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Cut Your Packaging Costs with Strapping
14 Jan

Cut Your Packaging Costs with Strapping

In a down-trodden economy it is conducive to our wallets to find the proper tool for the job…yet not be wasteful with our money. Doing a bit of research to find a feasible and affordable product can go a long way. For example, a customer that produces commercial roll up doors was using 25′ -50′ spiral tubes to package commercial overhead doors. Each overhead door is a custom size. The customer would cut the tubes to length and split the spiral tubes in half in order to wrap them around the rolle …
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What is elongation recovery?
05 Dec

What is elongation recovery?

Elongation Recovery is an important characteristic of strapping to consider when choosing the correct strap. Elongation- the lengthening of something. Recovery- a return to a normal state of health, mind, or strength. Vibration, handling, time, temperature and humidity cause some types of packages and unit-loads to shrink or settle quite a lot. Others shrink or settle to a lesser degree. All plastic strapping materials elongate under tension and seek to recover a part of the elongation as stress i …
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Case Study: Switching sealers saves company thousands of dollars
27 May

Case Study: Switching sealers saves company thousands of dollars

A lumber company was using an expensive method to secure their mixed loads of lumber. Realizing that their production was slower than it should be, they decided to seek the help of IPS Packaging. Their Account Manager told them that switching to a BXT sealer would be a feasible option for their strapping needs because of its durability and affordability. The BXT sealer is an extremely durable tool and requires far less time to strap a load than using a traditional manual sealer. It uses a friction w …
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Are you thinking of switching from steel to poly strapping? Now's the time.
15 May

Are you thinking of switching from steel to poly strapping? Now's the time.

Let's be honest: steel prices are increasing while poly prices are poised to decrease. If you've ever considered it, now is the time to start really thinking about switching from steel to poly strapping. It doesn't take a wise, old mathematician to realize that switching from steel to poly strapping can save you thousands. And did you know that with the dramatic in the cost of steel, many companies are finding that plastic or poly strapping provides the same performance at a fraction of the cos …
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Guide: The Definitive Strapping Guide is the newest #PackagingKnowledge guide
21 Feb

Guide: The Definitive Strapping Guide is the newest #PackagingKnowledge guide

Knowledge is power. And the right knowledge about strapping puts the power in your hands. Did you know that with the dramatic increase in the cost of steel, many companies are finding that plastic or poly strapping provides the same performance at a fraction of the cost? Most of these companies are saving, on average, 78%. Achieving dramatic annual savings with seemingly small changes in materials or application isn’t something that typically happens overnight. But with over 40 years experience part …
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Switching Sealers Saves Thousands of Dollars
16 Feb

Switching Sealers Saves Thousands of Dollars

A lumber company was using an expensive method to secure their mixed loads of lumber. Realizing that their production was slower than it should be, they decided to seek the help of IPS Packaging. The packaging expert at IPS informed the company that switching to the BTS sealer would be a feasible option because of its durability and affordability. A lumber company realized that their securing methods were too expensive and their production was much slower than was optimal. Expensive method of …
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