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Best Practices for Securing Cargo with Strapping Materials

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Securing cargo isn’t just a safety concern; it is the law in all fifty states. Therefore, it is essential to correctly strap your cargo with adequate strapping materials to protect your products, yourself, and others. Whether you are new to the industry or a veteran, there is always room to learn more, and today, we … Read more

Sustainable Practices in the Transportation Industry

Sustainable Transportation

Sustainable practices in the transportation industry are vital to maintaining a conscious awareness of our collective ecological footprint and managing waste for future generations. However, that is not the only reason sustainable practices should be implemented, as many eco-friendly solutions can also help maintain better safety standards and reduce long-term costs. Therefore, today, we invite … Read more

The Evolution and Applications of Strapping Materials in Modern Packaging

Boxes on Pallet

Ever since the industrial revolution of the early 19th century, packaging and strapping materials have been an essential component of the shipping and warehouse industry. We started with simple ropes and metal ties for rail transit, eventually moving on to plastics and complex chemical compounds with the same resiliency as steel but with the flexibility … Read more

Top Warehouse Safety Hazards to Avoid in Your Organization

Top Warehouse Safety Hazards to Avoid in Your Organization

Warehouse accidents represent over two million injuries each year, some of which can result in death or permanent disability. Yet, with all the moving parts and people in a warehouse, it can be challenging to identify hazards before an accident. That is where we come in with today’s breakdown of the top warehouse safety hazards … Read more

How To Reduce The Cost Of Packaging Goods

How To Reduce The Cost Of Packaging Goods

Packaging is an often overlooked extra cost in the warehouse and shipping industries that can make a massive difference over time for owners and operators. Thankfully, there are plenty of other ways to save on the cost of packaging goods. While the savings may not be immediately apparent, these are just a few of the … Read more

The Rise of Robotics: Automating Processes in the Modern Warehouse

Automated Warehouse

Despite the long history of people managing warehouse logistics, there are few other industries where the argument for automation and robotics can be made so loudly and enthusiastically. Saving time, money, and the bodies of humans to allow for more technical jobs are just a few of the benefits of robots becoming integrated into the … Read more

Navigating the Future: How Autonomous Vehicles Are Transforming Logistics

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Autonomous AI-powered vehicles have been slowly transforming the landscape of transportation for the better part of the past decade and represent one of the most exciting technologies for the logistics industry since the widespread adoption of the internet and computing in general. However, the technology is still in its infancy, and the knock-on effects we … Read more

Polyester vs. Polypropylene Strapping: A Detailed Comparison for Modern Packaging Needs

Black Polyester Strapping

Polyester and polypropylene may sound similar, but they are two vastly different strapping materials with their own benefits, drawbacks, and use cases. Material Origins And Manufacturing of Polyester and Polypropylene Strapping Polypropylene (or poly strapping) is made from polypropylene resin, a thermoplastic polymer derived from petroleum. It is then melted, extruded, cooled, stretched out, embossed, … Read more

Steel Banding 101: The Strength, Applications, and Safety of Steel Strapping

Steel Banding

Steel banding is one of the longest-lasting and historically present forms of strapping material used in the packaging industry. Steel banding has been used for hundreds of years. However, the galvanization of it, which helps to protect against rust, is relatively more modern and was pioneered in Europe during the late nineteenth century. The process, … Read more

How to Maximize Warehouse Storage Space Without Moving

How to Maximize Warehouse Storage Space Without Moving

With an ever-growing list of products, less space to work with, and rising land costs, moving your warehouse will often be more expensive and hassle than it’s worth. Technically, your distribution center is out of space when it reaches 85% capacity in the warehouse, shipping, and receiving areas. So, what can you do to maximize … Read more