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Importance of preventative maintenance

Preventative maintenance is the regular maintenance of equipment and assets to keep them running and to avoid breakdown costs and unnecessary downtime. Our preventative maintenance program (PMP) includes planning, scheduling, and recording of all services. A common question asked is why do I need a preventative maintenance program? Listed are just some of the advantages of signing a preventative maintenance contract.

Benefits:

Improved safety. A lot of workplace accidents are related to equipment failure due to a lack of consistent maintenance. A preventative maintenance program will not mitigate all workplace accidents, but rather significantly decrease the chance of such accidents.

Increased lifetime of equipment.

Optimize efficiency.

Reduce costs. Constantly maintaining prevents hefty expenses from constant repairs and breakdowns.

Let’s look at an example using a pallet wrapper, an expensive asset that plays a crucial role in the operation of your company on a daily basis. The initial cost varies between $8000 – $20,000, within a year of using the machine, you could have spent thousands in reactive maintenance. A preventative maintenance plan is designed to significantly reduce these costs and increase equipment lifespan.

Identifying what assets require a preventative maintenance program is important, these are the assets that your company uses on a daily basis. A PMP helps a business increase their bottom line, by minimizing downtime, improving efficiency, and reducing breakdowns.

Call us today to learn how our preventative maintenance program can help your business save time and money.

What is affecting shipping imports to Australia?

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Australia is in an import/export crisis as it recovers from the recent pandemic. With international and national border closures and a surge in consumer demand for imports, Australian imported products have been impacted exponentially.

Factory closures worldwide due to COVID have delayed the manufacturing of goods for export/import. High online shopping demands coupled with limited availability are driving the cost to the consumer up during the lead-up to Christmas this year.

COVID has affected international container shipping arrivals, and increased pricing is predicted to soar well into next year. High docking fees and port congestion have caused massive delays with some ships waiting more than a week before they can berth and unload.

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COVID delays have caused canceled or bypassed shipping schedules which in turn have had a big impact on delivery times to consumers. The infrastructure needed at Australian ports for containerised imports and exports has not been maintained to keep pace with the shipping industry. There are only around half the shipping lines coming into Australian ports than before the pandemic.

The delays go right down through the supply chain from manufacturing, shipping and exporting, to the trucks waiting hours to pick up containers, the containers lost in stacks of other containers, and so on. In the lead up to Christmas, consumer demand will drive up the price of imports and more shipping disruptions can be expected.

Another blow to shipped goods is the rise in the cost of paper pulp for packaging such as cartons and moulded supports and fillers. Corrugated cardboard cartons are the most used eCommerce packaging. Other packaging essentials such as tapes, pallet wraps, and strapping have also seen a huge rise in cost. Manufacturers who rely on cardboard packaging to protect products during shipping can’t absorb another hike in cost, so the price is passed on to the consumer.

For goods like electronics, appliances, and other household items, shoppers will be faced with low or zero stock for items with long wait times, up to months to receive purchases. If you are a manufacturer or retailer relying on those packaging items like stretch film, corrugated cardboard, tapes, and strapping you would have needed to order much earlier in the year to keep up with demand.

Christmas is looking a little frugal this year if you haven’t followed advice to get ahead of the freight delays and get your orders in by July and August. Even if you were diligent and ordered early, you could receive your package too late as long factory closures in the big manufacturing countries like Korea and China continue recovering and playing catch up.

Summary of factors causing prices to rise:

  • Imbalance between supply and demand. Circulation of containers has dropped dramatically compared to pre-Covid.
  • Global pandemic.
  • Trucking and rail delays causing port congestion.

Buckles, Seals and Deals!

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Superior quality Dura-Grip® Strapping Seals. Promo in July only, be quick!

Made from high-quality steel, Dura-Grip® seals are subjected to stringent quality control procedures, to guarantee consistent and superior seal integrity.

Promo in July only, be quick!

Upgrade your range to Dura-Grip® now for the very best in seal performance and peace of mind.

Promo applies to any seals and buckles added to mixed item orders over $1200, or any orders with a MOQ of 50 boxes (mixed) seals and buckles.

To see our range of buckles and seals visit our Strapping Solutions here.

Should I Crimp a Heat Seal?

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Stand up pouches and poly-tubing bags are a packaging innovation appearing more on supermarket shelves, at markets and used by small business e-Commerce. They have become popular due to some great properties such as their ability to stand up on shelving without extra display and they keep their contents fresh and moisture-free. They are a brilliant alternative to space-consuming cartons and glass bottles and jars, cheaper to manufacture and ship plus they use fewer resources to manufacture. It is easy and cost-effective to label and brand, even for the small manufacturer.

