The Difference Between Rigid and Flexible Packaging
There is often confusion between rigid and flexible packaging. Both are used for packaging everything from heavy industrial parts to small consumable candies and other edible items. Find the difference between flexible and rigid packaging and determine which option is better for your packaging needs.
Shrink Tunnel Differences
Shrink tunnels are designed to reduce packaging times and produce professional packaging products. Knowing the primary differences will help correctly choose the preferred equipment for your application. Find out the differences between shrink tunnels, how they work, and how to get the best results when packaging with a shrink tunnel.
How to Vacuum Seal Bags
Many home-use vacuum sealers come with rolls that are expensive to replace. Vacuum sealing bags are more readily available and cost less than name-brand replacement rolls. Before making a purchase, many people inquire about how to vacuum seal a bag to be sure it will work for their application. This guide with images will show step-by-step how to vacuum seal bags.
How Companies Save on Packaging Costs During Inflationary Periods
When production, material, and product costs increase, it is tempting for companies to reduce the size of their offering to the consumer. Simply keep the packaging the same and reduce the number or size of the purchased product. Follow these suggestions before committing to shrinkflation.
Shrink Wrap By Thickness
Shrink wrap measurements can be challenging to understand and make sense of. Some measurements for pallet shrink wrap can be dramatically different than heat shrink wrap. Find out which thickness will work best for your application.
How to Set Up a Heat Shrink Wrapper
Heat shrink wrapper setup can be time-consuming and confusing if you do not follow the right steps, the right look can be difficult to attain. Follow this setup guide to know how to set up your shrink wrapper.
The convenience of online ordering often outweighs the benefits of retail shopping. Meal kits are no exception, customers receive everything needed to cook a meal at home. No grocery shopping or looking up recipes. Everything is included in one shipment. We created a study to look at excess packaging waste by ordering meals from four companies. We tracked recycled, recyclable, and non-recycled packaging products included in each shipment along with several other metrics.
The invention of shrink wrap helped to change the way food is stored and preserved. Now used all over the world for consumable and non-consumable products, shrink wrap protects, and preserves. Find out who invented heat shrink wrap and how it was invented.
For companies already vacuum packaging products, a commercial vacuum sealer is the best way to grow into increased production. If not currently vacuum sealing, this is a must-read. Find out why vacuum sealing could be an option for your businss.
Contract packaging and co-packing can involve many different forms of packaging for consumable and non-consumable products. Find out what to look for when searching for a co-packaging service.
Modified atmosphere packaging helps to preserve products from degradation. Removing or decreasing the oxygen content within a package can increase shelf times and prevent rust in non-consumable products.
Porch piracy is a problem that continues to increase as online shopping becomes more and more popular. Find out which states have the highest number of online inquires for stolen packages. Our annual report shows the movement of each state's interest in porch piracy.
Modified atmosphere packaging is used to naturally extend food shelf life. Changing the natural atmosphere within a package or container can eliminate oxygen and slow degradation and spoilage.
Crosslinking shrink film can offer tremendous benefits when used with the right application. Find out the difference between crosslinked shrink film and standard polyolefin shrink film and which is right for the application at hand.
Ecommerce companies have a limited amount of shipping options for products reaching customers. Freight companies are abundant, but parcel package delivery is limited. The choice of UPS, FedEx, or USPS, are the options companies have. What is the difference though, which one will best benefit the customer? The answer is not black-and-white, in this post we look closer at the differences of each and how they can benefit your company.
Shipping is a very important part of an e-commerce business. How products arrive at the customer can earn re-orders or increase costs if products are damaged and unusable. Read these tips for ways to prevent product loss.
Everyone has received an oversized box for products ordered online. Major retailers can help reduce the additional waste with easy steps in the right direction. Read the best ways to reduce packaging waste for e-commerce packaging.
Packaging for ecommerce is not the same as retail. Businesses should consider a few options before packaging products and shipping them to customers as they come in.
