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Pallet redesign eliminates damages

pallet redesign from IPS Packaging engineering team

Case study: Pallet redesign from packaging engineers With the lumber and pallet industry setting all-time high prices this past June, many companies are looking for ways to save money and eliminate damage. A manufacturer of copper metal needed to reduce the amount of damage their pallets were getting. The company produces copper for products like ammunition, coinage, printed circuits, and more. As a customer of IPS Packaging, they got in touch with our Engineering team for a pallet redesign solution.

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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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Supply chain sustainability: save money and Mother Earth

What do the numbers 500 million, 2 billion, 7.6 billion, and $6 billion have in common with the supply chain? Give up? Wood pallets. Each year, we produce 500 million new wooden pallets and on any given day there are 2 billion wooden pallets in circulation.  Approximately 7.6 billion board feet of lumber is used annually to build these pallets equating to $6 billion in annual sales for the lumber industry, building the pallets that are used for shipping, storage, and distribution within the

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Honeycomb Paperboard Pallets: Eco-Friendly and Innovative

Honeycomb

A wholesale food distributor was searching for a more environmentally friendly alternative to traditional wood pallets. The food distributor was hoping to find a pallet weighing less and cut their spend on shipping costs. Through process evaluation an alternative packaging method was uncovered: honeycomb paperboard pallets. Honeycomb is an environmentally friendly, cost-effective, custom-engineered kraft paper material that can be used as void fill packaging, pallets, dunnage, and other packaging alternatives. It is constructed by the adjoining of individual bands of kraft paper together into a series of hexagonal cells, creating a product with considerable strength.

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