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Quality Packaging Equipment Service & Repair

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The success of your operation often relies on the quality of your service technicians to keep your business operating when production volumes are high. It’s important to consider the following points when choosing a service provider that will keep your machines running.

Experience
A qualified technician will be able to repair a variety of makes and models of various machines. Quick Pak employs only the most experienced and qualified technicians. Our techs have 20+ years of combined experience in the field troubleshooting and repairing end of line packaging equipment.
Value
It’s much more cost effective to maintain than it is to repair. Postponing the maintenance of your equipment could result in a sudden breakdown, forcing you to pay for a more expensive repair. Furthermore, when machines are down this interrupts your ability to do business. A good service technician knows that regular maintenance can make a line last for years. Quick Pak understands the value in preserving your machin…

STATIC DISSIPATIVE & Anti Static Stretch Wrap

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STATIC DISSIPATIVE Stretch Wrap for hand and machine application.


Stretch-It SDF: Static Dissipative Film is ideal for use in pallet wrapping products that are susceptible to static electricity. These types of products that can be protected by stretch wrap can include flammables, electronic equipment, paints and chemicals.
Static Dissipative Film is also idea for applications involving the packaging of materials going into munitions plants and grain facilities. This durable stretch wrap also guards against ESD damage and from the elements. Static Dissipative Film exhibits high puncture resistance while clinging to itself so tapes or strap is unnecessary. This stretch wrap maintains all the same properties of conventional hand wraps without any of the static.
Static Dissipative Film is ideal for utilization in applications involving products sensitive to static electricity. Static Dissipative stretch-wrapped pallets are static free, tight and secure in one extremely durable unitized…

Painless Pallet Wrapping With Coreless System

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Hand wrapping a pallet is painful business.Bending over to wrap down to 2” from the floor and do it while walking backwards around a pallet 4 to 5 times and continue 4 more times around all the way to the top.Then you have 20-30 pallets per day to wrap.Back issues, tripping hazard, workers comp claim, it’s not if you get hurt – it’s when.Don’t forget to add in the 8 Lbs roll of stretch wrap to that while you’re at it.
Let’s make this scenario a little less painful.
1.Use Hybrid Coreless Prestretched Hand Wrap (3 Lbs roll weight).
2.This roll weighs 3 Lbs for an 18” x 1500’ as compared to 8 Lbs for standard roll.
3.NWD Coreless Dispenser – you can wrap 1” from the ground with NO bending and you can walk forward.
4.You can wrap up to 9’ high with the NWD Coreless Dispenser.
5.With no bending, over-reaching, walking backwards – you can wrap the pallet faster.
The NWD Coreless Dispenser is made from Aluminum, Made in USA, Not a disposable dispenser and parts are available.

Buy the film and di…

Corrugated Price Increase 9% as of May 1st 2018

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On Friday, March 23rd, the Pulp and Paper publication confirmed the $50 per ton linerboard increase that had previously been announced by all major corrugated manufactures. Key reason behind the increase are the growth in demand for corrugated relative to capacity constraints, declining inventories, and ever-increasing transportation costs due to fuel and the nationwide driver shortage. 

While we understand that increases are painful, we cannot ignore material costs when commodity prices fluctuate.

More information here: www.quickpakinc.com

Quick Pak Revolution Overview

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Coreless Stretch Wrap Dispenser

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Newsprint Paper From Canada

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We want to let you know that the Newsprint market is changing. Following a 2017 investigation by the US Department of Commerce into Canadian Newsprint plants for dumping product into the US market, while unfairly subsidizing their own market, approximately 25 Canadian Newsprint producers are being hit with preliminary countervailing duties of about 6.5%. 


