Packnet is continuing to expand it capabilities. We are bringing in 2 new pieces of equipment that will expand our capacity and upgrade our capability.
A second CNC router is set to arrive shortly; it is very similar to the router that we already have, but just a little more versatile with a slightly smaller [...]
One Packnet service that seems to be gaining in popularity is pre- assembled corrugated & foam packaging kits. These kits normally consist of corrugated cartons combined with custom fabricated foam inserts and optional wood pallets. Various types of foam inserts are fabricated through processes such as die cutting, waterjet, saw, CNC router and Kongsberg table [...]
An article posted on NBC news on March 25th discusses the boom in new oil and natural gas being produced in the US. This energy boom is creating jobs and making US less dependent on foreign oil. Just a few years ago, US energy independence was considered a “pipedream”. However many experts believe that this [...]
ISPM 15 is an international standard for wood used in export crating and packaging. In order to get ISPM certified, the wood must be either heat treated or chemical treated to insure that it is free from wood boring insects. Transporting insects from one geographic region to another can have disastrous environmental consequences as a [...]
Something as simple as wood is really not that simple when it comes to figuring out pricing. Wood is used in construction, furniture making, ship building, packaging/crating, poles and ties. Construction uses includes studs, framing lumber, boards, particle board, plywood and other. Each of these types of lumber requires different types of processing. Many types [...]
Packnet has a variety of capabilities as well as custom and standard product offerings for industrial packaging solutions. Products include custom foam, custom wood crates, corrugated plastic, wood pallets, corrosion protection products, handling indicators, hard cases and much more. Likewise we have capabilities that include waterjet cutting, large format die cutting, precision cnc cutting, ultrasonic [...]
Major Packnet suppliers of plastic materials have announced yet another price increase effective in April. There have already been multiple price increases passed onto us since last December. The main driver is the cost of polyethylene resin which has been in short supply over the last 5 months. The most recent price increases have been [...]
Cost reduction in manufacturing is a matter of survival. If your company doesn’t have an ongoing cost reduction and quality improvement program, then you may be out of business in the next few years.
Many manufacturers are now adopting lean manufacturing or TQM principles and are constantly reviewing their manufacturing operations for waste reduction or [...]
Custom foam is often the most important aspect of a packaging solution as it provides the protection a product may need during shipping. Custom designed cushioning can be added to any type of case or box. Types of containers include wood crates, corrugated plastic boxes, and fiberboard boxes, hard sided shipping cases made by Gemstar [...]
Many of us don’t think about the Panama Canal very much, but if your business relies on imports or exports to Asia, The Panama Canal expansion may have a larger impact on your business than you might think.
The Panama Canal is actually a series of water ways that includes lakes, static passageways and locks. [...]
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