Lantech Applauds Packaging Distributors’ Commitment to Load Testing Pallets

Posted by Shea Sutherland on Aug 11, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Several national packaging distributors are about to raise the curtain on new state-of-the-art research and load-testing facilities around the United States.

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Topics: Containment Force

Lantech CEO Featured in Leading Trade Publication

Posted by Christopher Jones on Jul 26, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Lantech CEO Jim Lancaster’s book, The Work of Management: A Daily Path to Sustainable Improvement, is earning national attention for its detailed and honest account of Lantech’s shift to a lean management model. In June, Industry Week featured an article about the book, which chronicles how the company infused lean methodology into every facet of its operation.

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Topics: Lean Operations

Fixing a Continuous Improvement Effort That Stalls – and It Will Stall

Posted by Shea Sutherland on Jul 12, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Lantech CEO Jim Lancaster, author of the new Lean Enterprise Institute book "The Work of Management", explains on the latest Lean Blog podcast why and how he revitalized improvement tactics and strategy.

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Topics: Lean Operations

The Work of Management Addresses How to Avoid the Deterioration of Results

Posted by Kelly Wathen on Jul 6, 2017 8:00:00 AM

In a recent interview with Planet Lean, Jim Lancaster, Lantech CEO and owner, sat down with Roberto Priolo to discuss his new book The Work of Management.

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Topics: Lean Operations

The Questions to Ask When Evaluating Stretch Wrapper Machine Manufacturers

Posted by Kelly Wathen on Jun 28, 2017 8:00:00 AM

When you’ve been manufacturing, and distributing stretch wrappers as long as we have - since 1972 - it’s inevitable that a pattern will begin to emerge in the kinds of questions people ask you. There are a number of questions that most buyers, at one point or another, have about their specific stretch wrapping needs and the machine that will work best for them. However, before most buyers get to those specific questions they often have questions about the reliability and quality of the machines in general.

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Topics: Stretch Wrapping

Quick Guide to Stretch Wrapping

Posted by Kelly Wathen on Jun 23, 2017 1:00:00 PM

From containment force to film tails, there is a lot to know if you want to achieve the efficient stretch wrapping necessary to minimize damage.

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Topics: Stretch Wrapping

Checklist for Buying a Stretch Wrapper

Posted by Kelly Wathen on May 17, 2017 1:00:00 PM

From cereal to concrete, stretch wrapping plays an important role in the shipping journey of many kinds of products. In our industry, we often say that anything can be stretch wrapped. Some items just need special considerations and planning before they are wrapped, but for the most part, you can stretch wrap anything.

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Topics: Stretch Wrapping, Buying a Stretch Wrapper

Are You Focused on Delivery Damage?

Posted by Kelly Wathen on May 9, 2017 1:00:00 PM

No matter what kind of product you make, packaging and shipping are crucial steps with big impacts. You produced your product yourself and enthusiastically brought it to market, but how can you get it to your client in one piece? We’ve had years of experience packing and protecting—it is our goal to get your product from A to B without a scratch. Square packing is one of our best kept secrets...

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Topics: Product Damage

Reducing Product Damage in the Paper-Based FMCG Industry’s Supply Chain

Posted by Shea Sutherland on May 2, 2017 1:00:00 PM

Did you know that tissues, diaper, and other paper-based industries suffer about 230 million dollars in product damage during the shipping process globally? About 70 million dollars of that loss happens in the North American markets alone.

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Topics: Stretch Wrapping, Product Damage, Tissue and Paper

Don't Be Fooled! There is No ASTM Approved, Certified, or Even Recommended Containment Force Tool

Posted by Shea Sutherland on Apr 12, 2017 10:00:00 AM

 

Is There a Problem?

There seems to be a widely held belief that the ASTM has endorsed a particular method and particular tool to measure the containment force of stretch wrapped pallet loads. Believers often cite ASTM D4649 Standard Guide for Selection and Use of Stretch Wrap Films as the authority for this contention, particularly its Annex A1.

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Topics: Containment Force

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