The Benefits Of Flexible Packaging In The Digital Era

eCommerce spending is on the rise in America, partially due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many people are choosing to shop from home and order their products online – and this includes things like groceries.

Packaging companies and eCommerce entrepreneurs looking to take advantage of this shift may want to consider novel packaging options such as flexible packaging. that can offer better protection, lower costs, and a reduced environmental impact. Let’s take a deeper look at these benefits now, and discuss why flexible packaging is ideal for the digital era.

1 – Enhanced Product Protection Against Damage From Handling

Compared to traditional retail environments, eCommerce products are handled up to 3x as often, as they must be picked, packed, and sent individually to customers. That means that proper product protection is essential – and flexible packaging is resistant to tears, cracking, and breakage. This helps prevent spills and product damage, and ensures products reach customers intact.

2- Reduced Environmental Impact For Most Products

Often products in flexible packaging can be shipped without a separate “overbox” for protection. Overboxes require manufacturers and brand owners to spend more on boxes and packaging – and these boxes often are simply thrown away instead of being recycled, causing a larger environmental impact.

Overall, this means that flexible packaging is a great way to “go green” and sell products that are more environmentally-friendly.

3 – Save Money On Shipping Products Packaged In Flexible Formats

Another benefit of flexible packaging is that you have more options for shipping. While a box or overbox must usually be shipped in (yet another) cardboard box, flexible packaging is more versatile, so it can be sent in a flexible mailer like a bubble mailer.

This reduces overall shipping costs, making it easier for eCommerce entrepreneurs to offer lower shipping rates – or even to implement free shipping policies to entice users to make more purchases.

Invest In Flexible Product Packaging To Prepare For The Future Of eCommerce

The eCommerce industry is booming, and it’s unlikely that growth in this sector will slow down any time soon.

So, whether you run an eCommerce brand or you specialize in manufacturing packaging for eCommerce sellers, flexible product packaging is a great investment – it offers superior protection, a reduced environmental impact, and fantastic cost savings.

And at TGW International, we offer machine knives that offer superior performance when manufacturing flexible packaging of all types – take a look at our products here, or get in touch if you have any questions.

TGW Overstock Close Out Special – Huge Savings!

Shop Our Close Out Sale on Overstock Parts

Now is your chance to get some of the best deals on our surplus packaging, processing, printing, and converting items. These products must goCall your sales representative today to learn about our special pricing on:

  • Dished slitters
  • Bottoms knives
  • Pelletizers
  • Poultry slicers
  • And more!

You won’t find better prices on these select packaging, processing, printing, and converting blades!

Take advantage of our competitive lead times and pricing today. Contact our Sales Team today:!

The Leader in Packaging Knives

It’s important to consider a few crucial factors when choosing a packaging knife partner:

  • The quality and materials of the knife
  • The turnaround time and in-stock selection
  • Ongoing support and service

We have more stock than ever and offer competitive pricing. We have over 250 different packaging blades and components ready to ship:

  • VFFS bagger knives
  • HFFS knives and anvils
  • Vacuum packaging cross cut knives, punches, and slitters
  • Overwrap punch knives
  • Tray sealing knives
  • Pouch knives
  • Zigzag knives
  • Single edge bottom knives
  • Diagonal smooth cut knives
  • Tape knives
  • Scalloped knives
  • EZ open knives
  • And so much more!

When it comes to industrial packaging knife solutions, look no further.  Contact the TGW Sales Team today:

The best lead times for made to order trays

Tray Knives in 5 to 10 Days!

We have grown our North American manufacturing capabilities to provide you the shortest lead times for tray knives. No one knows tray knives better than us!

Shortest Lead Times + Highest Quality Materials = Unbeatable Value

Our world-class, global reach combined with over 110 years of expertise makes us your go-to partner for Cup and Tray Sealing Knives. These knives are formed to specific shapes and sizes for your individual products and needs.

Look no further. Take advantage of our competitive lead times and pricing today! Contact our Sales Team:


Cup Sealing
Pod Sealing

Tray Sealing

Tub Sealing

Faster service and competitive lead times at TGW!

REDUCED LEAD TIMES – Fully Restocked!

We now stock our largest selection of blades and components for the processing, packaging, converting and printing industries:

  • Fully stock over 98% of our top items
  • Made-to-order lead times have been reduced by 33%
  • Extremely good customer and sales service
  • Quick and easy RFQ form available online

Take advantage of the most diverse industrial machine blade inventory in the market – available now!


