Pricing Trend Update: Polyethylene Resin Market Pricing Increasing

The Polyethylene resin market pricing began the year with a strong upward trend. Now, as we approach the final quarter of the year, we are experiencing price increases in a range of resin based products including stretch film, poly bags on rolls, polypropylene strap, and various resin based films (LDPE, LLDPE, & HDPE). As a distributor … Continue reading Pricing Trend Update: Polyethylene Resin Market Pricing Increasing

Pins or Screw Systems: Which One Should You be Using?

Fastening applications can be challenging, especially when trying to determine the best fastener for the job.  A popular question we are often asked here at R.V. Evans is “when should I use collated pins vs. collated screws in my fastening application?”  Our recommendation weighs heavily on the material you need to fasten together in the … Continue reading Pins or Screw Systems: Which One Should You be Using?

Why 2013 is the Best Time to Purchase New and Used Equipment

As we approach the end of the 2013 calendar year, many companies begin looking at their current equipment situation to determine if a new or used piece of equipment is needed. Fortunately for these companies, the Section 179 Deduction for 2013 exists. What is it? The Section 179 Deduction is a 154 page bill better … Continue reading Why 2013 is the Best Time to Purchase New and Used Equipment

Are You Getting the Most Out of Your Shrink Film?

Most people are currently using a particular gauge of shrink film because that's what has always worked. What many people don't know is that based on their specific application or process, there are several options available to reduce their shrink film usage and increase their bottom line. Most proactive shrink film projects are focused on corrugated reduction … Continue reading Are You Getting the Most Out of Your Shrink Film?

The Benefits of Having a Preventative Maintenance Program

We all know the feeling that comes with the experience of something not working. It doesn’t matter what it is, your phone dies, your laptop quits working, or your air conditioner doesn't blow out cold air anymore. These are all inconveniences that can cause not only frustration, but money. The same thing can come from … Continue reading The Benefits of Having a Preventative Maintenance Program

Pallet Unitizing: The Different Types of Pallets and How to Protect Them

Using strapping material to secure pallets has been around for forever. Using stretch wrapping as a method to unitize pallets really came on board in the 70's. It has since changed the way that people unitize pallets and can be a huge asset to any company. The whole key to determining the best approach to … Continue reading Pallet Unitizing: The Different Types of Pallets and How to Protect Them

2 Questions to Ask Yourself about Protective Packaging

Protective packaging can be something that people who package or ship an item may work with all the time, but give very little thought to. The problem that most people run into is deciding which type of protective packaging they should use. Some people just continue using whatever the person before them used and others … Continue reading 2 Questions to Ask Yourself about Protective Packaging