Stretch & Shrink Films
Tubes & Cores
Seal it up safely! Keep your packages secure during shipping with custom tape films, available in hand or machine grade. A-Z Packaging offers tape film in a variety of styles and materials for your preferences. Learn more about how and when to use packaging tape below.
What Is Packaging Tape?
Tape film, otherwise known as packaging tape, is an adhesive used to seal and wrap items before they’re stored or shipped. While industrial-grade tape is widely used for these purposes, there exists a wide variety of types to account for the different sizes, shapes and weights of shipping boxes.
Factors to Consider When Using Tape Film
Tape films would be fairly — read: entirely — useless without a quality adhesive. Finding the right adhesive entails more than choosing the strongest, stickiest tape possible. It’s important to match your tape film to the specific box or shipping container, taking temperature and conditions into account. These adhesives could come in the form of natural rubber, hot melt or acrylic. Natural rubber and acrylic adhesives tend to last better in cold temperatures, while hot melt is ideal for sealing boxes in room temperature.
In addition to considering adhesives, consider the thickness of the tape film. Keeping a bulky, heavyweight box contained will require a thicker tape in order to exert more adhesion force. This is typically measured by either the thickness of the adhesive or the thickness of the tape backing, since these two sizes should be proportional.
Popular Types of Tape Film
Tape film can come in many different varieties, all of which have distinctive uses:
- Packing tape: This medium-strength tape is typically used for sealing corrugated cardboard boxes in packaging and mail deliveries. It’s also used for standard sealing for storage or display purposes. This classic version is often found in the form of brown packing tape or clear packing tape, and is available wholesale because it suits so many applications. Most commonly, its adhesive is stuck via pressure to paper, polymer or acrylic surfaces.
- Filament tape: High-strength and pressure-sensitive, this packaging film is great for pallets or large bundles since it can stay strong in the face of several hundred pounds of pressure.
- Light-duty packaging tape: Commonly used for basic sealing purposes, this lightweight tape is easy to use and handle but lacking in durability or strength.
- Wraps: This tape film is a polymer self-adherent that can help create a waterproof or containment layer. It’s best known for its use as shrink wrap, which clings to a surface after heat is applied.
Of course, this is not an exhaustive list of tape films. You can find many varieties, including an assortment of strengths, sizes and adhesives. If you need assistance deciding which style of tape film to use for your packaging needs, please reach out to A-Z Packaging with any questions.
Purchase Wholesale Tape Rolls From A-Z Packaging
A-Z Packaging offers an array of widely-used tape films for your packaging needs. Our custom tapes allow you to choose the size, adhesive and style of your preference. Order your wholesale shipping tape today, or contact us with any questions.
Stretch and Shrink Films
Wrap those packages up safely! With A-Z Packaging, you can find a variety of stretch and shrink films in hand or machine grade. We also offer a line of films available with Volatile Corrosion Inhibitor (VCI) and anti-static additives. Browse our options to find the stretch and shrink films of your choice. Learn more about how and why these films are used below.
What Are Stretch and Shrink Films?
Stretch film is a plastic film that can stretch to wrap around products and hold the load together. Shrink wrap accomplishes a similar purpose but through a different method. This film is wrapped loosely around a product or load of products, and then shrunk tightly under heat application. Both shrink and stretch film are usually manufactured from polyethylene plastic, although they can be found in a few varying materials.
Specialty stretch wraps, for example, may come in the form of UV stretch film, vented pallet wrap, anti-static, pre-stretched and more.
Common Uses of Shrink Film
If you take a closer look around you at most stores across any industry, you’ll likely see shrink and stretch film on items. They can be used to contain anything from software packages and toys to food and sporting goods.
The film is commonly used to wrap products, particularly loads of products, in order to keep them contained and protected from scratches and other damage. Shrink and stretch film can also keep items free from dust or dirt so they look brand new once customers peel off the protective layer.
These two types of films are also used to keep loads of products assembled on a pallet during transportation or storage. They provide a durable and effective way to keep items from sliding or being separated during shipping.
Benefits of Using Stretch and Shrink Films
Stretch and shrink films have several major perks that have kept them high on the packaging priority list since their invention. These films are known for being:
- Protective: You can keep virtually any item secure and safe from moisture, dust and damage with a sturdy shrink or stretch film.
