Corner & Edge Protection
We have a new range of solid board edge protectors now available to buy online, with fast UK delivery.
Edge protectors are a low cost and effective way to protect corners and edges of large items or palletised goods, during storage and/or transit. Pallet rejections are a costly mistake for all parties involves, there are some simple solutions.
By using a stretch wrap system with your edge protectors you will prevent movement and collapse by keeping the load and it’s content more secure. In turn this will make for safer handling.
You can buy now our range of stocked edge protectors or you can contact Packaging Supplies for custom sizes.
The bakery industry has to be one of the
most competitive industries in UK; power is held by the larger supermarkets and
their constant drive to lower the price. Giving bakers continual headaches with
extremely tight margins to tackle, meaning there operation have to be as lean
and efficient as possible.
Plastic trays have played a vital role in
the day to day running of many bakeries in the UK and over the Atlantic in the
US. Over in the US retailers have been slashing prices while maintaining profit
margins and lowering costs for manufacturers through the shift to a corrugated
isn’t just retailers who can reap the rewards, manufacturers who deliver bread
daily don’t always have the capacity or time to redeem the plastic trays, so
the plastic trays USP of being reusable isn’t actually being used as a benefit.
Introducing the corrugated cardboard tray,
which are stored flat for easy storage but when assembled they have semi cut
out hands holes making carrying effortless.
One of our predictions for packaging trends
for 2016 is increasing pressure from customers to be more green and conscious
of the environment through packaging. This
corrugated cardboard tray is a cost effective way to impress the end consumer and
make stake holders happy. As corrugated trays are reusable and completely
Packaging Supplies have a stock range of
these trays, but to fully benefit your operation let us design a bespoke tray
for you, which if required can be printed to your requirements. This backed up
with stock holding, monitoring and next day delivery. This is why we have been
effectively supplying bakers for 35 years.
Recently New York has became another major
city to join a growing group of cities in banning expandable polystyrene foam
(EPS). In use today EPS products are as such; Cups, bowls, plates, take away
containers, trays and most important to our customer base packing peanuts.
In the US it is marketed under the name
Styrofoam invented in 1941. It is estimated that Americans alone throw away 25
billion polystyrene coffee cups a year.
It is through one simple fact like this
that make the issue stand out, especially considering that polystyrene is a
form of polythene it is difficult to recycle.
How does this affect our customers or us?
Well as a packaging supplier, a common
product is ‘loos fill” polystyrene which has been used for years by companies
to pack items. In the ‘US’ they refer to this product as packaging ‘peanuts’ as
it is made out of polystyrene it has now been banned
If you export to New York you have to be
careful, as of the 1st July the New York Port authority. Set the ban
and gave companies 6 months to comply or fines will apply. That grace period is
If for your packaging operation, loose fill
chips are your preference. There is good news, our ‘packaging Peanuts are made
from starch, not polystyrene. Which makes them 100% biodegradable and 100% compostable.
So don’t run the risk, if shipping to New York we advice putting some proof of
this in the parcel.
PaperNuts are a new kind of quality void
fill paper that minimizes damage from shock, vibration and the migration of
goods within the box. The interlocking PaperNuts are approximately 30mm x 100mm
in size. As a product they are recycled, recyclable, reusable, compostable,
biodegradable and sustainable from renewable resources
Tardis Paper rolls are simple, cost
effective and easy to use void fill paper system. The Tardis paper is a strong
void fill paper that offers a superior level of protection to our products and
offers 50% more void fill than flat or smooth paper.
We have a
new line of Single Wall Layer Pads
now available to buy online, with fast UK delivery.
Pads or Corrugated Sheets are perfect for interleaving between pallets and
offering extra protection to your packages.
The Layer Pads can also be folded to protect corners or cut down to make
smaller packages sturdy.
We have 2
sizes of single wall layer pad currently available to order for next day
pads can be made to order to any size with short delivery timescales.
As we have
said many times in our blogs, with multiple review platforms the customer
really is king. Making sure your products get to the customer is one piece is
vital. If it is by the pallet load or box, the task is the same. All the
products in this blog make that task possible.
After the madness of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we are pleased to announced that we have expanded our postal box range. As a company we are continually trying to add to our ever impressive stock range.
Don't miss out order now, all orders over £50 will have the luxury of free delivery!
Stock products don't always provide the acquired packing experience, please feel free to contact us for any bespoke printed postal boxes or to benefit from large bulk discounts.
Packaging Supplies are dedicated to 'thinking outside the box' so you don't have too.
“Only close attention to the fine details of any operation makes
the operation first class.” J.W Marriott
Successful brands are made on attention to detail. Getting your
company name or logo printed on tape, is a tool to push brand awareness!
Tap into the packaging knowledge we have gained, food
manufactures for examples have dual purpose for branded tape. It is used to
prove that food produce within the outer has not been tampered with as well as
Tapes come in all differing shapes and sizes with different
purposes, stand out from the crowd with some printed tape.
