U.S. Packaging & Wrapping Blog About Packaging Materials, Machines, and Applications!

Banding Material Differences

The right banding material will keep products from becoming damaged during transport. Banding is used in different ways depending on the products being secured. Some banding is applied with automatic machines capable of securing hundreds of products daily. Find out which type of banding is right for your application before making a purchase!

Stretch Wrapping Machine Specifications

Knowing what specifications to look for when purchasing a stretch wrap machine can save complications after the purchase is made. Check out recommended specifications for pallets of different sizes. A great way to ensure the right machine will work with your pallet load.

How Vacuum Packaging Prevents Freezer Burn

Freezer burn can drastically reduce food quality and taste. Vacuum packaging can eliminate freezer burn and help with long term freezer storage. The reduction of freezer burn keeps ice crystals from forming on edible products.

The Cost of Meat Packaging

The cost of meat packaging is determined by the type of meat being packaged and the desired storage time. Find out how much meat packaging costs and what to expect with two primary forms of meat packaging found i store throughout the world. 

Bag Sealers - Seal Thickness Chart

Bag sealers come in many different sizes and styles. Determining the right seal thickness of a sealer is very important to ensure products safely arrive at their final destination. Bag sealers come with very thin seal seams up to very wide seal seams. Learn what thickness of seal is needed for your application.

A Guide To Credible Packaging News Sources

A full list of credible packaging news sources. Resources for general and detailed packaging news and information. Easily scroll through a list of packaging news sources to find the exact news source for up to date information. 

We Fix Amazon Seller Packaging Mistakes

Selling Amazon FBA is a great way to increase volume and sales numbers. At times, mistakes can happen during new product roll outs, new packaging designs, or first time FBA shipments. We can assist befoer mistakes occur or after mistakes happen. Do not panic, give us a call at 1-800-441-5090 to see if we can assist you today.

Shrink Wrapping Chocolates

The thought of heat shrink wrapping chocolates is scary to many confectioners. It can be done with the right materials and machines. Limiting heat exposure to the chocolate is the primary way to shrink wrap chocolates. Use this guide to help determine the right equipment and materials for packaging chocolates with heat.

Stretch Wrap Machine Tension Adjustment

Proper stretch machine tension settings are the best way to increase film savings and reduce damaged shipments. This post with a video shows a quick-and-easy way to set machine tension for maximum stretch rates.

Stretch Wrap Machine Film Loading

An easy-to-follow guide for stretch wrap machine film loading. Quickly and easily load stretch film onto stretch wrap machines and prevent premature film tearing!

How Does a Heat Sealer Work?

Heat sealers are used to package products all over the world. Find out how a heat sealer works and why it can be an important addition to existing packaging line. Heat sealers work with many different materials and products.

Shrink Wrapping Services: What to Expect

Shrink wrapping services often make more sense for companies shrink wrapping products a few times per year. The cost of machines, materials, and labor can add up and increase headaches. Find out what to expect when looking for a shrink wrapping service from U.S. Packaging & Wrapping LLC.

Damaged Freight: Reduce Frequency and Win Claims

Damaged freight shipments can cost thousands of dollars and present problems between buyers and sellers. Following simple steps when shipping via freight can reduce claims and increase payouts if a claim is necessary.

Shrink Wrap Machine Demonstrations

Demo a shrink wrap machine before buying. Be sure the machine will meet the demands of your product and business. U.S. Packaging & Wrapping offers multiple options to demo shrink wrap machines prior to purchasing.

When to Buy Packaging Supplies Locally vs Online

Buying packaging supplies from the right source can save companies thousands of dollars annually. Knowing when to buy local versus online can increase bottom lines.

3 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Stretch Wrap Machine

Answering 3 simple questions can help save major headaches after making a stretch wrap machine purchase. Stretch wrap machines are large and heavy machines that often cost several hundreds of dollars in freight charges. Understanding what to look for before purchasing from any company will reduce future problems.

3 Ways To Ensure You Are Buying the Right Shrink Wrap

Do not purchase shrink wrap without knowing 3 ways to be sure you are buying the right product. Not all shrink wrap is created equal. Buy the right product the first time!

Bag Sealers - Read Before Buying!

Bag sealers come in a variety of different sizes, shapes, and costs. Do not purchase the wrong sealer. Read out bag sealer guide to determine which bag sealer is right for your application.

3 Reasons the Pack Expo Continues to Grow

The annual Pack Expo continues to draw thousands of people each year. Find out what keeps exhibitors and attendees coming back, and the benefits the show provides.

How to Professionally Package Bath Bombs

Easily and efficiently package bath bombs with the right materials and machines. Fully Enclosing bath bombs will hep protect the product while on store shelves. Find out pricing and the right materials for a professionally packaged product.

What is Shrink Wrap?

What is shrink wrap? Many different products are called shrink wrap, but what is shrink wrap and what is it made out of? Find out how to use shrink wrap, what it is, and what it is made of.

Difference Between Centerfold Shrink Wrap and Shrink Tubing!

Centerfold shrink wrap is only one form of shrink packaging. Shrink film comes in four major forms, find out which one is best for your products.

Rotating Shrink Wrap Machine Images

View full 360 degree shrink machine images. The new 360 degree view images are the first part of our interactive showroom expected to be live online by fall of 2017.

Commercial Laundry Table and Film

Commercial laundry wrapping tables and films are used in commercial laundromats, hospitals, and other establishments around the world. Find out the advantages of laundry wrapping and what films best suit different wrapping needs.

American Made Shrink Machines and Tunnels

Shop a full line of American made shrink wrap machines and tunnels! View the different machines and models available at U.S. Packaging & Wrapping LLC. and estimated lead times.