- Affordable: Stretch wrap, in particular, is an economical choice as it’s cheaper than alternate pallet wraps. You’ll also find that the equipment required to wrap your items in stretch wrap is more affordable than other wrapping styles.
- Effective: Simply put, stretch and shrink films work! As long as they have been properly applied, they’ll hold their own in protecting your items from scratches and harm during transportation or storage.
- Moisture-resistant: The tight nature of shrink wrap helps keep products free from damage caused by weather or moisture, as well as dirt and dust. If you’re concerned about internal moisture damage, you can choose a ventilated option for breathability.
- Flexible: Whether you’re using shrink or stretch wrap, you’ll see that it adheres closely to your item for an excellent fit. The variety of styles available ensures you can find the right type of film to suit your product, no matter the size, shape or surface.
Place Your Order With A-Z Packaging Today
Ready to add some high-quality shrink and stretch film to your packaging toolkit? A-Z Packaging is the place to go. Since 1985, we’ve been a trusted packaging supplier with nationwide shipping. Order your films today, and let us know if you have any questions!
Custom Poly Packaging
A-Z Packaging offers all manner of custom poly packaging options. From custom printed poly bags to tubing, sheeting and Gaylord liners, choose your poly mailer supplies from our selection. Each product is available in a variety of styles and materials to help you find the best fit and help protect your products during shipping. Browse our options and learn more about the benefits of custom poly packaging, below.
Convenient Customization Options
Don’t take a gamble on the future of your products. When you ship them off for delivery, you don’t want to be crossing your fingers and hoping they’ll arrive in one piece. Poly shipping bags and supplies are here to offer maximum protection and ensure your products arrive safely, no matter how bumpy the journey.
Our printed poly bags can be easily customized to match the size and shape of your product. Properly fit packages allow for optimized spacing, keeping your items snug without unnecessary bulk or weight. Our custom options even allow for tailored colors or a logo to keep your brand on point.
Tubing, sheeting and Gaylord liners can be added to standard cardboard boxes for added protection and stability. Choose and modify your sizes to best fit your needs.
The Benefits of Using Custom Poly Packaging
Ordering custom shipping bags from a reputable supplier like A-Z Packaging comes with a host of benefits. This is particularly true if you will be using custom poly packaging to ship products to customers. The packaging is the first thing they’ll see. Just as you wouldn’t wrap treasures in trash bags, using a high-quality and secure poly mailer says just as much about your business as it does the value of the item inside. The advantages to using high-caliber poly products include:
- Professional edge: Whether you opt to customize your poly packaging with a logo or simply choose a standard option, you’ll be mailing your products with quality material. This shows attention to detail in even the smallest areas.
- Secure delivery: Thanks to our endless commitment to quality, all of our poly products are comprised of the best materials and constructed with care. Your packages will arrive at their destination sealed, dry and damage-free.
- Efficiency: Each of our mailing bags, sheeting and liners takes a minimalist approach. You will be able to save space on the shelf and money in your budget as you eradicate unnecessary hefty boxes and bulky cartons from the shopping list.
- Cost-Effective: A-Z Packaging strives to be affordable, with competitive pricing and transparent costs. You can request a quote and prototypes to see if our products will work for you. The added security of our poly packaging minimizes harm, reducing your risk of repairs or replacements from transportation damage.
Order Your Custom Poly Mailers Today
A-Z Packaging has been a trusted custom packaging supplier since 1985. During this time, we’ve built a specialty niche as a poly mailer supplier by offering custom technology at an affordable rate. Order your poly shipping bags today for a budget-friendly and high-quality solution.
If you’re ready to place an order or want to learn more about our quality shipping products or customization options, contact us today to speak with a member of our knowledgeable team.
Kraft paper is commonly used as a void fill to occupy empty spaces in your package. It is also popular for wrapping boxes and parts, as well as for layering. A-Z Packaging offers kraft paper in several different styles and sizes for your choosing.
What Is Kraft Paper?