Heat sealing

Heat sealers are used to seal laminated layers of materials of which contains some thermoplastics. Poly tubing, gusset bags and stand-up pouches can be made from foils, cellophane and coated papers, and the thermoplastic layer melting point welds the opening end together to form a closed seal.

Crimping

A crimped seal is a textured pattern seal, made by a heat sealer with crimping accessories. Crimping the seal improves the strength of the packet, helps to avoid delamination and adds tamper-evident security to your packaging. Crimping also gives a professional appearance to pouches and bags.

What type of heat sealer do I need?

The size and type of heat sealer you need depends on the thickness and type of the packaging material, the size of your pouches or bags, type of content and how many seals you need to achieve per minute i.e., the volume of your production line. The thicker your material is the higher the heat and longer time needed in the heat clamps seal it efficiently.

You will find a wide selection of heat sealers on our product pages here. We are bound to have the right one for you.

Contact us today for professional advice on heat sealing equipment or any other packaging related query.

The Benefits of Pre-stretch Pallet Wrap

The Benefits of Pre-stretch Pallet Wrap

Pre-stretch film features

Pre-stretch pallet wrap comes in rolls of plastic film that has been pre-stretched with some remaining elasticity, allowing it to be stretched to its limit when applied by hand or machine. This allows the stretch film to deliver a tighter wrap with higher wrap performance and reliable holding force on the goods during transit. Pre-stretch film performs better for hand wrapping applications and requires less energy during application by workers to complete a sufficient wrap. This helps avoid fatigue and workplace injury.

As a result of pre-stretching, the rolls of film are lighter with double the amount of film per roll giving much more film length than conventional pallet wraps. Around 50% of film is needed therefore less environmental waste is produced to get a good result.

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Load stability

There are many benefits of pre-stretch film, but the most important benefit is increased load stability during transport. Pre-stretch film is stronger and has a higher holding force than conventional non-stretch wraps. It is able to withstand multiple loading and unloading situations without the shifting of goods and maintains its holding force in many different freight scenarios.

Cost

Pre-stretch film uses 50% less film than conventional wraps so materials reduction equals cost savings. You can expect a cost saving of up to 40% by switching to pre-stretch film. Also, the reduction in material use is better for the environment as there is less waste to dispose of.

Film memory

Pre-stretch film memory ensures that when it is applied to a load it shrinks and tightens after application, giving it an efficient holding force. This is the main reason why film is pre-stretched. Once the film is unrolled and wrapped the energy contained in the stretched wrap shrinks back into itself, tightening its grip on the wrapped object which increases the load tension.

Necking down is eliminated

Pre-stretch film does not neck down during the wrapping process which saves wrapping time and material. When conventional films neck down they narrow when stretched out. It has been described as similar to stretching out bubble gum. When film necks down more film coverage is required to complete a wrap job. Necking down also requires increased revolutions of wrap to cover a load. Adding the two together there is more cost in materials and time lost when using conventional non-pre-stretched wraps.

Easier hand application

If you haven’t upgraded to a pre-stretch pallet wrapping machine as yet you will inevitably be applying your wrap by hand. Conventional wrap needs to be stretched up to 100-150% to get the required holding force, which is impossible to achieve if you are relying on hand application. Pre-stretch film is easier for hand application as the rolls are less than half the weight of non-pre-stretch wraps and requires less physical strength to get consistency and the required tension for holding force.

Material strength

Pre-stretch film has rolled edges which helps to avoid damage to the rolls when mishandled and dropped. It is also puncture and tear-resistant. It will wrap around edges without damage to the stretched film and will be able to withstand the conditions of transportation, delivering goods to their destination intact. This saves on losses and returned goods, which end up being valuable cost savings. Pre-stretch film also handles various environmental conditions including humidity and extremes in temperature.

Load stability

Pre-stretched film has superior cling that allows a film tail to stick to itself, avoiding flapping around and slowly unravelling. When this film is used on irregular loads it is a stabilising factor that holds everything together so it can be shipped in one piece arriving intact at its destination.

Orbitwrap Save

Packline supplies an innovative blown octene based pre-stretched wrap Orbitwrap Save. This product will revolutionise your pallet wrapping with its high remaining elasticity that stretches further than other stretch wraps whether applied mechanically or by hand. You get that extra length and cost savings by using it over conventional pallet wrap, saving over 50% of film used per load.

