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  • Guaranteed Shipping of Fragile Items with Strong Adhesive Packing Tape

    Cardboard boxes are an active and important tool in the shipping industry. The strength and versatility of the cardboard boxes have made them extremely popular across the world in households, small hobbyist businesses, and even with huge corporate giants.

    Interestingly, a large chunk of the credit for the popularity of the cardboard boxes goes to a necessary product called packaging tape.

    Many of us have experienced the embarrassment that come when the bottom of a box opens and all the stuff we were planning to move ends up falling on the floor and even getting damaged. Imagine how much damage that could do to a business which depends on moving or shipping the goods for its profits.

    Packaging tapes, also known as shipping tapes, play a great deal in holding the base of cardboard boxes together and in making sure the lid of the boxes stay closed during transport. There are ways to make sure that the packaging tape does its job well, there are proper ways to seal a box.

    Adhesive Packing Tape

    A normal cardboard box has two openings with four flaps on each side along with four closed walls forming a box together.

    • Starting with sealing of the base with shipping tape.
    • A lot of us start with closing the small and the large flaps alternate, making a cross pattern. It is suggested that this sequence should not be followed. Close the smaller flaps of the box first and then the larger ones.
    • Instead of using the industrial tape horizontally and vertically on the bottom of the box, form an ‘H’ shape with the tape closing and sticking all flaps together proves to a lot more productive.
    • While shipping irregularly shaped objects in cardboard boxes, ensure that all the void spaces are filled with packaging materials so that the weight is distributed evenly.
    • It is not advisable to reuse a piece of industrial tape, no matter how fine it appears. The strength of a seal relies widely on the adhesive property of the tape.

    Follow these tips and avoid the losses and embarrassment that comes with abrupt opening of sealed cardboard boxes during shipping!

  • Core-less: Environment Friendly Way to Stretch Wrap

    Coreless stretch film technology is considered an innovation in the packaging and shipping industry, and has done a great deal of work in making the wrapping business friendlier to the environment. This has appealed to a lot of organizations that want to be eco-friendly, desire to cut down their own hassles, or to the clients that want to take a sustainability approach while running their businesses.

    Coreless stretch wrap

    Coreless pallets wraps:

    • No internal core
    • High performance stretch wraps
    • Capable of providing optimal coverage to pallets

    Coreless wraps are considered environment friendly:

    • Eliminates the need of having a paper board core
    • 100% recyclable nature of the wraps
    • Reduces energy consumption during transportation

    As there are no cores in the warp rolls - there is no need to have an arrangement for the core disposal, reducing work and efforts of the employees.

    Coreless pallet wraps are known to increase the productivity:

    • Suitable for use with the newly designed ergonomic wrap dispensers
    • Hand burns that are associated with replacing core-stretch wraps from the old designs of dispensers
    • Reduces the overall weight of the rolls by 15%
    • Presence of cores in the end often turn the last few meters of the wrap useless, absence of the core ensures complete usage of the wrap, increasing the productivity to a large extent

    Coreless pallet wraps find application in wide range of industries:

    • Appliance industry
    • Automotive manufacturing
    • Building supplies
    • Chemical factories
    • Food service
    • Furniture manufacturing industries
    • Artificial foam
    • Medical supplies
    • Paper industry
    • Pharmaceutical industry
    • Textile

    Color-less stretch films are known for their cost saving properties:

    • Weight and volume of all the coreless rolls is decreased, a lower price for shipping and transportation is paid for by the customers
    • Reduced waste disposal prices
    • Reduced storage space is required, reduced storage prices

    PackagingSuppliesByMail.com has always strived to provide its customers with most quality products at market’s lowest prices, and at the same time have put in a lot of effort to be environment friendly. Products like coreless pallet wraps too are included in inventory. Visit pacakgingsuppliesbymail.com today, order all the core-less warp you need and do your part to protect Mother earth.

  • Communicate More than Words with Colored Bubble Mailers

    Colors play an extremely important role in conveying messages and unsaid feelings in any kind of communication. Cultures, societies, religions and even businesses, use colors with utmost care as color depicts a lot of emotions, thoughts and objectives.

    For businesses that deal with shipping products, documents or other items to their customers, colored bubble mailers can prove to be a very strong tool in incorporating color-based communication.

    Glamour Bubble Mailers

    Colored poly mailers are an upgrade for various reasons: 

    • The colored bubble mailers provide better protection to the product being shipped, be it a fragile item that customer has paid for, or documents of high importance.
    • The inner bubble layers make the envelope strong enough to withstand a lot of rough usage that a package is expected to face during shipping and transportation.
    • The various colored poly mailers also provide a medium to communicate with the customers, with more than just words. Every established business has a color, associated with them because color memories last.