Kraft paper is constructed using a chemical process that converts wood into wood pulp. Once this pulp has been washed to get rid of the chemical cooking products, it can be molded into a paper sheet. Kraft paper manufacturers typically use all types of wood for this process, including thicker sources such as resinous pine and bamboo. Its high sulfur ratio also contributes to its strength, which makes it comparably thicker and more durable than regular paper products.
How to Use Kraft Paper
Kraft paper rolls are widely used for both industrial and commercial packaging. Its strength, durability and lightweight nature make this paper the perfect material for packing, wrapping and void filling. It’s become a packaging industry staple because of its effectiveness — it’s as simple as that! You can use kraft paper for:
- Wrapping items: Whether you’re preparing items for shipping or storage, cover them individually in kraft paper for a quick and easy layer of protection.
- Void fill: Kraft paper is commonly placed in packages that have extra room left over. Paper padding can keep your items from jostling around and incurring damage. This void fill method successfully keeps the items in place without adding a significant amount of weight to your shipping costs.
- Floor covering: In addition to traditional packaging, kraft paper is often used to protect floor surfaces during manufacture or construction.
- Pallet shipping: Layer kraft paper between boxes, bags or other packaging items placed on a pallet. The paper creates a thin yet durable layer of separation for added protection. As a bonus, anti-slip kraft paper can help keep pallet-loaded items from shifting around in transit.
Top Benefits of Using Kraft Paper Products
When it comes to packaging items, there are several advantages to using kraft paper products. These benefits include:
Kraft paper is known for being stronger than other paper alternatives. It can withstand industrial pressures and wrap items securely with little risk of ripping. Its porous nature and high elasticity ensure a high tear resistance.
Kraft paper is known for being durable. You may be able to reuse paper more than once thanks to its above-average thickness. It’s also a fully recyclable product, ensuring an environmentally friendly end once it has served its packaging purpose.
Whether you’re using it as void fill, layering or wrapping, kraft paper won’t add much weight to your package. This will help you to keep your shipping costs down.
Place Your Order of A-Z Packaging Kraft Paper Today
Since 1985, A-Z Packaging has been a leading supplier of all packaging essentials. We’re a go-to kraft paper supplier, with a variety of styles and sizes available for all of your shipping or storage needs. Stock up on kraft paper in bulk to ensure your next packages make it to their destination safe and sound.
Any questions? Just let us know. The A-Z Packaging team is committed to customer satisfaction — that’s why we work around the clock to ensure your packaging needs are met!
Labels From A-Z Packaging
Getting your packaging ready for transit is only half the battle. If the transit agency doesn’t know where to send that package, you’re out of luck. Our labels provide clear documentation of your package’s destination. You can also use other specialty stickers to designate the status of your parcel.
A-Z Packaging creates labels, dunnage and boxes to meet your product transit needs. Learn more about packaging labels below.
The Value of Shipping Labels
If you have ever attempted to write an address directly onto a package, you know what a frustrating undertaking that is. Packages crease, then the writing rubs off, making it hard to read.
Adding a shipping label solves those problems. Instead of writing directly on the packaging, which is made to protect your product and not accept ink, you can clearly pen the intended address on the sticker, then put it on an area that will stay flat and clear of debris. This helps avoid situations where the transit agency can’t read an address or delivers the package to the wrong place.
Types of Labels
Depending on what you put in your packages, you may need a range of different labels. They can inform the transit agency of essential things about your package beyond the intended address, too, such as whether it contains liquid or has something fragile. Our offerings include:
- Packaging labels
- Shipping labels
- Color coating labels
- Warning labels
We can also customize labels to fit your needs. You have unique products, and your stickers should be unique as well. Tell us what you need, and we will create it. With end-to-end project handling, A-Z Packaging can get right to work.
When Should You Use Labels?
We recommend using labels every time you address something. It leaves nothing to chance and increases comprehension by your transit agencies. Seeing a precise address and return label lets the transit agency do its job more efficiently.
You can use our other labels when you need to convey more information. For example, a transit agency needs to know when something is fragile. By affixing that sticker to your package, you give anyone who handles it the “slow down and be cautious” signal to avoid rough handling.
Buy Labels From A-Z Packaging
Since 1985, we have been the premier designer of multi-material packaging for companies across the nation, and we want to assist your business, too. We see our role as making your job easier. Our products prepare your items for safe travels. We want to do everything we can to ensure your offerings make their journeys safely.