By incorporating Orbitwrap Save into your pallet wrapping application you get a high-performance wrap that is puncture resistant, high in elasticity and does not neck down. This instantly reduces the number of revolutions needed to wrap a pallet. The result is far less wrap is needed and less time is taken to complete a wrap.

Packline April Specials are out Now!

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Packline April specials are out including our new mobile pallet wrappers

At Packline we have new and innovative Powered Pre-stretch Mobile Wrapping Machines. Self-propelled robot wrappers are great for confined spaces and pallet loads of any shape, size or weight.

The OR-700 series is designed for maximum efficiency, with advanced technology and a sleek design. Choose from 6 + 1 programs and set a range of parameters including bottom and top wraps, speed of rotation and speed of carriage movement.

Buy before the end of financial year tax deductions and take advantage of instant asset write-off!

Mobile Pre-Stretch Wrapping Machine Orbitwrap OR-700P

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For more information about the 700-P visit the product page here.

Advanced Mobile Stretch Wrapping Machine Orbitwrap OR-700E

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For more information about the 700-E visit the product page here.

Semi-Auto Mobile Stretch Wrapping Machine Orbitwrap OR-700M

For more information about the 700-M visit the product page here.

We have April Specials on our Edge Board Cutter Dura-Grip EBC-110!

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Make custom length edge board protectors with this durable edge board cutter. The blade is protected with perspex guard plates as a safety feature and the pigtail handle enables an easy cutting motion.

Our new Better Packages Water Activated Tape Dispenser is Out Now!

Packline is excited to introduce the new BP-222 water-activated tape dispenser. The BP-222 is packed with features and is the perfect addition for any small business, home office, retailers or low volume shipping environments.

The new lightweight, streamlined and portable design enables this dispenser to be used anywhere in the working environment. Paired with our fully recyclable reinforced gummed paper tape, this machine is our most environmentally friendly product. The BP-222 is the new eco-solution.

With no cords or batteries, it is a versatile addition to any industry. Water-activated tape is fast becoming the preferred method of carton sealing and is the ideal asset for your mailroom.

Features:

  • Easy push tape dispensing
  • The tank holds up to one cup (227ml) of water to activate 114 meters
  • Simple to operate
  • Portable, does not require electricity
  • Push lever releases 25.4cm of tape, repeat push lever action for longer lengths of tape
  • Refillable and spill-resistant
  • Perfect addition for any industry
  • Cords, electricity, and battery-free
  • Environmentally friendly carton sealing
  • Better pack water brushes provide consistent, uniform tap wetting

Want to find out more about our range of water-activated tape, visit our product pages or call us today on 1300 66 11 61

New Italian-made Pallet Wrappers!

Our all-new Italian-made pallet wrappers have landed!

As a special introductory we are offering a once-off deal, so get in fast to secure your new Orbitwrap OR-3000 pallet wrapper. The OR-3000 is the perfect ‘no-fuss’, reliable wrapping machine that will increase efficiency, productivity, and savings. That’s a guarantee.

Get in touch with one of our team members today, so we can help you promote these exciting new machines!

 

Look forward to talking soon! 1300 66 11 61 or sales@packline.com.au


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Semi-Auto Stretch Wrapping Machine Orbitwrap OR-3000

The OR-3000 is a semi-automatic mechanical friction brake pallet wrapper, and is simple and easy to use. With three wrapping programs, each with adjustable features, it’s perfect for companies looking for a no-fuss reliable pallet wrapping machine. This machine can dramatically increase efficiency and profitability through lower film cost per load compared to manual (hand) stretch wrapping.

  • Mechanical brake manually adjustable
  • Forklift relocation slots
  • Easy reel change
  • Photocell eye for automatic height detection
  • Automatic and manual wrapping programs
  • Soft-start and stop turntable drive
  • Heavy-duty industrial chain-driven turntable
  • Safety crush prevention device fitted to the carriage
  • 12-month warranty

See the brochure here.

Contact us today to find out more.


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P.S Stay tuned for our next drop showcasing more of our NEW Italian made machines including electronic tension and pre-stretch models, and a range of innovative mobile wrappers with new state of the art technology.

Email us for more information

Don’t Miss Out, Offer Ends 31st March 2021

Happy New Year from the team at Packline!

Dear valued Customers,

Welcome back! As we put a difficult 2020 behind us, let’s look forward to 2021 as a year filled with opportunity!

All of us at Packline look forward to looking after your packaging needs and enquiries, and hope that you are successful in all you do throughout this year!

As the requirement for eco-friendly packaging becomes greater we will be adding to our range, please feel free to ask for help in promoting these products.

 


 

SPREAD THE WORD!

