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Gauge to Mil Conversion
23 Nov

Gauge to Mil Conversion

Gauge to Mil Conversion  When utilizing stretch film, poly bags, or other plastic packaging supplies to protect your valuable products, it’s necessary that you use the correct sizes and styles of each material. When you work with an optimally sized stretch film or plastic sheet, you ensure that your pallets will be able to withstand harsh travel or storage conditions. Below, you’ll find a handy breakdown of the meanings and conversions of each thickness measurement. We’ve even included a helpful gau …
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What to Consider When Downgauging
07 Jan

What to Consider When Downgauging

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 show you …
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5 Keys to a Successful Packing Station
03 Jan

5 Keys to a Successful 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. It can also cause product damage. …
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Testing for package safety
10 Dec

Testing for package safety

Package Safety Package testing is a very important part of package safety. There are many different type of packages and package protection material that companies use, all of which have undergone some sort of testing. Things to know when learning about package safety: Will the package itself protect the product? How are packages tested? How efficient is this in finding flaws in material or protection? New Materials Every time a new package material is invented, it must undergo testing. There are …
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4 Package characteristics to choose the correct strapping
28 Nov

4 Package characteristics to choose the correct strapping

Physical characteristics will help determine the correct strapping Once you've identified the package type, you must know how the load's physical package characteristics will affect the strapping selection. Let's go over 4 characteristics of industrial packaging and what to look for. Corners Corners have a direct bearing on the type of strap which you select. For example, you don’t want to apply plastic strapping directly on a rigid load such as steel blanks. Without corner protection, the sharp m …
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Stretch Film Today and Keys to Wrap for Success
03 Aug

Stretch Film Today and Keys to Wrap for Success

Quality assurance and miscues can occur with high demands and increased pressure fringing on sending people what they need quickly in this ever growing technical age. Therefore by knowing the correct way to safely secure products by the correct processes of stretch film wrapping, peace of mind can set in soon as the products have left the warehouse: The importance of properly stretch film wrapping products in today’s vast shipping and packaging industry cannot be stressed enough. A recent study d …
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