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Mullen or ECT for Your Corrugated Box Needs?

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 Box Basics

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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What is the Difference between Blown & 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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eco-friendly packaging

Eco-Friendly Packaging

March 29, 2019

Of the several ways for your company to reduce their carbon footprint and project an environmentally friendly public image; choosing eco-friendly packaging is one of the easiest ways to make a big impact.
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stretch film vs shrink film

Stretch Film vs. Shrink Film

February 22, 2019

If I had a dollar for every time someone asked me the difference between stretch film and shrink wrap I would be rich!
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acrylic vs hot melt packing tape for carton sealing

What is the difference between Acrylic Packing Tape and Hot Melt Tape?

January 17, 2019

Choosing the right packing tape for your packaging needs ensures that your packages are sealed securely and durably.
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