We do all this while maintaining our dedication to the environment in creating sustainable supplies when possible. We also give back with every purchase, donating 1% of your sale to the charity of your choice. You buy good products and do good things when you shop with A-Z Packaging. Get a quote today or reach out anytime with questions — we have customer service available 24/7.
Tubes and Cores From A-Z Packaging
When you manufacture a product that’s not a standard size, why use a standard-sized box to transport it? You need something different. That’s the inspiration behind our tubes and cores, which provide the oblong shape so many products need for perfect transit.
A-Z Packaging has provided multi-material packaging solutions to customers across the country since 1985, and our tubes and cores are among our many standout interior packaging products. Learn more about our tubes and cores and the uses for them below.
What Are Tubes and Cores?
Tubes and cores are sturdy cardboard packaging in an oblong sphere shape. Tubes have easily removable tops that pop on and off. There are also other differences between the two:
- Tubes: You put your product inside of a tube, such as a rolled-up piece of film.
- Cores: You wind something around the outside of a core, such as fabric.
These pieces are sustainable. When you buy tubes and cores, you can reduce waste costs by only buying what you need instead of purchasing a larger box that requires extra dunnage.
Custom Tubes and Cores That Set You Apart
A-Z Packaging sells custom tubes and cores for businesses that transport rolls of film or oddly shaped parts that require small packaging. We can make your tubes and cores to your specifications. A few variables for each creation include:
- Inside diameter
In addition to customizing the size and shape of your order, you can also choose different colors and styles to make your packaging stand out. Many companies consider this a part of their branding. They love purchasing packaging in their brand colors or with imagery that reflects their core values. When your packaging aligns with your company branding, it helps people recognize your business. They see your tube and think of you.
Applications for Tubes and Cores
Why should you choose tubes and cores over other types of packaging? The uses for tubes and cores include any kind of part that won’t fit into a box or is shaped differently than the box. If you need tons of dunnage to keep it in place, you’re better off with a tube that won’t let it get jostled. Posters also go in tubes to stay unharmed and avoid creases.
You can also invest in cores when you have a product that requires unspooling. Companies spool tape, gift-wrapping or bolts of fabric around a core for later use.
Buy Tubes and Cores From A-Z Packaging
For more than three decades, A-Z Packaging has provided unique multi-material packaging for industries across the country. We want to be your go-to supplier for low-cost, highly efficient materials. We use innovative methods and new technology to create the most effective products for our customers.
When you invest in our tubes and cores, you enjoy a quality product that will hold up during transit. Get a quote on your custom order today, and we will provide our customers with 24/7 service, so please reach out to us with any questions about our offerings.
Strapping From A-Z Packaging
When you transport a package, you want to know it will remain secure. Strapping is like a security guard for your package — it goes the extra step to ensure nothing escapes from your box. By using sturdy strapping, you can feel confident your package will arrive at its intended destination with the right contents. A-Z Packaging offers strapping as part of our range of multi-material packaging solutions. Learn more about strapping and how it can assist you below.
What Is Strapping?
Strapping is a horizontal or vertical band that wraps around your package to shut it tightly. It creates tension that keeps the flaps of the box in place.
You also can use strapping in other applications. For example, reinforce a massive load of bricks or pull together bales of hay. Customers use strapping to attach packages to flatbed trucks or flatcars.
Custom Strapping Options
We provide a range of different strapping and banding. You can customize your strapping by:
- Material: We offer poly, steel and polyester options.
- Thickness: Select wide or skinny strapping depending on the size and weight of your package.
Straps shift to account for sudden inertia. They offset pressure and keep everything where it should be. Like any effective security guard, they engage even before the threat emerges. Our strapping demonstrates impressive recovery rates, snapping back into place after it stretches.
When to Use Strapping
By using strapping on your package, you get a tighter close. Your box will be less vulnerable during the transit process, and the items inside are less likely to sustain damage when you protect them with package strapping.
Strapping can also keep loads from shifting during the transportation process. If you have lumber on a truck, for example, using strapping will keep it in place even when the truck slams on the brakes.
