Help us welcome Lindsay Stanford to the Midwest Packaging Solutions team! Lindsay comes to Midwest with six years of warehouse experience and forklift certification.
Help us welcome Casey Kozak to the Midwest Packaging Solutions team! After retiring from the United States Navy, where he served as a rescue swimmer for twenty years, Casey joined Midwest to pursue a new career in sales. Casey was born and raised in Toledo, and has a fifteen year old son and daughter (twins) and a seventeen year old son. In his free time, Casey enjoys running, swimming, movies and spending time with his family. For the first month, Casey will be working in the warehouse to learn more about the vast selection of products that Midwest carries, then will move into his new sales role as a Business Development Manager.
Dear Valued Customer, Pricing continues to surge in many product areas, and we expect lead times to continue to be extended due to the already stressed supply chains and raw material shortages. Due to this, your pricing could be subject to change at time of order. Your Midwest Packaging Solutions sales representative will be working with you to answer any questions regarding pricing and lead times, as well as your product needs. We will continue to monitor these conditions and keep you informed of any changes. Thank you for your continued business and loyalty. Sincerely, Lou Galambos II President of Sales Midwest Packaging Solutions
The Advantages of Water Activated Tape by Dan Kalka, Project Manager What is up with WAT? WAT, a.k.a, “water activated tape,” is a powerful adhesive that bonds to both newly made and recycled fiber surfaces. In packaging, WAT was previously the standard taping method for decades until polyethylene tape (pressure sensitive tape) arrived as an affordable and convenient alternative. That all dramatically changed a few years ago when WAT returned to the market with some new and innovative advantages, noted below. Material Usage -8%: The average amount of tape needed to seal a single carton using WAT was 8% less than using pressure sensitive tape. Productivity +21%: Carton sealing productivity is 21% higher using a water activated tape dispenser, versus a hand-held tape gun with pressure sensitive tape. Tape Integrity:? In each environment tested, (room temperature, cold and tropical), cartons sealed with WAT remained intact, preventing tampering. Cartons sealed with pressure sensitive tape were not as secure and could be easily accessed without revealing any signs of tampering. Adhesion Strength: When WAT is removed from cartons, it also removes 80% of the cartons fibers. Standard pressure sensitive tape can be easily removed from the carton, without evidence. Appearance: ?If
Rules for Tools: Strapping Tool Maintenance and Repair Proper maintenance of all packaging equipment and tools is crucial to maximizing your uptime and keeping your costs low. With the right maintenance strategy and support from our experts at Midwest Packaging, you can drastically reduce unplanned downtime, keep your costs low, lengthen the service life of your tools, and ultimately maximize your profits. It’s a win-win-win-win for your business. If you’re like us, battery-powered strapping tools are probably an important and integral part of your business. These hand tools are efficient and ergonomic solutions for all kinds of strapping applications. While wear and tear, breakdowns, and maintenance issues are inevitable, proper upkeep of your strapping tools is essential to maximizing your uptime and ensuring that they are functioning their best. First Things First: Preventive Maintenance This should be a no-brainer, but it's always worth mentioning because its the single most important thing in maintaining the health of your tools: CLEAN YOUR STRAPPING TOOLS! Blowing the tool out daily (yes, daily) with compressed air is a great way to reduce strap debris. Also, be sure to remove any large pieces of strap debris as often and as quickly as
"We’ve made such significant progress on the 2025 Sustainability goals we set in 2015 that we’re raising the bar. The new product goal is an example of the aggressive targets we’ll be setting in coming months as part our strategic focus on empowering science for Circular, Climate and Community." ST. PAUL, Minn. & KATOWICE, Poland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--From Post-it® Notes to the connected roads of the future, tens of thousands of products made by global company 3M are moving toward becoming even more sustainable. Today, at the United National Climate Change Conference (COP24), 3M is building on its legacy of Sustainability leadership and announcing its first formal requirement that a Sustainability Value Commitment will be included in all new products introduced beginning in 2019. “Sustainability is at the core of 3M—but we’re looking to do more,” said John Banovetz, Chief Technology Officer, 3M. “Today at COP24 we are proud to formalize our commitment to this next step in innovating for a sustainable future.” The impact of 3M’s new product requirement is global in scale: 3M launches approximately 1,000 new products each year, with roughly one-third of its revenue generated from products released in the past five years. Beyond 3M’s own operations, a primary reason
Midwest Packaging Solutions is proud to now carry the full line of Squid Ink's Industrial Inkjet Printers! Squid Ink specializes in the manufacture of industrial inkjet printers and high quality industrial inkjet inks for the packaging industry. Their products are designed to provide reliable cost-effective solutions to your industrial applications. Squid Ink has relied on a wealth of knowledge and experience in the inkjet industry to design a full family of Large Character and Hi-Resolution printing systems. Additionally, Squid Ink has been able to formulate the most comprehensive line of Hi-Resolution, Piezo, and Large Character fluids in the product identification market today. Click to view our full selection here! https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=9&v=ZSg5EmT1SL4
https://youtu.be/MgKVhUynKkA Re-posted from Recode.net The number of industrial robots sold in the U.S. will jump nearly 300 percent in less than a decade, according to a projection from ABI Research. Already, 40 percent more robots were sold last year in the U.S., compared with four years prior, says data collected from the Robotic Industries Association. More robots means fewer jobs.Â For every new industrial robot introduced into the workforce,Â six jobs were eliminated, a study published last week from the National Economic Research Bureau found. The automotive industry, as usual, has brought in more robots in recent years than any other industry in the U.S., accounting for 70 percent of North American industrial robot shipments in 2016, with $1.2 billion dollars spent on the machines. But the automatons are making deep inroads into other industries as well, and not just in jobs that were previously done by humans. Life sciences â think robots used in pharmaceutical labs, working alongside hazardous chemicals â has seen the highest growth in robots outside of the auto industry. These robots often work âin proximity to biological dangers, the threat of radioactive contamination and toxic chemotherapy compounds,â said Alex Shikany, the director of market analysis