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Boxes / Corrugated
Corrugated fiberboard is a combination of paperboards, usually two flat pieces of paper and one inner fluted corrugated medium. It is often used for making corrugated boxes for shipping products.
A box that does not require the use of tape or glue. Generally closes via adhesive strips at the openings that are part of the box and are activated by removing the tear away cover strip.
Packaging in which the product is suspended in the airspace of the shipping container between two layers of highly resilient, low-slip film.
Retention Packaging Systems hold products in place within their proprietary retention frame and revolutionary film membrane. Elastomeric film safely keeps the product in place while providing excellent visibility and product display.
Corrugated mailers are lightweight boxes of small size design for use in mailing at the lowest cost possible.
Chipboard is a paper-like material, usually over ten mils (0.010 inch, or 0.25 mm) in thickness. Some types of chipboard (corrugating medium and linerboard) are used in the construction of Corrugated fiberboard.
Singlewall / Doublewall Corrugated
Any piece of corrugated material has the possibility of being doublewall. This is simply a board which has an extra fluted, corrugated layer.
The amount of force required to break the strapping is expressed in pounds.
The side to side curvature of strapping. Machine grade strapping must be camber free to allow the strapping to move through the equipment.
Manufactured from polyester fiber. Polyester fiber is one of the strongest synthetic fibers made. Commonly used in outdoor applications due to polyester cord’s excellent moisture resistance. Cord strapping is used only in manual applications and can be sealed using buckles and metal seals or hand tied.
The loss of the strapping tension that occurs over a period of time.
The percent of stretch in the strapping as force or tension is applied.
The strap’s ability to return to its original state after tensioning.
The textured pattern applied to the strapping surface. Quality embossing will increase joint efficiency, enhance split resistance and improve stiffness characteristics. However, an overly embossed strap can increase the thickness and lower break strength.
The usable strength of strapping is only as powerful as the joint holding the two strap ends together. Joint efficiency is expressed as a percent of the total breaking strength of the strapping.
The embossing found on the surface of polypropylene strapping. The feed wheels in strapping equipment grip the embossed strapping to carry the strapping through the equipment. Low knurling can cause miss feeds and strapping jams.
Feed Wheel Tensioner
Tensions painted or waxed steel strapping on a flat surface. This strapping tensioner has serrated feedwheel that grips the strapping.
Handles are held perpendicular to the strapping and usually in front of the operator. Handles are pushed together to crimp the strapping seal. For light duty strapping applications.
The most rigid of all poly strapping materials. Polyester Strapping has superior tension retention and very low elongation. These characteristics make polyester strapping the choice strapping for empty bottles and cans, lumber and heavy rigid loads.
The most common and least expensive strapping material available. High elongation and recovery but low retained tension make polypropylene strapping an excellent choice for light duty unitizing, bundling and carton closing.
Tensions painted or waxed steel strapping on irregular or round bundles. The steel strapping is engaged by a serrated feed wheel.
Tensions dry or lubricated steel strapping on round or irregular shaped packages. Uses a serrated gripping dog to hold the pulled steel strap end. Has limited strapping take up.
The ability of strapping to stretch and return to its original state upon impact without breaking.
Lower handle can be laid on a flat surface enabling the operator to use both hands on the upper handle to apply more force on the strapping seal. For heavy duty strapping applications.
The ability of strapping to resist lateral tearing.
Is the strongest strapping material made. Recommending strapping where high strength is necessary and low elongation is important. Ideal for very sharp and extremely hot products.
Primarily used with dry heavy strapping for extra heavy- duty applications. The windlass tensioner winds one end of the steel strapping around a slotted windlass shaft. Strapping must be pre-cut to desired lengths.
A plastic bag or pouch is a type of flexible packaging made of thin, flexible, plastic film. Plastic bags are used for containing and transporting foods, produce, powders, ice, chemicals, waste, etc. Most are heat sealed together. Some are bonded with adhesives or are stitched. A press-to-close zipper can be used to open and close the bag many times. IPS supplies an immense variety of styles and sizes of poly bags.
A gusseted bag is a bag with two pleats in the sides and balloon out to hold the product in a box shape. When you put something in a gusseted bag you are squaring the bottom and eliminating what are commonly referred to as dog ears -the corners of the plastic bag that would otherwise stick out and waste space.
Tubing on a roll lets you make bags that are designed to fit any size or shape product. Slide the tubing over the item, cut to desired length, and close both ends with tape, staples, or heat sealer. Tubing is used for wrapping difficult to bag items such as plants, posters and light tubes.
Used to protect stock from dust, dirt, and moisture. Covers generally come in clear and black, with the option for customized colors. Black comes with the option of UV protection for outdoor storage.
Polypropylene is a plastic that provides the best clarity and is an excellent vapor and moisture barrier. This makes polypropylene bags a great option for presentation especially for food.
Autobags are bags that come on a roll for use with automatic packaging machines. They are perforated for precision and make an excellent option when many of the same product need to be packaged quickly.
Lip-N-Tape Transport Bag
These bags allow their contents to be sealed instantly in a press-to-close fashion. They are provided with and without a separate open-ended outer pouch for documents. Perforated line makes for easy access to contents.
Barcode Labels & Ribbon
Thermal labels are labels that are printed with out ink, but on specialized paper that changes color (usually black) when heat is applied in a particular design.
Less costly but less durable, direct labels are used when the label will require a short life-span and will not be subjected to extreme heat.
This material has the advantage of a much longer readable life and does not fade with time or heat.