Packaging Machine Summer Savings Sale!

The right packaging machines can help increase production, protect products, and promote brands. We offer a large selection and variety of packaging machines online as well as some custom machines. From now until the end of August we are running a machine summer savings sale. Many of out stock machines are on sale and ready to be shipped out. Check out the machines below for details.

Tabletop L Bar Sealer

Was: $631

Now: $570

The 13″x13″ L bar sealer is an excellent shrink wrap machine for packaging a variety of items including: electronics, books, stationary, soaps, and more! The recommended film for the 13″x13″ L Bar sealer is a 12″ or smaller PVC or polyolefin centerfold. An L bar sealer can also be used with shrink bags as well if preferred. The 13″x13″ L Bar sealer comes with the sealer, film rack, and two replacement sealing wires. Call 1-800-441-5090 today with questions or click on the image to shop our online store!

AVS Vacuum Sealer

Was: $1,995

Now: $1,895

The AVS vacuum sealer is a heavy duty vacuum sealer capable of sealing up to 360 products hour. The AVS vacuum sealer requires a 18 gallon external compressor for optimal packaging speeds. All AVS vacuum sealers come with a 1 year manufacturers warranty and are capable of sealing vacuum bags up to an 8 mil thickness. Call 1-800-441-5090 today with questions or click on the image to shop our online store!

Eagle 100 Strapping Machine

Was: $860

Now: $799.99

The Eagle 100 strapping machine 110v is an excellent machine for low to medium production levels. The Eagle 100 can strap up to 30 straps per minute. The Eagle 100 features: adjustable cool down, automatic motor shutoff, instant heat sealing, locking casters, and more! Call 1-800-441-5090 today with questions or click on the image to shop our online store!

TL-1622MK Combo Shrink Wrap Machine

Was: $9,900

Now: $8,999

 The 1622 shrink wrap machine is a plug and play shrink wrap machine capable of packaging over 600 products per hour. The 1622 shrink wrap machine features: Micro Knife sealing wire, auto discharge conveyor, magnetic hold down, adjustable seal time, adjustable tunnel conveyor speed and temp, and more! Call 1-800-441-5090 today with questions or click on the image to shop our online store!

Eagle 2000B Stretch Wrap Machine

Was: $6,200

Now: $7,700

The Eagle 2000B stretch wrap machine is a work horse stretch wrap machine capable of all day applications. It is a stock item and can ship within 48 hours of a completed order. The Eagle 2000B features: Chain driven turntable, 110v plug-in, LCD control panel, machine stretch up to 250%, 12 revolutions per minute, and more! Call 1-800-441-5090 today with questions or click on the image to shop our online store!

Eagle 2000BWS stretch wrap machine

Was: $9,350

Now: $8,995

The Eagle 2000BWS is the standard 2000B stretch wrap machine with a built-in scale capable of a 5,000 lb. weight limit. The eagle 2000BWS features: 110v power supply, 3 year manufacturers warranty, automatic load height sensor, max load height of 87″, and more! Call 1-800-441-5090 today with questions or click on the image to shop our online store!

All machines currently on sale are stock items and can typically ship within 48 hours of a completed order while supplies last. Call us at 1-800-441-5090 or visit www.uspackagingandwrapping.com to view all of our products online.

Pallet Covers To Protect Products

Product inventory whether stored indoors, outdoors, cooled, or non cooled environments should be protected. At U.S. Packaging & Wrapping we sell a large variety of materials to assist in protecting products for storage, load transportation, retail sales, and industrial sales. Most our of shrink wrap materials are to protect merchandise for retail and industrial sales. The shrink wrap helps to protect products from exterior elements while still allowing a clear product display. Our stretch film is used to protect products for transportation. Companies have used stretch wrap for years to unitize pallet loads. This helps to protect from product loss and worker injury during transportation. Stretch wrap can also perform as a barrier from external elements. Often when protection from exterior elements is essential to important products we recommend using more than stretch film, we recommend pallet covers.

Pallet covers are generally made of polyethylene plastic and come in thicknesses ranging from 1 mil all the way up to 6 mil. Many companies find pallet covers important because of the protection they offer from external elements such as: sunlight, moisture, and dust. There are several customers we have that will use a pallet cover after the pallet load has been stretch wrapped. The stretch wrap does provide a great barrier of protection, but the pallet covers offer added protection specifically from moisture and sunlight. The majority of customers we sell our pallet covers to use a pallet cover on loads that are not stretch wrapped. Often times the loads are unitized with plastic strapping or not unitized at all.

We offer two colors of pallet covers to choose from, clear and black. The black is often sold to our customers that store in outdoor environments. The black pallet covers offer UV protection to help protect products from sunlight. Another great feature of the black pallet covers is the ability to conceal pallet loads. This helps to protect merchandise from theft.

All of our pallet covers come with gusseted sides to easily slide over pallet loads. All pallet covers come on a roll. The amount of pallet covers per roll vary depending on the thickness and the size of the cover. We have recently reduced our prices on pallet covers and offer great discounts on any order over 5 rolls. If you would like to request a quote, you can reach us at 1-800-441-5090 Ext.1 for sales.