Give us a Call or Email today to help you learn why you should be stocking these eco-products for your customers, see the friendly pricing below to help you fulfil your customer needs in January 2021.

Talk Soon!   1300 66 11 61  or  sales@packline.com.au 

 


 

Kraft Gummed Paper Tape

          • GT-48184S
            Kraft (Brown) Gummed Paper Tape – SAVE – 48 mm X 184 M (6 rolls per box)
          • GT-70184S
            Kraft (Brown) Gummed Paper Tape – SAVE – 70 mm X 184 M (6 rolls per box)
          • GT-48184SW    **NEW**
            Kraft (White) Gummed Paper Tape – SAVE – 48 mm X 184 M (6 rolls per box)
          • GT-70184SW   **NEW**
            Kraft (White) Gummed Paper Tape – SAVE – 70 mm X 184 M (6 rolls per box)
          • GRT-48100S 
            Reinforced Gummed Paper Tape – SAVE – 48 mm X 100 M (6 rolls per box)
          • GRT-48184S
            Reinforced Gummed Paper Tape – SAVE – 48 mm X 184 M (6 rolls per box)
          • GRT-70184SW   **NEW**
            White Reinforced Gummed Paper Tape – SAVE – 70 mm X 184 M (6 rolls per box)
          • GRT-48184SW   **NEW**
            White Reinforced Gummed Paper Tape – SAVE – 48 mm X 184 M (6 rolls per box)
          • GRT-48305S
            Reinforced Gummed Paper Tape – SAVE – 48 mm X 305 M (6 rolls per box)
          • GRT-70100S
            Reinforced Gummed Paper Tape – SAVE – 70 mm X 100 M (6 rolls per box)
          • GRT-70184S
            Reinforced Gummed Paper Tape – SAVE – 70 mm X 184 M (6 rolls per box)
          • GRT-70305S
            Reinforced Gummed Paper Tape – SAVE – 70 mm X 305 M (6 rolls per box)

 

The ultimate eco-friendly case taping method. Made from natural Kraft paper carrier and starch adhesive it’s 100% sustainable, 100% biodegradable and 100% recyclable without having to be segregated from cardboard.

  • Superior seal, creates a total bond with the fibres of the carton
  • Tamper evident
  • Environmentally friendly, reduces wastage

 

manual gummed paper tape dispenser

Manual Tape Dispenser Better Packages BP-333PLUSCM

  • Easy operation, simple maintenance
  • Rugged engineering ensures durability and superior quality performance
  • Cost-effective and environmentally responsible

 

Electronic Tape Dispenser Better Packages BP-555eFACM

  • Enhances productivity and efficiency for fast-paced shipping and packaging environments
  • Ease of use, a simple push of a button and the desired customs lengths are fed and cut
  • Unique safety features
  • Pack and seal more than 100 cartons per day/per 8hr shift

Watch the video 


 

 

Dura-Grip Edge Board Protectors

 

  • EB-100050-4  50 X 50 X 4.0 X 1000mm 2800/pallet
  • EB-117050-4  50 X 50 X 4.0 X 1170mm 2800/pallet
  • EB-180050-4  50 X 50 X 4.0 X 1800mm 2400/pallet
  • EB-210050-4  50 X 50 X 4.0 X 2100mm 2400/pallet
  • EB-5050-4     50 X 50 X 4.0 x 50MM White Edge Board Protectors – Box of 1000
  • EB-210050-4  50 X 50 X 4.0 X 2100mm 2400/pallet
  • EB-5050-4     50 X 50 X 4.0 x 50MM White Edge Board Protectors – Box of 1000

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  • Increase pallet stability and strength, preventing damage during shipment, storage or loading
  • Correct stowage
  • Enhances protection against damage caused by strapping
  • Waterproof design for uses in all industries

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ecoshred-cardboard-shredder

 

EcoShred Packaging Shredder CBS 320

The Pacmasta Eco EcoShred Packaging Shredder is the perfect machine for users to protect the environment and save money by converting existing corrugated cardboard boxes into high quality, versatile packaging materials.

  • Energy efficient
  • Perfect void fill to replace costly use of bubble wrap, air-fill and plastic chips
  • Safe, clean and quiet
  • Enables you to recycle, wrap and pack
  • Watch the video 
  • Download brochure

Get a Free Beach Cricket Set*….Limited Stock!

*Get a Free Beach Cricket set with orders over $1,000 on Eco-Packaging Promo this month, 1 set per customer. Limited sets left…


DON’T MISS OUT, Offer Ends 31st January 2021!