    A bright colored bubble mailer:

    • Red, fluorescent yellow or green attracts attention of the receiver, these envelopes will surely be picked up first, even from a huge pile of letters.
    • To add more to the list colors and their effects on the psychology, yellow reflects competence and happiness.
    • Blue marks competence and gives out a good quality and corporate feel, therefore majority of businesses that must communicate with their customers via mail often tend to use darker shades of blue to instill a feeling of calm.


    Brand awareness campaigns make a correlation of their brands and specific colors through advertisement campaigns, and this helps make a permanent impression in the minds of the customers.

    PackagingSuppliesByMail is a leading supplier of all the packaging material that is required to run a business smoothly. Visit packagingsuppliesbymail.com and choose from an extremely wide range of colored bubble mailers and be the brand that communicates with its customers with more than just words!

  • How Utility Grade Masking Tape Simplifies Home Projects

    May it be a home improvement project, art work or an intricate paint job, masking tape is a must have product. In any paint project, the quality of the tape and its adhesive are the decisive factors in getting a good quality outcome.

    Masking tapes are available for sale in two different types: 

    1. Utility Grade Masking Tapes
    2. Blue Masking Tape

    Masking Tape

    Utility grade masking tape serves multiple purposes, as the name suggest it is mainly used for masking, but its non-residue nature on any surface also adds utility of alabel device and the good quality of the adhesive makes it capable of sealing air vents like a duct tape too! The utility grade masking tape is easily peeled off without any residue on the surface, reducing the hassles of scrapping and preventing damages like denting, scratching that will result from scrapping of the surface.

    Blue Masking tape also known as painter’s masking tape is a solution of better quality home and industrial painting. This tape can protect any material that it is used on. The blue masking tape can withstand paint leakage, water and oil too. The adhesive used in this tape allows it clean removal in any case, even if it is removed weeks or months after its application. This tape is a big asset during paint jobs as it allows a professional look by helping maintain straight lines and clear edges. The premium quality of service that the blue masking tape gives makes it worth the higher price.

    Both tapes have a property that increases their utility to a very large extent – both are easy to tear. Be it a utility masking tape or painters blue tape, the easy-to-tear quality helps the user to work at a higher speed without any hang ups. These tapes are not weak, and are able to withstand paint seepages too.

    The masking tape is available with PackagingSuppliesByMail.com in multiple sizes!

  • Become Eco-friendly and Safe with Nitrile Gloves

    Various laws and awareness campaigns all over the world with regards to work place safety have played a huge role in making work environments all over the world a lot less dangerous and a more safe.

    Disposable gloves get a major share of the credit in the increase in workplace safety industries, businesses and manufacturing plants. Most of these gloves are manufactured using latex, making these gloves more acceptable and easy to produce, but a significant number of people are allergic to latex made products and can develop rashes on the skin.

    Blue Nitrile Disposable Gloves

    To fight the issue of latex allergies, synthetic rubber is used to manufacture disposable gloves. To further protect from powder based allergies, these gloves are produced and sold without any powder and/or proteins inside the gloves. The strength of the gloves is an extremely important feature for the safety, because users rely on its strength when working in hazardous situations.

    Nitrile is the name of an extremely strong synthetic rubber made from two chemicals called - Butadiene and Acrylonitrile. The rubber made from the above mentioned chemicals is resistant to a wide range of chemicals that a person may handle working in an industry or a manufacturing plant, like petroleum jelly, liquid paraffin, xylene, oils, greases, and even certain solvents.

    Nitrile gloves have strong cuffs with a beaded design and are soft, supple. These gloves are blue in color and known as Blue Nitrile Gloves. These gloves are stronger than the normal latex made disposal gloves and are resistant to oil and chemical permeation.

    PackagingSuppliesByMail.com is a leading supplier of a wide range of a packaging related supplies online, including nitrile disposable gloves, available in various sizes and thicknesses, are a part of the wide inventory. Visit PackagingSuppliesByMail.com for best quality safety accessories including nitrile gloves, and make sure that all your employees are safe and your business is a safe workplace.

  • The Application Wonders of Reclosable Poly Bags

    Reclosable poly bags are wanted and present everywhere, from businesses & offices to households. This versatile tool of packaging is manufactured in a lot of varieties, with different shapes & sizes, and even different sealing mechanisms. Whenever there is a need to pack something that needs to be kept fresh, or for products that need to be repackaged, reclosable poly bags are to the way to go.

