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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Equipment | Investment

By: Nathan Dube
October 26th, 2021

Maybe you are a food company in Trenton. Or, perhaps you are a consumer goods manufacturer in Newark. Then again, you could be a producer of pharmaceuticals in Cranford.   Regardless of the type of business you are in, one thing is for sure. You want to buy packaging machinery for your business.   You are looking to source a packaging machinery vendor. And, you have been scouring the internet for a place to buy packaging equipment like a cat hunting mice in the pine barrens.   But you'd have had better luck trying to find the Jersey Devil!   Sure, you have come across many packaging companies. But, how can you know for sure if they are the right packaging company for your business?   There are so many to choose from! And, you are not sure where to start when attempting to find the right packaging vendor for your company.   You don't just want to choose one willy-nilly. But, you are not sure what goes into selecting the appropriate packaging partner for your New Jersey-based business.   Well, it's a good thing you have stumbled across Industrial Packaging during your search.   With over sixty-five years in the packaging industry, Industrial Packaging has learned the ins and outs of choosing the proper packaging vendors in the Northeastern USA.   This article will help you understand your options when choosing a packaging vendor in New Jersey. After reading this article, you will be able to select the best packaging vendor for your New Jersey-based business.

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Equipment | Packaging Materials | Supply Chain Services/ Contract Packaging | Packaging Design

By: Nathan Dube
September 7th, 2021

As we enter into Q4 of 2021, pumpkin spice everything is beginning to show up in the wild. Campfire smoke rises from the earth, and people are starting to make their Christmas shopping list.   It may seem crazy, but we are closer to the first day of 2022 than we are to the first day of 2021! Time flies, eh?   With the new year just around the corner, now is an excellent time to focus on the significant packaging trends for 2022. As a tradition here at Industrial Packaging, we consistently publish our top packaging trends article as the following year approaches.   In this article, we will be exploring the top 10 packaging trends for 2022. With the information in this article, you will understand the most important items of consideration for packaging come the new year.

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Equipment | Investment

By: Nathan Dube
August 5th, 2021

Man, sometimes the universe seems to have it out for you, huh? I mean, here you are, all excited about launching a new product and getting it to market, but you can't afford the packaging machinery required to do the job!   Or, maybe, your packaging equipment is getting so old that it is time to put it out to pasture and let it cross the rainbow bridge. And, for whatever reason, you cannot currently afford to replace it.   You have been racking your brain, trying to figure out a way to finagle this bagel, but no matter where you turn, you keep hitting brick walls.   It's enough to make you think about dropping the whole project altogether. But, before you hang your head in defeat and walk off into the sunset, you will want to read this article!   After multiple generations in the packaging industry, Industrial Packaging has helped so many businesses out of this pickle; we can't even count them anymore!   We know of some solutions you may not have thought of, and they may just be the thing to get your product packaging dreams back on track.   This article will review the top 4 solutions if you can't afford new packaging machinery. With the information in this article, you will figure out if you can save your packaging project or not.

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Equipment | Packaging Materials

By: Nathan Dube
March 23rd, 2021

So, you have been tasked with purchasing shrink film for your company's packaging needs. You went to Google, searched for shrink film, and you found two common types of this material. Single-wound shrink film and centerfold shrink film.   Now what? Which type of shrink film is right for your products? Is one or the other more appropriate for your packaging line? How do you identify which type of shrink film is right for you?   You do this by understanding your desired package appearance, your machine's capabilities, and your production requirements, guiding you to the appropriate choice.   Industrial Packaging has been selling shrink films for decades while providing our customers with quality information to make proper buying decisions. When it comes to your shrink film requirements, you will find the resources you need to choose the right film here.   This article will help you figure out if single-wound or centerfold shrink film is right for you.

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Equipment | Plant Performance | Investment

By: Nathan Dube
March 11th, 2021

If you are currently running a successful in-house packaging line, chances are you take some pride in this. You are running quality equipment and materials, have highly trained operators, and are diligently tracking your KPIs.   You refuse to use contract packaging services and will never be outsourcing your packaging because you know  you can produce better packaging solutions yourself. You are part of a company that is proud to package its product in-house. You have a flawless product line and you prefer to package your products on your own.   You properly manage your own primary packaging, general packaging, filling machines, packaging machines, and various other types of packaging equipment and processes. You have a long-term plan to package-specific products at a level of quality your competitors cannot match. Maybe you've even implemented a regular preventative maintenance program and rarely experience any extended periods of downtime.   You are keeping track of your monthly goals, consistently collecting data, and have detailed reports to keep track of your performance. Your boss and your boss's boss are happy with the progress you are continually making and tell you to keep up the excellent work!   First of all, if this describes you, I would like to congratulate you on your diligence, focus, hard work, and dedication to ensuring that your line runs safely, efficiently, and at a high level of production.    Next, I would like to make a suggestion. Bring in a packaging expert to analyze your packaging line to see where improvements can be made.   WHAT!? I can practically hear you yell at your computer screen. Why on earth would I suggest such a thing to you? I mean, after all, you run a tight ship! No one in your industry has a superior line to you. This article will show you several benefits that an analysis of your in-house packaging line could have to help you run a better, faster, and less costly production.

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Equipment | Plant Performance | Investment

By: Nathan Dube
February 18th, 2021

If you buy shrink packaging machinery or upgrade older equipment, your mind probably goes to one of two places. Shrink tunnels or sealers.   Those are the two pieces of shrink packaging machinery that come to mind for most buyers. This is a common starting point when beginning the buying process for shrink packaging machinery. But, there is another important element to consider, conveyors.   As for which type of conveyor is right for your packaging line, well, that all depends on various factors, the size, weight, and shape of your products will all play a part in determining this.   The Industrial Packaging crew has been working with shrink packaging machinery for generations. Along the way, we have learned a lot about shrink machinery. And conveyors are no exception to the rule.   This article will explore the different types of conveyors currently available. We will discuss the applications for this type of packaging equipment.