New Packaging Supplies and Machines At U.S. Packaging & Wrapping

We are constantly trying to offer new packaging supplies and machinery available online. Our product development team is always seeking new products to offer for both food and industrial packaging to better serve our customers. Over the past couple of months, they have added a large number of supplies and machines. In this post we are going to highlight some of those additions and how they can assist in packaging a wide variety of products across multiple industries.

New Packaging Supplies

 

Polyethylene Shrink Bundling FilmPolyethylene shrink bundling film is an excellent option for customers wrapping large heavy Polyethylene Shrink Bundling Filmobjects. We currently stock shrink bundling film in a 2 Mil thickness in widths from 16 – 24 inches. All of our stock rolls are single wound rolls, meaning they come off of the rolls as a flat sheet. We have the capability for custom orders of centerfold shrink bundling film up to a 3 Mil thickness.

Polyethylene shrink bundling film is often used to package cases of bottled water,  canned goods, and other heavy objects. Polyethylene offers excellent puncture and tear resistance. Another common use for shrink bundling film is for bundling firewood. The heavy thickness offers an excellent hold for small bundles of firewood being sold at gas stations and quick-stops around the country. Call us if you have any questions or would like a custom quote.Color Tinted Machine Stretch Film

Color Tinted Machine Stretch FilmWe have always offered a color tinted machine stretch film, but now we are offering new equivalent film rolls. The equivalent machine stretch film rolls are thinner, but offer the same loading strength of an 80 gauge stretch film. We recommend them for any loads up to 2200 lbs. We do not recommend the equivalent film for wrapping products with sharp jagged corners.

We have multiple colors available. All rolls are 20″x5000’x63 ga. Colors available are: Blue, Red, Green, and Black. We have several other colors available in true 80 ga. as well. All pallet loads (40 Rolls) ship free anywhere in the Continental United States. Call us for quote of 5 or more rolls.Discounted Shrink Film

Discount Heat Shrink Film RollsWe have increased our heat shrink film sale items. We have several new sizes of PVC and Polyolefin shrink film rolls now available online. All specials are offered based on a two roll order of each size. Customers can save up to $13 per roll of shrink film by ordering two or more rolls of the same size.

New Shrink Wrap Machines

1519 ECMC Shrink Wrap Combo SystemOur new shrink combo systems offer an L-Bar sealer and shrink tunnel in one machine. The 1519 ECMC has a 15″x19″ L-Bar sealer and a 16″x20″x6″ shrink tunnel. The L-Bar sealer includes a magnetic hold down and an automatic discharge conveyor that transports the sealed package into the shrink tunnel after the seal is complete. See our demo video below for more clarification. All machines can ship within 24 hours of the purchase.

1622 MK Shrink Wrap Combo System The 1622 shrink combo system offers the same benefits as the 1519 except with a larger L-Bar sealer and shrink tunnel. The 1622 MK has a 16″x22″ L-Bar sealer and a 18″x28″x8″ shrink tunnel. Users can wrap several hundreds of products per day up to several thousands of products per day. The video below shows the 1622 MK in action.

Visit our online store to view all of our products. Call us for quotes on any orders over 5 of more products. If you have any questions about freight charges or shipping charges our sales team would be happy to assist.

 

 

Polyethylene Plastic Packaging Applications

Polyethylene is the most common plastic produced in the world. It comes in a wide variety of physical properties. Polyethylene can be hard and rigid or soft and pliable. In the packaging industry soft and pliable films are often used to package and store a large variety of products and even waste.

The low cost of polyethylene production has encouraged producers to prefer its use over many other plastics. Polyethylene offers the lowest softening point of the basic packaging plastics. The lower softening point results in lower processing energy costs. There are three types of polyethylene commonly used in the packaging industry: High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE), Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE), and Linear Low-Density Polyethylene.

Let’s look at the different types of polyethylene and some applications in the packaging industry.

High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE)

High-density polyethylene has a variety of advantages over other polymers. HDPE offers low cost, easy processing, a good High-Density Polyethylene Clear BottleHigh-Density Polyethylene Oil Bottlemoisture barrier, and the ability to produce an opaque packaging product. See below for a list of common packaging products that use HDPE:

Blown Mold Containers – Some common products include shampoo bottles, oil bottles, household cleaning bottles, blown mold drums, flower pots, and more. Most blown containers are opaque to improve appearance and marketing appeal. Clear HDPE containers often have a milky haze color like what is seen in the image to the right.

Extruded Packaging Films – Many retail bags are made from HDPE extruded polymers. Common products include grocery bags, packaging films, trash bags, and a large selection of retail packaging bags. HDPE offers excellent puncture resistance, low stretch, reduced tearing,  and moisture protection. High-Density Polyethylene film can come in a variety of thicknesses depending on the need. Most HDPE extruded films are offered between 2 – 10 mils in thickness.

Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE) and Linear Low-Density Polyethylene (LLDPE)

By far the most common types of polyethylene used in the packaging industry. A large variety of packaging products are made with LDPE and LLDPE. Low production costs, high clarity, heat seal-ability, high elongation, and softness are primary reasons these forms of polyethylene are often chosen for packaging. See below for a list of common packaging products using LLDPE and LDPE.

Extruded Packaging Films – Most stretch film is made from either cast or blown extruded LLDPE. LLDPE offers the high Polyethylene Shrink Filmstretch rate needed for stretch film. Many polyethylene bundling shrink films are made with Low-density polyethylene. The low-density polyethylene offers a low shrink temperature and excellent clarity. One of the most common uses for polyethylene bundling film is for wrapping water bottles and canned goods. The polyethylene bundling film is thicker and offers more strength than polyolefin or PVC shrink film.

Packaging Bags and Tubing – Most stock poly bags used to wrap a large variety of products are made from low-density polyethylene. All of our flat poly bags, ziplock bags, and poly tubing are made from LDPE. Polyethylene BagsThicknesses commonly range from 1 – 6 mils. Flat poly bags and poly tubing can be closed using a heat sealer, staples, or tied using twist ties. Thicker poly bags are used to package nails, knives, and a variety of other sharp objects.

Injection and Blown Molded Containers – Some bottles and containers are made with LDPE and LLDPE. Containers where flexibility and clarity are important commonly use LDPE. Many squeezable bottles and containers use low-density polyethylene. A common container using low-density polyethylene is squeezable honey bottles.

We do not supply all of the products described in this post, but we do supply most of the packaging film mentioned in this article. For a complete list of our product categories, click on the links.