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Global Pouch Forum is 100% virtual this year!

TGW is proud to be an exhibitor at Global Pouch Forum this year. Registration is free, giving you access to educational forums, networking opportunities, and much more.

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About GPF:

Global Pouch Forum, the longest-running flexible packaging conference, is recognized as the best forum for the fastest-growing packaging segment. Learn why more brands are choosing pouches while networking with other brand owners and suppliers. Join us when the virtual event portal opens on September 2, 2020 and will remain open and accessible through May 2021.

TGW: Leader In Horizontal Form Fill Seal Wrapping Machinery Knives and Anvils

TGW: Leader In Horizontal Form Fill Seal Wrapping Machinery Knives and Anvils

If you need a new supplier for horizontal form fill seal knives and anvils, look no further!  With decades of experience, a full line of products, and the ability to customize blades for any application, TGW International can ensure you always have the blades you need for use with flow wrapping equipment.

Custom Horizontal Form Fill Seal Blades & Anvils For Any Application

We offer a variety of pre-built knives to fit equipment from manufacturers like Fuji, Ideal, Ulma, and more – but at TGW International, our specialty is custom knife blades that are built to fit your exact specifications.

We can design, develop, and build HFFS blades of any size and type, and incorporate additional features like straight, zigzag, and diagonal tooth profiles – as well as matching anvils. We also offer upgraded materials and coatings for a long lifespan and provide additional services like customizing knives with tear notches.

No matter the type of equipment you’re using, we can work with you and your team to develop HFFS blades that are ideal for your application and will offer clean, reliable cuts with a long lifespan. This results in fewer manufacturing defects, lower lifetime costs, and a variety of other benefits.

We Serve Companies In Dozens Of Industries With Flow Wrapping, Shrink-Wrapping, Overwrapping, Diamond Wrapping, Diefold Wrapping, and Pouch Filling Machinery

No matter what you’re packaging, we can design and develop horizontal form fill seal blades that will keep your products safe and secure. We serve companies that create products including:

  • Cookies and crackers
  • Candies and confectionery products
  • Nutrition bars and cereal bars
  • Cosmetic products and soaps
  • Medical products
  • Frozen goods and ice cream novelties
  • Pastry and bakery products
  • Snack foods
  • Pet foods
  • Cigarettes
  • Chewing gum
  • Play cards

Every industry has its unique challenges, and TGW International is dedicated to providing you with the tools and technology you need to overcome these challenges. With our custom horizontal form fill seal blades and anvils, you’ll enjoy consistent packaging quality, less product waste, and many other industry-specific benefits.

Contact TGW International To Learn More About Our Products Today

If you need industrial machine knives, TGW International is here to help. With a wide selection of pre-made knives as well as custom-built blades, our team will help you find the perfect products for your application. Contact us online or give us a call at 1-800-407-0173 to speak with us today.



Visit TGW at Converters Expo

Join Us Virtually August 24-25 at Converters Expo 2020

Due to the pandemic and growing health concerns, Converters Expo 2020 has moved to a virtual platform and will be taking place online.  Register today to get your virtual ticket.  Virtual tickets include access to:

  • Flexible scheduling
  • Virtual networking
  • Continued on-demand learning available from August 24 to May 2021

When you visit the TGW page, you will be able to download our industry and product flyers.

Schedule a meeting during the event or connect with sales before the show to learn more about our new products and offerings.

About Converters Expo:

For the past 13 years, Converters Expo has been the best source for converting solutions, from packaging and bags to tissues and diapers and more! No matter what you produce, you are sure to find a solution to your daily challenges. Converters Expo provides an ideal opportunity to virtually network with hundreds of prospective business partners and catch up with old friends.

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Cup And Tray Sealing Knives From TGW – The Best Option For Your Packaged Goods!

Whether you’re manufacturing food, coffee, cosmetics, or medical and pharmaceutical products, cup and tray sealing knives are an integral part of your product packaging line. And at TGW International, we specialize in creating durable, reliable knives that will provide you with excellent results. Learn more below, and see why we’re the best choice for your cup and tray sealing knives.

