are turning their heads.   These include venture capitalists and cutting-edge tech start-ups who are beginning to sound the alarm on the potential that cryptocurrencies may hold for generating massive revenue.   As such, more and more people are hopping on the crypto bandwagon, and many tech-savvy entrepreneurs are starting to work with NFTs and the related dynamics of these digital assets in an effort to launch successful businesses.   But, how can you possibly use NFTs to launch a successful brand? What does that look like? And more importantly, how does packaging come into all of this?   This article will explore the answer to these questions through the lens of legendary restaurateur Andy Nguyen's Bored Ape Yacht Club pop-up restaurant.   After reading this article, you will better understand how NFTs can be combined with packaging materials and design to launch a successful brand.

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Packaging Materials | Environment

By: Nathan Dube
March 17th, 2022

Sustainable packaging has proven to be one of the hottest trends in the packaging industry for at least the past five years. And, it appears that it is only gaining in popularity as time moves on.   People everywhere are researching sustainable packaging and taking action to suggest or even demand that their favorite brands adopt sustainable packaging alternatives sooner than later.   So, it has come as no surprise that our own social media communities have asked for more content on sustainable packaging supplies.   And today, we are going to take a look at the top 3 types of sustainable packaging. After reading this article, you will have valuable information about these planet-empathetic forms of packaging.   With the information in this article, you just might be able to find a sustainable packaging solution that fits the requirements of your customers and business.

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Packaging Materials | Packaging Design

By: Nathan Dube
March 15th, 2022

If there is one thing that almost all businesses care about, it's ensuring that their genuine products get to their customers and that any forgeries or fakes never see the light of day.   But, many of the criminal-minded who specialize in forgeries of legitimate products are often honing their craft and producing various workarounds to anti-forgery tools.   However, in this game of cat-and-mouse, breakthroughs in anti-forgery technology often stay ahead of those who would try to dupe your customers.   There has been some very impressive evolution in anti-forgery capabilities for packaging materials but, perhaps none as exciting as the SNOWLEOPARD line of anti-forgery technologies.   Boasting the ability to embed information at the sub-micron level, these technological innovations will help you ensure the highest anti-forgery standards are part of the very fabric of the packaging materials you utilize.   But, what exactly is this technology? How does it work? And more importantly, how can you implement it for your own anti-counterfeiting needs?   This article will introduce you to the mind-blowing capabilities of modern anti-forgery technologies for specific packaging materials.   After reading this article, you will be able to decide if these technological advancements in anti-counterfeiting are suitable for your business, brand, and products.

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By: Nathan Dube
March 10th, 2022

So, you have decided that you want to do your packaging in-house. And you are hoping to purchase the right packaging equipment to build a quality packaging line.   You are looking for a clear, concise, and simple guide to purchasing packaging equipment. You want to know the different kinds of packaging machinery and any pertinent information regarding said hardware.   You would appreciate access to additional information about the types of packaging machinery that are of interest to you.   Ideally, you would like to find a one-stop-shop that can help guide you from a minimal understanding of packaging equipment and its related elements to a more educated stance on the subject.   This article will provide you with an exploration of the different kinds of packaging machinery currently available.   With the information in this article, you will be able to begin formulating ideas about which types of packaging machinery are best suited for your business and packaging line.