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Recycling Your Used Boxes

Recycling Your Used Boxes

November 13, 2020

Did you know that you can sell your used corrugated boxes easily?  Just use your search engine or local yellow pages using the search term “waste paper” to find paper dealers that will pay you for your used boxes.
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How To Choose The Proper Type of Strapping

How To Choose The Proper Type of Strapping

August 28, 2020

There seems to be some confusion about the various types of strapping, strapping products and their uses.  Today we’ll try to clear up some of the confusion you may be experiencing related to these products and terms.
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What is Corrugated Fluting?

What is Corrugated Fluting?

August 13, 2020

What are corrugated flutes and how are they used in corrugated packaging?

Flutes are the “arches” or “squiggly” paper that goes in between the two flat sheets of linerboard in a piece of corrugated board.

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Polypropylene vs Polyester Strapping

Polypropylene vs Polyester Strapping

July 17, 2020

In the world of plastic strapping, there are two types of materials used.  The first is polypropylene which is usually a dull finish and most of the time has a waffle-like embossed design on it.  Polyester on the other hand has a very glossy and shiny finish. 
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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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