Materials and tools used in packaging and processing operations in very high volumes during the course of regular operations. Considering switching to a new container, material? If you need a new package or consumable, explore these articles to help guide your next purchase.
3M’s Scotch® and Tartan™ brands of tapes reflect nearly 100 years of continuous improvement of 3M’s core packaging tape families. From tapes designed for specific situations to packing list envelopes and other packaging accessories, PMMI offers customers and consumers more confidence that what is shipped is what they receive.
Adhesive Products, Inc.
Count on Adhesives Products, Inc. for hot melt, liquid, and protein cake glue adhesives used in wheel or spray applications for applications such as folding box and carton gluing. Adhesives are available for varnished, aqueous coated, UV coated and other difficult material stocks used in carton assembly, coated carton stock, frozen food applications and beyond. Adhesive Products also supplies special window glues and laminating glues as well as offering special coatings in addition to reactivate-able hot melts for customer sealing and many related applications. Company also offers a wide range of specialty tapes.
Amcor Flexibles North America
Amcor's lineup of durable AmPrima™ polyethylene (PE) recycle ready shrink films are designed to deliver strength and durability throughout the supply chain in addition to economy and standout graphic appeal for applications ranging from liquid beverage multipacks to bundling for household products. Supplied as rollstock in plain, printed or white opaque options.
Astro Packaging is a supplier of industrial hot melt adhesive suppliers in various formats used in case and carton sealing, product labeling and numerous other applications. Astro Packaging has over 40,000 sq. feet of hot melt adhesives in stock, for same day shipping on most products. They are also authorized distributors for Henkel adhesives, HB Fuller glue, as well as Bostik and IFS DuraPro products.
Bestpack Packaging Systems
Bestpack offers carton and case sealing tapes in a variety of formats. BP Water Based Acrylic Tape works well in extreme temperatures and feature UV radiation protection against yellowing. BG High Track has high tack and is an alternative to hot melt. Bestpack offers several other tape styles including custom packing tapes and custom colored printed tapes.
Packaging and lamination adhesives from Bostik are designed to address sustainability, marketing and cost challenges across packaging applications. Products range from resealable and reclosable adhesives for food packaging applications to consumer-friendly adhesives, with food-safe, sustainable, efficient and easy-to-use solutions for packaging end-of-lines. Adhesives work with a range of packaging materials, including: bio-sourced, paper-based, glass, metallic or synthetic, flexible or rigid, mono or multi-material. Bostik is focused on enabling a circular economy by improving end-of-life solutions for disposable goods with products designed to help customers develop ever-better sustainable packaging.
Brown Adhesives & Equipment
Brown Adhesives and Equipment supplies bulk adhesive products for a wide range of applications. Products include high-temperature hot melt adhesives, cool melt and low temperature hot melt adhesives, pressure-sensitive adhesives, liquid adhesives and glue sticks.
Cadence Blades manufactures high-performance, razor sharp, custom industrial blades and machine knives for converting, processing and packaging applications. Cadence Blades’ packaging blades and machine knives include industrial cutting blades, round rotary circular machine knives, and other blades for package sealers, form/fill/seal packaging, and tape knives. Meat processing knives are used for meat and poultry skinning and processing, seafood processing, fruit and vegetable processing, and for other applications such as skinning, cutting, slicing, dicing and chopping.
Citronix offers a comprehensive range of MEK-, acetone- and ethanol- based inks as well as make up and cleaning solvents, developed for use with the Citronix ciSeries printers. Inks are designed to offer excellent adhesion characteristics on a variety of different substrates (plastics, corrugated, etc.) with immediate and quick dry inks to suit most applications.
Sustainable new Clysar® EVO™, EVOX™ and EVO-C™ (Confidential) shrink films are high-performance recyclable packaging films developed using the guidelines of the How2Recycle® program. They are one of the few current polyolefin shrink film structures that qualify for the official How2Recycle Store Drop-Off label. Safe for the recycling stream, the EVO™ family of films has undergone significant testing. Clysar® EVO™ shrink films can be used to package almost any type of product, while providing equal performance to traditional polyolefin packaging.
Industrial, hot-melt adhesives from Colquímica Adhesives are developed to respond to the most complex requirements of customer target markets, such as Kmelt Evolution for packaging applications, Ksticks brand hot-melt adhesives in glue-in-stick format, Kolwater brand water-based adhesives, and Koldex brand adhesives for labeling. Other products include the Kmelt Technology, Kmelt Ultra and Kmelt Extend ranges, for the paper bags and other packaging.
EBS Ink-Jet Systems USA
EBS Ink-Jet Systems USA supplies inks and fluids for its marking and coding equipment. EBS-TJ100 High Performance Printer Inks such as Ultra Black universal ink are suitable for almost all surfaces, featuring quick-drying, good contrast on light backgrounds and substrates. Other inks include Standard Black, Black Solvent Based and Dark Black Solvent Based inks. EBS Ink-Jet Systems also provides a wide range of inks in other colors and varieties including water-based, ethanol, acetone, Mek and food grade inks.
