Packaging Equipment and Automation: Why manual packaging processes are costing you money

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***Updated on 1-14-19*** Packaging Equipment and Automation It goes without saying that the key to successful warehouse operations is smooth, efficient product flow. But when you’re relying on employees to package your product, you leave yourself open to inefficiencies in your process, human error and mistake, inconsistent quality, ever-increasing labor costs and other operational difficulties that can easily be solved by moving to an automated system. Packaging equipment and automation can work long hours while maintaining a consistently high quality and

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Top 10 packaging articles of 2018

Top 10 packaging articles of 201- IPS Packaging

Packaging articles you loved this year We’ve given you a lot of great packaging articles this year. So much that we want to take a look back at our most popular blog posts of 2018. Of course, none of this would be possible without you. So, THANK YOU! There’s plenty of valuable packaging content to sift through here in our IPS Knowledge Base. If this is your first time here, spend some time and look around. Our Packaging Knowledge Center

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Equipment tax incentive increase for 2018

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*Updated 05-18-18* 1 million dollars Hopefully you read that in your best Austin Powers voice. That’s because the equipment tax incentive for 2018 is increasing. Up from a $500,000 deduction in 2017, this years tax deduction doubles to $1,000,000. It feels good to type out all of those zeroes and they’ll help your bottom line and giving you incentive to make 2018 the year to purchase automatic packaging equipment… mmm savings. How the equipment tax incentive works The Section 179

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Protective Packaging- Bubble and Foam

protective packaging materials - bubble wrap and foam rolls- IPS Packaging

Protective packaging Do you remember when you were a kid and you’d pop all those air bubbles that came with a package? Well they’re more useful than just keeping a child’s attention for a few minutes. Bubble and foam are important protective packaging materials. These materials have many applications for protecting products. Applications Uses for both bubble and foam packaging: see chart below. Block and Brace- Position and restrict products within the interior of a secondary package to prevent them

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Foam in place packing: Protective materials for your products

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Foam packing systems There’s many needs to fill with foam in place packing (foam in place), whether its protective void-fill, blocking and bracing, cushioning, or pre-molded pads. No matter what your application is, packaging foam in place provides the most cost-effective and time-efficient technology to improve your process. Foam in place packing puts a protective mold around your products to keep them being damaged during shipping. There’s several improvements that these systems do to your packaging operation. Foam in place

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