Find out more at: https://www.pack-supplies.co.uk/shop/8/tape/
For any e-commerce company, one of the few
direct points of contact with the customer is through the outer shipping
packaging. In recent times where consumers have various platforms to review and
discuss every aspect of your service, the reinforcing of your brand through
packaging has never been more important. It still seems to be a marketing tool
that is under utilized.
The rise of e-commerce packaging is all down
to the protection of the product that the consumer purchases. The customer is
king, thus getting the product they ordered to them in perfect condition is
essential. Like everything else e-commerce has evolved, seeing the increase of
the brand experience going past the relying on the product but the
incorporating of the whole experience.
In a basic sense, through the selection of the right shipping and
packaging materials based around the idea of protection and presenting your
When customers are in a shop there are so
many points of which touch point can be used to reinforce your brand, take
Abercrombie for example using the fragrance within the shop .While it may be
nauseating to some it is done for a reason. The only touch point an e-commerce
merchant has an access to is through packaging, so you have to get it right and
stand out from your competition.
is creating this branded experience so important?
Of course some packaging companies are
going to encourage you to go bespoke when it comes to purchasing packaging,
which can Increasing the cost with artwork, tooling and print stereo charges is
there a benefit to these additional costs?
Branding has the purpose of customers
returning time and time again, but also helping to market potential new
customers. A recent study in America undertaken by Dotcom distribution revealed
that 52 percent of customers are more
likely to make a repeat purchase from a company that have premium packaging.
The same study, by Dotcom discovered that
nearly 4 in 10 customers would discuss and share their experience if they deem
the packaging to be unique.
can you’re packaging be unique?
Box: The most important point for online
retailers is the shipping box, in the packaging world it is called an outer
shipper. White or brown corrugated cardboard boxes, have dominated the material
selection due to being sturdy, cost effective and getting the job done. Boxes
can be made around your product and can have particular branding and features
Tissue paper: Having your products
individually wrapped, gives an air of secrecy to your product, companies
looking to impress can use printed tissue.
Void fill: Tradition void fill can be
Kraft paper, foam insets, bubble wrap and air pillow. Bubble wrap has it
purpose but cannot give a desired effect. In recent time, crinkled paper and
colored Kraft paper have become popular.
Stickers: This is a cheap way, if you are
using plain tissue a sticker used to seal wrappers together can reinforce
branding. It also can be used as a cheaper option to getting your outer box
Tape: Unless you box is a self-sealing
like a postal box. You will need tape to seal it up, why not reinforce seal it
and reinforce it with branded tape. The purpose of this isn’t purely just
atheistic; it acts as a tamper proof seal.
New to stock: Cellophane bags for protecting or displaying a range of items such as T-shirts and other smaller garments as well as artwork & greeting cards.
Made from strong, clear CPP (Cast polypropylene) material.
More sizes due to stock soon! Contact Packaging Supplies for other sizes or customized bags.
Twistlock Book wraps are the perfect way to protect books for
mailing. The design of the book wrap
means that no additional outer packaging is required.
Book Wraps are an incredibly versatile
corrugated cardboard wrap that will take various combinations and sizes of book
Books can be packed quickly and sealed securely
with the peel and seal strip. Book wraps
are the easiest way for mail order book companies or individuals to package and
protect books for mailing.
We stock 2 sizes of book wrap at Packaging
Supplies which can be ordered from our Online Shop. We can also produce
bespoke sizes of book wrap and have them produced with your company logo.
Please contact us at Packaging
Supplies for further
information on printing, bespoke sizes or discounts on large volumes.
Over the last few weeks we have talked about the tapes available
to buy from Packaging Supplies, so this week we will take a look at the tape machines and
dispensers that are
also available online.
Tape machines and dispensers will make the application of taping
more efficient. Depending on the type of tape you are using or the
application you may want to use one of the following:
Hand Held Tape
Gun – Hand held tape
guns are great for quick and efficient sealing of cardboard boxes and other
parcels. They are used with vinyl or
polypropylene tape and can be purchased for use with either a 2” or 3” width
Case Sealer – The
semi-automatic case sealer is for using with machine applied tape. It
will seal the top and the bottom of uniformed sized boxes simultaneously,
speeding up your packing process.
Tape Dispenser – Floor
marking tape dispensers will allow you to clearly mark out walkways or areas of
storage within a warehouse environment. Using a floor marking tape
dispenser will mean areas can be marked out using straight lines quickly and
with minimum effort.
Tape Dispenser – A
tape dispenser specifically designed to use with Bonus tape. The silent
bonus tape dispenser will reduce noise during dispensing. In addition the
tape tension can be increased on release by the adjustable brake.
All of the above can be purchased through our online shop, however
many more items are available by contacting Packaging Supplies Ltd.
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