Tag: packaging

Ask the BoxMaker: Why Use Strapping on Pallets?


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We want to make sure our clients understand where every penny goes in the packaging process, and that includes strapping. Let’s take a look at what strapping is, why we use it, and some basic guidelines to get you started.

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How Can You Soften the Blow of a Corrugated Price Increase?


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In the corrugated industry, it is unheard of to instill a price increase that isn’t tied to a material cost increase. Corrugated prices are directly tied to the paper index which is based on the transaction price from the paper manufacturers to their clients. A sheet plant or corrugator can see increases from their suppliers on starch, strapping, diesel, energy, and health insurance and must absorb these added costs in an already competitive and lean market.

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Industry Spotlight: Small Business


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Often the most challenging aspect of packaging for small businesses is the cost itself. When you’re just starting out, you have limited cash flow to invest in packaging inventory or supplies that are waiting to be used. Many packaging vendors are set up to best serve clients who place very large orders, and so the cost to purchase from these vendors is not only high but also locks you into a volume you are not ready to take on.

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Evolving Solutions: Foam In Place


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You’ve heard it said that change is the only constant, and the protective packaging industry is no exception. So how do we cope here at The BoxMaker? Evolve with it, of course! Creating more advanced and sustainable solutions to meet a variety of packaging needs is always on our radar as we strive to solve problems for our customers. And luckily, working with foam allows for tons of various types, technologies, and applications to accommodate different packaging requirements. The BoxMaker has partnered with Sealed Air to offer up one such solution. Enter Foam In Place!

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