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Packaging Resource Center

Packaging Resource Center


Packaging FAQ's, Guides and Articles:


Being one of the largest independent packaging distributors in the nation, we receive quite a few questions regarding packaging processes and solutions. Below you will find some of the more common issues and questions we receive. If you have a question that is not listed here, don't hesitate to contact us and let one of our experienced packaging professionals go to work for you finding the answers.

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Case Sealer Savings Calculator

Case Sealer Savings Calculator

Are you still taping boxes by hand?

With a price starting around $2,600, a case sealer provides excellent entry-level automation for your packaging.

Use our calculator to see how much you could save by investing in a case sealer and letting your employees work on other tasks.


Stretch Film Efficiency Calculator

Stretch Film Efficiency Calculator

Are you using too much stretch film when you wrap your pallets? Use our calculator to see what the optimum levels are for the loads you wrap per week.

Difference Between Blown and Cast Stretch Film

Blown vs Cast Stretch Film

Learn about the main differences between blown stretch wrap and cast wrap with our 7 point comparison chart.


Pallet Calculator

Pallet Diagonal Calculator

Each stretch wrapper has a different sized turntable. Use our pallet calculator to determine the turntable size required.

Packaging Conversions Charts

Packaging Conversion Charts

All of the most common packaging conversions in one spot via downloadable PDFs guides and calculators.


Corrugated Boxes 101

Corrugated Boxes 101

Everything you need to know about corrugated boxes including how they are made and the most commonly used terms.

Shrink Film Sizing Guide

Shrink Film Sizing Guide

Make sure you are using the correct shrink film with our calculators and measuring guide.


Tape Recommendation Guide

Tape Recommendation Guide

Our Tape Recommendation Guide will help you choose the right tape based on your application and box dimensions and weight.

Case Sealer Selector

Case Sealer Selector

Answer a few questions about your automation needs and our case sealer selector tool will recommend a machine that will work for you.


Tape Troubleshooting Guide

Tape Troubleshooting Guide

Here is a guide to help you troubleshoot issues when dealing with tape that is not sticking or is breaking.

Tape Cartridge Selector

Tape Cartridge Selector

Let our automatic cartridge selector help you get the right cartridge for your case sealer.


Mailroom Bundling Specifications

Mailroom Bundling Specifications

Learn how to properly secure bundles with banding using these specifications from USPS.

Case Sealer Buyer's Guide

Case Sealer Buyer's Guide

Find out which factors are most important to considering when choosing a case sealer.


Packaging Tape Glossary

A - Z Tape Glossary

There are a lot of terms used when it comes to packaging tape. We've compiled them in this A - Z Tape Glossary.

Product Cross Reference Guides

Product Cross Reference Guides

Find out which shrink film, stretch film and packaging tape products are equivalent to each other


Loveshow Microjet Repair Tips

Loveshaw Microjet Repair Tips

Has your Loveshaw Microjet stalled out? Try these repair tricks and make sure you're keeping up on daily maintenance.

Friction Weld Seal Control

Friction Weld Seal Control

These visuals will help you properly adjust the seal of your friction weld strapping tool.


Plastic Wrapping Equipment Guide

Plastic Wrapping Equipment Guide

Stretch wrap and shrink film are two very different materials. Find out what equipment you need for the job.

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