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Packaging Information and Applications

Topics about packaging materials and machines from in-house experts to assist in finding the right packaging solutions.

Recycling Food Containers - Is Plastic Packaging Recyclable?

Food containers are used to store and protect consumable products. Some containers store foods for short periods, while others are used for longer-term or frozen storage. Find out what to look for on your food containers and possible options available when purchasing.

Food Safe Shrink Wrap: Enhancing Freshness and Safety

Food safe shrink wrap can benefit companies looking at packaging options. The proper materials and branding can attract customers while protecting the consumable product from tampering and exterior elements. Find out why food safe shrink wrap could be the right packaging option for your business. 

Purchasing Shrink Wrap Machine Parts

Shrink wrap machine parts are essential, no matter the style or type. Pallet shrink wrap machines wrap and secure heavy pallet loads; over time parts will wear out and need replacing. Heat shrink wrap machines can have several commonly wearable parts mainly around the sealing wire. View this article to find out which shrink wrap machine parts are needed the most often.

The Main Differences Between PVC, Polyethylene, and Polyolefin

The differences between PVC, polyethylene, and polyolefin are vast when looking at the details but can be easily confused at first glance. Find out the difference between each and which may work best for packaging your product.

What is an Automatic Shrink Wrap Machine?

Automatic shrink wrap machines can increase production and efficiency. Auto shrink-wrap machines are a perfect option for retail and e-commerce sales, but what are they? What makes them automatic and how much do they cost?

What Are the Disadvantages of Shrink Wrapping?

Shrink wrapping can be the perfect packaging process for many companies and products, but sometimes it will not protect during transport or storage. Find out some disadvantages of shrink wrapping and why it may not be the best solution for your products. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

U.S. Packaging & Wrapping 2015 and Beyond

Find out up coming developments for U.S. Packaging & Wrapping in 2015! New product offerings, new product demos and tutorials, as well as several other planned events in 2015.

Shrink Wrap Packaging Reference Guide

The shrink wrap packaging reference guide is a complete guide of references and resources for shrink wrap packaging! Find out if shrink wrap will work for your products, view start-up costs, and more!

Stretch Wrap Savings - Save Money on Stretch Film Costs!

Save money on stretch film costs by ordering in bulk and down gauging. By sampling different film, companies can substantially save on stretch wrap costs throughout the year.

Consumer Packaging No-No's

Consumer packaging is an important part of the marketing process. Packaging is often a product's first impression to customers. Find out what customers overwhelmingly dislike about product packaging.

Gauge Thickness Conversion Chart (Updated)

When purchasing plastic packaging products there are a variety of thicknesses available. Different manufacturers and products use different units of measurement. Use our gauge sizing chart to convert gauge into: mils, microns, millimeters, centimeters, and inches.

New Products at U.S. Packaging & Wrapping LLC.

Read about new products available at U.S. Packaging & Wrapping. New machines and packaging products available to help customers package and product products more efficiently.

United States Packaging Companies

This post focuses on the diversity of the packaging industry. We look at a large variety of packaging companies found in the United States. Many serve a wide range of sectors and others serve very specific sectors within the packaging industry. All of them help to bring end products to customers.

The History of Packaging

The history of packaging dates back to early civilizations. Find out where the packaging industry began and what changes revolutionized the industry as we know it.

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