The New American Made T2016 Shrink Tunnel

The Heatsealco T2016 shrink tunnel is a 110V tabletop shrink tunnel made to shrink wrap a large variety of products. Find out special savings and promotions on this American Made Line! 

Wearable Shrink Wrap Machine Parts

Understand common wearable shrink wrap machine parts before purchasing a machine. Knowing a base cost for wearable parts offers machine owners the ability to properly forecast operational expenses.

Shrink Wrap Machine Testing

Test a shrink wrap machine and shrink film thickness prior to buying it. Customers simply send products to our location and tell us what they would like the end product to look like and we fit it to the proper machine.

What's New at U.S. Packaging & Wrapping For 2017

For the new year, U.S. Packaging & Wrapping LLC. has several changes that are in the works. Find out what the new year has in store for the company.

A Guide to Stretch Wrap Thickness

Find out the right stretch film for your products. The right stretch film can reduce product loss and long term stretch film cost. Use the chart to determine which stretch film is right for your application.

When Pallet Top Sheeting is a Must-Have!

An investment of less than $.50 can save companies thousands of dollars from product loss. Pallet top sheeting is easily applied and can be a must-have for some applications.

Vacuum Packaging vs. Shrink Wrapping

When determining the best form of packaging for a product, do not be confused between vacuum packaging and shrink wrapping. Both forms of packaging are great ways to protect products when used properly. Find out the differences between the two.

The Ultimate Seller's Guide To Ebay, Amazon, and Etsy Packaging!

Understanding the packaging options available for different products helps to ensure customers will receive an undamaged product upon arrival. Any seller using Ebay, Amazon, or Etsy should thoroughly consider packaging guidelines and options when selling. Use this guide to save money and help ensure customers receive undamaged products.

Search Engines Do Not Know What Shrink Wrap Is

One of the most frustrating things about searching for information online is not being able to find what you are looking for. Sometimes specific information is hard to find online, but high traffic search terms should be easy to find what is needed. The search term "shrink wrap" is a common term that should display the right product.

What is Cross Linked Shrink Film?

Cross linking polymers is a method of linking one polymer chain to another. A variety of different polymers are often cross linked to perform different functions. Find out how cross linking is achieved and specific advantages of cross linked film. 

A Beginner's Guide to Meat Packaging

Meat packaging is a multi-billion dollar industry with a large variety of machines and materials used throughout the supply chain. This is a general information article about the meat packaging industry. An excellent source for companies wanting to learn more about the process and industry.

New Shrink Wrap Machine Demo Videos

Each one of the machines featured in our new demo videos are intended for medium to high shrink wrapping output. The videos offer a great guide for pre-purchase questions.

8 Signs You Should Invest in a Stretch Wrap Machine

Identifing signs for the need of a stretch wrap machine can help save companies money in the long term. Find out key signs that indicate the need of a stretch wrap machine.

5 Reasons Wise Packaging Investments Can Pay Off in the Long Run

Initial investment costs when dealing with packaging materials or machines can often be costly and overwhelming. Making a wise decision on those investments can often save the business money in the long run.

8 Christmas Packaging Fun Facts

Christmas is the most commercialized holiday in the world. Companies make billions of dollars every Christmas season. Packaging is often used to help marketing campaigns, but can also add to the waste during the holiday season. Read some fun facts about packaging and the Christmas season.

3 Packaging Inventions to be Thankful For

During this season of giving thanks for the blessings in life, consider being thankful for packaging advancements. Never thought of that eh? Packaging advancements have greatly improved the quality of life for people around the world. In fact, certain forms of packaging enable the traditional Thanksgiving meal as we know it.

2000BWS Stretch Wrap Machine with Scale

A stretch wrap machine with a scale can save companies time and money. The ability to weigh pallet loads with a built-in scale enables operators to quickly weigh loads and begin wrapping in one motion.

Easy Way To Test Stretch Film Stretch Rate

With a few basic supplies and ten minutes of time, users can test the stretch rate of stretch film. Obtaining an ideal stretch rate can save companies money and reduce film costs. Follow these simple steps to find out the rate of stretch film stretchability.

8 Benefits of Vacuum Packaging

Vacuum packaging can be an excellent form of packaging for a variety of consumable and non-consumable products. Find out the benefits of vacuum packaging and how it can save products, money, and increase the bottom line.

10 Shrink Wrap Life Hacks

Shrink wrap can be used for more that retail and industrial packaging. Use these shrink wrap life hacks to store items, keep food longer, reduce energy bills, and even produce professional looking CDs. Most shrink wrap life hacks can be done with minimal investment.

Stretch Wrap Machine Upgrades

For some pallet loads, standard stretch wrap machines do not offer what is needed to correctly wrap and secure the load. A variety of available stretch wrap machine upgrade can correct wrapping issues and ensure secured loads.

Shrink Wrap Machine Video Library

View a video library of shrink wrap machines for beginners up to high-output operations. Find out how shrink wrapping works and how small companies can begin shrink wrapping with minimal start-up costs!

Stretch Wrap Machine Safety Guidelines

Stretch wrap machine safety guidelines for a variety of turntable stretch wrap machines. Excellent information for employee training and meetings. Find general safety guidelines for transportation, installation, operation, and maintenance.

The Stretch Wrap Machine Advantage

With the right amount of product volume, companies can make a good investment with the purchase of a stretch wrap machine. Stretch wrap machines can reduce product loss, reduce worker fatigue, and increase film efficiency. Find out why a stretch wrap machine may be right for your location.

Impulse Sealer Heat Settings

Impulse sealers are an excellent option for companies beginning to package products. Impulse sealers are capable of wrapping several product per day. Finding the right heat settings for the sealer allows sealing wires to last longer and sealing to be more efficient.

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