Felins offers a wide variety of consumables, including commercial and sustainable packaging material options. Felins works with customers to choose the solution for their application and budget. Paper banding consumables include brown (kraft) paper, white paper, pre-printed paper, antibacterial, and chipboard sleeves. Plastic banding consumables include color, high strength, transparent, pre-printed, biodegradable, anti-bacterial and recyclable banding. Tying consumables supplied by Felins USA include poly tape, elastomers, poly cotton twine and USPS-approved materials. Stretch films come in a range of gauges and widths and shrink wrapping material comes in various formats including high clarity, thin gauge, and puncture resistant options. Rubber banding supplies include elastomers, latex-free rubber bands and custom-sized bands.
Gem Gravure Co., Inc.
Gem has been manufacturing coding and marking inks since 1952. From continuous inkjet ink to contact and band marking varieties, Gem offers a wide range of ink supplies for its line of marking and coding equipment used for expiration date, lot, and batch coding applications in the food and beverage sectors.
Henkel supplies a wide range of adhesives for packaging and paper solutions that offer fast bonding for enhanced production processing and increased efficiency. Henkel's packaging adhesives are designed to provide excellent adhesion and bonding to a wide variety of surfaces. They are used in applications ranging from folding cartons to food and beverage packaging. Additionally, its portfolio of paper converting solutions enables new creative and sustainable design options for both food and non-food applications.
HSAUSA offers a variety of inks available in the HP45 cartridge, including aqueous, solvent, security, UV cured and invisible inks. HSAUSA also has oil based, solvent based, UV cured and printing inks from Piezo.
Impackt Packaging Solutions
Impackt supplies wholesale packaging supplies and consumables to meet high-volume shipping and packaging needs. Product line including poly mailers in a variety of sizes and options, sealing tapes that withstand the stresses of shipping and shrink wrap with superior strength.
Inkjet, Inc. supplies ink cartridges for marking and coding applications for an array of industries including food, beverage, pharmaceutical, consumer and industrial. DC701T is a make-up ink that is designed to work with inks DC401, DC410, DC411, DC435, DC437, DC505, DC801 (all part of the DuraCode marking and coding product line) and comes standard as a case of 5 cartridges with each cartridge containing 750ml. Inkjet, Inc. also distributes black ink, black solvent ink, and yellow solvent ink cartridges from Anser.
Intertape Polymer Group
Intertape Polymer Group supplies consumables for packaging operations including carton sealing tapes, Curby curbside recycling packaging materials, stretch film, shrink film and related materials.
Jowat is a global supplier of hot melt and other adhesives used in the packaging and paper industries. Jowat's adhesives are used in tray and carton bonding, cap and closure applications, as well as sack and bag production.
Kao Collins Inc.
With thousands of options readily available, Kao Collins offers water-based, solvent-based and other inks for package printing as well as marking and coding. Kao Collins will work with its clients to build a custom ink for TIJ, Piezo DOD, or CIJ printhead technologies that adapt to the complexities of any substrate. Featured inks include Lunajet, a low-migration, eco-friendly, water-based ink designed for digital printing on plastic flexible film packaging and other non-porous substrates. Lunajet delivers even and efficient coverage and drying with minimal heat, unlike light-curing inks, for industrial printers of food packaging and pharmaceutical packaging.
M.R. Machine Knives Ltd - MRMK
MRMK supplies custom blades and knives for the food processing and packing industry, including punching, sealing, bagging, cutting, slicing, dicing, portioning and more. MRMK also offer spare parts such as gaskets, seals, thermal printheads and various other spare parts.
Navilux, S.A. de C.V.
Navi Lux S.A. de C.V., based in Mexico, produces adhesive tapes and labels used as consumables in packaging operations. Featured materials include lavel lamination tape and heavy duty packaging tape.
Lidding films for trays, cups and other rigid containers. Come in pick-and-place, peelable, rollstock, recyclable, printed, perforated, laser-perfed, resealable, and reclosable varieties. Lidding films are also available for modified atmosphere packaging (MAP), high pressure packaging (HPP)-ready formats.
Potdevin Machine Company sells water-based glues for use on its line of label pasters and gluers. Water-based dextrin adhesives are used for paper to paper applications. P-300A is a water-based formulated resin adhesive used for gluing paper to glass, metal and other non-porous material; applications include bottle labels for the wine industry.
Schorr Packaging distributes shipping and packaging consumables such as adhesives, stretch wrap film, reusable packaging, protective packaging material, banding materials and more from a wide range of suppliers including 3M, Sealed Air, STOROpack, Pregis, Clysar and more.
Shurtape Technologies supplies hot melt tape for shipping boxes requiring superior strength. Shurtape HP Series hot melt tapes have strong adhesion strength to create an instant and permanent bond to a wide variety of substrates and surfaces in applications from manual packing stations to automated lines.
