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.

Budget Friendly Solutions for Your Packaging Equipment Investment Needs

Do you have a packaging project where new equipment is needed, but the scope of the project doesn't justify an outright purchase of new packaging equipment? Do you need to meet an increase in production, but your budget won't allow a capital investment in new packaging equipment? Do you experience down time in your packaging … Continue reading Budget Friendly Solutions for Your Packaging Equipment Investment Needs

It’s All About the Tapeheads

We’ve talked in previous blogs about keeping products safe and secure once they leave the warehouse.  Good stretch film can keep products securely together on a skid, and custom products can keep everything in place while keeping your brand at the forefront of your customers mind.  Carton stapling tools are great for closing certain boxes.  However, in many production applications, securing your … Continue reading It’s All About the Tapeheads

Bostitch Cordless Carton Closing

Getting your cartons closed and out the door absolutely needs to be a quick and efficient process. If your business is spending more than a few seconds just getting your cartons sealed, the process and tools your team is using needs to be examined and changed. Fortunately, Bostitch has a series of Cordless Carton Closers … Continue reading Bostitch Cordless Carton Closing

Carton Sealing Tape – A Review of Specifications May Make All the Difference in Your Carton Closing Application

When it comes to pressure sensitive packaging tape, there is a sea of options out there and deciding the best option for your application can sometimes be a daunting task. Many of you may succumb to “analysis paralysis” and go with the “vanilla” variety of the bunch – the 2” x 100 or 1,000 yards … Continue reading Carton Sealing Tape – A Review of Specifications May Make All the Difference in Your Carton Closing Application