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February 01, 2016

flexible pouches

One of the biggest expenses that manufacturing and transportation companies face is the cost of shipping. It's virtually impossible to eliminate completely, but that doesn't mean it can't be reduced.

There are new forms of flexible packaging products available that are designed to reduce the cost of shipping in a variety of ways. Here are just a few examples:

January 28, 2016

pouch packaging

Today, flexible pouch packaging suppliers are more green than ever, and in more ways than one. Here are a few things you probably didn't know. 

Plastic pouch packaging is quite literally more sustainable
Pouch packaging manufacturers have been working hard to develop and create more sustainable products, and their efforts have had an effect. Take…

January 18, 2016

In recent years, the plastics industry and made significant progress to becoming more efficient and inexpensive than in the past.  With the help of digital printing, flexible packaging companies have more options for their products than ever before.

Recent brand campaigns, including the tremendously popular "Share a Coke" campaign, have reached a new level of interaction with consumers. Whether you're running a small business or large corporation, consider these facts about…

January 14, 2016



Rollstock packaging manufacturers usually create and market their flexible packaging products directly to businesses and other retailers without the consumer ever really knowing what it is. Essentially, it is any sort of material used for packaging that comes on a roll, typically some kind of plastic. One of the reasons more and more businesses have switched to plastics is efficiency.…

December 18, 2015

flexible pouches

Our great grandparents may have preserved food by dousing it in salt or drying it into jerky -- even though jerky is delicious -- but we no longer have to fret about the longevity of our food. With the introduction of flexible plastics came the ability to keep perishables fresh and protected from outside elements for extended periods of time.

Modern plastic food…

December 15, 2015

packaging sleeves for boxes

While metals and wood were once the desired materials for shipping and packaging due to their sturdiness, modern technologies have created plastics that are just as strong, if not more in some cases, as other materials while also being cheaper to produce and more versatile to accommodate more uses.

It did not take long for the business world to take notice of…

December 02, 2015

box pouch

In recent years, the plastics industry has made significant progress towards becoming more efficient and inexpensive than in the past. With the help of digital printing, flexible packaging companies have more options for their products than ever before. Recent brand campaigns, including the tremendously popular 'Share a Coke' campaign, have used digital printing to reach a new…

November 16, 2015

pouch packaging

As temperatures have continued to rise and the impact people have on the environment has become more apparent, there has been a much larger focus on eco-friendly living. While there are numerous environmentally-conscious lifestyle changes that can help, such as driving electric cars, using public transit, or reducing a home's energy consumption, one factor that people may overlook…

November 11, 2015

food packaging companies

As lives continue to become more fast-paced and hectic, finding time to go out and buy fresh food at the market is seemingly impossible. Unfortunately, it is a necessity in many cases to put your life on hold in order to scrape together ingredients for a meal. While there is nothing wrong with setting some time away from work and stress, only using it for grocery shopping…

November 05, 2015

sustainable packaging

In America alone, the plastics industry is huge: they employ over one million people and contribute an average of $375 billion to the economy. Now, the flexible packaging market is also expanding, and has grown at a rate of 3.4% for the last five years. Now standing at a $248 billion industry, it is making its mark in many ways, by showing off the numerous benefits of their…

October 12, 2015

flexible packaging

Flexible packaging material suppliers, brand owners, organizations and other industry leaders have announced a collaboration that seeks to research the recovery process of packaging that ends up in a landfill. This research will be crucial to help bridge the gap between the recovery process and increase the amount of materials that…

October 07, 2015

flexible packaging material

Pet food markets are one of the fastest growing market in the flexible packaging market as more pet food companies search for custom food packaging solutions. With their flexible packaging products, pet food manufacturers are able to provide their end customers with durable, protective packaging that stands out on the shelf. With the U.S. industry expected to grow from…

October 05, 2015

flexible packaging

According to a new study released by the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute, flexible packaging material suppliers are now starting to focus their attentions on the recyclability of their flexible packaging products, along with other environmental issues. They believe that these trends will continue to affect the industry as customer purchasing power increases.

September 14, 2015

shrink sleeve labels

Flexible packaging solutions are helping companies deliver more products for less money than ever before. Here's what you may want to know. 

It Only Takes a Little Bit of Flexible Plastic to Deliver a Lot of Product. 
One of the main reasons that flexible packaging solutions are able to help companies deliver more product for less money is…

September 11, 2015

container packaging

Plastic is one of the most widely used materials in the world, especially in industries like food packaging. In the U.S., the plastic industry employs approximately one million workers, and contributes around $375 billion to the economy. Plastic is one of the most popular materials to use in

September 09, 2015

extrusion lamination

The flexible packaging industry is huge, with the global market forecast reaching $248 billion and a 3.4% growth rate between 2010 and 2015. In the U.S. specifically, the industry is expected to grow from the $74 million reported in 2012 to nearly $100 million by 2018. Many companies have adopted flexible packaging because of the unique packaging features that are offered.…

August 27, 2015

flexible packaging

These days, more and more companies are making the switch to eco-friendly packaging solutions. As the world becomes more and more aware of new methods to reduce their environmental impact, there's an increasing amount of pressure felt by businesses to conform to these new standards. But what steps can a business take to become more…

August 21, 2015

container packaging

There are a wide variety of materials that can be used for a product's packaging -- plastic, metal, cardboard, glass, and so on. But what happens to those materials once they are thrown out? To avoid adding to landfills, which can cause harm to the local environment, many companies are switching to recyclable materials for a more…

August 19, 2015

flexible packaging

Flexible packaging is a term used to describe the different types of material that is used to make easily yielding, or shape-changing packages for products. In recent years it has been a rapidly advancing industry which is evidenced by the wide variety of food products that come in such materials, from chip bags to Capri Sun pouches. When you think of it in those terms, it…

October 30, 2014

 

 

If you're a packaging geek - than you know about the annual mega show of Pack Expo!  

