Equipment Highlight: Orion Sentry LP Stretch Wrapper

Orion Packaging has a deep line of stretch wrappers. With the (still pending) 2020 PackExpo in Chicago coming up quickly it had us thinking about some of our finds in 2018. Orion debuted their newest Sentry iteration during the expo and it remains one of the best entry-level wrappers on the market for its low price, reliability, and onboard pre-stretch capabilities. Check out some of the key features for the LP and HP versions: 200% powered prestretch film carriage: Helps you save on film costs and give you a superior…

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Understanding Packaging Boxes and Corrugated Cartons

Understanding cartons can make or break your product – literally – by the time it gets to your customer’s door.  For instance, recycled corrugate is not created equally, and there are several ways to determine what kind of box you need besides the actual carton type.  Depending on the application companies can save money when it comes to changing the way their box is configured or even manufactured (for custom cartons).  Check out our top 4 points when looking into corrugated boxes. Strength The strength of a corrugated box starts…

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4 Differences Between Stretch Film and Shrink Film

One of the biggest “verbiage” misuses we see in the industry has to be shrink film vs stretch film and everything in between like plastic wrap, cling wrap, or the like.  If you get these terms confused also you are not alone. Let’s unpack it! It’s true that both shrink and stretch films are designed to unitize products onto pallets and both are generally made from polyethylene resins.  Another truth, shrink films are produced on blown film lines and stretch films can be produced on either blown or cast film lines….

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