Canada is the world's largest exporter of Newsprint and the majority of the Newsprint sold in the US comes from Canada. The US Department of Commerce will make a follow up decision on the anti-dumping duties in March 2018 and US International Trade Commission will be asked to make a ruling on the measures in August 2018. For now, we are expecting increased prices on Newsprint as well as potential scarcity. We will try to keep you abreast of the situation as new information becomes available. We appreciate your business, and thank you for your support.
Our suppliers are keeping us informed of this changing situation.
More info follo…

New install of a PAC SM65 AUTOMATIC ARCH STRAPPING MACHINE by Quick Pak Inc.

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The SM 65 is, quite simply, the best value available in today’s marketplace for strapping machines. At 65 straps per minute, it is lightning fast.
Available in several different arch and strap sizes, the SM65 is an excellent strapper for a broad range of applications. The state of the art strapping head has 30% fewer parts than comparable strapping machines, and utilizes brushless DC motors. The result is a high speed strapping machine that consumes less power, requires fewer adjustments, and requires minimal
maintenance. The extensive list of standard features on the SM65 is listed below. Plus, it’s backed by the best warranties in the industry, 99% parts availability within 24 hours, and unlimited, free telephone support for the life of the machine. If you are looking for a fast, reliable strapper that is operator and maintenance friendly, you can’t get a better value than the SM65. SKU:SM65
www.quickpakinc.com

EP-5980 AUTOMATIC PAPER CRUMPLER

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EP-5980 - Made in the USA

Automated Vertical Kraft Paper Dispenser w/ Cutter 
Dispenses Crumpled Kraft Paper 
Optional Foot Pedal Available 
5” Locking Casters 
Speed, Length and Quantity Selections FREE SHIPPING ON THIS ITEM. SKU:EP-5980 Automatic Paper Crumpler Your Price: $1,788 each.
You can buy here: www.quickpakinc.com


Pallet Wrap and Stretch Film

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Our wide selection of pallet wrap, stretch film and other wrapping supplies gives you a no-quibble solution to any shipping movement. Whether you are transporting a single pallet or a complete container load, your choice of stretch wrap can have a huge impact on the secure and safe delivery of goods.
Hand & Machine Stretch Wrap Solutions


As a leading supplier of premier packaging supplies at unbeatable price points, we are specialists in pallet stretch wrap. We stock several pallet stretch wrap solutions, including flush core hand pallet wrap, extended core hand pallet wrap, machine pallet wrap, pre-stretch pallet wrap, custom logo printed stretch wrap, banding stretch film, polythene pallet top covers, black pallet wrap, and ventilated machine and hand stretch wrap.
In addition to this, our friendly and reliable team supply dispensers and wrapping machines designed and built to the highest standards for maximum efficiency when packing and optimum protection during transit.
Quick…

Bubble Wrap and Bubble Packaging.

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Here at Quick Pak Inc, we supply a vast selection of premium quality bubble wrap packaging so you can harness the effective protection you need, without breaking the bank or compromising on quality. From small and large bubble wrap rolls to anti-static pink bubble wrap, standard and antistatic bubble bags, and furniture protection packaging, we have all you need to ensure ultimate support and stability wherever your prized package is heading.


Our versatile selection of bubble wrap packaging ensures nothing stands in the way of you achieving your packing task, whether you are moving property or safely securing items for transit. Lightweight and durable, our protective bubble wrap products ensure your package remains damage and abrasion free, and will absorb shock to provide better protection than ever before.

Rely on Us for Your Protective Packaging
Not sure just how effective your bubble wrap packaging needs to be? Pin-pointing the right, most effective bubble wrap for you, your appli…

Pallet Jack Truck 5500 Lb. Capacity 27 x 42 - Best Value

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Pallet Jack Truck 5500 Lb. Capacity 27 x 42 - Best Value

BEST VALUE PALLET JACK TRUCK

Rugged construction and excellent pricing make this pallet truck the best value for your material handling needs. 21"W x 36"L forks feature entry rollers and tapered design for easy pallet and skid entry, and are reinforced for heavy duty loads. This pallet jack has a 3-function hand control (raise, neutral and lower) and offers a spring-loaded self-righting safety loop handle to enhance comfort and ease of operation. Floor protective polyurethane steer and load wheels. Durable powder coat finish. 1 Year Limited Warranty.Hardened chrome piston with protective dust cover ensures long, dependable service of this skid lift jack.

