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Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Packing Line Automation by Quick Pak Inc

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Packing Line Automation by Quick Pak Inc: Quick Pak’s Inc Revolution line of quality packaging equipment includes automatic stretch wrappers,   semi-automatic pallet wrapping machi...

Packing Line Automation by Quick Pak Inc

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Quick Pak’s Inc Revolution line of quality packaging equipment includes automatic stretch wrappers,   semi-automatic pallet wrapping machines, strapping machines, case sealing machines and baling equipment.



For more than 14 years, Quick Pak Inc has been in the business of protecting our customers’ products. Our goal is to provide the highest quality industrial packaging systems in the industry using proven designs, durable materials and high quality components.

Our design philosophy has always dictated the use of heavy gauge steel for a solid foundation. This gives our equipment the ability to last many years in all types of harsh industrial environments. The Revolution line also uses as many standard, non-proprietary parts as possible for fast and convenient parts sourcing.

ITW Mima Cobra Rebuild by Quick Pak Inc

Here we have a stretch wrapper that was rebuild by Quick Pak's service department.  The cut, clamp and wipe system was rebuilt.  We fabricated and installed the yellow platform to lift the pallets so the wrapper could wrap more of the skid.

The customer was using a 115 gauge stretch film and with the rebuilt system the machine is now using a 70 gauge machine film.  That is a 40% savings in film usage.

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Using The Right Packaging Machine

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Using The Right Packaging Machine: Packaging Systems – Using the right tool for the job! The use of proper packaging e...

Using The Right Packaging Machine

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Packaging Systems – Using the right tool for the job!


























The use of proper packaging equipment can make all the difference in your company’s output. In fact, packaging line efficiency can result in a serious positive impact in both sales and profitability, considering more products can be delivered at a lower overall cost.
Quick Pak’s system specialist can assist you in identifying areas in your company which would benefit from automation.
Revolution Stretch Wrap Equipment
Quick Pak Inc is proud to offer a wide range of stretch wrap machines, from semi- to fully-automatic under the Revolution brand. Whether you wrap 10 pallets a day or 100 pallets an hour, using the right Revolution stretch wrap machine will not only save you time but will also maximize the load strength of your stretch wrap.
Which machine to use depends entirely on your application? Answer the following few simple questions to help us determine what machine best suits your company:
1.            How many pallets do yo…

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Automatic Stretch Wrap Systems Saves Time and Mone...

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Automatic Stretch Wrap Systems Saves Time and Mone...: Unitizing equipment stretches to meet demand Stretch wrap: Is it time for lean packaging? U...

Automatic Stretch Wrap Systems Saves Time and Money.

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Unitizing equipment stretches to meet demand



















Stretch wrap: Is it time for lean packaging?
Users of end-of-line packaging machinery need units that can create high-quality, shipment-safe, secured loads of varying profiles at increased production speeds. They’re also paying particular attention to uptime, looking for equipment that requires minimal operator intervention to operate, reload and maintain. In this article, Modern takes a look at some of the latest features in unitizing technology. Stretch wrapper advancements improve load safety, quality
There’s been a big focus, directed particularly toward manufacturers of consumer goods, on improving the quality of stretch wrapped loads. “Billions of dollars of product waste occurs annually because loads are damaged on the way from the manufacturer to the retailer”
Stretch film tightly unitizes a load because it continuously attempts to contract back to its unstretched state. But, just because film is pre-stretched and applied to a loa…

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: C...

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: C...: Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Cut Your Packaging Down to Size : Cut Your Packaging Down to Size Ahead of UPS & FedEx ...

ITW Mima Machine Rebuild by Quick Pak Inc

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Cut Your Packaging Down to Size

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Cut Your Packaging Down to Size: Cut Your Packaging Down to Size Ahead of UPS & FedEx Shipping Changes. We’ve got some pretty sizable new...

Cut Your Packaging Down to Size

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Cut Your Packaging Down to Size Ahead of UPS & FedEx Shipping Changes.












We’ve got some pretty sizable news for you:
Both UPS and FedEx recently announced that they’ll not only be taking each package’s weight into account when determining U.S. ground shipping costs, but also the size, as well. UPS will adopt the new change on Dec. 29 of this year, while FedEx’s revised shipping policy goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2015.
For the average person on this street, this may not be huge news. But for companies that are shipping countless products to customers and clients on the regular, this so-called “dimensional pricing” is a major shift with the potential to significantly affect bottom lines.
That’s some pretty heavy stuff.
Thankfully, businesses that consider shipping to be a part of their lifelines have some time to plan before changes go into full swing, and there’s no better opportunity than now for them to size up and evaluate their packaging situations.
Need help? We know someone wh…

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Stretch Film and Resin Pricing News

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Stretch Film and Resin Pricing News: NEWSWIRE SNIPPETS Keep up to date on LLDPE, PVC pricing developments. Two Fresh Cracker Disruptions Sends...

Stretch Film and Resin Pricing News

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Keep up to date on LLDPE, PVC pricing developments.

