Things You Need To Know About Flexible Packaging for Manufacturers

If you are manufacturing and selling different types of consumer goods, you are going to need to pay attention to the flexible packaging due to the versatility it offers. With exceptional flexibility, you can ensure better shelf-life, promotion and distribution of your products without getting damaged.

Food industry is where flexible packaging seems to find its right application. Protection from heat and other elements, convenience of handling and better printability allows flexible packaging to become the best solution for food packaging.

While flexible packaging is easy to handle during the shipping process, it is also very convenient when it comes to the use of product inside it at home. You can open the seal, use the product, and then reseal again after using the product.

Another benefit of this packaging is that it helps in keeping the environment safe. Since this packaging enhances the shelf life of any product, the companies don’t need to manufacture too many products in order to meet the market demands. Less packaging is required and less waste is generated as a result.

Consequently, the packaging options other than flexible packaging offer shorter shelf life as compared to flexible packaging. If your product remains fresh and usable even after sitting on the shelves for several months, you are essentially generating less packaging waste.

Consumers and flexible packaging

You may wonder about the popularity of your products after being packed through flexible packaging procedure. It would be interesting for you to know that flexible packaging is now in more demand by the consumers as well. So, if you want to target your consumers in the better way, you are going to have to make sure that you are packaging your product in such a way that it appeals your customers.

According to a survey, about 32% of the consumers think of flexible packaging as a modern way of securing the products. More specifically, stand-up pouches are preferred more by the manufacturers because these pouches not only reduce the shipping costs but they occupy less shelf space. Moreover, these pouches offer great printability, which leads to an effective promotion of the product and brand.

A survey suggests that customer, who like flexible packaging, like this packaging for three major reasons; i.e. Re-sealability, Extending Product Life, and Ability to see the packaged product. it means that this packaging has been quite successful in answering more consumers’ answers.

In the end, it would be worth mentioning that flexible packaging can offer great reduction in the overall costs to the manufacturers. However, the manufacturers still need to make sure that they are using the packaging film in a smarter way to ensure smart use of resources.


Planning and Carrying Out a Safe Move

Moving is often a strenuous and stressful time especially when doing it without the help of professional movers. There is a risk damaging your stuff due to improper packing. There is also the risk of injuring yourself or another member of your moving party. Here are some simple steps to help make your move more enjoyable.

  1. Do a thorough job of packing. Don’t overload the boxes. Most boxes have a maximum weight of around 50 pounds. Cheap moving boxes may have a lower maximum weight. Also, consider who is responsible for moving the boxes. Make sure not to exceed what that person can safely move without injury.
  2. Make sure your body is prepared. Moving is a lot of hard work even with help. Back injuries are very common from improper lifting. Start the day by doing some whole body stretches to prepare your body for the lifting.
  3. Be sure to dress right for the move. Wear loose clothing which allows for free movement without the risk of getting stuck or caught on objects during the move. Wear closed shoes with a good grip and ankle support without heals.
  4. Be careful how you lift those heavy boxes. Always lift with your knees instead of your back. The best way to do that is to bend your knees with your waist pushed back.
  5. Use appropriate equipment for moving heavy objects. Renting a dolly can make it easier to move large appliances as well as boxes. The boxes can be stacked on the dolly then secured with a strap. Using gloves will protect your fingertips and provide better grip.
  6. Be aware of potential dangers while vision is impaired. Look around before you start moving the boxes to identify low hanging branches or uneven sidewalks. Check the weather forecast a few days before in order to be prepared for inclement weather or high wind.
  7. Be prepared for emergencies with a first aid kit on hand. Most people have emergency supplies in their homes but they may be packed away during a move. Having a small first aid kit on hand with ointments, band aids, and painkillers can save precious time in the event someone becomes injured. If you are moving to an unfamiliar area, it might also be helpful to enter emergency numbers into a cell phone just in case.
  8. Have a safe place for small children and pets during the move. The best plan is to find a babysitter to keep the children to avoid injuries. Put your pets in animal crates and then secure them in a safe place while you are moving.
  9. Hiring someone to move heavy objects is a good way to protect against injury. They are trained in the correct way to lift and usually offer protection if an item is damaged. Some items need to be dismantled or disconnected before moving so professional movers remove this stress as well.

Moving can be stressful and strenuous but you can contain the danger by following a few simple steps. Safety is always the most important part in a move. If you do not believe you can move safely on your own, consider hiring a professional especially for large objects.