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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

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

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