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Choosing the Correct Size Bag

Choosing the Correct Size Bag

June 26, 2020

If you are using industrial types of bags, it’s important that you understand the proper way to measure the bag.  Today we’ll take a look at several popular types of bags and explain how to measure each properly.
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What is the Difference Between Cardboard and Corrugated Boxes?

What is the Difference Between Cardboard and Corrugated Boxes?

May 29, 2020

Let me first warn everybody and say that what you are about to read will be shocking to those people who are not in the packaging supply business.  I am here to break the bad news to you that your everyday brown box that you have used hundreds of times for moving or storage in your attic is in fact NOT a cardboard box.  Technically, it is referred to as a corrugated box.
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Storage and Handling Practices for Corrugated Boxes

Storage and Handling Practices for Corrugated Boxes

May 01, 2020

There are basic guidelines for the handling and storage of corrugated boxes and packaging.  When stored properly, your corrugated boxes are much more likely to be useable and able to protect the products inside from leakage, loss or damage.
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Finding the Right Packing Tape for Your Situation

Finding the Right Packing Tape for Your Situation

April 24, 2020

Packing tape or carton sealing tape as it is known is available in many different grades.  For some many reasons, this product is the source of frustration for many users. 
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is there a difference between stretch wrap and shrink

Is there a difference between Stretch Wrap and Shrink Wrap?

April 17, 2020

f I had a nickel for every time a customer wanted to order stretch wrap but ordered it as shrink wrap, I wouldn’t be stuck writing blogs for a living. Yes, in the high brow packaging industry, there is a definite difference.  
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32 ect vs 200 lb test boxes

Mullen or ECT for Your Corrugated Box Needs?

April 03, 2020

Confused about the different ways that corrugated boxes are rated?  Don’t understand the difference between Mullen (also call “Burst”) and ECT?  You’re not the only one.
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corrugated boxes

Corrugated Box Basics

March 23, 2020

In the corrugated box industry a lot of term are thrown around that don’t probably make a lot of sense to the average user.  Linerboard, medium, RSCs, FOLs, single face, triple wall- what does it all mean?
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blown or cast stretch film

What is the Difference between Blown & Cast Stretch Film?

March 09, 2020

There are two types of stretch film -  blown and cast.  Both types have specific characteristics that create unique benefits depending on the applicatioBlown Stretch Wrap is made from beads of resin that are fed through a heated machine that has a circular die. 

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chipboard folding cartons

What is Chipboard?

October 17, 2019

The best way to describe a chipboard box is to think of a box of cereal.  They are different than corrugated shipping boxes since chipboard boxes do not have fluting inside the walls of the box. They instead are made from lightweight but sturdy paperboard.
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white poly mailers

Poly Mailers - They're Not Just For Clothing Anymore

August 05, 2019

The poly envelope is the industry term for your standard plastic-mailing envelope, also referred to as poly mailers or mailing bags. Poly envelopes are most commonly used for mailing clothing articles but are also ideal for packaging other items that do not require any cushioning or padding i.e. pamphlets or magazines.
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bin boxes

How To Organize Your Warehouse With Bin Boxes

June 27, 2019

Keeping items organized on a warehouse shelf can be challenging without the proper use of bin boxes.  This is a great cost effective way to organize your products for ease of picking and counting.
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finding the right size cardboard box

How To Determine What Size Shipping Box You Need

May 14, 2019

Many of us have family out of town and may be familiar with trying to send care packages. I just want to give everyone a little advice on how to determine what size shipping box you need.
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