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Equipment | Packaging Materials | Investment | Packaging Design

By: Nathan Dube
February 1st, 2022

If you are looking to redesign your packaging, you probably have various reasons to do this. Maybe you have been running a packaging line with the same materials for decades and want to upgrade to something more modern.   Or maybe your customers are calling for you to switch to a more environmentally friendly packaging material.   There are many reasons why you are thinking about redesigning your packaging. But, one thing is for sure.   Whatever your reasons are for starting the process of redesigning your packaging, you do not want to rush. And, to choose the proper elements for your new packaging, you have to take time to think about them.   There are various questions you will need to answer and several different items of consideration you should meditate upon before you commit to a redesign.   What should you think about when working on upgrading your packaging to a new design? What questions do you need to answer to make the right decision for your budget, clients, business, and brand?   Honestly, it can be a little overwhelming at the beginning. But, we will help you move through the appropriate questions and considerations that you need to ponder before moving forward.   After reading this article, you will have the tools necessary to decide if now is the time to redesign your packaging or not.

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Equipment | Investment

By: Nathan Dube
January 13th, 2022

So, you have compared single-wound shrink film to centerfold shrink film. You know which type of film that you would like to use.   You may even have use for both types of film on your packaging line. However, you are not sure if you already have the correct type of packaging machinery to run the film.   Perhaps you have used Google or another search engine to identify the proper shrink wrap sealer for the films you will be using.   You have read a few articles, but you still aren't clear on which type of machinery you need to buy or have in-house to run your chosen film.   Industrial packaging has a long history of selling this type of packaging machinery. We have a lot of information about this equipment. You can use this information to help you purchase or upgrade to the right machinery for your packaging applications.   This article will explore the shrink wrap sealers and related devices that you will need for the films mentioned above. With the information here, you will be able to identify which type of machinery is right for your shrink film packaging applications.

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Packaging Materials | Investment

By: Nathan Dube
December 7th, 2021

Clamshell packaging has become super popular with industrial and consumer product manufacturers and resellers alike.   They are great for branding, marketing, and showing off your products. Clamshell packaging is also perfect for hanging retail displays.   Plus, they have proven to be eye-catching and appealing to consumers all over the country and the rest of the world.   But you already knew all that. That is, of course, why you are looking for pricing for this type of packaging.   You are having trouble getting the total cost for the packaging project you have in mind. But, before you are ready to speak with a sales rep, you want to get a decent ballpark figure for what the cost of running clamshells on your packaging line will be.   So, we are going to give you exactly that.   This article will provide you with the information required to help you calculate a ballpark figure for your clamshell packaging costs.

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Packaging Materials | Investment

By: Nathan Dube
November 9th, 2021

Like you, many food, beverage, and consumer product companies are looking to package their products in bundling film.   And also, like you, these companies often inquire about the cost of bundling film. But, pricing for bundling film is not exactly cut and dry at the moment.   This is due to reasons including global-supply chain issues, resin market challenges, and the high demand for this type of flexible packaging film.   To complicate matters for buyers, many vendors will attempt to put you in front of a sales rep before they give you the pricing information you are seeking regarding bundling film.   Don't worry. We won't do that to you. We know how annoying that is.   Instead, in this article, we are going to give you the bundling film pricing that you are seeking. And, we will also explain the factors that have lead to the current cost of this type of packaging film.   After reading this article, you will know how much bundling film costs. You will also know if buying bundling film is the right choice for your company.

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Packaging Materials | Investment

By: Nathan Dube
November 4th, 2021

Perhaps you are new to purchasing shrink film, and you are looking for the proper vendor to buy your flexible packaging films from.   Then again, maybe you have a few different products that you are already packaging on your in-house packaging line. And, you are using both single-wound and centerfold shrink films for various applications.   Regardless of your reasons for purchasing these films, you are looking for the best packaging materials vendor to buy from.   You want to make sure that you choose the most appropriate vendor for your business and your purchasing requirements.   You have found many options by searching online, word of mouth, and other avenues of information collecting. But, what you really want is a guide to choosing the right vendor for your unique needs.   Fortunately, you will find that this article has precisely what you are looking for.   As a multi-generational packaging materials vendor, Industrial Packaging has helped countless clients chose the right packaging supplies partner, even if it is not ultimately us! And we can do the same for you.   This article will review your options for packaging materials vendors. After reading this article, you will be able to choose the packaging materials seller that makes the most sense for your business, products, and personal requirements.

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Equipment | Investment

By: Nathan Dube
November 2nd, 2021

After deciding that you want to package your products in shrink film, you began your journey to find the proper packaging equipment for your product packaging needs.   You have learned that in addition to a heat tunnel and conveyors, you will also need to purchase a heat sealer. After researching the different types of heat sealers, you have decided that a side sealer is the appropriate type of heat sealer for your packaging line.   You are looking to buy a side sealer. But, you are having trouble getting pricing information. Most of the dealer's websites you have visited will not give you straightforward pricing and are attempting to force you to speak with a sales rep.   However, you are not ready to speak with a sales professional yet. You just want a solid ballpark price for a side sealer without having to talk with anyone first.   Despite your efforts, you have not been able to find this information, and you are finding this whole process to be more than a little frustrating.   Don't worry. We are here to help!   With over six decades in the packaging machinery industry, Industrial Packaging has helped countless clients find pricing for side sealing equipment.   And, we can do the same for you. This article will give you a foundational ballpark price for a side sealer.   When you have completed reading this article, you will understand how much a side sealer costs and what additional items can increase or decrease the cost of your equipment.