All Boxed Up: Flute Box Hero (Part 3 of 3)

In a world where there are too many boxes to choose from only one can rescue you from selecting the wrong box...Flute Box Hero! Over the past two days, we've explored the world of corrugated boxes.  From linerboard to box styles and now to flutes.  No, not these flutes... These flutes... Choosing the right flute … Continue reading All Boxed Up: Flute Box Hero (Part 3 of 3)

All Boxed Up: Making Sense of All Those Acronyms (Part 2 of 3)

TBH I'm SMH with all the acronyms that pop up everywhere.  LOL  Translation: To be honest I'm shaking my head with all the acronyms that pop up everywhere.  Laugh out loud.  The other day I caught my teenager rolling her eyes at me when I told my husband, "BRB!" Translation: Be right back!  She quickly … Continue reading All Boxed Up: Making Sense of All Those Acronyms (Part 2 of 3)

All Boxed Up: Will That Be a Single, Double or Triple? (Part 1 of 3)

Who else besides me analyzes their package that was just delivered before you open it, while you're opening and after you've opened it? Do you take the time to inspect every detail about the packaging?  Then you start to form theories in your head why they sent that tiny little box of garbage liners in … Continue reading All Boxed Up: Will That Be a Single, Double or Triple? (Part 1 of 3)

Case Forming Solution Helps Manufacturer “Pack Up” Polyurethane Components

Pre-Solution Application The client, a manufacturer of polyurethane components for the heavy truck and trailer market, was previously manually forming their cartons prior to hand applying labels and feeding the cartons into an automatic case sealer.  This method was time-consuming and labor intensive. The R.V. Evans' Value-Added Solution After performing a Site Needs Analysis and … Continue reading Case Forming Solution Helps Manufacturer “Pack Up” Polyurethane Components

Why Thickness and Price are not Indicators of Tape Quality

When many manufacturers go to market in search of tape to use for case sealing applications, the primary concern often seems to be the tape's thickness (in mils) and the price. Purchasers often think to themselves, "Okay, which tape has the best mil rating/price ratio?". However, this can cause many problems. Let us take a … Continue reading Why Thickness and Price are not Indicators of Tape Quality

Rising Turnover Costs in Manufacturing: Mitigation Through Automation

Employee turnover can be expensive. In fact, Josh Bersin of Deloitte believes the cost of losing an employee can range from tens of thousands of dollars to 1.5–2.0x the employee’s annual salary. These costs include hiring, onboarding, training, ramp time to peak productivity, the loss of engagement from others due to high turnover, and higher business … Continue reading Rising Turnover Costs in Manufacturing: Mitigation Through Automation

New to Carton Closing Stapling? Here’s What You Need to Know to Get Started.

With the help of our friends at Bostitch, the following will help you identify the best carton closing stapler and carton closing staples to staple the tops and bottoms of boxes. First, let's talk staples. Carton closing staples for top and bottom box closure come in two styles. "Stick" or "Strip" - good for low … Continue reading New to Carton Closing Stapling? Here’s What You Need to Know to Get Started.