Stretch wrapping is a simple and effective solution for palletizing boxes, securing loads and bundling loose items. But what kind of stretch film is best for your application? With all of the options out there, things can get confusing! Here's a guide to some common stretch wrap terms and how to choose the right stretch film for your needs.
Pressure sensitive packaging tapes are still the most popular choice for day-to-day carton sealing. Hot-melt and acrylic tapes are economical, approved for standard USPS shipping, and perform well for most packaging and shipping applications.
When it comes to sealing cartons, you've got options. How do you know which type of packaging tape is right for you? Let's take a look at the contenders.
Selecting strapping material? Here are a few terms you may encounter when comparing different types of strapping.
Strapping is a packaging and shipping essential. Are you using it correctly?
When is comes to strapping, you have choices. What's the best strapping material for your application?
Size and strength are important considerations when choosing a corrugated box. But you also have options when it comes to box style.
After size, the most important consideration in selecting a corrugated shipping box is the strength of the material. The strength of the box walls determines how much weight it can hold, how much can be stacked on top and how much abuse it can take on the road. So, how strong is strong enough?
Mullen Test vs. ECT: which rating should you use when selecting material for your corrugated boxes? Corrugated shipping cartons are subjected to a lot of different kinds of strain during packing, shipping and storage. We put heavy contents in them and then stack cartons on top of each other. During shipping, they may be at the bottom of a heavy pallet or stacked among boxes of different weights and sizes on a delivery truck. They may be thrown about or subject to sudden forces that can puncture or rupture their sides.
If you're just getting started with freight shipping, the paperwork may seem daunting. But getting your shipping documents correct is critically important for shippers.