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Amazon FBA Packaging Supplies

Amazon-Packaging-SuppliesMany businesses are now selling their products on Amazon and using their FBA (fulfillment by Amazon) to send it directly to the customer. Amazon FBA does have requirements on how the items need to be packed. If they are not packed properly, it can create delays in the items getting into Amazon's inventory. Using the correct packing material ensures your shipment moves quickly through the Amazon fulfillment center. Amazon recommends using bubble wrap, inflatable air pillows and not to use peanut packaging, crinkle wrap or shredded paper. They also recommend that if poly bags with an opening of 5" (measured when flat) or larger is used, are required to have a suffocation warning, either printed on the bag itself, or attached as a label. The bags also need to be transparent, and must be a certain thickness.

Sure you can easily get some of your packaging supplies from a UPS Store, Home Depot or Walmart. If you are packaging a substantial amount, you can save money by buying in volume from a company like Pyramid Packaging. We are supplier of on poly bags, bags on a roll, shrink wrap, stretch wrap, demand bubble wrap, air pillows and carton sealing tape. Established in 1968 Pyramid Packaging is a value-added, and ISO 9001 compliant supplier of packaging machinery, supplies, and services. Click here to contact us or call 847-272-3400.

Barrier Films for Food Packaging

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Plastic pellets are heated up, melted and extruded to form the plastic film.  The film can be clear, opaque or high gloss and made from polypropylene, and polyethylene. Some packaging films offer high-barrier properties which makes them a good fit for food packaging. They provide protective properties for food items requiring restrictive visibility and will increase the product's shelf-life, and freshness. Oxygen transfer rate is used to measure the amount of oxygen that passes through a film. The lower the number, the better the film barrier. Additional barrier properties include UV protection, odor prevention, moisture  and gas barriers. Deciding on the barrier film for your packaging application can be a complicated process. There are many variables to consider in order to best preserve your packaged product. Below are a list of the most common type of barrier films used for food packaging.

 Foil (aluminum) backings offer the best best barrier protection with an OTR of 0. Foil is often used in candy wrappers, and to preserve chocolate.

EVOH (ethylene vinyl alcohol) barrier films have a OTR at .6 cc/m². EVOH barriers are often used to package meat, fish & poultry related products.

MPET when OPP/BOPP films are laminated with metal foil (MET) it will increase the film’s oxygen & water barrier & block out UV rays. Because of the film’s stiffness, its used as a wrap for hard candies, chocolates & is resistant to heat and moisture.

KPET is a soft saran coated PET film with good transparency. It is used as a substrate to laminate with other films. KPET has excellent gas, moisture and vapor properties making suitable for packaging of dry goods and protecting fragrant related items.

PET (polyester) is very good oxygen barrier, heat resistant & strong film with good durability. PET film is an excellent laminating substrate for stand-up pouches. When PET films are laminated with metal foil it will increase the film’s oxygen- water barrier & block out UV rays. Metallized films for flexible packaging are essential when the product requires extra protection to ensure a longer shelf life MET PET provides protective properties for food items requiring restricted visibility.

Nylon films have a high melting point and are used for cooking applications such as boiling, microwaving & baking. They have very good clarity & moisture barriers & considered a very strong film.

Polypropylene is soft, clear glossy film with good moisture barriers & high oxygen transfer rates. They are often used for plastic food bags.

LLDPE barrier films are inexpensive and have good clarity. They are used to package fresh, produce, frozen foods & baked goods. Because of their high OTR of 2500 cc/m², they work well when the package requires oxygen.

About Pyramid Packaging

Est. in 1968, Pyramid Packaging is a value-added supplier of flexible packaging films, equipment & services. We create value by working with clients who need help in selecting and customizing their packaging films. Pyramid Packaging can customize your plastic packaging films & barriers according to your blend, size & graphic design. Call us at 847-272-3400 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Deciding on Packaging Films

Deciding on a packaging film for your product can be a difficult process. There are many variables to consider during the film selection process. Not selecting the proper film can create many problems including reducing the life of the item. Established in 1968 Pyramid Packaging is a value-added, and ISO 9001 compliant supplier of packaging films. View our presentation to learn more about variables that should be considered when selecting a packaging film.


Block-Brace Air Tube Packaging

Block-Brace-Void-Fill-PackagingBlock and brace is a packaging technique that fills or surrounds the void areas of a packaged product. This secures the items and reduces the chances of it getting damage during transportation.     Automated Packaging Systems’ AirPouch® FastWrap air tubes protective packaging is more cost effective when compared to other types of block and brace, such as styrofoam peanuts, foam-in-place, or molded pulp inserts. The on-demand air tubes are lightweight, and reusable. The tubes are dust free and durable enough to provide excellent product protection in a minimal space. AirPouch FastWrap tubes come in a compact box that generates more than 1,380 linear feet of protective packaging. The tubes can be inflated when needed at speeds up to 65 feet per minute. Compact and convenient, the all-electric design and small footprint of the AirPouch FastWrap is ideal as a stand-alone system or combined with a variety of equipment accessories for any size pack station.

