What You Need To Know About Sealing Flexible Packaging: feat. Stephanie Hwang

June 3, 2015
Hosted by David Marinac

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Episode Description

Stephanie Hwang is our go-to expert at Sealer Sales. They have been instrumental in helping our clients find the best heat sealers for our stand up pouches and other types of flexible retail packaging. As many of us in the industry already know, flexible packaging needs to be sealed in order to properly protect the product from the elements. The seal of a pouch is so important because if it doesn’t properly protect the contents, taste and freshness could be compromised. This is where Sealer Sales comes into play. Tune-in as Stephanie highlights the different types of heat sealers, explains the difference between direct and impulse heat, advises on seal width and the implications of each, and portrays why a proper seal is the finishing touch on a professional bag. You don’t want to miss her expert insight on sealers and the flexible retail packaging industry!

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Retail packaging with a strong emphasis on printed flexible packaging and the marketing tools and techniques that are available can and will help companies communicate like never before. Flexible packaging includes stand up pouches, spouted stand bags for liquids, flat barrier bags, and more.

We interview thought leaders in our industry about their experiences in dealing with the major retailers along with helpful tips and tricks that can lower costs and increase margins.

Ditch The Box is a show where we discuss the good and bad and the ups and downs of the retail packaging industry. We live in a world of “Whomever communicates best, WINS” and Content Marketing such as blogs, videos, social networks, etc. are leading that charge. There is a direct correlation between communication, marketing, and sales in the retail packaging industry and this show consistently discusses each of them and how companies can not only survive but thrive when using them properly.

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David Marinac

David Marinac

I’m David Marinac, president and CEO of ABC Packaging Direct, the home of StandUpPouches.net.

Everything I do and the companies that I lead have to do with problem solving. Finding a need and filling it, finding a packaging inefficiency such as high cost, damage, poor supply chain methods, lack of supplier accountability, etc. and then proposing alternatives that not only are more effective and efficient, they save our clients BIG MONEY.

Packaging is often the last thing companies look at. They spend countless hours and hundreds of thousands of dollars developing their product, then they ship it with substandard and lousy packaging which jeopardizes the success of the product completely via damage, poor quality, or product goes stale or rancid. Packaging is the VOICE of your brand. What is YOUR packaging saying about your product?

I’ve been in the packaging industry for over 30 years. I’ve built three businesses from scratch to millions in sales, often and mostly without seeing our clients face-to-face. This is NOT easy to do, build trust and rapport AND get paid, again without meeting face-to-face.

I am a member of the Institute of Packaging Professionals, Entrepreneur Association Alumni Group, Private Label Manufacturer’s Association, and I’m a graduate of the Entrepreneur Management Program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology sponsored by Inc Magazine.

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