Strapping Closures

Strapping can be made from a variety of materials. Each one of those materials can be beneficial to a variety of applications. Different types of plastic and metal strapping can use different closures to help seal and secure loads. We offer a large variety of polypropylene and polyester strapping products. The most common type of strapping closures for plastic strapping are wire buckles &  heat or friction sealing.

Metal Seals– Metal seals for plastic strapping come in open seals and closed seals. Open seals are by far the most common

Open Strapping Seal

type of metal seals. Open seals allow users to easily slide the buckle over the plastic strapping after tensions has been applied. Once the buckle is positioned properly, a sealing tool can be used to close and tighten the open seal around the plastic strapping.

We offer the open seals in both smooth and serrated seals. The smooth seals are the most popular and are commonly used with polypropylene strapping and lighter polyester strapping applications. The open serrated seals offer the ability to apply additional friction to the strapping once closed. They are designed for smooth polyester strapping products, but can also be used with embossed polypropylene strapping.

Closed seals need to be threaded on before the strapping is applied, therefore not making them as time efficient as open seals. The advantage to closed seals are the ability to help keep the plastic strapping in line when applying tension. Once tension is applied to the strapping, the closed seal is easily pushed closed to seal the strapping.

Heat Seals- Heat or friction seals are used with battery operated hand-held tools, semi-automatic, and fully automatic machines. They can be used with both polyester and polypropylene strapping. The advantage to heat sealing strapping is not having to continually buy wire buckles for sealing.  The disadvantage is the welding or heating process can take longer than the closure of wire buckles.

Most all machines use a heat sealing method for closure. The heat or friction seal can be adjusted on different sealing machines depending on the type of strapping material being used and the strength of the seal needed. Pneumatic, electric-powered, and battery-powered machines commonly use a friction or heat seal.

We currently do not offer any of our strapping tools, or machines online, but you can call us at 1-800-441-5090 for a quote on any products or machines mentioned in the post.

Plastic Strapping Information & Uses

Plastic strapping is used in a variety of situations. Plastic strapping is commonly used for load stabilization and unitizing products together. Many people choose to use a combination of stretch film, and strapping to help secure loads of different sizes and weights.

Polypropylene strapping is the most common type of strapping. It can be used with a variety of packages and loads. There are a multiple seal types that can be used with polypropylene strapping. In an upcoming post we will highlight the variety of seals that can be used for strapping. We offer two types of finishes on our polypropylene strapping.

The first and most common finish we offer is an embossed finish. The embossed finish gives extra texture and adds friction to the strapping. The embossed finish offers a diamond-shaped finish that allows more friction and slip resistance to buckles and seals. To much embossing can compromise the strength of the strapping.

Polypropylene strapping is also offered in a smooth finish. All of our Polyester strapping comes in a smooth finish. The smooth finish allows the plastic strapping to be stronger and is intended for heavier loads. Strapping with a smooth finish has a much higher tensile strength than strapping with an embossed finish.

Polyester strapping, commonly referred to PET strapping is the strongest of plastic strapping materials. Polyester strapping is often used as an alternative to steel strapping because of the strength it provides, and the ability to reduce the overall weight of the load. Polyester strapping is used with a variety of hand and machine sealing tools.

We offer a large variety of sealing tools and machines to assist you in sealing your plastic strapping. If you do not find what you need online, feel free to call us at 1-800-441-5090.

U.S. Packaging & Wrapping To Inroduce Full Line of Strapping Products

We are proud to announce the introduction of  a large variety of strapping products. Strapping, also referred to as banding is ideal for a variety of load stabilization situations. Many of our current clients use a combination of stretch film with strapping products to help stabilize loads.

The two types of strapping we will be offering are polyester strapping and polypropylene strapping. Both of these types of strapping offer many benefits and advantages when used in proper situations. Polyester strapping also known as PET strapping has the ability to hold tension longer. Polyester strapping is being made to hold stronger loads that used to be only held with steel strapping. Polypropylene strapping is a more economical option for unitizing objects. Polypropylene strapping is more commonly used for a variety of situations ranging from securing individual packages together to securing whole pallet loads.

We will be offering hand strapping options as well as many machine strapping options. Both are ideal when used in the proper situations. All of our hand polypropylene strapping options will be offered in multiple core sizes with the ability to seal in multiple ways. Users can choose to seal using hand wire buckles, plastic strapping seals, or by using a hand-held friction weld.

Machine grade strapping will be made available in both polyester and polypropylene strapping. Both are great when using on the proper situations.Both machine strapping options will be available in a large variety of core sizes, widths, thicknesses, and break strengths. They are made from quality virgin raw materials to ensure only the highest quality strapping products.

To help complement all of the new strapping products to be offered, we will also have multiple strapping tools and accessories available. Everything ranging from hand strapping tools, to semi-automatic and automatic strapping machines, as well as seals, and strapping kits.

Feel free to call us at 1-800-441-5090 to inquire about the strapping products described in this article.