Our strapping shows impressive strength. It can withstand:
- High temperatures
- UV rays
- Sharp edges
Our High-Quality Products
A-Z Packaging has designed custom packaging products for customers since 1985. We love coming up with unique solutions that solve your problems. When you order package strapping from us, you get a durable and well-made product that will stand up to environmental pressures.
You will also enjoy the outstanding customer service A-Z Packaging is known for. We offer assistance 24/7 because we know your most urgent questions can’t always wait. We want to help you so you can help your own customers. We’re here to build relationships, not orders — we care about your experience with our product.
Buy Strapping From A-Z Packaging Today
Purchasing our strapping protects the goods you transport and improves your company’s profile. When you consistently deliver your products without a scratch, thanks to our package strapping, you will get more repeat orders.
We can ship our products using affordable coast-to-coast options. Get your order in today by requesting a quote on strapping.
Custom Edge Protectors for Order
Having the right boxes for shipping your materials to customers across the country is only half the battle. You also need edge protectors so boxes and everything they contain remain safe during the shipping process. Edge protectors can keep boxes from getting misshapen. In addition to offering protection, they make loads more secure when you move them to and from the shipping location.
You can also brand your edge protectors with your company colors or logo to show off your corporate identity and let customers know you’re smart enough to secure their products. We have so many possibilities — see how these products can aid your business in many ways.
What Are Edge Protectors?
Edge protectors keep your products safe by covering the most vulnerable parts — the edges and corners. This protective packaging is like insurance against the inevitable bumps and jostles that occur when you send a box on its way. You know boxes can get dropped or squeezed while in cargo. Why leave anything to chance?
Parents take everyday precautions to protect their most precious cargo, and business owners should too. Edge protectors are reminiscent of the ones used to protect babies from furniture when they learn to walk, placed over sharp corners so the toddler won’t walk into a hazard. By implementing edge protectors, you ensure your products stay as sturdy and attractive as they were when they left your door.
Custom Edge Protectors Made for Your Needs
There is no such thing as a “one-size-fits-all” package. Everything our customers sell is different. For example, you package a six-pack of soda differently than a computer motherboard. You should use different edge protectors for them, too. When you order custom edge protectors from A-Z Packaging, we assess your needs and create a design that is easy to use and effective. A few things we can customize for include:
Using branded edge protectors with your company name or colors helps your packaging stand out. It establishes your professionalism and shows your dedication to your customers, indicating you care enough to keep their products safe from harm.
You want your products to be in good shape when they arrive at their destination. Your customers judge you on the quality of what you produce. When you transport items using edge protectors, you can feel confident the product will get to its destination in good shape. This improves your reputation with your customers. We care about making you look good to them. We’re here to build relationships, not orders, and we want to ensure you get high-quality products you can trust.
Applications for Edge Protectors
You can use edge protectors in many situations. Just a few ways they can assist you include:
- Protecting the edges of your products
- Strengthening the beams in your products
- Becoming a barrier between packaging and strapping, reducing the indentation strapping can spark
Think creatively to determine other ways our edge protectors could keep your packaging in good condition. We love hearing the ideas our customers brainstorm on their own.
Edge protectors allow you to maximize the space in your warehouse, too. You can stack pallets and boxes with edge protectors, which frees up a greater area on the floor. With more room in your warehouse, you can increase the efficiency of your storage and use it to increase production or implement other changes to make your work easier.
Advantages to Edge Protectors
Why should you employ edge protectors in your everyday transportation of products to places near and far? They provide better protection for your packages. Your reputation depends on offering the best products to your customers. When you use edge protectors, you ensure everything arrives in the best shape possible. Other advantages include:
- Chances to brand your shipments
- Better load security during transit
- Heavy-duty protection you can’t get from flimsy, homemade products
A-Z Packaging Has the Edge Protectors for Sale You Need
A-Z Packaging is ready to be your go-to edge protector manufacturer in Michigan. We have tough and reliable edge protectors we can customize to your specific needs according to flute, length and special features.
If you are using substandard protectors for your boxes or not using protectors at all, there’s no time to waste. Our experts are available to talk to you about custom edge partition solutions today. For a quote on our edge protectors from A-Z Packaging, contact us online now or call us toll-free at (586) 800-2045.