Materials

Meeting your custom packaging needs.

F1RST PACKAGING SYSTEMS

Our Materials Cover Any Need

While we feature a variety of products from several top suppliers, our focus is always about meeting your specific needs with the highest quality materials.

This means if you purchase anything from us, you can trust the invoice and the product to always match up – always.

Stretch Film

We understand that every operation has unique needs—some fit for manually applied films, while others should consider machine-applied films for greater efficiency (especially high-volume productions). Let us help you reduce downtime and production line errors by discovering the best film for your needs.
Intended for manual application, hand stretch film (or hand wrap) is best suited for lower volume packaging operations. First Packaging Systems recommends regular consideration as to whether or not it’s in your operations’ best interest to upgrade from hand-applied films to machine-applied films—especially as your production process increases in volume.

Common Hand Stretch Film Types:
Pre-stretched Film — Easier on those performing manual labor, pre-stretched film is an ideal budget-conscious option that brings controllability and reliability. It’s light, easy to wrap, and withstands against potential damage.
Applied via stretch wrap machines, this film enables quick and efficient packaging, reduced material costs, secure and protected loads, and safety for the entire operation.

Machine-applied stretch film gives operators total control and ensures that even large-scale operations with heavy loads do not need to worry about punctures or broken elements during packaging or travel.

Common Machine Stretch Film Types:
Cast Stretch Film — A slightly more affordable option in comparison to blown stretch film. Since cast stretch film is created through a continuous extrusion process, the result is exceptional clarity, tear-resistance, and two-sided cling for total protection.
Pre-stretched Film — Robust yet thinner than other options, pre-stretched film isn’t only an ideal fit for human labor. This affordable machine option requires less electrical energy because of reduced tension.
Blown Stretch Film — Loads with sharp edges benefit from blown stretch film, as it embodies “memory” and resiliency once stretched.

Shrink Film (Wrap)

Shipping product(s) to your customers should be a safe, seamless experience—protected by selecting the best shrink film for your operation. Applied with heat, shrink film serves as a flexible and durable protective barrier around any product packaging. Finally, shrink film comes in a diverse set of types, widths, and clarities, each of which First Packaging will explain so you are confident that your preferred shrink film is the ideal fit for your company.

Learn more about varying shrink film types below.
POF wrap for short, polyolefin is more tear-resistant than PVC film. Polyolefin provides incredible clarity and quickly shrinks, making this a lower-cost option for consumer goods.
Also known as polyvinyl chloride, PVC films are diverse in nature and have high tear-resistance. Many operations are drawn to PVC film since it also offers operational and environmental safety (it is non-toxic and fire-resistant.)
Made primarily from hydrocarbons, polyethylene’s cost-effectiveness is an attractive choice for general packaging, plastics manufacturing, and machinery or equipment protection. Polyethylene is best used via shrink-bundling machines.
Printed (roll) stock is rolled laminated film, perfect for form-fill-seal machinery. Food, makeup, pharmaceuticals, and more all use and benefit printed stock.

Custom Films & Bags

There’s no limitation to who benefits from customized bags and poly film. Custom bags provide total precision, fitting your product with set dimensions and specific logos or messaging. Discover innovative packaging for food, beverage, medical, and other industries with First Packaging.

Learn more about our wide variety of custom films & bags below.
Food and beverage operations need unique films and packaging, FDA-approved and properly sealed to prevent contamination.
Shrink bands prevent tampering and leakage, most of which protect the product’s bottle-neck. For more elevated customization, shrink bands may be color-customized.
Vacuum packaging is the perfect fit for any products prone to moisture, dust, or other elements. Vacuum packaging frequently offers a thicker material than shrink film.
Otherwise known as skin packs, this carded packaging brings a thin, surlyn film hugged tightly around a product, and vacuum sealed for total protection.
Most sheeting & tubing is made from polyethylene and is sometimes referred to as “layflat” tubing. This is a perfect option for odd or long-shaped items.

Corrugated & Paperboard Packaging

Need something specific? Let us help. We offer a wide variety of products.

There’s more to providing a quality shipping case than matching the thickness, height, width, and length requirements of the contents. But we do that, too. For shipping cases that match your specs and adhere to your standards, turn to us first. We always use the highest quality materials while prioritizing affordability to ensure your profitability is maximized.

Need something printed on the box? No problem. We can handle that.

Need something customized? We’re glad you asked.

No matter what your shipping-case needs may be, be sure to call us first. You’ll be glad you did.
Your product launch or sales promotion rises and falls on product placement. What better way to make your product stand out than with a gorgeous, attention-grabbing display?

