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Lifting Sling Safety: Choosing the Right Sling Material

Lifting slings are an essential tool for hoisting, rigging and materials handling. Properly used, slings enable safe lifting and moving of heavy loads ranging from pipe sections to loaded boxcars.

  • 4 min read
  • Jul 16, 2019 9:46:00 AM

Calculating the Total Cost of Protective Packaging

When it comes to protective packaging, shippers have a lot of options. And of course, everyone wants to keep packaging costs down. But the total cost of packaging goes beyond simple materials costs. Here are a few other factors that you may not have considered when calculating the cost of protective packaging.

  • 5 min read
  • Jul 9, 2019 9:31:00 AM

Protecting High-Value Goods During Shipping

What's the best way to protect high-value goods during shipping and handling? Items that are especially valuable and delicate—such as auto parts, electronics and industrial equipment—require extra care and highly protective packaging materials.

  • 6 min read
  • Jun 25, 2019 9:30:00 AM

Void Fill, Cushioning and Protective Packaging: The Basics

What's the best way to protect products during shipping? Unless your product is highly durable and fits tightly into the shipping box, you'll probably need some void fill, cushioning or protective packaging material to make sure everything arrives intact.

  • 8 min read
  • Jun 18, 2019 9:30:00 AM

Stretch Wrap vs. Shrink Wrap: What's the Difference?

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.

  • 3 min read
  • May 28, 2019 9:13:00 AM

Stretch Wrap Applications

Stretch wrap is one of the most useful and versatile materials in the packaging industry. Stretch wrapping can be used to:

  • 2 min read
  • May 21, 2019 9:00:00 AM

What Gauge Stretch Film Do I Need?

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.

  • 7 min read
  • May 14, 2019 9:30:00 AM

What Kind of Stretch Wrap Do I Need?

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.

  • 5 min read
  • May 7, 2019 9:30:00 AM

Strapping Basics: Terms You Should Know

Selecting strapping material? Here are a few terms you may encounter when comparing different types of strapping.

  • 2 min read
  • Mar 26, 2019 7:01:00 AM

Strapping Best Practices: Secure Your Load Like a Pro

Strapping is a packaging and shipping essential. Are you using it correctly?

  • 5 min read
  • Mar 19, 2019 7:00:00 AM

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