The Value of Using Plastic Corner Protectors

Plastic Corner ProtectorsRaise your hand if you have ever made the sad mistake of not using plastic corner protectors when transporting an item that clearly needed them.  Also, if you are in the packing and shipping industry you are not allowed to raise your hand.  If you did, then you should be ashamed of yourself because that should be a given.  Plastic corner protectors are fancy, L-shaped pieces of plastic that do exactly that: protect your corners.  It protects the items from the straps that are applied as well as to keep them from shifting during transportation.

My husband and I braved the public one very early, early, early, Black Friday morning in order to go purchase our first king sized mattress.  Did I mention it was early? After some back and forth discussion with the very persistent sales person, we finally decided on the bed.  We loaded the mattress into the trunk of our truck, strapped it down, and were on our way.  At the time we lived in Indiana.  So if you have any idea where on the map it is, you understand that on Black Friday there is a 99.9% chance of it being freezing outside.  On that day, not only was it freezing, but it was extremely windy and snowing.  We had to take a back country road to get home.  As we were winding through the cornfields, the wind decided he did not like the mattress in the back of our truck, and he decided to blow the new mattress into the cornfield.  When we turned around to check on our mattress and saw it was not there, we were horrified.  After turning around and doing a search and rescue mission to find our mattress, and then hoisting it back into the truck bed amidst the wind and snow, we realized we should have come more prepared and brought plastic corner protectors from PackagingSupplies.com.

The plastic corner protectors would have prevented the mattress from shifting where the strap was unable to hold the mattress in place on our cold, windy drive.  We learned our lesson, and now understand the huge value behind the small, plastic goods.  Place your order for plastic corner protectors at PackagingSupplies.com.  Choose from 2 sizes and order in bulk to make the cost as little as 5 cents a piece.  Do not make the same mistake we did!

Why Pallet Covers are a Necessity

Pallet CoversPallet covers are a necessity in the packing and shipping industry.  A pallet cover is basically like a giant plastic bag with specific dimensions that is made to slide over a loaded pallet.  The pallet could contain anything: food, beverages, sod, pellet fuel, and basically any other type of good you can dream up. Pretty much everything is shipped on pallets because it is a convenient way to group together items for transportation and is moved via forklift.  I am going to tell you a sad tale of a man named Peter Scoots who made the regrettable decision to not utilize a pallet cover.

Peter Scoots was always known for his procrastination as well as his frugal lifestyle.  He basically coined the term ‘penny pinching’ as one time he was seen leaping into traffic to chase after a penny that flew out of his wife’s purse.  (How Peter landed a wife is beyond most people.)  Peter Scoots was raised in the Midwest and actually lived on a farm.  He was extremely conscientious of reusing items and recycling.  Now do not get Peter wrong, his recycling was not aimed at keeping our Earth green, rather it was solely for the purpose of saving money.  Although Peter had his quirks, he was actually a rather brilliant man.  He had several successful businesses in the farming industry.  A bit later in his life, after lots of farming experience, he realized that the production of pellet fuel could be his next viable business, seeing as pellet fuel is composed of biomass, and he had plenty of virgin lumber practically begging to be turned into pellet fuel.  It was at this time that Peter’s Pellets was born.

After his first shipment order was placed, Peter loaded up his pallets with the pellet fuel and sent it on its way to California.  Peter was so excited for his first shipment, that he did not go the extra mile to cover up his pellet fuel with pallet covers. To Peter’s horror he learned that there was a violent thunderstorm the truck driver drove through on his way from Iowa to California.  The pellets did not survive the heavy rain, and all of the wood soaked up the water.  Not only did the pellet fuel turn unusable, but it also became a breeding ground for insects. Peter, mortified at how much money he lost, had to replace the shipment.  This time, he took advice from his wife Nancy Scoots, and ordered pallet covers from PackagingSupplies.com.  They had the exact dimension he was looking for and at reasonable prices.  He ordered before 1 PM EST, so his covers were shipped out the same day.  Although Peter learned his lesson the hard way, he was glad to have found a company that supplied products he needed at affordable prices.  Now Peter’s Pellets could adhere to his penny pinching lifestyle.