Your cost: $287/each plus shipping.

Quick Pak Inc Industrial Products.


72" X 250' SINGLEFACE B FLUTE CORRUGATED ROLL

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6 Rolls Per Pallet (Free Shipping on 12 roll Orders) REGULAR "B" FLUTE CORRUGATED PAPER ROLLS Single face corrugated roll. 50/50 basis (50 lb. facing sheet /50 lb. corrugated sheet). 'B' flute is smaller, approximately 1/8" thick, and provides the best crush resistance though the wrap. 250 linear feet per roll, approximately 19" in diameter.  Single-faced corrugated wrap is excellent as low cost industrial padding, and packing. Also for separating items, wrapping cylindrical shapes, protecting cabinets and furniture. Use for cushion wrapping, box liners, box pads and cut-to-size dividers and as an industrial look retail wrapping paper. What is Singleface Corrugated Roll Used For? SKU:72" x 250' Singleface B Flute Corrugated Roll Your Price: $88.66 per roll.
Order now: www.quickpakinc.com

Resin and Plastic Suppliers - pushing for March Increase.

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NEWSWIRE SNIPPETS Stretch film makers announce February increase(Sigma) (IPG) (Amtopp) (Berry) (Western Plastics)

Resin makers announce increase for February. 
Read Letters (Chevron Phillips) (Exxon Mobil) (Dow)

PVC film makers announce March increase. Read the letters - (Berry) (Anchor) (Pactiv) (Western Plastics)

Formosa Declares Force Majeure
Due to an unplanned shutdown, Formosa Plastics has declared Force Majeure on LLDPE resins for an undetermined duration.
Trade Reports February 2018
More info: www.quickpakinc.com 

Resin and Stretch Film Pricing - Up or Down???

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Polyethylene trading was relatively slow and prices were mostly steady, with some variance seen amongst grades. While Prime levels have remained firm, we are seeing some weakness develop for offgrade materials. The spot PE market feels tired after rising as much as $.09/lb during Jan, as it swung from a discount to premium to contracts. The marketplace has essentially accepted the $.04/lb increase slated for Feb and several producers, who apparently wish to seal the deal, have backed the increase with another $.03/lb nomination for March.



Spot Polypropylene prices pulled back sharply, falling $.04/lb on average, as feedstock prices plunged. Offgrade prices had already started to come undone and now generic prime prices have begun to follow. Resin sellers, recognizing that the top of this rally is already in place, dropped asking prices while seeking orders. Resin buyers, who did not have an urgent need for material, backed away from the market, allowing gravity to do its job. 
Relief…

Sigma First To Send out Price Increase Letter for Feb Price Hike.

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Sigma Stretch Film



February 1, 2018

Dear Valued Customer,

Our resin suppliers have a resin increase set to take effect February 1st and current market dynamics indicate that this increase will take hold. Strong domestic and global demand, continued supply disruptions, and higher energy pricing all support this February resin increase.

Sigma also continues to experience significant elevated costs in freight, packaging, labor, additives, and other costs that go into supplying our customers their finished product.
In response to these increases, Sigma Stretch Film will implement an increase of 5% effective with all new orders placed on or after February 26, 2018.

All orders must call for immediate delivery. Based on current lead-times and resin availability, Sigma Stretch Film can only accept a limited number of new orders. Sigma Stretch Film reserves the right to accept or decline all orders for any reason.

