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.
During the holidays we get asked by customers the best way to protect luggage during long flights. There are several small steps that can be taken to help ensure luggage will reach the final destination in one piece. One of the most underrated ways is choosing the right airline. Check out our online review word cloud for different airlines. It helps to offer insight into each airline and how past customers view the experience they had.
A heat tunnel uses a conveyor to send products through one side and out the other side. Shrink tunnels are heated used different sources depending on the type of tunnel. Find out how a shrink tunnel works and the main parts for it to function properly.
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!
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.
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 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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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? 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.
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.
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 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.
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 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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
Shrink tunnels can increase packaging efficiency and decrease worker fatigue. The proper shrink tunnels can quickly and easily shrink wrap package a variety of products. Determining the proper shrink tunnel speed and heat settings can ensure professional look packages with minimal effort.
View Different product packaging ideas for a variety of products. Flexible packaging offers an affordable packaging solution to a variety of products. The use of the proper flexible packaging material can present a professional packaging at an affordable cost.
Anyone familiar with stretch wrap or stretch wrappping has heard the term 80 gauge stretch wrap. By far the most common film within the stretch wrap industry, 80 gauge stretch film can have a variety of meanings.
Find out what shrink wrap machine is best for your business. Shrink wrapping is an inexpensive, yet professional way for companies to package a variety of products. Using the proper machine can save businesses time and money.
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.
The variety of shrink wrap machines on the market vary substantially. There are shrink wrap machines available online that look exactly the same, but durability and performance are drastically different.
Bundling stretch film is an excellent option for a variety of applications across multiple industries. Find out common uses of bundling stretch film and if it will meet your needs.
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!
Polyolefin shrink film is FDA approved for direct food contact and an excellent option for packaging a variety of products! Companies can often package food product for pennies when using polyolefin shrink film!
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 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.
View technical data for all stretch film products we offer. This post includes all technical data for hand and machine stretch film rolls, anti static film rolls, colored stretch film rolls, vented stretch film rolls, and hybrid stretch film.
Find out how much shrink wrap machines cost. Learn about the cost for a beginners shrink wrap machine up to a high speed fully automatic shrink wrap machine. Read about the benefits of each machine and how to determine what type you need.
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.
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.
Find out what most home use aluminum foil thicknesses are. Learn how they are measured and what the benefits of each thickness is.
Plastic packaging or flexible packaging prices always fluctuate. Manufacturers and suppliers have to adjust pricing based on the market price for plastic resins. This post examines what influences plastic packaging prices.
Use this guide to find local shrink wrap suppliers for small quantities of products. Some supply equipment and suppliers for consumers wanting to wrap a small amount of product.
Read about the different food packaging supplies we offer and which products work well with each sector of food packaging. Find out if shrink wrap, poly bags, or a variety of other materials are the right packaging option for your food products.
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.
Use the pallet stretch film guide to find where to buy pallet wrap locally and online. Learn what local chains offer and how they can benefit your needs.
Watch videos explaining how to measure for different shrink wrap materials. Learn what size of shrink wrap you need for your products before you buy. Protect and offer excellent displays for all of your products!
Stretch film is used all around the world hold and secure products. It is an affordable way to protect against product loss. How does it work? What makes stretch film work better and more efficiently?
Use our chart to view commonly used shrink bag sizes! Find out which bag is right for your application. Wrap everything from CDs, DVDs, Books, and more!
Follow this detailed guide to find which stretch film is right for you! Properly protect and secure your products with the right stretch film!
Use our measuring guide to properly measure for shrink wrap bags, tubing, and rolls! Ensure you are ordering the proper product at an affordable price.
Save money and the enviroment by reducing stretch film waste! Increasing load efficiency helps to stabilize products while reducing the use of stretch film.
Learn about the shrink packaging products offered at U.S. Packaging and Wrapping LLC. Find out how they can help protect and preserve your products.
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.