Centerfold shrink film is made in many different thicknesses by many different manufacturers. With this test, we are indicating which temperatures different shrink film types will shrink at. The shrink temperature and heat exposure should be considered for any products sensitive to heat.
Package deliveries are delayed all of the time for many different reasons. Weather can be a leading cause of package delays, but many other factors can contribute. Find out what to do if experiencing package delays.
Barrier bags are what keeps food products fresh until reaching your home. Barrier bags play a key role in modified atmosphere packaging. Find out different types of barrier bags and how they can benefit your business.
Shrink wrap machines can vary in size and components from manufacturer to manufacturer. This troubleshooting guide offers suggestions for testing machines experiencing problems.
The purchase of a new packaging machine can present questions and problems. Some people like the idea of a machine purchase with set up and delivery. U.S. Packaging & Wrapping is now offering local free delivery and delivery and set up around surrounding states with additional charges
What gases do companies use for Modified atmosphere packaging? Does the food last longer and are the gases safe? Find out what gases are used for different food items and how they help to preserve food products.
Stretch wrap machine downtime can mean production slowdowns, inconsistent pallet wrapping, and worse than anything, hand pallet wrapping. Follow a few quick troubleshooting items to help find the problem.
Use this guide to determine what to do with a missing package from a major carrier such as USPS, FedEx, or DHL. The claims process is not overnight but will assist you in starting the claims process.
A new year signifies a new catalog with more information and products. Easily request the 2021 U.S. Packaging & Wrapping catalog by mail or digital download. Find updated pricing and pages for American Made Packaging Materials and ...
Buying a shrink wrap machine from Amazon is a great option for wrapping a few dozen products. If you are wanting to purchase a machine expecting to use it often, Amazon may not be the best route. We have included a few things to consider when purchasing a shrink wrap machine from Amazon.
The materials and machines used in the packaging industry vary dramatically. Products in stores have packaging on them to help protect from damage or preserve for longer shelf lives. This short post explains what a few common products around us are packaged in.
Porch piracy takes place in cities and small towns. From young kids looking for a one-time opportunity to an organized porch pirate ring, packages are stolen all the time throughout the world. The small tips included can save thousands in stolen goods.
Eco friendly packaging is easy to obtain and use for outgoing shipments. Simply wad paper up and stuff in shipping boxes to stop product movement. Find out which type of paper is best to replace packaging peanuts and bubble wrap.
The coronavirus has forced businesses to comply with social distancing guidelines, often reducing workers in each location. In some industries, companies are seeing higher volumes with mandatory reduced workforces. Does packaging automation solve this issue? This article will examine how automation can pick up the slack in areas workers are unavailable.
As online purchases continue to increase, porch piracy remains a problem across America. In our 2019 Porch Piracy study, we looked at which states had more online searches for stolen packages. In this years' study, we compare state numbers to last year and look at numbers during the coronavirus pandemic.
Quickly determine the number of pallets you can cover with a roll of stretch wrap. View our new calculator and a simple formula to determine how many pallets you can wrap with a roll of film.
During the Coronavirus pandemic, protective packaging is more important than ever. Ensure customers that products have not been touched from your location to their homes. Multiple choices are available and we are happy to assist if needed.
A stretch wrap machine will increase warehouse productivity within hours of arrival. The increased stretch rates will help to reduce film waste and costs. Find out how much a machine can save in film by maintaining a consistent stretch rate.
Our response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are doing all we can to help during these times by shipping materials and machines fast and free. Read how we are focusing on safety and what we are doing to help others during this time of need.
Find out how gas flush vacuum packaging works. See what happens when products are packaged with a gas flush vacuum sealer. The extended shelf life and ability to preserve without chemicals is one of the primary benefits of gas flush packaging.
Finding the right vacuum bag size can be difficult. Using standard household reclosable bags will not allow room to make a vacuum seal. Use this sizing guide to help find the right size of vacuum bag.
