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Case Study: Case sealer improves the roadway of productivity
07 Jan

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 be included as part of …
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Pallet stabilization with chipboard
26 Nov

Pallet stabilization with chipboard

What is chipboard used for? Chipboard can be used as a pallet stabilizer and protection for products. When compared to corrugated sheets, it's less expensive, lightweight and reusable. It's a great alternative for pallet stabilization if you're looking to reduce costs. We've had many companies come to us looking for a way to reduce material costs and not know where to look. This is a great place to start because there's many benefits to using it on your pallets. Chipboard benefits: Reduce material …
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Automatic case erector increases production
19 Nov

Automatic case erector increases production

Positive ROI in just a few months. An internet-based distributor experienced a shift in distribution that nearly doubled the number of orders placed every day. Hand erecting cartons was no longer practical to handle the increased amount of orders. They asked IPS Packaging on suggestions for purchasing a semi-automated or fully automated case erector for their expanding operations. Their new system, automatically selects, erects, and seals the bottom flaps of RSC and HSC cases at speeds up to 16 …
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6 easy ways to save money on your packaging
05 Jun

6 easy ways to save money on your packaging

It's time to save money on your packaging. Here are 6 simple ways. Have you ever thought about some of the ways that you could find some hidden cost savings potential in packaging? Ten years ago, it wasn't a high priority. However, as transportation and warehousing costs have continued to steadily rise, companies realized that packaging offered a fresh opportunity to cut costs. Despite that new found awareness, many companies are still struggling to identify where exactly they can cut costs in their …
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Mullen vs. ECT: Is there a difference in corrugation tests?
23 May

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 years, the …
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How reconfiguring your boxes can save you thousands
14 Dec

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 of the opening can have the potential to save you mo …
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