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Not All Films Are Equal

Not All Films Are Equal

Choosing the right film for your packaging is not as easy as picking a roll off the shelf.  From the outside, most films look the same. It can be difficult to appreciate what sets a high performance film apart from a commodity film (See: Commodity Grade...

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Wexxar WF30 Automatic Case Former

Wexxar WF30 Automatic Case Former

SPOTLIGHT ON WF30 CASE FORMERWexxar's WF30 case former is known as the most reliable machine of its type for processing environments. They have addressed common failure and jamming points with smart technology to maximize uptime and efficiency.The WF30T...

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How To Navigate the Complexities of Packaging

How To Navigate the Complexities of Packaging

There's a prevailing myth out there that stretch packaging is a fairly simple process.  So much time, energy, and money has been invested in the primary packaging, the sales, inventory, and logistics, and now you need to get it wrapped up and out the...

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Flipping the Script on Load Stability

Flipping the Script on Load Stability

A practice has developed in stretch wrapping where products are stacked inside the pallet so they're not flush with the edge.  The intention with this inboard pattern is to protect the product by using the pallet as a barrier while it's handled on...

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The Managed System Approach

The Managed System Approach

When we launched the MUST monitoring hardware and software system in 2008, we recognized the need to keep track of performance over time so we would know how and when to troubleshoot any issues. Machines naturally degrade over time, operators change, film...

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The Big Picture of Sustainable Packaging

The Big Picture of Sustainable Packaging

Achieving sustainability is not as easy as following a straightforward formula. We talked in an earlier post about the balancing act of cost, performance, and sustainability and how striking that balance is tricky yet attainable. Success in sustainability...

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Why We Can’t Just Set It and Forget It

Why We Can’t Just Set It and Forget It

An ideal scenario with your end-of-line packaging operation would be to find a solution that works and stick to it.  And by "works" you need equipment that doesn't fail and materials that can protect your product.  And all at the lowest possible cost.Over...

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Dominican Free Zone Association Cluster Meeting

Dominican Free Zone Association Cluster Meeting

Atlantic Caribbean in the Dominican Republic belongs to the Dominican Free Zone Association known as “Adozonas.”Adozonas and the Dominican Council of Free Zones (CNZF) are working together to implement programs to help the local economy. One program that...

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How to Adjust Packaging to Avoid Load Damage

How to Adjust Packaging to Avoid Load Damage

Sometimes change comes from within.  And sometimes, it's handed down from the top. When an executive decision is made to change the formula in end-of-line packaging, there are usually sound business and sustainability goals at the heart of it. Removing...

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The Balancing Act of Cost, Performance & Sustainability

The Balancing Act of Cost, Performance & Sustainability

There are many factors that go into the science of load containment and load stability. But among some of the most important factors we have to consider are those just outside of the scientific or engineering equation.  These are the business factors of...

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Commodity Grade Films vs. High Performance Stretch Film

Commodity Grade Films vs. High Performance Stretch Film

When presented with choices about which type of stretch film to use in your packaging operation, you might think "Why should I pay more for a high performance film?  What's the difference between this one and the lower-priced competitors?"Based on our...

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Customer Spotlight – WP Rawl Farms

Customer Spotlight – WP Rawl Farms

It starts with family. At WP Rawl Farms, farmers and workers plant, harvest, prepare and deliver products for customers, understanding that it's their teamwork that makes the whole operation successful.  As individuals and as a company, they are dedicated...

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