In the effort towards reduced packaging waste, brands are listening to consumers. Customers desire fresh products with minimal packaging. Excessive packaging is not only wasteful but harmful to the environment. According to the University of Southern Indiana, packaging waste makes up the majority of landfills. However, some brands are taking the initiative to rethink their […]Read More Brands Striving for Reduced Packaging Waste
Shrink wrap is a bigger deal than many people realize. It has changed the world of packaging and protection since its inception in the mid-1970s. Some people have even made a business of shrink-wrapping objects as large as buildings and bridges. For the business owner packaging thousands of products, auto shrink wrap machines can mean […]Read More Ready to Invest in an Automatic Shrink Wrap Machine?
The two most common strapping machines are hand-held tensioners and stand-alone strapping machines. Handheld tensioners pull strapping tight around boxes while a strapping seal is crimped to hold the strapping in place. Stand-alone strapping machines use a foot pedal or photo eye to strap boxes as they move through the machine. Perfect for strengthening heavy […]Read More How To Use a Strapping Machine
Vacuum packaging is a process of packaging that removes air from a bag or container. The air removal modifies the atmosphere within the bag. The removal or reduction of oxygen increases shelf life several times longer than items not vacuum sealed. Vacuum sealing is an excellent, chemical-free way to preserve food. The question is, can […]Read More Can You Vacuum Seal Any Bag?
Extended warranties offered by U.S. Packaging & Wrapping will double the amount of time a new machine is covered. Most shrink wrap machines come with a 1-year factory warranty. An extended warranty will cover the new machine for 2 years after the purchase date. The extended warranty covers non-wearable part replacement costs. An extended warranty […]Read More Extended Warranties for Shrink Wrap Machines
Shrink wrap machines are made to be used in daily production for businesses around the world. People discard used shrink wrap machines for a variety of reasons. Upgrading to a faster or larger machine can require companies to sell old machines. Other machines not running or missing parts are sold as used. Resellers buy used […]Read More Buy a Used Shrink Wrap Machine Without Getting Burned
I bar sealers use a round wire sealing element that will burn out over time. How often should they last before burning out? That depends on the quality of sealer being used. Better sealers use better materials which last longer. The instructions below with video will show the basic steps for changing I bar sealing […]Read More I Bar Sealer Wire Replacement Demo
Heavy duty heat sealers are different than standard impulse heat sealers. Heavy duty heat sealers are made to seal large and heavy bags made of many different materials. They need to provide enough heat to seal thick materials holding heavy products. Seals have to be wider and more durable than standard heat sealers. Heavy duty […]Read More Heavy Duty Heat Sealers