Pyramid Packaging is a supplier of Autobag AirPouch® FastWrap. For more information click here or call us at 847-272-3400.


 

Custom Packaging Films

Customized-Packaging-FilmsCustomized packaging films are a great way to stand out and get noticed. Pyramid Packaging can customize your plastic packaging films according to your blend, size and graphic design. We can help you decide on which films are best suited for your packaging needs. At Pyramid Packaging, we provide out of the box packaging solutions and can custom engineer your packaging film. We have experience working with an array of films, resins and laminations. Our packaging engineers understand the extrusion, converting, design, printing processes and can oversee these task for you. By working with our packaging experts, we’ll ensure you get the right film for your application while reducing cost.

Established in 1968 Pyramid Packaging is a value-added, and ISO 9001 compliant supplier of packaging machinery, films, and services. Click here to contact us regarding your custom packaging film needs.

Automated Packaging Distributor of the Year Award

Pyramid Wins the Automated Packaging Distributor of the Year Award

We are pleased to announce that Automated Packaging has selected Pyramid Packaging as their top distributor for 2015. Pyramid Packaging has been representing APS for over 50 years in the Chicago market. We are honored to have been selected as the Automated Packaging Distributor of the Year. Pictured from left to right: Brad Worman - APS, Bob Ploen, Nancy Lee, Jeremias Gonzales, Justin Miller, Neal Houseworth, Tristan Farrell - Pyramid Packaging, Brian Zamary, Jim McCarthy - APS.

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Mail Order Bagging Machines

The popularity of online shopping is a booming business. Mail Order fulfillment services are used to mail or ship items ranging from apparel clothing, prescription drugs, vitamins, and books. Mail order and e-commerce fulfillment packaging houses need to send products out as quickly and efficiently as possible. In order to speed up the delivery process, fulfillment houses will use automated bagging equipment. Automatic baggers are designed to provide enhanced packaging productivity for mail order fulfillment applications. Bags are loaded onto the equipment, where they are automatically opened and sealed. Click on the video to watch the demonstration.

 

Pyramid Packaging is a supplier of Autobag mail order baggers. For more information click here or call us at 847-272-3400.

Construction Packaging Supplier

Flexible packaging supplies and equipment are needed to securely wrap construction products and supplies. Stretch wrap binds stone, bricks and shingles to skids. Plastic films, wraps and sheeting (also known as visqueen) are used on construction sites. They are used to prevent dust contamination, construction enclosure, ground erosion control and vapor barriers for concrete & drywall. Since Pyramid Packaging is a value added supplier construction packaging supplies, we can ship, warehouse and manage the inventory of your packaging supplies. For more information, view our presentation.

 

Bags on an Autobag Roll

Bags-on-a-RollHave you ever wondered how many bags are on an Autobag roll or how many rolls are in a box? Well it all depends. Autobags are pre-made plastic bags on rolls designed to improve a company’s packaging efficiency. These bags are ideal for low to high volume packaging operations. The plastic bags come in stock and custom sizes. Stock bags range in sizes from 2” wide x 3” long and as large as 15” x 34”. For high production bagging applications, the bags on a roll added to a bagging machine to increase productivity.

The number of bags on a roll is determined by the bag’s length. For example, a standard duty, clear 2” x 3” stock bag has 5,500 bags on its roll whereas a larger 4” x 6” bag (double the length) has 2,500 on a roll. The bag's size also determines how many rolls are in a case. Because of its smaller width, 16 rolls of the 2” x 3” bags are in a case but only 8 rolls of the 4” x 6” are in a case. When determining how many bags needed for your bagging application refer to the Autobag stock bag list or click here to contact a Pyramid Packaging and one of packaging engineers will assist you. Established in 1968 Pyramid Packaging is a value-added supplier of packaging machinery, supplies, and services.

ShurSEAL Packaging Tape

Have you ever been frustrated opening up a box sealed with packaging tape? Most of the time it requires a box cutter or knife to cut the tape in order to open up the box. Using a sharp edge object can result in damaging the content inside the box or risk the possibility of cutting yourself. Shutape's ShurSEAL folds the tape on its edge along the length of the carton making it easy to grip and remove the tape. Pyramid Packaging is a Chicagoland supplier of Shurtape products. For more information watch the video or click here to contact Pyramid Packaging.