The Case for Branded Packing Tape

Would our customers benefit if we used packing tape with our logo printed on it on the goods we dispatch? We often think that the main reason for using printed packing tape is to advertise your company name to make people more aware of it – Marketing essentially. But are there other less apparent benefits, …

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The Facts on Security Packaging

Ensuring your goods arrive with your intended recipents exactly as you intended can present a challenge. Fortunately Hub Packaging have you covered! Let’s begin with a couple of defintions: Pilferage Stealthy removal of contents from a consignment, generally in small amounts. Tamperage To deliberately damage, modify or contaminate a product. Tamperage of pharmaceutical and food …

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The Facts on Stretch Films & Manual Stretch Wrapping

Stretch wrapping is one of the most efficient ways of securing bundled or palletised loads while also protecting them against dust and high humidity. High-elasticity plastic film with a self-cling coating is dispensed from a roll either manually or by an automated wrapper, and is stretched along its length as it is applied. The film …

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Printed Tapes & Labels – A Guide

Self-adhesive tapes and labels printed with warning messages or symbols are a good way of alerting handling personnel to the handling requirements or contents of a consignment. A wide selection of these is available from stock in standard designs as a cost-effective alternative to custom printed tapes and labels.   Printed Message Tapes These 48mm …

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The Surprising Uses for Silica Gel Sachets!

Silica gel desiccant, one of the easiest ways to add protection to your goods whilst they’re in transit or storage, is essentially a form of sand (silicon dioxide) which is able to absorb up to 40% of its mass in water. It is used in two forms; indicating and non-indicating. Indicating silica gel contains cobalt …

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The Facts on Pallet Protection

Palletised loads don’t have it easy – they get dusty, damp, knocked against, stacked and joggled around yet are still expected to look good on arrival. Thankfully there are several products available that will reduce the likelihood of damage. Polythene pallet shrink covers are a good deterrent to dust and moisture and are manufactured to …

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Be the Boss of the Q4 Rush!

6 Ways to Prepare your Packaging Operation for Q4 The accelerating growth of online retailing has enormous implications for distribution and fulfilment specialists. Smart planning before the peak will help to ensure that your packaging operation delivers maximum throughput with minimum labour. Businesses are preparing for what is going to be another ground-breaking growth year …

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Delight to the Dump – the Circularity of the Cardboard Box

Angelika Christ, Fefco’s Secretary General, explores the circular economy potential of the humble cardboard box and gives advice on how to optimally dispose of it. By now, almost everyone is familiar with this scene: The mailman arrives with a package. It contains something you ordered online, something you’ve been waiting for. In the moment you …

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The Challenges & Opportunities of E-Commerce

The challenges and opportunities of e-commerce – How can e-commerce consumer trends boost the adoption of smart and intelligent packaging? How can we make sustainability the core of packaging design? What are the implications for packaging in an omnichannel world? E-Pack Europe 2019, which took place on 25-27 March in Berlin, engaged with these questions …

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