Sigma strives to communicate these increases with adequate lead-time and when t…

Shrink Film for Wrapping Bundles of Flat Pizza Boxes

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60" X .00125 X 5600' CLEAR PE SHRINK FILMCling-Tite Polyethylene shrink bundling film is a heavy duty bundling film used for heavy duty packaging applications. All shrink bundling film rolls are single wound. This means they are wound flat onto the core.
Cling-Tite Shrink bundling film can be used on semi-automatic and fully automatic shrink bundlers.  Cling-Tite was designed to wrap flat bundles of pre-printed corrugated pizza boxes.  All films are made from FDA grade virgin resins.  All rolls are individually wrapped, stacked horizontal on cradles and packed 9 rolls per pallet. 60" x .00125 x 5600' SWS CLEAR PE Shrink Film Pin Perf vented: 3" x 3" pin-perf, 3" ID core 10.77" Max roll OD 170 Lbs per roll 9 rolls per pallet stacked horizontally on cradles Pallet Weight: 1,520 lbs approx. Many sizes and colors in stock ready to ship:  https://quickpakinc.com/pe-bundling-film

Large Selection of Hotmelt Packaging Tapes From Quick Pak Inc

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Large Selection of Sellatape Clear and Tan Hotmelt Packaging Tapes in Stock. SellaTape brand tapes perform in a wide range of temperatures (32 degrees - 120 degrees), SellaTape crystal clear to not interfere with exterior markings and labels, and instantly bonds to corrugated boxes and surfaces. SellaTape comes in either hand grade for manual application or machine for machines.

SellaTape water based Hotmelt carton sealing tape line is made with a special high-shear adhesive, developed specifically to meet our rigorous specifications.  Higher shear values mean greater holding power on boxes. Our Hotmelt SellaTape conform to FDA requirements for indirect food packaging.  Buy here:  https://quickpakinc.com/hotmelt-tape

Nationwide Truck Shortage

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A nationwide truck shortage is forcing thousands of shippers into a tough choice: postpone all but the most important deliveries, or pay dearly to jump to the front of the line.

Michelin North America Inc. cut its daily shipments of synthetic rubber from one plant by a fifth earlier this month and is at times paying double its usual price for temperature-controlled trucks, said Eric Stuch, a logistics manager at the tire manufacturer. Meal-kit service HelloFresh SE recently enlisted one of its produce suppliers to help move shipments to the airport in a snowstorm.
Several factors have converged to overwhelm the trucking market. Freight volumes in December hit near-record levels for that time of year, on the back of a strengthening economy. Retailers are replenishing stocks after one of the strongest holiday sales seasons in recent years. Manufacturers are also shipping more cargo; in December, industrial production had the largest year-over-year gain since 2010, according to the Fede…

Plastics and Resin Pricing on the Move in 2018

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Once again, prices of the five high-volume commodity resins were a mixed bag going into the first month of the New Year. Whereas PE and PVC prices had dropped, those of PP, PS, and PET had moved up. In both cases, feedstock costs were key drivers. But the winds of change were also blowing in different directions, potentially deflating PP and PS prices while lifting PVC prices back up.
Those are the views of purchasing consultants from Resin Technology Inc. (RTi), Fort Worth, Texas; Michael Greenberg, CEO of the Plastics Exchange in Chicago; and Houston-based PetroChemWire (PCW).
PE PRICES DROP Polyethylene prices were reported to have dropped by 3¢/lb in at least some cases in December, although suppliers announced no price reductions, according to Mike Burns, RTi’s v.p. of client services for PE. He said the price move was confirmed by several RTi clients. PCW said no suppliers had indicated a market-wide PE price reduction for December. The Plastics Exchange’s Greenberg reported tha…

Resin and Plastics Pricing News for Jan 2018

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January 2018 CDI report for LLDPE.  CDI has reported no changes from December 2017 to January 2018.

**IMPORTANT NOTICE: Chemical Data (CDI) implemented a non-market adjustment (NMA) for all grades of PE resins in January 2018. These NMAs were 22 cents for LDPE, 19 cents for LLDPE B1, and they were 21 cents per pound for our dual comonomer LLDPE Hexene & Octene (HAO) film grade resin indices.

