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Packaging Equipment and Automation: Why manual packaging processes are costing you money
15 Apr

Packaging Equipment and Automation: Why manual packaging processes are costing you money

***Updated on 1-14-19*** Packaging Equipment and Automation It goes without saying that the key to successful warehouse operations is smooth, efficient product flow. But when you’re relying on employees to package your product, you leave yourself open to inefficiencies in your process, human error and mistake, inconsistent quality, ever-increasing labor costs and other operational difficulties that can easily be solved by moving to an automated system. Packaging equipment and automation can work lo …
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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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Flutes aren't just for symphonies anymore
21 Jul

Flutes aren't just for symphonies anymore

Flutes: A corrugated symphony of structure Architects have known for thousands of years that an arch with the proper curve is the strongest way to span a given space. The inventors of corrugated fiberboard applied this same principle to paper when they put arches in the corrugated medium. These arches are known as flutes and, when anchored to the linerboard with a starch-based adhesive, they resist bending and pressure from all directions. When a piece of combined board is placed on its end, the …
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Corrugated board packaging sees new adoption and attention
14 Jul

Corrugated board packaging sees new adoption and attention

Corrugated board packaging materials are often considered one of the primary focal points of the packaging industry's production abilities. The high-performance packaging material is often made in a consistent manner, but its flexibility and ease of crafting allows it a special place in the industry's overall means. According to a recent report from Persistence Market Research, the corrugated board packaging segment of the industry is expected to see growth in the near future, led by North America …
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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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Packaging 101: The Corrugated Box
18 Jan

Packaging 101: The Corrugated Box

*Updated 9-7-17*  Corrugated. Boxes.  Cases.  Cartons. Whatever you call them, you see corrugated boxes everywhere.  From front porches and distribution centers to moving trucks and manufacturing facilities, corrugated boxes are a part of our daily lives.  Just because we all use them, doesn't mean we all understand them. For more facts on corrugated head here. Shop Corrugated Boxes Corrugated Box Types Half-Slotted Boxes: Consist of one piece with a glued, stitched, or taped manufacturer's joint an …
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