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  We've been doing packaging for the food processing industry for almost 40 years. We grew up in it. We know the challenges of our customers and we respond accordingly.  

Bill Balkcum
Pork & Poultry Processing

Bill Balkcum

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Bill Balkcum

Bill’s area of expertise is in managing major national programs for companies in the beef, pork and poultry processing industries. He has been with Atlantic for over 35 years and has been instrumental in the growth and development of our flexible packaging program.

Bill’s success in working with customers in the food industry has hinged on his ability to respond to their needs quickly and accurately. Through his years of experience with this industry, he understands and values the time sensitive nature of the food production and packaging process. This understanding partnered with the resources at his disposal through Atlantic’s vast sourcing and distribution network means that his customers can count on him for accuracy and value.


Flexible Packaging

Atlantic offers flexible packaging products for the food processing industry. This industry requires critical response time on order fulfillment for products that include poly pags, printed bags and pouches, can liners, and reclosable bags. The Atlantic team partnering with our food processing customers have been working with this industry for almost 4 decades. They understand their requirements and their challenges and are equipped to meet these challenges daily.

Our strong vendor /supplier relationships provide us with the means to source the products, materials, and equipment that our customers require quickly and at competitive prices. Our technical service team works to ensure that critical packaging equipment is up and running at optimal performance with minimal downtime.

Explore Atlantic and discover how a partnership with our flexible packaging team can contribute to your success.

The Material

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When it comes to flexible packaging materials, we are often asked why a manufacturer or food processor would choose Atlantic rather than buy direct from the bag or film manufacturer.

The answer is quite simple.

Atlantic offers a breadth of products and services that addresses every aspect of a customer's packaging needs.

We have long standing partnerships with extruders and film manufacturers who we believe are the best in the business. So we can offer advanced, high quality materials at competitive pricing while also supplying a full range of packaging supplies, making us a one-stop source for packaging needs.

Even beyond our offerings in equipment, materials, and supplies, Atlantic also has highly specialized technicians who can ensure that all packaging systems and materials are running at optimal performance.

Flexible Packaging Materials

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Atlantic's offering includes all types of polyethylene bags and sheets individually cut or perforated on rolls. We'll help size and specify liners for your bins and boxes. We also supply bin covers, layer sheets and wicketed bags.

Coextruded Barrier Films
Atlantic offers a broad range of polyethylene based co-ex, nylon and evoh barrier films. Custom manufacturing allows these films to be tailored to meet any of your barrier requirements.

Printed Specialty Films
We supply to our customers a wide variety of custom printed films. Printing capabilities include up to 8-color process on single and laminated structured films. Applications include tray pack and lidding films as well as parts and pouch bags.

Shrink Films
Shrink films are available in either polyethylene or polyolefin for your wrapping and bundling requirements. They can be printed in up to eight colors with line or process prints in roll stock or converted wicketed bags.

Industrial Films and Bags
We offer box liners, large and small poly bags, printed bags and pouches, can liners, and reclosables. Our films and bags are offered in LDPE low density, LLDPE linear low density, HDPE high density, mLLDPE metallocene linear low density, and Co-Extruded & MonoLayer.

Bagging Equipment

The equipment we can offer for flexible packaging includes full lines for case erector packaging, vertical form fill and seal equipment, vertical bagging systems and automated bag on a roll systems.

Beyond basic equipment sales, Atlantic is in the unique position to be able to offer technical expertise and resources to design full packaging systems at competitive pricing - from equipment and stretch film material to folded cartons, labeling, tapes, strapping, and more.

Flexible Packaging Bagging Systems

Packaging Lines
Ergonomically designed stainless equipment for case packing efficiency. Cases are erected on-demand and presented at one-, two- or three-person pack stations. Packed cartons are automatically discharged and taped.

Vertical Form, Fill and Seal
Atlantic represents a full line of vertical form, fill and seal equipment from Hayssen and MTEK. These machines are a great solution for bagging a range of items from frozen chicken to candy.