Two Fresh Cracker Disruptions Sends Spot Ethylene Prices Soaring More Trade reports July 2014
Equistar Issues Force Majeure on Polyethylene More Trade reports July 2014
AUGUST INCREASE - "if the export market heats up again, Polyethylene could potentially take another leg higher. There were price increases issued months ago, but the amounts were not consistent amongst producers; we would not be surprised to see some oldies get cancelled and fresh nominations issued for August"  
LLDPE Today: Ready to move higher
LLDPE ROLLS STEADY - "Polyethylene continued to price steady at levels seen for at least the past month"
HARD TO FIND TRUCKS - "Continued logistics challenges are certainly noteworthy; shipping costs remain elevated and trucks/drivers have been hard to find."
PE FLAT - "Polyethylene trading was lighter than average and prices were flat."
INVENTORIES TIGHT - "res…

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Spot Resin Pricing News

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Spot Resin Pricing News: Spot PE Resin Pricing News  Two Fresh Cracker Disruptions Sends Spot Ethylene Prices Soaring July 08, 2014 CPChem had a fire...

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Spot Resin Pricing News

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Spot Resin Pricing News: Spot PE Resin Pricing News  Two Fresh Cracker Disruptions Sends Spot Ethylene Prices Soaring July 08, 2014 CPChem had a fire...

Spot Resin Pricing News

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Two Fresh Cracker Disruptions Sends Spot Ethylene Prices Soaring
July 08, 2014

CPChem had a fire at its Port Arthur Olefins complex on Monday causing a cracker furnace to be shutdown.

Equistar Chemical declared Force Majeure for Ethylene produced at its Laporte Petrochemical complex.

Together these disruptions contributed to a sharp rise in spot Ethylene prices, reaching $.60/lb by close of trading on Tuesday.

Revolution TT Strapping Machine Operating

Revolution TT Strapping Machine Operating

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Stretch Film Pricing News

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Stretch Film Pricing News: NEWSWIRE SNIPPETS TRADE NEWS:   PE STEADY - "Polyethylene continued to price steady at levels seen for at l...

Stretch Film Pricing News

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TRADE NEWS:









PE STEADY - "Polyethylene continued to price steady at levels seen for at least the past month"

HARD TO FIND TRUCKS - "Continued logistics challenges are certainly noteworthy; shipping costs remain elevated and trucks/drivers have been hard to find."

LLDPE FLAT - "Polyethylene trading was lighter than average and prices were flat."

INVENTORIES TIGHT - "resin inventories are actually above average, market conditions feel at least balanced, if not a little tight."

BUCKING DECREASE - "Producers kept PE contract prices flat March through June, bucking processor calls for a decrease,"

AUGUST INCREASE - "if the export market heats up again, Polyethylene could potentially take another leg higher. There were price increases issued months ago, but the amounts were not consistent amongst producers; we would not be surprised to see some oldies get cancelled and fresh nominations issued for August"

EXPORT PRI…

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: LLDPE Resin Today: Rising

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: LLDPE Resin Today: Rising: LLDPE Resin Today: Rising NEWSWIRE SNIPPETS Keep up to date on LLDPE, PVC pricing developments. TRADE NEWS: ...

LLDPE Resin Today: Rising

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LLDPE Resin Today: Rising











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Keep up to date on LLDPE, PVC pricing developments.

TRADE NEWS: This just in
June LLDPE and PVC roll flat
Industry respected publication reports 'no change' for resin pricing in June.
LLDPE SELLING WELL "resin markets were active and most deals were done in Polyethylene."

PE SUPPLY ISSUES "lack of material availability is contributing to a change in market sentiment, which for a while had been bearish, then more recently neutral and is now turning slightly bullish. PE contracts rolled over again in June, the fourth flat month in a row."

PE COST FACTORS "Ethylene prices fell in fairly active trading"

LLDPE GAINS "Spot Polyethylene trading was about average; once again there was good activity in LDPE and LLDPE film grades. Prices remained flat for all PE grades this past week although LLDPE recorded $.02/lb gain"

TIGHTER RESIN "availability for all Polyethylene grades has become markedly…

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Lowering Your Packaging Costs

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Lowering Your Packaging Costs: 3 Ways to Lower Costs and Increase your PROFITS! Change Vendors for a Lower Price This method ...

Lowering Your Packaging Costs

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3 Ways to Lower Costs and Increase your PROFITS!

















Change Vendors for a Lower Price
This method is used all of the time and can save you a minimum amount. Most distributors have roughly the same cost structure and work on the same margins so while distributor "A" may be able to save money on the exact same item versus distributor "B," The savings will be very small unless the distributors are working off different pricing structures.

Buying an Equivalent Item from a Different Manufacturer or "Down-Guaging"  a Product
Second most popular way to save money and when implemented properly you'll see great savings.  This method examines current products and finds the closest item in its class and tests to see if the results are favorable. We offers a private label program called HYBRiD80. We have done the research for you, saving you money without sacrificing quality.  For example, if you use an 80 guage 20" machine stretch film, our HYBRiD80 product c…