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

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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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eBook: How about a little shipping accountability?

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When it comes to determining product damage, someone with true shipping accountability is king. Logistics is all about preparing for the unforeseen. It is the science of product risk management. Picking, pulling, packaging, loading, and shipping: at some point, you’re going to experience some kind of damage, somewhere in the supply chain. But if you have the ability to make one small change that could change the course of finger pointing and he said/she said, determining, once and for all, true shipping accountability,

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Case Study: A new type of stretch wrap helps solve damage issues

When you hear about stretch wrap, you only hear about the positives: the damage prevention, cost savings, etc. But, while you’re surely protecting your packages with containment force, have you thought out how the environmental factors that it might be subjected to could affect your load? What if you’re shipping something sensitive to environmental changes? Because of high temperatures and too much condensation, branded labels on bottles can be damaged when wrapped with standard stretch wrap on pallets. When is it

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Rite-Gauging: The quickest way to improve product protection

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What is “rite-gauging?” Rite-gauging is the application of the correct film, thickness, overlap, revolutions, and force-to-load that ensures equal containment force to the top, middle, and bottom of a pallet load. It helps to set a containment standard that is measureable, repeatable, and cost effective, while also reducing risk and variance. Rite-gauging treats every application as a unique set of circumstances and variables because every situation is unique. Just because stretch film is involved, doesn’t mean applications are universal: how you use stretch film can make

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eBook: Shipping accountability helps prevent product damage, profit losses

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Shipping accountability makes revenue management and damage reduction easier Manufacturers, distributors, and carriers are left to absorb the cost of damages when packaging, handling, and transporting fails to deliver the goods to customers as ordered. But, sometimes you don’t know where or when the damage occurred, especially when it’s not detectable until the end-user is opening the packaging. The fact of the matter is that having shipping accountability means that you can find out when and where something happened. Sure, insurers

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