Shelf Life & Flexible Packaging Trends

What is the true value of Shelf Life? I recently attended the Winter Fancy Food Show at the Moscone Center in San Francisco on January 18th, 2016. I can honestly say that at age 52, and with 27 years under my belt in Flexible Packaging, that I know how to...

Synthetic Paper and Plastic Sourcing

Film Sourcing – Synthetic Paper and Plastic Converting Price per MSI or LF of any surface printable film sheet is always close to the top for most commercial printers. Cost per pound and yield are also the true, and unspoken, driving factors behind most New...

Blown Films for Flexible Packaging

Blown Films for Flexible Packaging Applications – Melt Index, Dart Drop & Physical Checks prior to and after Shipping The Melting Index is a standardized measure of the melting viscosity of the plastic. A High MI = very liquid = short molecules. Low MI =...

Offshore vs. Domestic Specialty Film Extrusion

In the age of Obama, and Google Drones, it still baffles me that a large multi-national fresh produce Packaging Materials Manager could ignore the pragmatic importance of being able to hold any and every supplier accountable. Sadly, he isn’t alone, and being focused...

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