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December 18, 2013

Flexible Packaging continues to grow in leaps and bounds! This growth is driven by a demand in longer shelf-life, weight reduction, cost reduction and customer convenience.

How flexible is your packaging?

September 24, 2013

The word Rollstock - if you know what this means, than you have some knowledge about flexible packgaging!  When people ask what we do, we explain we sell flexible packaging.  Their next question is, "what is that?".  

Being in flexible packaging really is a niche market - it's not a very glamorous item; it doesn't have main-stream big names behind it - yet thousands upon thousands of items rely on plastic films to hold, protect and market their product to the consumer.…

August 27, 2013

There are many variables when it comes to picking the right package to store your product. The most important factors are packaging your product based on your ingredients, storage specifications and…

August 06, 2013

No doubt either you or your kids have had a pair of shoes with a Velcro closure on it.  So much easier than tying your shoes!!  Well Velcro thought that same "use of ease" would be helpful in flexible packaging applications.  After all, the flexible packaging…

April 24, 2013

Flexible packaging is not your grandfather's packaging anymore!  The last ten years has offered such amazing technological advances in both processes and film substrate engineering that flexible packaging is almost unrecognizable.   So what's changed?  Why has this type of packaging grown in leaps and bounds over conventional types of packaging such as rigid containers, glass or cans?  Well - several reasons:

  - Convenience of use

  - Portability of…

February 13, 2013

Did you know that your brand has seconds to get noticed by the passing-by consumer as they walk by the shelf?  And unless they are already looking for that tried and trusted brand, how do you get noticed? 

Well - you can hire a really expensive marketing firm that also works with a really expensive graphic arts firm and, after coming up with a brand design you like, you now have to get that to come to life via the printing process.…

November 20, 2012

I love Thanksgiving!  Thanksgiving is a holiday that continues to be squeezed out by the retail stores and the advertising agencies trying to get consumer's attention to focus earlier and earlier on Christmas and the holiday season.  But Thanksgiving cannot be squelched!  Because for all the early "black Friday" specials taking place, and for all the noise out there about sales on televisions and video games and jewelry - the simple pleasure of getting together with family and…

October 25, 2012

We do talk a lot about flexible packaging on our blog because that's what we do - flexible packaging!  But did you know how popular flexible packaging really is?  To start, the largest packaging show in the world is coming to Chicago this Sunday.  Pack Expo.  If you've ever been to McCormick Place in Chicago, then you would know that McCormick Place is enormous!!  It spans over hundreds of thousands of square feet, over several buildings and across the street…

July 19, 2012

FINALLY!!  Myself along with thousands of other choco-holics have been vindicated!!!  More and more chocolate is being found to be good for you AND, in the case of a European Regulator, should be considered a HEALTH FOOD!!  Can you believe it?  This is the best news I've heard since they put chocolate syrup in a squeeze bottle!!!  Now I know you can't "over-indulge" and the chocolate all the "people in-the-know" are referring to is dark chocolate.  That's OK - I…

June 21, 2012

When it's a CFit Label!!  What's a CFit Label, you ask?  Well - lucky for you - I'm going to try and explain that to you!  It is a no-heat shrink sleeve label that is 100% recyclable!

That's right - NO HEAT and truly 100% recyclable!  Typical shrink sleeves (OPS, PETG, PLA and PVC) ARE NOT recyclable.  They simply all contain chemicals (the chemical that actually makes them shrink)that contaminates the recycling process.  Period. 

June 14, 2012

It's all about the glue or the adhesive in this case!  Many of the packages you see on the store shelf are high-performance machines made of multilayers of packaging film that relies on adhesives to keep them together.

May 30, 2012

It's not easy being the new kid on the block:  everyone watches you, wonders what you're like.  You have to try and reach out to make new friends.

May 23, 2012

Spouted Pouches.  What a funky little pouch a spouted pouch is?  I mean - who ever thought that products like shampoo, carpet cleaner, decorative frosting, and even motor…

May 08, 2012

The buzz word of new millenium has been "sustainability".  So many companies are claiming to be "sustainable" or "green".  But what does it really mean and are those companies REALLY doing what is considered "sustainable"? 

The True Definition

Sustainability is based on a simple principle: Everything that we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment. Sustainability creates and…

February 16, 2012

Just the term "flexible packaging" makes people look at you like they were a deer in the headlights!  And for those folks that do purchase flexible packaging, the thought of looking into a new supplier or understanding all the technicalities involved with flexible packaging gives them a headache!!  Flexaco stands apart from other flexible packaging companies because we really do make the process of flexible packaging very simple.  We are a total flexible packaging development…

January 06, 2012

 The marketplace is full of competitors, the store shelves are lined with choices. How, then, do you stand out from the "crowed" and distinguish your product from all the others?

With high-quality packaging from Flexaco, that's how! Packaging of such effectiveness and convenience that consumers come to identify its quality with

September 08, 2011

As far as brand owners and the flexographic printers that work with them are concerned, color is a measurable reality and the most critical component in determining print quality.  Shelf appeal and consistent brand recognition are key attributes when producing and reproducing designs.

Flexaco utilizies technology that can offer consistency in print quality and efficiently printing those designs at affordable prices.  That technology is referred to as "Extended Color…

July 22, 2011

Flexible packaging is a rapidly changing industry, and the Flexaco blog is here to help you keep up with developments in film technology and primary packaging trends.

Our goal is to help you design flexible packaging that:

  • Contains cost without sacrificing quality
  • Entices consumers on the retail shelf
  • Meets or exceeds your customers' expectations

In Pursuit of the Perfect Package
To satisfy today's …