Enlightened by Chipboard Boxes

Chipboard BoxesDo you ever sometimes in your mind refer to certain things a certain way, but they are kind of hard to verbalize?  It makes sense in your head, so it really doesn’t matter whether or not you can say it out loud? And then one day, out of nowhere, you learn the term for whatever that thing was and suddenly you feel enlightened and slightly smarter?  In the end, that piece of information is relatively useless, but at least it is a new fun fact learned.  Let me give you a personal example.  The boxes that are commonly used to package gifts.  In my mind this is how I think of them: they are not technically cardboard, however they are sturdier than paper.  They have fancy little tabs on the sides that allow them to fold and lock together.  What do you call them? Gift boxes? I guess you could call them a gift box, but then again they are used for so many other things as well; not just gifts.  They are often used to package cakes and other baked goods.  They are also the same type of boxes used to hold business cards.  Cupcake boxes?  Business card boxes?  There must be a name for these boxes that encompass all of these uses under one category.  Kind of like cardboard box.  We all know what they are immediately when you say the words, and we all understand there are a ton of uses for them.

I guess I never really needed to know how to refer to these mysterious foldable boxes.  I would get along fine without knowing and probably still do pretty well in the world.  However, the day arrived when I found out their name: chipboard boxes.  What comes to mind when you hear the word chipboard? I personally think of wood chips or a box made out of cork board (I guess because it has kind of a wood chip like appearance).  Anyways, now I am enlightened.  I now know how to properly refer to a foldable paper box.  Paper that is strong, yet not strong enough to be considered cardboard.  A paper box that can hold so many items, such as gifts, business cards, and baked goods.  I now feel slightly smarter with my new piece of useless knowledge.  I cannot wait to use the term chipboard box in normal conversation, and no one will probably know what I am talking about.

If you are one of the rare, wise people who already knew what a chipboard box was, and you want to order some; or if after reading this riveting information it reminded you that you needed some boxes to mail your gifts in this year, head to PackagingSupplies.com to order brown or white chipboard boxes in multiple sizes.  They are super cheap and high quality.  Place your order before 1PM EST to be shipped out same day.

Corrugated Cardboard Boxes: What are they?

Corrugated Cardboard BoxesCorrugated cardboard boxes are heavily used in the packing and shipping industry because of their strength and durability.  Corrugated cardboard is extremely stiff and almost impossible to bend.  This is important in making sure that goods arrive safely to their final destination; from the initial manufacturing stage to distribution to sale to end use.  Imagine how frustrated the Piggly Wiggly employee would be if when he opened his shipment he just had a bunch of busted can of biscuits?  First off, it would be a doughy mess.  He would then have to deal with getting a replacement and will lose revenue.  And ultimately the busted can of biscuits will just be an allegory about how he feels about his waistline.

Corrugated cardboard boxes are made out of corrugated fiberboard.  It is a paper based material, made out of 2 flat liner boards and a fluted corrugated sheet.  I will paint you a picture.  If you took a piece of corrugated cardboard and you cut it with a knife, what you would see in the middle of the cardboard would look almost like honeycomb.  It is hard to describe, but that is what the ‘corrugation’ is.  It creates little air pockets and makes the board itself extremely difficult to tamper with.  The boxes are manufactured on large machines called corrugators, and run about 500 feet per minute.  That’s a lot of honeycomb!  The corrugated boxes are also excellent to recycle.  They can be compressed and packed together for affordable shipping.  They are then put into a large vat of warm water called a hydropulper in order to clean and process them into a pulp that will be reused to make new paper and fiber products.

If you are looking for corrugated cardboard boxes at a good price you can head to PackagingSupplies.com.   They offer a huge variety of corrugated boxes: standard brown (kraft), white, mailers, multi-depth boxes, as well as hazardous shipping containers.  Choose from many sizes and order in bundles to cut down on costs.  98% of their items are in stock and ready to ship, so place your order before 1PM EST, and your shipment will be sent out the same day.  Choose wisely when it comes to distribute your products and head to PackagingSupplies.com for the most affordable and highest quality corrugated cardboard boxes. No more busted can of biscuits, having to deal with refunds and re-distribution, and your won’t be contributing to the Piggly Wiggly employee’s poor self-esteem.

The Many Uses of Shrink Wrap Film

Shrink wrap film is a plastic film made up of polymer material. When heat is applied, whether it is via a handheld gun or a heat tunnel, the plastic conforms to whatever object it was placed around.  It provides a nice coating and protection over the object to keep it safe during transportation from handling, scratching, weather, and moisture.

There are many uses for shrink wrap film.  Although it is most commonly utilized in the packing and shipping company as an overlap for products such as beverage cans, boxes, cartons, and pallets.  In case you did not know, however, shrink wrap film is used sometimes to wrap entire buildings. This is most commonly done to protect the environment from damage caused by the removal of hazards such as lead and asbestos.  It is also used to wrap roofs in the event of a hurricane or tornado where damage was done, in order to keep the rest of the building from accumulating further water damage.