 

 

Environmentally Friendly Packaging. At Friendly Prices in December & January

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We have a range of environmentally friendly packaging solutions to suit your packaging needs. Our BondTape Green gummed paper tape performs much better than plastic-based tapes when sealing cardboard cartons and it is environmentally friendly. It can be recycled along with the cardboard carton. Sustainable products are increasingly superseding conventional packaging products with innovations that provide us with environmentally friendly options. Adopting environmental packaging reduces rubbish going into landfill and is brand positive messaging.

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SPREAD THE WORD! 

Give us a Call or Email today to help you learn why you should be stocking these eco-products for your customers, see the friendly pricing below to help you fulfil your customer needs in December- January 2020-21.


Kraft Gummed Paper Tape 

    • GT-48184S
      Kraft (Brown) Gummed Paper Tape – SAVE – 48 mm X 184 M (6 rolls per box)
    • GT-70184S
      Kraft (Brown) Gummed Paper Tape – SAVE – 70 mm X 184 M (6 rolls per box)
    • GT-48184SW    **NEW**
      Kraft (White) Gummed Paper Tape – SAVE – 48 mm X 184 M (6 rolls per box)
    • GT-70184SW   **NEW**
      Kraft (White) Gummed Paper Tape – SAVE – 70 mm X 184 M (6 rolls per box)
    • GRT-48100S 
      Reinforced Gummed Paper Tape – SAVE – 48 mm X 100 M (6 rolls per box)
    • GRT-48184S
      Reinforced Gummed Paper Tape – SAVE – 48 mm X 184 M (6 rolls per box)
    • GRT-70184SW   **NEW**
      White Reinforced Gummed Paper Tape – SAVE – 70 mm X 184 M (6 rolls per box)
    • GRT-48184SW   **NEW**
      White Reinforced Gummed Paper Tape – SAVE – 48 mm X 184 M (6 rolls per box)
    • GRT-48305S
      Reinforced Gummed Paper Tape – SAVE – 48 mm X 305 M (6 rolls per box)
    • GRT-70100S
      Reinforced Gummed Paper Tape – SAVE – 70 mm X 100 M (6 rolls per box)
    • GRT-70184S
      Reinforced Gummed Paper Tape – SAVE – 70 mm X 184 M (6 rolls per box)
    • GRT-70305S
      Reinforced Gummed Paper Tape – SAVE – 70 mm X 305 M (6 rolls per box)

The ultimate eco-friendly case taping method. Made from natural Kraft paper carrier and starch adhesive it’s 100% sustainable, 100% biodegradable and 100% recyclable without having to be segregated from cardboard.

  • The superior seal creates a total bond with the fibres of the carton
  • Tamper evident
  • Environmentally friendly reduces wastage

See the full Kraft Gummed Paper Tape here


Manual Tape Dispenser Better Packages

manual gummed paper tape dispenser

 

Manual Tape Dispenser Better Packages BP-333PLUSCM

  • Easy operation, simple maintenance
  • Rugged engineering ensures durability and superior quality performance
  • Cost-effective and environmentally responsible

Contact us for a Special Price!


 

Electronic Tape Dispenser Better Packages

Electronic Tape Dispenser Better Packages BP-555eFACM

  • Enhances productivity and efficiency for fast-paced shipping and packaging environments
  • Ease of use, a simple push of a button and the desired customs lengths are fed and cut
  • Unique safety features
  • Pack and seal more than 100 cartons per day/per 8hr shift
  • Watch the video 

duragrip

Dura-Grip Edge Board Protectors

Discounts on the Whole Range!

  • Increase pallet stability and strength, preventing damage during shipment, storage or loading
  • Correct stowage
  • Enhances protection against damage caused by strapping
  • Waterproof design for uses in all industries

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pacmasta-eco-logo

ecoshred-cardboard-shredder

EcoShred Packaging Shredder CBS 320

The Pacmasta Eco EcoShred Packaging Shredder is the perfect machine for users to protect the environment and save money by converting existing corrugated cardboard boxes into high quality, versatile packaging materials.

  • Energy efficient
  • Perfect void fill to replace costly use of bubble wrap, air-fill and plastic chips
  • Safe, clean and quiet
  • Enables you to recycle, wrap and pack
  • Watch the video 
  • Download brochure

All pricing excludes GST and freight.

Get a Free Beach Cricket Set* Limited Stock!

*Get a Free Beach Cricket set with any order over $1000.00 on this month’s Kraft Gummed Paper Tape Promo. Limit of one set per customer.


Contact us for a Special Price

DON’T MISS OUT, Offer Ends 31st January 2021!