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.
If you're researching carriers and third party logistics (3PL) solutions, you may have come across the terms "asset-based" and "non-asset based." Do you know what these terms mean? And do they matter when it comes to selecting a logistics company for handling and delivery of your cargo?
When you're shipping hazardous materials (HAZMAT) and dangerous goods, you need to take extra care to get everything right. Mistakes in HAZMAT shipping are costly for companies and dangerous for anyone who comes in contact with your shipment. HAZMAT shipping is complex, and shippers who are handling dangerous goods must go through formal certification and training in order to understand all the nuances. But if you're new to the world of dangerous goods, here are a few pointers to get you started.