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By: Nathan Dube
January 5th, 2023

Are you looking for information about friction feeders? If you answered yes, then you have come to the right place.   Whether you are looking to run a massive direct mail campaign or are looking for a high-volume alternative to office-equipment-based envelope feeders, friction feeders may be the right choice for your needs.   Using friction and vacuum technologies, friction feeders allow you to produce thousands of letters, campaign mailers, and other types of physical “snail mail,” as the younger generations call it today.   But are friction feeders the right choice of packaging equipment for your business? Well, that remains to be seen.   After reading this article, you will know what friction feeders are and will have a good idea of whether or not they are the right packaging equipment for your specific applications.

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Equipment | Packaging Materials | Environment | The Business of Packaging | Technical Service and Support

By: David Roberge
November 3rd, 2022

One of the most frustrating elements of product packaging is repackaging. When a slew of your products has defective or wrongly applied packaging materials, this often results in hundreds of packages needing to be repackaged.   And while many packaging suppliers like repackaging as it results in new material sales, we here at Industrial Packaging would prefer that you don't have to repackage your products. We want to see you save money, not lose it!   Repackaging products will cost your company extra time, money, and labor. As such, many companies prefer to avoid repackaging, and we cannot blame them for that.   However, many companies do not even consider repackaging a big deal. Often, repackaging a collection of products only costs a few hundred dollars.   But, a few hundred dollars here, another hundred dollars there, and suddenly the total cost of repackaging your products increases quickly.   Over the course of a year, continually repackaging products can result in thousands of dollars lost. Gone unchecked, repackaging can be a very costly aspect of your business.   So, you must understand the true cost of repackaging and do everything in your power to ensure that you do not have to repackage your products often.   Doing so will save your company many person-hours, money, and time. This article will explore the actual costs associated with repackaging and help you to understand why you need to be aware of these items.

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Equipment

By: Nathan Dube
September 20th, 2022

Are you thinking about buying stretch wrappers for your business? Before you do there are various things you will need to do before you make a purchase.   First and foremost, you need to figure out which type of stretch wrapper you need for your business. There are several different types of stretch wrappers.   Each type of stretch wrapper is designed for specific applications.   If you were to just go to the internet and choose a random wrapper that you wanted based on your assumptions, you might end up buying the wrong piece of equipment.   That is why it is essential to educate yourself on the different types of stretch wrappers currently available and the applications for which those machines are best suited.   Failure to do proper research before your stretch wrapper purchase could result in you buying the wrong type of stretch wrapper for your company.   This article will introduce you to the various types of stretch wrappers currently available and help you choose the appropriate stretch wrapper for your business.

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Equipment | Investment

By: Nathan Dube
September 6th, 2022

Did you know that if you buy packaging machinery before the end of the year, you could get a huge tax break on that purchase? If not, you do now.   But, if you want to get that tax break, you are going to want to purchase your equipment as soon as possible. While you may think that is very bold of us and a bit salesy, that is not the case.   You will want to purchase packaging machinery today to get this significant tax break on your purchase because lead times for many types of packaging machinery are eight weeks or more in many cases.   Waiting a month or two to make a purchase may put you in the sorry position of missing out on these significant tax incentives.   And, if that were to happen, chances are, you do not want to be the person responsible for missing out on such an ample opportunity for your company.   But what are these incentives exactly? How do they work? Do you qualify for these tax write-offs? And what are the exact benefits that we are talking about here?   This article will answer all your questions about these fantastic tax breaks so you can complete your packaging machinery purchase before they are no longer available.

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Equipment | Packaging Materials | Plant Performance | Investment

By: David Roberge
September 1st, 2022

Have you considered upgrading from hand-wrapping your pallets to using a semi-automatic stretch wrapper?   If you have, chances are, now is the time to upgrade. There are various reasons why upgrading to a semi-automatic stretch wrapper is a good idea.   From cost savings to reducing labor, the are various benefits to switching to a wrapper from hand wrapping your pallets.   But is buying a semi-automatic stretch wrapper the right decision for your business? What are the other benefits of upgrading?   And where can you buy a semi-automatic stretch wrapper? Don't worry; with the information in this article, you can decide if upgrading to a semi-automatic stretch wrapper is the right choice for your business.

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Equipment

By: Vincent Hua
August 18th, 2022

Are you having trouble getting highly customized plastic or foam packaging for your products? If that is the case, don't feel like it is only you who are struggling here.   Many companies with highly complex or odd-shaped products that require custom rigid packaging often struggle to find the proper solution to these problems.   But, there is a way to get the exact plastic and foam packaging you need for your products. With modern CNC machinery, you can create the plastic and foam packaging containers you need.   With the precision of CNC machining, you can craft plastic and foam packaging that perfectly contains your products.   This ensures that your products are properly contained and are being shipped in the plastic and foam packaging required to get your products to your customers safely.   But, how exactly is CNC machinery used to create plastic and foam packaging containers and related packaging materials?   This article will introduce you to using CNC machinery to create the customized packaging your more complex products require.