Although CDI is reporting flat this month, it does show that the resin increase of $.04/lb. has a good chance of being implemented.
More info here: www.quickpakinc.com

Quick Pak Strap Bandit Strap Feeder

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Strapping has been manually threaded for a century, but without the appropriate tools, users have had to make improvised sticks. But sticks are rigid, requiring workers to bend down or kneel to use them. Their blunt ends get stuck and the strap often comes loose during threading. Unlike jimmy rigged rods, and ill-conceived market solutions, Quick Pak Strap Bandit securely holds any type of plastic or corded strapping without ever getting stuck. And it can be used from a comfortable upright position.
Quick Pak MUL-SB Flexible Pallet Strap Feeder
Easiest and fastest way to thread the strap under the pallet.
Securely holds any type of plastic or corded strapping.
Saves money and backs.
Flexible, allowing use while standing.
Never gets caught on a pallet.
Made of high impact nylon with a durable and flexible polyurethane cleat and a highly flexible fiberglass rod.
Length: 71″ Head Width: 3.25” Head Height: 1.94”
Weight: 7.5 oz.
Buy it here: www.quickpakinc.com

Using Litewrapper XT Pallet Wrapping System

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18" X 1500' LITEWRAPPER XTLitewrapper XT Dispenser one comes FREE with EVERY Pallet. Free Freight on this item - pallet quantity orders only. This is the only system where you can wrap a pallet by hand and have the finished pallet look like it came off an stretch wrapping machine.  Wrapped tight and all the way down on to the wood skid.  You can rope, x-wrap, crisscross over the top and sides of the pallet, all with only one hand. This Litewrapper XT is used with our CORED Litewrapper film. Benefits of the LitewrapperXT  - A patented system to wrap pallets by hand
- Walking forward, NO bending, NO back pain - NO burning hands from wrapping - Stronger & constant wrap - Film is activated by the dispenser
- Less film, less time - Wrap a pallet in less than one minute
- Less walking for a tight wrapped pallet
- No "neck down" better use of the film
- Case packed
- More pallets wrapped per roll
- Environment friendly. SKU:18" x 1500' Litewrapper XT

EZ Air Pillows in a Box

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EZ AIR PACKAGING PRE-INFLATED PILLOWSPre-Inflated Air Pillows: 8” x 4” Inflated Air Pillow 1.2mil Thick Air Pillow 150 Pillows per Case 20 Cases per Pallet ** Minimum order on this item is 10 cases Securely brace your products during transit and ship clean, professional-looking packages using EZ Air Packaging Pillows! Air Pillows are lightweight, perforated for easy separation and made of nonabrasive poly which will not scratch the surface of your product. They are reusable and recyclable, with disposal requiring a low volume in landfills when deflated. Product Features: Includes 150 pre inflated air pillows which is equivalent to 2.80-cubic feet of packaging peanuts Higher damage absorption rate over paper and bubble wrap packaging products No messy loose fill to contend with Less costly void fill option over paper and bubble wrap packaging products Reusable and recyclable Product Description: Securely brace your products while in transit for ship clean, professional-looking packages. Air Pillows…

Send a Message with Custom Printed Pallet Wrap

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Get Custom Printed Stretch Wrap...Now with lower minimums (1 pallet order for custom print).

Custom Printed Pallet Wrap Sends A Message: Custom printing of pallet stretch wrap with low minimums, prepaid delivery nationwide. Custom printed pallet wrap improves load appearance. Printing capacity increased: Quick Pak now offers lower minimums and faster lead times on all printed films. Advertise: Logo's, name, website, re-ordering info, etc... Safeguard Shipments: Printed message make handling requirements highly visible. "Do Not Double Stack", "Fragile", "Handle With Care", "Do Not Break Pallet", "Signature Required", "Keep Frozen" Security Appeal: Reduces risks of pilferage and tampering in storage or transit. Easily identify shipments that have been broken into or tampered with. Reduce Lost Shipments: Easier to identify pallets means carriers are less likely to misplace or lose shipments. More information and examples here:  www…