View pages from the new U.S. Packaging & Wrapping LLC product catalog! Quickly and easily request a catalog by mail. Find information, prices, and discounts on packaging materials and machines.
Check all of the easy-to-check items on a shrink wrap sealer and tunnel when troubleshooting. Easy resolutions can be quickly found by checking for issues with your shrink sealer or tunnel. Follow these steps for DIY troubleshooting for shrink sealer or tunnel.
Any company sending pallet shipments that will be seen during transit or storage should consider the use of a printed pallet wrap. Printed pallet wrap is an ideal way to increase brand presence while protecting load shipments. Find out how much printed pallet wrap costs, standard lead times, and order minimums.
Considering the dimensions for a shrink wrap machine being used in production is a part of choosing the right machine. Any time a company is wanting to bring in a new machine, ensuring it will fit in the production area should be a high priority. It this post, we look at shrink machine designs and overall machine dimensions to expect with each design.
The primary purpose of food packaging is to protect and preserve consumable products. The increased protection helps to reduce food waste and increase sustainability. Even with the packaging advancements over the last century, 30% of food in America is wasted. Find out which states rank the highest in the nation for food waste!
What type of barrier bag will best protect and preserve your product? Find the right barrier bag, made from the right materials. Custom sizes are available with printing turnarounds less than 6 weeks. Find out which barrier bag you need!
Vacuum packaging offers many benefits for storing and preserving products. Products can be consumable or non-consumable and the right vacuum packaging options will preserve the life of the product. View 3 videos showing some of the benefits of vacuum packaging below.
Which shipping carriers are the most reliable for shipping packages in good condition? After many damaged package claims, we decided to test three major carriers. We wanted to see which carrier out of UPS, USPS, and Fed Ex would ship packages with the least amount of damage to each package. Read to find out how we conducted the study.
The right meat packaging will preserve meat for better taste and reduced storage. With 3 simple questions, you can quickly determine which meat packaging will suit your needs.
Which online retailer has the least amount of packaging waste? That is the question we asked when beginning a study on packaging waste. We were able to determine between Amazon, Target and Wal-Mart which had the most packaging waste. Check out our findings and let us know how much packaging waste you have received when you order items online.
Shipping products to Amazon for fulfillment can be a great way to grow revenue and sell more products. If you have considered shrink wrapping as a possible method for meeting Amazon FBA requirements you are not the only one. We have several customers shrink wrapping thousands of products for Amazon FBA. Find out which machine to consider when looking for an Amazon FBA shrink wrapping option.
Increased online shopping has changed the lives and expectations of Americans. Consumers want products on-demand, close to their location, with fast shipping. This study is focused on search queries for purchasing terms on Google. Which states do you think rank first for terms like ‘buy guns’, ‘buy alcohol’ and even ‘buy weed’?
A shrink bundler differs from a retail shrink wrap machine. Shrink bundlers are made to handle heavy products using thicker shrink film. Find out what key features shrink bundlers share and how they differ from retail shrink wrapping machines.
The growth of onlnie shopping has attributed to another growing industry. Only, the new emerging industry is illegal and costs companies billions of dollars annually. Porch piracy is on the rise across the United States. Find out which states have the highest reports of porch theft with major online retailers.
The purchase of multiple stretch wrappers being shipped to different locations can be a long term money saving decision. The initial purchase may be costly, but within months the machines can be paid for and costs can be slashed. This blog post highlights the benefits of purchasing a stretch wrap machine for each location.
View the 2019 product catalog from U.S. Packaging & Wrapping. View featured pages in the catalog to see that each catalog is more than packaging products. Find information and money saving specials within each page!
View images and descriptions of 25 packaging machines commonly found throughout the world. Machines for packaging liquids, grains, consumable, and non-consumable products. A combination of low speed and high-speed packaging machines are details to show the variety of the packaging machine industry.