Flexible Packaging: An Environment Friendly Packaging Option

Flexible Packaging

Flexible packaging might be the most convenient and environment friendly packaging option available. It is a win-win for both the manufacturer and consumer. It is the most convenient and easy-to-open for the consumer and the most efficient packaging solution for the product’s life cycle.

PaladinID can help you make the switch to flexible and automated packaging. Give us a call or email for more info.

888.972.5234 or  info@paladinid.com

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What is Flexible Packaging?

Flexible packaging is any package or any part of a package whose shape can be readily changed. Common examples of flexible packaging are bags and pouches. It could also be a shrink wrap sleeve on a jar, can or bottle. Usually you print directly onto the package.

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Flexible packaging eliminates the need for:

  • Labels
  • Bottles or cans
  • Caps and neck bands or other closures
  • Rigid Containers

This has a significant impact on total cost of the product when considering the supply chain and per foot storage costs.

Flexible Packaging Reduces Shipping Costs

Flexible packages can be boxed more efficiently, use less space, and have less weight capacity during shipping. Small packages means less waste. Flexible packaging can often be recycled. It usually requires less time to decompose in a landfill as well.

Affordable Short Runs for Small Businesses

Today’s digital equipment can produce high quality, affordable,  short runs. This allows small businesses to compete with the same standard of packaging as larger companies. Some examples include:

  • Shrink Sleeves for Craft Beverages (smaller batches and special editions) flexible packaging
  • Medical Marijuana and CBD products
  • Snack Foods
  • Pet Treats

Related: Cannabis Labels: An Emerging Market

Additional Advantages of Flexible Packaging

If you aren’t convinced yet to find out more about flexible packaging, here are some more reasons.

  • No more 2 step operation for finished packages
  • Purchasing has to keep track of fewer SKUs
  • Marketing has less items to update
  • Warehouse space savings
  • Transportation savings
  • Quality Control has less product to verify compliance

A great way to label bottles

  • A difference in weight of up to 193 grams depending on glass or plastic bottles vs. flexible pouch
  • Transportation costs significantly decrease
  • Depending on the size and structure of the bottle you could see 7, 9, or 26 truckloads of unfilled bottles = 1 truckload of pouches
  • Breakage with glass

For Boxes, Labels, Closures, Rigid Containers etc.

  • No more 2 step operation (labels or shrink sleeves need to be applied)
  • Fewer items that marketing has to update
  • No more cracked caps, skewed glue joints on boxes

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PaladinID develops and supports high-performance barcode labeling applications. We work with our clients to “Make Your Mark” by providing the expertise and tools necessary to create an entire product label printing solution. Located in central New Hampshire, PaladinID has been serving Massachusetts, Vermont, Maine, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New England, and beyond for over 30 years, and in 2017, became an RFID-certified company. We look forward to working with you.

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