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Flexible Packaging Films for Industrial Applications: Cable & Wire Insulation

Most any product that is used in an industrial or manufacturing application has the critical job of maintaining reliable performance under the toughest of conditions. And every component that goes into an industrial product contributes to how well or poorly it performs. That statement also applies to any flexible film that is part of the product design.

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What is Smart Packaging and How Does it Benefit the Flexible Film Industry?

There is a lot of talk today about smart packaging, and there are many different names for technological innovation that are quickly changing the face of flexible film packaging. Throughout the industry, you’ll hear smart packaging, also referred to as active packaging, intelligent packaging, connective packaging, and interactive packaging. Do they all mean the same … Continued

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High Barrier Films for the Flexible Packaging Market

In our last blog post of 2022, we touched on how food and beverage consumption has increased in the U.S. and sparked growth in the packaging films market. One category of flexible thermoforming films in particular has reaped the benefits of this growth – high barrier food films. Barrier film is a key component of … Continued

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Flexible Packaging Films for Food & Beverage

The consumption of food and beverage products in the U.S. has grown significantly over the years. Along with this growth has come an increased need for new food packaging solutions that can help extend shelf life while at the same time preserving the flavor and taste of these products. Plastic films are playing a huge … Continued

PET Packaging Film 101: Understanding the Basics of Polyester Film

When it comes to flexible packaging films, there are many options to choose from. But there is one film that is often a top pick because of its versatility and high-performance characteristics – PET packaging film. What is Polyester Film? PET stands for Polyethylene Terephthalate. It’s often referred to by its common name, Polyester, but … Continued

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Unpacking PACK EXPO International 2022

PennPac recently exhibited at PACK EXPO International 2022, the packaging and processing industry’s most comprehensive trade show. The event, produced by PMMI (The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies), took place October 23-26 in Chicago, IL and drew over 2,000 exhibitors and 40,000 attendees from over 40 industries. It was the first in-person show in … Continued

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3 Things to Know About PennPac Contract Film Slitting Services

In addition to sheeting and custom roll slitting services, did you know PennPac also offers contract film slitting services? This type of film-slitting service is designed for customers that have their own material inventory but are facing operational inefficiencies or production backlogs when it comes to their internal slitting operations. Working with PennPac takes the … Continued

Need to Package, Label, or Laminate? Use Versatile BOPP Film

BOPP film, or Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene film, is one of the most popular flexible packaging films available. Its unique properties make BOPP a smart alternative to cellophane, and it is typically used as an overwrap film to package a wide range of products. BOPP packaging film is produced by stretching the material in two different … Continued