    Some of the variants of the reclosable plastic bags, like the regular reclosable bag with the zip top, and the bags with the double track zips are accepted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and U.S. Department of Agriculture for use in close contact with food. The amber colored reclosable zipper bags are useful in the pharmaceutical drug industry for transferring chemotherapy drugs as the light sensitive drugs are protected from the sunlight.

    Reclosable Poly Bags

    Made from extremely durable 100% high clarity film, polyethylene reclosable zipper bags are available in various designs:

    • Clear reclosable bags - provides visibility of the stored content and facilitates the organization of the goods being packed
    • Reclosable bags with hang holes - the hole allows the bags to be hung on hooks or nails, making the good contained in the bag more accessible
    • Reclosable bags with white block - the white block in the middle of the bag is a good writing surface and allows labeling without additional hassle of using labeling tools
    • Slider bags - the zip like slider makes the closed opening of the bags stronger thus making the bags more capable of holding goods safely.

    Reclosable poly bags are available in multiple sizes and thicknesses ( from 2 mil to 8 mil ) for multiple uses. Bags of higher thicknesses are used for storing heavy material and thinner ones for lighter materials.

    PackagingSuppliesByMail.com is a leading distributor and seller of all designs, sizes and thicknesses of reclosable zipper bags at the market's most affordable rates. Visit PackagingSuppliesByMail for all the reclosable poly bags you need for all of your applications.

  • Say “NO!” to Waste with Filament Tape Dispensers

    Filament tapes are equipped with pressure sensitive adhesives that are used for multiple packing applications, like sealing corrugated fireboxes, strengthening packages and bundling items. The specialty of this tape is the presence of fibre glass filaments present on the polypropylene or polyester films of the tape. Different grades of the filament tapes vary with the thickness of the filaments and the different types of adhesives.

    These fibre glass equipped, strong tapes can be used manually by hand but are most often used with a stationary or even a handheld tape dispenser, as they allow usage of the tape with a higher level of ease and a higher rate of speed.

    Filament tape dispensers are manufactured with metal and sometimes good quality plastics to increase the life of the dispensers.

    Filament Tape Dispensers (1)

    Tape Dispenser Features:

    • Compact design, easy to use
    • Strong metal body for a longer life makes the product extremely versatile and easy to store, carry and operate.
    • Available for all the variants of filament tapes, also adds versatility to the product.
    • Simple operation; increases the acceptance of the product in all the industries where packaging, taping and/or reinforcement of packages is carried out.
    • Dispenses tape of 2 inches width and a central core of 3 inches.
    • Features a blade at the end which efficiently cuts the filament tape with ease which otherwise would have been difficult and slow down the whole process.


    The well-designed model of the hand dispensers assures drastic improvement in the packaging and taping performance of the employees, adds a professional look too. The easy to use operation of the hand dispenser is good for the performance also and allows incorporation of beginners in the packaging and taping process.

    The hand dispenser features a hand operated brake, presence of which allows control on the tension of the filament tape. Control on the tension of the tape facilitates achievement of tight, secure wrapping in the process of bundling individual items and even pellets.

    Dispensers for double-sided tapes, start tapes and shipping tapes are also available with PackagingSuppliesByMail along with good quality, long lasting filament tape dispensers, and all the variants of filament tapes.

  • Ultimate Protection from Everything with Stretch Wrap

    For a manufacturer of goods that require long or short distant shipping, using pallets and stretch films are a Godsend. Stretch films act as an indicator of tampering; often reducing the loss of products by securing products to each other and to the pallets. Stretch film often cuts down on possibility of injuries to the workers.

    stretch wrap

    There are two different types of stretch wrap films…

    Blown stretch wraps and cast stretch wraps, these differ from each other with their manufacturing processes. The blown type of stretch wrap isa product of heated beads of resin, which are blown in to bubbles. These bubbles are later transformed into rolls of stretch films. Blown stretch wraps are less popular in the packaging supplies manufacturing industry because of high production costs and low per hour outputs.

    The process of manufacturing the Cast Stretch films involves heating of resin beads and forcing them through a die in the shape of a narrow slit. The sheet-like structure that comes out is re-rolled, wound up on rolls that are cooled to solidify the films. Cast hand stretch wrap is a lot cheaper to produce as compared to the blown stretch wrap.

    The cast stretch wraps stretch easily, making usage better and is unwrapped soundlessly. The wraps cling from both the sides, making the pallets stick together and make stacking of pallets simpler and safer.  Completely clear nature adds one more to advantage list, reading of labels and scanning barcodes is simplified by the usage of clear cast stretch films.

    These wraps are one of the most economical supplies used during shipping of products; they protect a lot of shipments and results in savings. The wraps stick to the products and pallets on one of the sides and other side is used for simpler application with stretch film dispensers.

