Category: Packaging Supplies

The e-commerce Surge

e-commerce on the rise

e-commerce on the rise The fast growth of e-commerce almost 10 years ago has revolutionized the retail marketplace. Just think of how many people are selling their products on Amazon these days. You probably even know someone that’s selling something on Etsy right now. That’s because e-commerce is growing by the day. The increase in online purchasing is great for sellers because more money. There are however, challenges for the protective packaging markets. How will you keep up with buyers’

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What to Consider When Downgauging

Is it time to downgauge?

Despite the rapidly changing packaging industry, many companies might be reluctant to change something that works, like shrink and stretch film gauge. There could be a perceived risk associated with downgauging for some. Chances are that if you are running the same gauge film you’ve run for the last five years, it’s worth evaluating possible alternatives. Many companies find that they can downgauge their film anywhere from 10% to 25% with some reducing materials by as much as 50%. Let’s

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Case Study: Case sealer improves the roadway of productivity

Problem Productivity isn’t where it needs to be for a manufacturer of reflective paint signs for roadways and walkways.. A case sealer would easily solve the problem, so they came to us for help. Specifically, they needed the efficiency of a semi-automatic case sealer to seal five panel folding boxes. Box sizes: 4” high, by 10” to 18” wide, by 10” to 24” long. Weight: 30-50 lbs., after packed with “surface communication signs”. The manufacturer needed a case sealer to

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5 Keys to a Successful Packing Station

packing station

Many people greet the New Year with goals and resolutions to improve their health, happiness, and quality of life. Well, I think we’d all be better off come next December if we did the same for our packing stations. Let’s throw some tinsel in with the Biodegradable loose-fill and usher in the New Year with an upgraded packing station. 1. Take control over “in-the-box” packaging materials Using too much, too little, or the wrong materials can lead to unwanted waste.

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Top 10 packaging articles this year

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It’s getting close to the end of the year and we wanted to share our top 10 most read packaging blog posts from our Knowledge Base this year. What’s been popular this year? It looks like there’s a lot of questions about plastics, corrugated, and poly bags. That seems to be the theme for all of these articles, you’re looking for solid information on some confusing things. You’ve definitely come to the right place so keep coming back for more

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