This is the only go-to guide for packaging professionals with a pending flexible packaging project, NEWLY UPDATED for 2013!
Your vital resource is here! Updated and expanded for 2013! Have you been confronted with a flexible packaging assignment and don’t know where to start? Here you’ll find best practices and helpful hints—and pitfalls to avoid—on your next flexible packaging project. Leading packaging experts from every part of the process have contributed their up-to-the-minute insights.
Trust in the collective wisdom of dozens of packaging professionals. In this Playbook, you’ll find everything from film attributes and polymer properties to oriented films and sustainability strategies. Ever wondered whether it’s better to use pre-made bags or make them yourself using form/fill/seal technology? This Playbook will discuss your options.
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Senior Packaging Engineer
Bayer Healthcare, LLC
Senior Manager, Global Packaging
Wallace Church Inc.
Senior Packaging Engineer
Pac Advantage Consulting
Topics covered (among others)
Latest trends in flexible package design
Best practices in flexible package development
Commonly specified film attributes
Detailed properties for film structures (table)
Flexible packaging polymer primer
Polymer selection guide (table)
Glossary of additives and modifiers
Film manufacturing techniques
Cast vs. blown film characteristics
Understanding oriented films
Waste to energy: Worth a second look
How flexible packaging projects fail
Flexible packaging machinery
Trends in form/fill/seal equipment
Best practices for specifying form/fill/seal machinery
Six tips on finding the right f/f/s supplier
Best practices for flow-wrapping
Vendor evaluation methodology for f/f/s equipment
Pre-made bags vs. form/fill/seal
Roadmap for a successful factory acceptance test
Determining when to rebuild or replace a form/fill/seal machine
Tips for a successful flexible packaging line start-up
Six common pitfalls to avoid on bagging machinery projects
Bonus! Flexible packaging photo gallery
New examples of winning flexible package designs hand-selected by our editors (all-new packages updated for 2013).
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