Shrink wrap film is also used to wrap items that are not suitable for the little ones to see; items that would be considered “adult” in category, if you catch my drift. Electronics such as DVDs, DVD players, and CDs are also sometimes shrink wrapped in order to prevent people from being able to read the software licenses.  Sounds shady in my personal opinion, but hey.  Who am I?  Shrink wrap film is used to sometimes combine two objects together.  For example, when you get a Costco size La Croix, there are 6 different 6-packs combined via shrink wrap.  It is also used to cover labels to keep them from being tampered with.

Shrink wrap film can be purchased quite affordably on a site called PackagingSupplies.com.  PVC shrink wrap film is sold in roll form, and you can choose from over 20 different sizes.  You can also choose between different lengths: 500’, 1500’, and 2000’ (in the event you need to wrap a building I suppose).  It is priced per roll and you can purchase it for as little as $24.15/roll. The site offers over 5,000 hard to find and unique shipping supplies.  98% of the items are in stock and ready to ship, so place your order before 1PM EST, and your shrink wrap film will be on its way to your front door.

The Best Place to Find Cheap Bubble Mailers

We all know where to buy packing materials.  It is common sense: USPS, UPS, FedEx, Office Max, etc.  Hashtag: DUH.  However, do we all know where to find them for the best possible pricing? I am going to go off on a wild hare here and assume that probably not.  This assumption is based on my own experience with the discovery of cheap bubble mailers in a store I did not expect to find bubble mailers in.

One day, about 7 years ago (what a youngster I was), I was cruising the aisles of Target.  Now, I am sure all of you understand the allure of Target.  Right when you walk in your nostrils are immediately met with the scent of Starbucks and fresh popped popcorn.  Does it get any better than that?  (Maybe if they had a bar it would.)  So, I was multitasking between sipping my latte and munching on popcorn when I came to the home office section.  I normally skipped this section because at the time I did not work from home, and the thought of a home office was nauseating.  A particular ToDo pad of paper caught my eye so I found myself in aisle G13 and lo and behold, there they were.  Bubble mailers.  Cheap bubble mailers.  I immediately thought to myself, “The joke is most certainly on me, because every time I need to mail something in a bubble mailer I just buy one in line at the post office.  And I normally spend just as much money on the stupid mailer that I did on what I was mailing!”.  I felt like my whole life was a lie, and everyone was keeping this secret from me.  No longer would I ever donate pieces of my soul to the post office by purchasing their overpriced products.  Target would be my go-to for shipping supplies, until……

Until the day that my BFF Google landed me on a site called PackagingSupplies.com.  The site has over 5,000 hard to find packing and shipping supplies at extremely affordable prices. Although I will continue going to Target for coffee and movie theater snacks, never again will I purchase any shipping materials there.  Because the best place to find cheap bubble mailers is PackagingSupplies.com.  You can choose from a gazillion sizes, different quantities, self seal or not self seal, and even decorative cheap bubble mailers.  Doesn’t get much more affordable than that.

How Anti Static Bubble Wrap Works

We have all heard the term anti static.  We also all know what static electricity is.  However, have you ever slowed down and wondered how anti static properties work?  What makes anti static bubble wrap anti static?  The cool pink color?  And where do I go about ordering this stuff? Not to worry, because I am going to give you folks a little anti static informational lesson today.

Anti static bubble wrap, in particular, is composed of two layers of low density polyethylene.  The bubble wrap itself is slightly conductive, and forms a Faraday Cage around the items being protected.  A Faraday Cage is basically a shield around an object made from conductive material in order to ward off external static and non-static electric fields by funneling the electricity around the object, but not through the object itself.  The anti static bubble wrap is composed of a material that is slightly conductive and works in two parts.  The hydrophobic side, or the side closest to the object works by collaborating with the surface of the material on the object. The hydrophilic side collaborates with the moisture in the air and confines the water molecules.  The two parts work hand in hand, and ward off any damaging static electricity from the object being packaged- such as a cell phone or a computer.  If there is static electricity interference, especially with electronic objects, damage to the product can happen.

Now that you understand how it works, what is the best place to order it? The folks at PackagingSupplies.com understand the importance of anti static bubble wrap and the wide use of it, especially amidst packing and shipping companies that deal with electronic equipment.  Anti static bubble wrap is one amongst over 5,000 other unique and hard to find packing and shipping supplies offered on the site.  You can choose from two bubble sizes: 3/16” thick or 1/2” thick. All rolls are 12” wide and you can choose from two lengths: 62.5’ or 150’. It is as inexpensive as $10.80 per roll.  You will not find prices that low at a local office or shipping store.  Order from PackagingSupplies.com where the quality of the product is high and 100% customer satisfaction is the goal of the company.  98% of their items are in stock and ready to ship, so if you place your order before 1PM EST, it will be shipped out the same day.