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The COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly affected how businesses operate. The trial-by-virus spurred many operations to develop creative solutions to meet major economic shifts. For some, it is an out-of-the box solution. Other companies are successfully utilizing tools already at their fingertips.

Here is a snapshot of manufacturers who have successfully jumped out of the box and found ways to stay on top during this unpredictable time. more


Over the past several weeks, we have received many new inquiries about even safer packaging options, including our Micro DefenS Antimicrobial Film.

Our Micro DefenS Antimicrobial Film is a proprietary blend of polyethene resin engineered to prevent the growth of bacteria and fungus for products in direct contact with the film. The film has undergone rigorous laboratory testing under ISO 22196:2011 and is proven to inhibit the growth of e. Coli, MRSA and other microbes. It is important to note that this film does NOT have anti-viral properties and is NOT effective against viruses such as COVID-19. more


Take a look at this infographic that details the environmental and health impacts of packaging other than plastic. more


ARTICLE UPDATE: The article below was written just prior to the dramatic global impact of COVID-19. In the four weeks since that time, six San Francisco Bay Area counties have temporarily banned reusable shopping bags in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. Sanitary issues were cited as the reason for the reversal. San Francisco was one of the first cities to ban plastic shopping bags in 2007.

Welcome to Anytown, USA, where grocery store checkout options have shifted from paper or plastic to reusable or nothing. Bans on single-use plastic bags in favor of reusable bags are on the rise. more

Covid-19 Update: California Shelter In Place Mandate

In light of the recent mandates from the State of California and Los Angeles County, we want to assure you that Great American Packaging will remain open and functioning at full capacity.

Our products play a crucial role in the production of supplies to manufacturers of products critical to the supply chain including, but not limited to; Food, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices. more

Covid-19 Update from Great American Packaging

In this time of uncertainty, we want to assure you that we at Great American Packaging are doing our best to ensure the safety and continuity of your business.

We are closely monitoring developments in the COVID-19 pandemic and are taking decisive steps to provide the service and products you need.

In the wake of last week’s unprecedented retail buying behavior we understand that your production operations may have been impacted. If you have an urgent need to replenish supplies, please let us know as soon as possible and we will do what we can to accommodate you. more

Truth, Justice and Sliced Bread: Local Husband Valiantly Brings Home the Dough

Confronted with a seemingly impossible task, our hero husband saves the day! more

New Decade, New Ideas

Discover how these innovations address the needs of our global economy and help you advance your product development in the future. more

2020 Vision: Our Recent Innovations Can be Your Packaging Inspiration—Today and Beyond

For more than five decades, Great American Packaging has focused on bringing innovation to the custom poly packaging industry through quality product developments and improved service offerings. 2019 marked a banner year for the family-owned company with enhanced services and an expanded product line — including advanced printing capabilities as well as compostable, antimicrobial and 100% all PE barrier films. more

Striving for a Cleaner Earth: A Quick Guide to Compostable Films

Compostable bags and films are becoming an increasingly popular packaging alternative.

Check out our infographic about the four things manufacturers should know. more

Cultivate A Compostable Culture

Consumer demand for sustainability is leading ecologically aware small and mid-size manufacturers to look for eco-friendly packaging alternatives. An increasingly popular solution is compostable packaging.

Designed to break down into carbon dioxide, water and biomass, compostable films effectively disintegrate into non-toxic organic compost in approximately 6 months. more
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