Did you know that falls are the third-highest cause of unintentional deaths in the U.S.? (The first two are motor vehicle crashes and poisoning). More than 33,000 people die in unintentional falls each year, and another 8 million people end up in the E.R. for injuries caused by slips, trips and falls.
June is National Safety Month—which makes it the perfect time to take another look at how you are keeping your people safe at work.
What's the difference between stretch wrap and shrink wrap? Sometimes these terms are used interchangeably, but they are very different processes with different ideal applications. Many people say "shrink wrap" when they actually mean "stretch wrap." In a nutshell, shrink wrap involves heat, and stretch wrap doesn't. Here's how to know which is right for you.
Stretch wrap is one of the most useful and versatile materials in the packaging industry. Stretch wrapping can be used to:
Stretch films come in different thicknesses, known as gauges. How do you know what gauge of stretch film you need? Let's take a look.
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.