If your product needs include a corrugated retail point-of-sale display, be sure to call us. Not only can we create the display itself, but we can also help design, print and package everything so it’s ready for launch day. We also provide step-by-step “How To” instructions so your display is quick and easy to build. Don’t leave anything to chance when it comes to displaying your products at the retail level. Call us first and we’ll help find a solution that’s a perfect fit for your needs.
This packaging option uses a lower-caliper paperboard material that’s designed for lightweight products. They’re especially useful for customized packaging options to fit products by varying types and sizes.

Another benefit of folding cartons is the ability to use the printing area to optimize branding and take advantage of on-the-shelf brand marketing opportunities.

If you’re in need of folding cartons, be sure to call us first. We can provide customized folding cartons designed to integrate with your automated product packaging systems.
When you need to quickly and efficiently load and transport products without using pallets, slip sheets are the answer. Slip sheets are used in place of wooden pallets for shipping and storing products like bags of ice or pet food, and can also be used to easily slide or lift appliances.

Whether you need corrugated cardboard or solid-board grades, we have the slip sheets you need. We can even recommend the right slip sheets to correspond to your production environment and supply-chain requirements.

If you’re looking to lower your shipping costs and reduce your carbon footprint, slip sheets are a great alternative to heavy wooden pallets.

Need anti-slip or moisture-resistant coatings? No problem. We’ve got that, too. For all your slip sheet needs, call us first.

Tape & Adhesives

No matter what you’re looking for, we have the tape, sealing, and adhesive supplies you need.

We offer a variety of case-sealing tapes and adhesives, ensuring you have everything you need to wrap things up at the end of your production line.

Options include polyester or polypropylene backings, and rubber or acrylic adhesives to serve every possible box type or size, regardless of the contents, handling requirements or storage conditions. Whether you’re in the pharmaceutical, cosmetics, retail, food, beverage, or electronics industries, we have the expertise and supplies to meet your needs. We never substitute or sacrifice quality. Just the right supplies at the right time for the best price.
We offer a huge selection of the best industrial tapes on the market today, in a variety of widths, lengths, and specialty features.

Some types of industrial tapes we carry include:
  • Pressure-sensitive tape
  • Carton-sealing tape
  • Custom printed tape
  • Tamper evident security tape
  • Double coated tape
  • Splicing tape
  • Duct tape
  • Foam tape
  • Filament tape
  • Masking tape
  • Adhesive transfer tape
  • Label protection tape

Don’t see what you need on this list? Give us a call. We take pride in helping our customers find the perfect solution to any packaging need.
For exceptionally strong adhesion strength, flexibility, and performance, we offer a variety of Hot Melt Adhesives.

These synthetic rubber tapes are ideal for packaging products that require refrigeration or need to be stored and warehoused for long periods of time. Also perfect for high humidity storage or transportation, or for heavy-duty packaging options due to high peeling adhesion qualities and high shear values.

Need Hot Melt Adhesive Tapes? Call us first. We’ve got you covered.

Cushioning & Void Fill

Never settle for less than the best, at the most reasonable prices.
Sometimes a cookie-cutter solution isn’t what you need. That’s why we offer customized solutions to meet your specific challenges. With our industry expertise, we create a specialized response that’s “out of the box”, not something from the box off the shelf.

What’s your biggest challenge? Let us know. We specialize in creatively solving even the most difficult business problems.

Give us a call today and see for yourself. You’re always first with us.
When it comes to loose fill, your options are vast, but your best solution isn’t always obvious. Peanuts, paper, bubble wrap, and tissue are on the menu, but choose wrong and your products, productivity, and ROI could all suffer.

To help you weigh your options and evaluate your best available choices for loose void fill, give us a call first. Not only do we have the products, but we also provide the insight to ensure you always use the right loose fill to protect your products while optimizing profitability.
Poly foam provides increased protection compared to paper or peanuts. Not only is it waterproof, but it also comes in rolls with a variety of thicknesses.

As you probably guessed, the thicker the foam, the more cushioning provided. However, thicker foams also mean less conforming capabilities for irregularly shaped objects. Give us a call and we can help you make the right choice with only a few questions.
Larger volume packaging and shipping solutions tend to prefer Air Bags and Pillows, which are lighter and more economical because they store flat and can be inflated with air and sealed to form a protective pillow. These can be customized by shape and size and can fill large amounts of space with the bare minimum of material and weight.

If you need air bags and pillows for void fill, give us a call today. We can help you choose the perfect solution to meet your specific needs.