Signode supplies consumables used in end-of-line and protective packaging and transport applications, including stretch wrap for pallets, adhesives for pallet stabilization, and strapping materials. Xeros stretch hood film, available in white and gray, protects stretch-hooded products by effectively managing sunlight. LOCK N' POP, a non-toxic, water-based cohesive, secures packages together to eliminate side-to-side shifting, ensuring load stability throughout the transportation cycle. Contrax polypropylene strapping is made for light and medium-duty applications, including palletizing, unitizing, bundling, carton closure and reinforcement.
Smith Corona tapes are designed for total ease of application and ultimate protection of the products in the carton or case. Sealing tapes are available for both hand-applied and sealing machine applications. Industrial size tape comes in three different sizes and two different types of thickness.
Squid Ink Manufacturing
Squid Ink offers a complete line of replacement drop-on-demand (DOD) inks, Hi-Res inks, and continuous ink jet (CIJ) make-up fluids. Squid Ink’s line of mineral oil free (MOF) inks continue its tradition of offering high-quality inks and marking fluids. Squid Ink’s 100% mineral oil free inks are designed as a direct replacement for petroleum-based inks for use on porous substrates.
StraPack manufactures PP and PET straps made from recycled materials.
Takigawa is a supplier of polyethylene shrink film used to wrap heavy, durable products. Takigawa can also add perforations to rollstock to make shrink wrapped assembly packages easier to open.
Tape Printers Inc.
Tape Printers Inc. (TPI) offers a wide range of printed and non-printed tapes for applications including carton sealing, label protection, tamper evidence, high visibility warning labels, packing lists and related applications. TPI offers custom printing of company logos, tamper messages and tag lines. Non-printed tapes include masking, filament, gummed tape, PVC tape and polyester styles, in addition to polypropylene tape in various lengths and adhesives.
TC Transcontinental Packaging
TC Transcontinental is a supplier of consumable materials including printed shrink films for individual products and multipacking applications, as well as stretch hood film for palletizing and load stabilization. Printed polyolefin shrink films offer source reduction benefits, retail display appeal and can be optimized for production line efficiencies. Integritite® durable proprietary blend shrink films for beverage packaging are engineered as high performance blends that can be used for case wrapping, multipacks, tall bottles, and other applications. Stretch hood films are engineered for pallet stability and minimizing product damage while offering outstanding display properties.
TGW manufactures machine knives used in a wide range of industrial processing, converting, and packaging applications. Cutting knives for processing applications in bakery, dairy, cereal, cheese, confectionery, meat and seafood, snack, fruit, vegetable and salad and tobacco industries adhere to strict quality control procedures to ensure that FDA and OEM standards for corrosion resistance are consistently met and providing high quality, consistent and clean cuts for customers. Machine knives from TGW are also used on vertical form/fill/seal equipment, commonly containing serrated, scalloped, zigzag, and EZ open tooth profiles; knives can also be customized with tear notches. TGW also specializes in knives for flow wrapping packaging equipment as well as knives for vacuum packaging and cup and tray sealing applications.
The Reynolds Company
The Reynolds Company offers adhesive products for folding cartons, beverage carriers, case erectors, tube winding, edge board, flexo folder gluers, window bonding of films, corrugated boxes, foam and corrugated POP displays and packaging, flexible packaging, labels, tapes, packing slips and more.
Veritiv offers a wide range of corrugated, folding carton, molded pulp, and flexible packaging materials to help customers reduce sourcing complexity while protecting products and building positive end user experiences. Their product portfolio includes corrugated boxes, tapes, bags, protective packaging materials, labels, strapping, shipping materials, and other related supplies, providing comprehensive packaging solutions for businesses many different sectors.
Videojet Technologies Inc.
Complementing its line of inkjet, laser marking, thermal printing and case coding machines, Videojet offers inks, ribbons, parts, supplies and consumables for these machines. Videojet supplies over 300 continuous inkjet inks for Videojet and Willett branded printers. In addition, they offer thermal transfer ribbons, thermal inkjet inks, case coding inks, and colored inks and related consumables.
York Saw & Knife Co. Inc.
York Saw & Knife can help improve cutting processes for OEMs and end users with custom precision industrial blades and machine knives. Original manufacturers of straight tooth knives for vertical form/fill/seal baggers, pouch applications, horizontal seal wrappers, vacuum packaging and roll stock equipment, and cup and tray sealing knives for portion packaging. Other products include macerators, slicers, tenderizers and chopper blades for processing applications as well as top slitters, web splicers, core cutters, and other circular and straight knives for converting applications.
Zhejiang Zhongcheng Packing Material Co. Ltd.
Zhejiang Zhongcheng Packing Material Co. Ltd. supplies a broad product line of polyolefin based shrink films that are used in a wide array of applications. Zhongda® brand shrink films are used to shrink wrap printed items, toys and games, hardware, frozen foods, baked goods, fruits and vegetables and many other products. In addition, company offers crosslinked PE shrink films, non-crosslinked multi-layer shrink films, anti-fog shrink films and other specialty polyolefin based shrink films as well as non-crosslinked multi-layer film (ZDF01) is ideally suited for high speed f/f/s wrappers utilizing static bottoms seals.
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