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Pressure Sensitive vs. Water-Activated Carton Sealing Tape: Are You Ready to Make the Switch?

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.

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

Packaging Tape Tips: Choosing Your Carton Sealing Method

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.

  • 4 min read
  • Apr 2, 2019 7:15:00 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

Selecting the Right Strapping Material: Steel vs. PET vs. Polypropylene

When is comes to strapping, you have choices. What's the best strapping material for your application?

  • 4 min read
  • Mar 12, 2019 7:13:00 AM

Packing in Style: Common Corrugated Box Styles

Size and strength are important considerations when choosing a corrugated box. But you also have options when it comes to box style.

  • 4 min read
  • Mar 5, 2019 8:00:00 AM

How Strong Does My Box Need to Be?

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?

  • 4 min read
  • Feb 26, 2019 7:50:00 AM

Understanding Corrugated Material Strength Ratings: Burst Strength vs. Edge Crush Testing

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.

  • 7 min read
  • Feb 19, 2019 8:02:00 AM

Looking For Packaging Deals? Pounce On This!

Everyone loves a deal. So do we. That's why we're rolling out the Pantero PouncePoints program, a wild new rewards program for our packaging and warehouse materials buyers.  

  • 1 min read
  • Feb 12, 2019 8:15:00 AM

Understanding Shipping Paperwork

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.

  • 8 min read
  • Jan 29, 2019 8:00:00 AM

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