Category: Lumber and Wood Products

Pallet market insight

Pallet market insight - A look at the lumber industry - IPS Packaging

A look into the lumber industry With the volatility of the lumber market being as unstable as it has been in years, pallet prices are continuing to rise. In fact, some lumber is more difficult to locate and purchase because of shortages in the industry. Prices hit an all time high in June, 2018 – the highest numbers we’ve seen since 1997. With the hurricane season on the horizon, the market will stay volatile through the fall. Industry insight –

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Angleboard edge-protection

Angleboard Protection

Angleboard applications Angleboard is used as protective packaging during before, during, and after shipping. There’s numerous uses for Angleboard, and they all help protect your product line. It’s made from multiple layers of paperboard, laminated, glued, and then formed into a rigid right angle. It has an open edge design that lends itself to it’s many applications. Applications: Strap protection Edge protection Unitization Stacking strength Beam strength Strap protection reduce indentation caused by strapping. It also improves tension transmission. Steel

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Pallet Frame for Packaging

Pallet Frame Blog

Pallet Frame benefits Pallet Frame is an economical protective packaging material used for numerous applications. It’s used for edge protection, unitizaiton, and stabilization. There’s no assembly required, which is always a plus. It’s also just one piece that goes onto a pallet. Pallet Frame remains in place without additional securement, making it easier to apply stretch film to the load. This gives increased stability to the load. Lightweight One-piece design Versatile Enhances load stability All in the family Pallet Frame

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Two ways that custom poly bags fix packaging problems (Case Study)

HDPE Poly Bag

Poly bag solutions in packaging Customized solutions: every packaging process is different. You’ve probably heard it a million times before, but have you seen actual examples? In these case studies, we’re taking a look at custom poly bags. Sometimes that fix ends up being a product the customer may not know about. Other times, it’s a little more complex. Packaging Problem: A manufacturer of roofing tile was using a LLDPE (Linear low-density polyethylene) bag to package their individual tiles. They

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Strapping: You’ve heard of it, but what do you really know about it?

**Updated 12-7-17** Strapping is one of the most commonly used means of unitization and bundling in the packaging industry. There are multiple types of products available, as well as many application types, but it is especially used in environments such as: Bundling together for handling and shipping: newspapers, pipe, lumber, concrete block, etc. Attaching items to pallets, skids, and crates Reinforcing wooden boxes, crates, and corrugated boxes, such as gaylords Attaching items to flatcars, flatbed tractor trailers, etc. Securing a

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