Category: Packaging Engineering

Case Study: Custom Poly bags produce results

HDPE Poly Bag

Customized solutions: every packaging process is different. You’ve probably heard it a million times before, but have you seen actual examples? In these case studies, we’re taking a look at custom poly bags. Sometimes that fix ends up being a product the customer may not know about. Other times, it’s a little more complex. Problem: A manufacturer of roofing tile was using a LLDPE (Linear low-density polyethylene) bag to package their individual tiles. They would then then stack the bags

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Hand Stretch Wrap 101

There’s a lot of stretch wrap out there… Hand stretch Machine stretch Pre stretched Extended Core Mini bundling rolls Cast stretch Blown stretch UV, anti-static, colored, etc. Let’s narrow it down to some basic knowledge about hand stretch wrap Hand stretch wrap can be confusing because it’s also referred to as; hand film, hand wrap or manual pallet wrap. It’s the most commonly used film and is typically utilized in lower capacity packaging operations. The film is applied manually by hand around the pallet,

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Mullen vs. ECT: Is there a difference in corrugation tests?

What is the difference in corrugation tests and does it even matter? As packaging partners, we’re used to getting a lot of questions about how to best manage their packaging needs without spending needless amounts of money. One frequently asked question is about the difference in corrugation tests. Mullen board and ECT board are both very strong and capable types of corrugated, but, sometimes, choosing one over the other may save you time, money, and potential product damage. For many

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Change your packaging, lower your shipping: Is it really that easy?

It’s been over a year now since UPS and FedEx began charging by size, not just by weight.  Before the price increase, any ground shipment of a packaging size less than 3 feet was charged by weight only.  Since the price increase, all packages will be priced via dimensional weight. Historically, shipping costs have been calculated on the basis of gross weight.   But by charging only based on weight, large lightweight sized packages became unprofitable for freight carriers. These large, lightweight boxes would take up

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How reconfiguring your boxes can save you thousands

What if I told you there was a simple way to save costs on your packaging without changing materials, volume, or quality?  Are you laughing yet? What if I told you that it were as easy as the phrase “Deeper = Cheaper”?  OK, now I’m sure you’re definitely laughing.  (I giggle at that phrase too.) Changing the opening orientation of your boxes When it comes to using a regularly slotted case (a RSC) in the packaging world, changing the orientation

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