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How to Improve Packaging Line Efficiency
22 Feb

How to Improve Packaging Line Efficiency

Packaging lines are an integral component of businesses around the world. Whether they are fully manual, completely automated, or somewhere in between, they encompass a process that allows you to prepare your products to ship out to customers and end users all across the globe. That means that your line must create secure, effective packages that can protect your goods throughout the entire supply chain. For many people, this setup is far from the top of their minds when it comes to process improvements and cost reductions, but the packaging line is incredibly important. Today, we’re breaking down just how you can measure the efficiency of your line and how to improve packaging line efficiency in order to save time, money, and other resources.
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Packaging Trends 2021: What to Expect
21 Dec

Packaging Trends 2021: What to Expect

Packaging Trends 2021: What to Expect We can probably all agree that 2020 has been a more unexpected year than most people anticipated. The arrival of the global COVID-19 pandemic came along with extended at-home quarantines, restaurant and bar closures, and individuals nationwide working from home. It seems that everything this year was a little different and took most of us by surprise. As we head into the New Year, it’s important to understand that 2020 fundamentally changed a lot of practices in the packaging and supply chain industries. Though the beginning of 2021...
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Reasons to Work with a Packaging Distributor
09 Nov

Reasons to Work with a Packaging Distributor

Reasons to Work with a Packaging Distributor  Whether you’ve just started your business or you’ve been in operation for decades, there’s one thing that every company always needs at one point or another – packaging supplies. When the time comes to find boxes, mailers, tape, and more, you need a reliable source that can provide high-quality goods quickly and for a reasonable price. Even better if they can provide an outstanding shopping experience with expert level knowledge of the products and se …
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Avoid These Spooky Packaging Mistakes
15 Oct

Avoid These Spooky Packaging Mistakes

Packaging Mistakes to Avoid October is officially here and that means it’s the spookiest season of the year. As you carve your pumpkins and go door to door seeking out sweet treats, you’ll also keep an eye out for ghouls and goblins lurking in the shadows. This time of year, things that go bump in the night are certainly frightening, but we can name one thing that’s even scarier: packaging mistakes. While there are a few packaging mishaps that won’t cause too much trouble, there are others that …
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Versatile Air Cushioning System Meets Unique Demands in Protective Packaging
13 Nov

Versatile Air Cushioning System Meets Unique Demands in Protective Packaging

Houseware distributor converts to HC Versa from loose fill for performance benefits A Midwestern distributor of housewares had been a long-time user of polystyrene loose fill from FP International. The loose fill was used in conjunction with a bulk air conveying system, which provided operators with hoses to dispense the peanuts into the cases. Although the system was fast, low cost, and protected the company’s shipments, there were two main problems: 1. The loose-fill created an undesirable mess a …
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Stretch film containment force (What you need to know)
25 Nov

Stretch film containment force (What you need to know)

The key to safe shipping Stretch film containment force is the most important factor in deciding if a load is safe to ship. When it comes to stretch film and pallets, containment force is key. The goal of correctly using stretch film is to move products on a pallet safely from point A to point B. You want to be able to do this safely and at the lowest cost to you. What's the best way to use stretch film correctly? Use the right amount of containment force. Containment force is the total force applied …
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