8 Tips to Reduce Packaging Waste to Promote Sustainable Packaging

Posted by Erich Lawson

The trend of using sustainable packaging is gaining momentum, and it will see a consistent rise in the future as well. More and more companies are using packaging materials that are eco-friendly throughout their entire life cycle, including in their functionality, marketing, and after their use has been fulfilled. Sustainable packaging also helps in reducing the costs involved with packaging design.

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Topics: Sustainability

Case Packing and Integrating End of Line Packaging Equipment

Posted by Kelly Wathen

You've done your market research, created a product that your customers love, and developed and implement world class production with top notch quality.....there is only one thing left to do. Pack the boxes and ship the product. What are my options for case erecting, packing, and sealing? Should we just manually build and load the boxes, or should we completely automate?

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Topics: Case Packing

How to Prevent Loads from Tipping Over in a Truck

Posted by Kelly Wathen

A major cause of product damage is loads tipping over during transportation. Once a truck pulls out of your loading dock, what happens to your products is out of your control. Here are two things you can do to keep loads from tipping over.

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Topics: Stretch Wrapping, Product Damage, Freight

The Secrets of a Good Case Erector

Posted by Shea Sutherland

Editor’s Note:

Demand for corrugated cases is forecast to grow at a 4 percent annual rate through at least 2020. In the face of this rising demand, shippers are confronting the ever present specters of cost reduction and sustainability by switching to thinner corrugated and/or corrugated made with increasing amounts of recycled content.

These trends put more pressure than ever before on corrugated cases to be assembled correctly so they deliver their designed performance.

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Topics: Case Erecting/Sealing

The Difference Between a Case Sealer and a Case Erector

Posted by Shea Sutherland

A case sealer and a case erector may sound similar, but they are two completely different machines. Granted, they both work with boxes, but that is where the similarity ends.

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Topics: Case Erecting/Sealing

Lantech to Unveil Revolutionary New Products at PACK EXPO 2017

Posted by Shea Sutherland

Forty-five years ago, Lantech Founder and Chairman Pat Lancaster invented industrial stretch wrapping. Today, Lantech develops innovative products that help manufacturers maintain load security, throughput, and operator safety. That spirit of innovation will be on display Sept. 25-27 at Pack Expo in Las Vegas, where Lantech will introduce the latest addition to its C-series case erector line and two dynamic new stretch wrap machines.

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Topics: Pack Expo

5 Ways Case Erectors Can Benefit Your Company

Posted by Shea Sutherland

If you've been considering a case erector for your production line, wonder no more. 

Here are five benefits a case erector can offer your company.

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Topics: Case Erecting/Sealing, Operational Efficiency, Labor Savings

Lantech’s 45 years of data affirms time-tested load security formula

Posted by Shea Sutherland

North American companies take notice as EU manufacturers seek load stability solution.

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Topics: eumos

The Secret Benefits of Case Erectors

Posted by Kelly Wathen

It’s no secret square cases pack, stack and palletize better when they're erected with 90-degree corners. They also ensure that a product’s primary and secondary packaging looks good when it arrives to your customers or sits on a retailer’s shelf.

But here’s a secret you may not know:

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Topics: Case Erecting/Sealing

The No. 1 Thing Most People Don't Know About Case Erectors

Posted by Kelly Wathen

The Law of Unintended Consequences Is Alive and Well

Erecting cases with a machine doesn’t automatically guarantee an increase in productivity. Without proper planning and consideration, a case erector can cause unanticipated problems and even turn out to be counterproductive. In the worst situations, production is constantly interrupted to recover from unplanned downtime or machine jams. 

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Topics: Case Erecting/Sealing