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Packaging your product is just as important as creating it. But, you should not be spending more time packaging it than you are producing it. You have the ability to maximize your case forming and case erecting line with higher production rates and less manual labor. With the swift motion of a semi-automatic or fully automatic case former, your productivity can increase while having the option to relocate labor to a different area. Your packaging can still be a top priority in your product, only in less time with a semi-automatic or fully automatic case former.
All Boxed Up: Flute Box Hero (Part 3 of 3)
In a world where there are too many boxes to choose from only one can rescue you from selecting the wrong box…Flute Box Hero! Over the past two days, we’ve explored the world of corrugated boxes. From linerboard to box styles and now to flutes. No, not these flutes…
All Boxed Up: Making Sense of All Those Acronyms (Part 2 of 3)
TBH I’m SMH with all the acronyms that pop up everywhere. LOL Translation: To be honest I’m shaking my head with all the acronyms that pop up everywhere. Laugh out loud. The other day I caught my teenager rolling her eyes at me when I told my husband, “BRB!” Translation: Be right back! She quickly rebuked me, “Mom, not cool. You’re not supposed to say those out loud. Only use them in texts!” Maybe I should have dropped a few of these corrugated carton acronyms on her: RSC, FPF or FOL. Okay, perhaps not. If I had, there’s a chance her eyes would’ve rolled into the back of her head and stayed there. LOL
All Boxed Up: Will That Be a Single, Double or Triple? (Part 1 of 3)
Who else besides me analyzes their package that was just delivered before you open it, while you’re opening and after you’ve opened it? Do you take the time to inspect every detail about the packaging? Then you start to form theories in your head why they sent that tiny little box of garbage liners in a 6 x 6 x 4 single-wall box, using water-activated tape to seal it and why there was 10 (yes, ten) air pillows inside to keep the garbage liners protected? Because you know, garbage liners are fragile, right?
Case Forming Solution Helps Manufacturer “Pack Up” Polyurethane Components
The client, a manufacturer of polyurethane components for the heavy truck and trailer market, was previously manually forming their cartons prior to hand applying labels and feeding the cartons into an automatic case sealer. This method was time-consuming and labor intensive.
Why Thickness and Price are not Indicators of Tape Quality
When many manufacturers go to market in search of tape to use for case sealing applications, the primary concern often seems to be the tape’s thickness (in mils) and the price. Purchasers often think to themselves, “Okay, which tape has the best mil rating/price ratio?”. However, this can cause many problems.
Rising Turnover Costs in Manufacturing: Mitigation Through Automation
Employee turnover can be expensive. In fact, Josh Bersin of Deloitte believes the cost of losing an employee can range from tens of thousands of dollars to 1.5–2.0x the employee’s annual salary. These costs include hiring, onboarding, training, ramp time to peak productivity, the loss of engagement from others due to high turnover, and higher business error rates. (Altman, 2017).
New to Carton Closing Stapling? Here’s What You Need to Know to Get Started.
With the help of our friends at Bostitch, the following will help you identify the best carton closing stapler and carton closing staples to staple the tops and bottoms of boxes.
Budget Friendly Solutions for Your Packaging Equipment Investment Needs
Do you have a packaging project where new equipment is needed, but the scope of the project doesn’t justify an outright purchase of new packaging equipment?
Do you need to meet an increase in production, but your budget won’t allow a capital investment in new packaging equipment?
It’s All About the Tapeheads
We’ve talked in previous blogs about keeping products safe and secure once they leave the warehouse. Good stretch film can keep products securely together on a skid, and custom products can keep everything in place while keeping your brand at the forefront of your customers mind. Carton stapling tools are great for closing certain boxes...
Bostitch Cordless Carton Closing
Getting your cartons closed and out the door absolutely needs to be a quick and efficient process. If your business is spending more than a few seconds just getting your cartons sealed, the process and tools your team is using needs to be examined and changed. Fortunately, Bostitch has a series of Cordless Carton Closers that can improve the durability of your packages while getting them out of your warehouse quicker, and with an added aspect of safety.
Carton Sealing Tape – A Review of Specifications May Make All the Difference in Your Carton Closing Application
When it comes to pressure sensitive packaging tape, there is a sea of options out there and deciding the best option for your application can sometimes be a daunting task. Many of you may succumb to “analysis paralysis” and go with the “vanilla” variety of the bunch...
Ways to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle in Your Packaging & Fastening Process
November 15th was America Recycles Day so it seems fitting to provide businesses with some ideas that may help them reduce, reuse, and recycle in their industrial packaging and fastening processes.
3 Things You Should Know About Carton Closing
There are a variety of ways to close and seal a carton. The method that you choose to close the cartons in your packaging process can greatly affect the condition of the product when it arrives to your customer...
Carton Forming and Corrugated
There are many different options that the corrugated industry provides to meet the needs of a business. However, factors that can negatively affect corrugated are often times overlooked by companies...