Vertical Bagging Systems
For bagging cups, plates and other stacked product, vertical bagging is the answer. Atlantic represents RENNCO, the recognized leader in the industry. These systems easily integrate scales, counters and feeders.

Automated Bag on a Roll Systems
Automated Packaging Systems are the inventors of the Autobag technology and a key partner with Atlantic Packaging. These systems are perfect for bagging small machine parts. Autobag equipment utilizes bag on a roll technology for maximum reliability when bagging products.

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Our Team

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The Flexible Packaging team at Atlantic has over 40 years of experience working with these systems and materials in a range of industries, most critically with the food processing industry.

Rapid Response

The food processing industry, in particular, offers unique challenges for packaging because we're dealing with fresh product and extreme time sensitivity. We have such great success with our customers in this field due to our rapid response time.

This fast turnover time is possible because Atlantic has a wealth of resources in terms of equipment, parts, materials, and, most importantly, people. The people at Atlantic are among the most dedicated, experienced, responsible, and reliable staff you can find anywhere.


Our staff doesn't operate under layers of management. Every member of our team holds accountability for responding to our customers. We all work toward the same goal of delivering the best possible service and this dedication is the reason that our customers count on us for their packaging needs year after year.


Atlantic has worked for close to 4 decades on building a reliable and powerful Flexible Packaging service.

Due to the sheer volume of business that we do, we are able to drive down pricing on our packaging supplies and materials, hold a great deal of inventory for fast turnaround, and provide the technical expertise that greatly benefits our customers.

All of these factors contribute to the high level of trust that our customers have in us to fulfill their complete packaging needs.

Our Program

We specialize in National Programs for major food companies, managing the logistics of multiple plant locations coast to coast and offshore. Customers look to us consolidate vendors and streamline logistics.

Atlantic provides the unique opportunity to combine commodity and specialty materials with advanced packaging equipment. We coordinate the supply of these elements into your production schedule so your internal network can focus on your process.

Materials, Design Services, and Technical Expertise

We supply a variety of packaging materials including co-extruded barrier, shrink, laminated and all grades of polyethylene films. Bagging and wrapping are only part of Atlantic's breadth of material offerings. We can also assist in the development and design of custom printed materials.

We further support your production with on-site technical representatives who provide the intense responsiveness demanded in food processing.

Whether you're looking to consolidate vendors or streamline logistics, we invite you to take advantage of Atlantic’s deeply integrated involvement in National Account relationships.

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Film Lab

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Our Film Lab is an incredible engineering resource that provides an unparalleled benefit for our flexible packaging customers. This state-of-the-art facility is designed to assist in the Flexible Packaging audit process.

Here our engineers can test the properties of a film that our customer is currently using and gauge their needs as far as the application where the film is being used.

Testing, testing, testing

We learn a great deal about film properties and capabilities when we test in the Film Lab. The data we collect and our expert analysis provide direction to our sales and technical personnel who make such recommendations to our customers.

Data driven results

The tools provided in our Film Lab and the engineering wizards performing the tests and analysis are ultimately delivering evidence-based results that will demonstrate to our customers exactly how a film can affect their overall packaging performance.

Using this data and then monitoring the performance of the films used in flexible packaging applications promotes trust in our process, in our materials, and in our overall packaging service.

Trust Atlantic to provide materials, equipment, and service above and beyond the competition.

Learn more about the Atlantic Film Lab.


The initial audit we perform for any new customer is the foundation of the Atlantic flexible packaging process. Our specialized film technicians observe current conditions with the flexible packaging equipment, materials, and overall process.

Optimizing performance

The audit drives our recommendations for optimized systems and materials. It provides a basis for measuring performance of new film or different adjustments to the existing equipment. Rather than providing a price quote up front on a project, we begin with the audit and then determine the most accurate price quote based on our observations and recommendations.

Decades of experience

In addition to the data collected during the audit, our customers also benefit from the decades of experience behind our sales, support, and technical teams. Our team knows the applications of flexible packaging from every angle and their use of the data from the audit and the resources at Atlantic is put to work in cutting costs, lowering downtime, and improving the packaging operations for our customers.