Case Sealing

Does tape tab length matter?

Does tape tab length matter?

In both automated and manual carton sealing applications ensuring a reliable case seal, while also limiting tape waste can be a balancing act. One way to achieve both is to determine and apply the proper tape tab length. When we say, “tab length,” we are referring to...

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What is wash-down?

What is wash-down?

In the food and beverage industry, wash-down refers to the process of cleaning manufacturing and processing equipment using a high-pressure spray of water and/or chemicals. This is an important process because it kills bacteria and other contaminants to sanitize the...

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What is a case sealer?

What is a case sealer?

Primarily used for industrial packaging, a case sealer is a piece of equipment that is used to seal cartons during the packaging process to prepare them for shipment. There are two main types of case sealer technologies: Semi-automatic, which requires human interface...

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What is an over-filled carton?

What is an over-filled carton?

Just as cartons can contain too little filler packaging, they can also contain too much. Using too much void fill in boxes and parcels not only creates waste, but can cause the carton sealing tape to fail prior to palletization, while in storage, or during transit....

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What is an under-filled carton?

What is an under-filled carton?

One of the most common problems in the packaging industry is under-filled cartons. An under-filled carton is any parcel, package, or box that lacks adequate filler packaging to ensure that the item(s) being shipped arrives to its destination damage-free. An...

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What is wipe-down force and why does it matter in case sealing?

What is wipe-down force and why does it matter in case sealing?

Most packaging tapes are pressure-sensitive, which means they require some type of pressure, or wipe-down force, to bond the tape to the carton surface. The proper amount of pressure will drive the tape’s adhesive into the corrugated surface, allowing the adhesive to entangle itself deep within the fibers of the carton, thereby creating a secure case seal.

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