We Offer A Wide Variety Of Knives For Cup And Tray Sealing Equipment

At TGW, we specialize in manufacturing knives used on tray and cup sealing equipment. This includes:

  • Tray sealing knives
  • Cup sealing knives
  • Single-serve cup knives
  • Pod knife punches

Best of all, these can all be configured for your exact shape and size – and the equipment you’re using, from double-bay to 4-bay and 5-bay machinery. Our team will use high-precision CNC formers to ensure proper form and fit qualities – and with our unique, durable coatings, we can achieve a long lifespan for each and every knife.

We understand that it can be a challenge to select the right knife material and tooth profile to cut materials like film, foil, or laminate – which is why our technical team will work closely with you throughout the design and manufacturing process. We offer typical turnaround times of 3-4 weeks for standard tray and cup sealing knives – but we can offer faster delivery in some cases. Contact your TGW sales professional for more information about rush orders.

We Serve Dozens Of Industries With High-Quality Cup & Tray Sealing Knives

Thanks to our ability to create custom knives for any industry, we serve clients in a wide variety of industries and specializations. A few products and industries served with cup and tray sealing knives include:

  • Coffee and tea
  • Cosmetic and personal care
  • Dairy creamer and yogurt
  • Frozen food
  • Household and cleaning product
  • Meat, seafood, and poultry
  • Medical and pharmaceutical
  • Pet food
  • Ready-to-eat meals and single-serve snacks
  • Salad, fruit, and vegetable
  • Sauce, condiment, soup, and hummus

Whether you’re manufacturing one of these products – or you’re in search of high-quality cup & tray sealing knives for any other purpose – TGW International is here to help.

Contact Us To Inquire About Our Cup & Tray Sealing Knives

Interested in our standardized designs? Want to inquire about a custom knife design for your proprietary equipment? Either way, TGW International is here to help. So don’t wait. Contact us online or give us a call at 859-647-7383 to get started.


Understanding Thermoforming, Vacuum, and Blister Packaging Knives

Wondering how you can get the best machine knives for thermoformed packaging, vacuum packaging, and blister packaging? In this blog, we’ll help you learn more about the unique challenges posed by these packaging materials, and how we can help you get the high-quality knives you need for consistent product quality. Let’s get started.

The Unique Challenges Of Vacuum Packaging Knives

First, let’s start with vacuum packaging. Vacuum packaging has a number of benefits – it helps save space, and it also is ideal for preserving food products, and providing them with an extended shelf life.

But if you plan on creating vacuum packaged products, you need to make sure you have the right machine knives. Typically, the plastic film used to create vacuum packaging materials is 3 to 4x thicker compared to traditional shrink-wrap and other commonly-used wrapping materials.

This can make the film more difficult to cut – and if you don’t have sharp, long-lasting machine knives for your vacuum packaging units, you may encounter QA difficulties after long production runs.

The Importance Of High-Quality Thermoformed & Blister Packaging Knives

Vacuum packaging isn’t the only challenging packaging material – thermoformed materials and blister packaging can also be very difficult to cut properly, due to the more brittle and tough nature of the plastic film and sheeting used for this type of packaging.

It’s important to be able to cut cleanly through thermoformed and blister packaging without damaging the product itself – and that means you need to optimize the tooth profile of your blades, choose the right material for your machine knives, and work with a high-quality supplier like TGW International for consistent, reliable results.

We Offer A Wide Variety Of Machine Knives In Custom & OEM Designs

Whether you are creating vacuum-sealed, thermoformed, or blister packaging, TGW has the skills, expertise, and know-how to create high-quality knives for the most demanding packaging applications. We offer a tremendous number of OEM and custom designs for knives of all types, including:

  • Serrated knives
  • Perforated knives
  • EZ open knives
  • Cross cutoff knives
  • Circular slitters
  • Notched slitters
  • Air punches
  • Shaped cutters
  • Star punches
  • Circular hole punches
  • Euro punches
  • Piercing blades

No project is too big or too small – and with the most advanced materials and coatings, we can ensure that you maximize the lifespan of your knife.

Our Knives & Expertise Can Transform Your Packaging!

At TGW International, we serve a huge variety of industries – from manufacturers of baked goods, meats and seafood, and snack foods, to consumer goods companies, electronics companies, and even medical and pharmaceutical companies.

You can trust our knives and our expertise – and maximize efficiency, product quality, and overall production volume at your plant. Click here to start browsing a few of our knives right away – or contact us online for more information.