Speed up your Strapping with the Strap Bandit strap feed tool

Possibly the worst part of strapping pallets by hand is feeding the strap through the pallet frame. For many years operatives have used a thin stick or cane, split at one end to grip the strap. Some products offer a slight sophistication to this improvisation, with a proper metal spring clip on the end of …

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Biodegradable Plastic Air Cushions vs Paper Cushioning

The packaging industry is progressing every year in new innovative sustainable alternatives to plastics, but how do businesses choose which of these will work best for them? For most businesses, becoming more sustainable is blasting it’s way to the top of the “to-do list”, but with several different ‘sustainable’ options, and mixed messages on what …

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COVID-19 & Your Packaging

As the threat of coronavirus COVID-19 impacts on global health and economy, Hub Packaging is a useful ally to those still engaged in delivery of essentials to trades and households. In many areas the business front line is now online. Delivery from distribution hubs lessens the risk of infection compared with retail outlets. Some smaller …

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The Argument Against Plastics Has Become Emotional

Carbon was the main topic of conversation at Packaging Innovations 2020, which returned to Birmingham’s NEC on 26 & 27 February, with exhibitors and speakers alike putting the industry’s hottest subject in the spotlight. While exhibitors showcased the sector’s latest developments and technologies designed to lower packaging’s carbon impact, the two-day seminar programme featured the …

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How to create Instagram-ready packaging

In the Age of Instagram, well-designed, beautiful packaging is being shared across social media almost as much as the product and purchase itself. Many social media influencers are using distinct luxury packaging as props for their carefully curated Instagram photos – presenting brands with a great opportunity to increase brand awareness. Brands need to be …

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Reduce Costs and Stress while Increasing Output!

It’s time to take it easier! Our competitively-priced and super-reliable Semi- and Fully-Automatic machines are a great way of increasing your output, lowering Health & Safety risk and saving money at the same time! We have helped customers with Strapping Machines Pallet & Parcel Strappers Pallet Stretch Wrappers Air Pillow and Void Fill Systems Shrink …

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How to find the “Sweet Spot” for your e-commerce packaging

E-commerce presents more complexities in life cycle and an increased number of touchpoints compared with bricks and mortar. But with the right tools, knowledge, expertise, and innovation methods, your packaging ‘Sweet Spot’ can be found. Corrugated cardboard and the first box designs were created over 100 years ago for the bricks and mortar supply cycle, …

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Amazing ways to re-use a Cardboard Box (before you fully recycle it!)

STOP! Before you throw those boxes into the recycling skip at your local refuse centre (or shred them in your lovely Hub Packaging Shredder!) – consider these ways to give them a second life and entertain a small person near you 🙂 A Washing Machine A Tumble Dryer An AirStream-style Caravan A Handbag A Dream …

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