    These cost effective, efficient and resourceful cast stretch films are shipped by PackagingSuppliesByMail.com along with stretch film dispensers, making them even more easy to use. The cast hand stretch wraps are available as coreless, coloured and down gauge. Using cast stretch film reduces packaging costs to a new low and enhances the efficiency of labor.

  • How Occupational Safety, Protection and Industrial Gloves Work Together

    Safety norms at any workplace must always be defined to ensure security of the entire workforce. Occupation safety aims to maintain and promote the social and physical well- being of employees. There are various industries like the health and wellness, and food and beverage industry which extensively use industrial gloves to protect hands from any bacteria, which may cause health concerns.

    The Safety and Health Executives are independent regulators, with power to legally punish workers or companies for putting others in danger. The HSE also helps businesses on how the use of Personal Protective Equipment like protective clothing, goggles and industrial work gloves are helpful.

    Industrial Gloves

    Substance Exposure & Protection 

    Protection from substance contact is most effectively and reliably achieved by designing the operating processes to avoid contact with harmful substances. Use of hand protection gloves is a major factor in protection. Industrial safety gloves are not as effective as other control measure but are still important when avoiding substance contact.

    Selecting Appropriate Industrial Gloves 

    Hand protection gloves come in special sizes, designs, materials, density, and thicknesses. Choosing the appropriate kind of gloves is very important. Consider these important five factors to make the right decision:

    1. Identify the substances which require handling.
    2. Consider all other work hazards.
    3. Consider the duration of the contact with substances.
    4. Consider the user’s comfort.
    5. Identify various tasks which need use ofhand gloves.

    There are two types of substances used in products, both of which may cause harm if come in contact:

    • Substances created by the production process.
    • Natural substances.

    Sometimes, product labels carry information with regards tothe kind of industrial gloves being used. Hand protection glove manufacturers have charts with performance related information.

    Three key terms used by manufacturers are:

    • Breakthrough time: The time taken by these chemicals to pass through the glove material.
    • Permeation rate: The quantity of all chemical substances that go by the glove and reach the skin.
    • Degradation: Certain materialcan cause industrial gloves to get softer, harder, or even swell sometimes. The higher the ratings, the betterthe material.

    Other hazards like the risks of abrasion, cuts and punctures, high temperatures and allergies exist, and are prominent enough to be taken into consideration while choosing hand protection gloves.

    Industrial gloves must not hamper the tasks from being performed. Oily and wet objects should be handled with textured gloves.Thecomfort of gloves directly affects the productivity based on the duration of its usage.

    Safety should always be a top priority.

  • The Rise in Popularity of Re-Sealable Bags

    Plastic bags have created an indispensable place in our daily lives. They are available in various sizes, thickness, and are used for a variety of purposes. Re-sealable plastic bags have evolved as the most versatile packaging material. Whether we use it for packaging products, handmade creations, safe keeping of documents, or to organize stuff like office supplies, toiletries, eye pencils, lip pencils, hair clips and to store leftover food, reclosable bags are extremely convenient and useful.

    Re-Sealable Bags

    Unusual Use of Resealable Plastic Bags:

    • Cell phone holder on airplane: put the phone in the resealable bag and stick it between the seat and tray table. Enjoy your movie or play games on it.
    • As a piping bag: for icing your cupcakes.
    • Marinating bag: perfect to marinade food and keep the mess away.
    • Crumb maker: crush crackers or bread to make crumbs.
    • Non- crystal ice cream: prevent crystal formation when storing ice cream in freezer.
    • Shower de-scaler: put vinegar in the bag and tie it to shower head to descale.

    Resealable plastic bags have only been around for about 50 years. In 1968, Ziploc developed and patented the resealable bag, which has become synonymous with reclosable bags. The company is worth over 1 billion USD.

    Salient Features of Re-Sealable Bags

    Clear: resealable plastic bags are made from acid free OPP. They are transparent, which makes them ideal to store documents. These bags are widely used to package products displayed in stores, which offer visibility to buyers.

    Safe closure: the crystal clear reclosable bags are widely used for packaging products that are sold in stores. It is easy to see the product, they can be easily opened and put back into the resealable plastic bag without causing damage to the bag.

    Expandable bottom: resealable poly bag with expandable bottom is generally used to store liquids because the bottom of the bag expands. Widely used for medicines, oils and perfumes.

    Microwave friendly: the resealable plastic bags can be used to warm food in the microwave, although the one disadvantage is that you can never clean and reuse this resealable plastic bag.

    The flexibility, reusability, re-closure feature and affordable pricing has made the resealable plastic bags one of the most successful invention of the twentieth century.

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