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2020 Lumber Market Impact on Wood Packaging

"Unprecedented" is readily becoming the word of the year for 2020.  The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted all aspects of our lives. The lumber market is not exempt from these effects. It all started with curtailment during the first stages of the pandemic here in the United States. Following that came the...

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ISPM 15 for Wood Packaging- What you need to know

The International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures 15 was developed to prevent the transport of disease and insects through wood packaging materials (WPM) shipped between countries. It affects wood packaging materials, including dunnage, pallets, and crates. The wood must be debarked, heat-treated or fumigated, and then stamped or branded with...

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Critical Business and Packaging

The Department of Homeland Security issued guidance on "Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers", as executed by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). The nature of businesses across the United States are varied, so this guidance provides direction to help local agencies and communities determine which businesses are critical for uninterrupted...

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Avoid Disaster when Tradeshow Shipping

For many companies, tradeshows are major events. The opportunity to physically put yourself in the middle of a crowd of your target audience is golden. Therefore, it’s vital that you put your best foot forward. No matter how much you plan, however, booths and other items aren’t in your...

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What Makes Corrugated Packaging Eco-Friendly

Being an environmentally responsible company isn’t just about obligation. If you research how consumers weigh social responsibility when choosing brands, the numbers have been steadily increasing from as far back as 2011. In 2013, Nielsen published an article stating: “The Nielsen Global Survey on Corporate Social Responsibility surveyed more than...

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Tackling the Trifecta of International Shipping: Compliance, Corrosion Inhibition, and Efficiency

Shipping in general can cause a lot of headaches. If you need to ship overseas, there’s an extra set of boxes to check, especially if you’re using wood pallets or containers. To manufacturers who ship large or fragile equipment overseas, however, pallets are small potatoes. Innate concerns in shipping large,...

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Changes to ISPM 15 Standards: Fumigant

Treating wood packaging material (WPM) with fumigants has been a way of life since the IPPC approved the ISPM-15 guidelines in 2002. To date, Methyl Bromide has been the fumigant of choice, but with some undesirable consequences. Not only has the chemical been found to deplete the ozone, it...

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6 Products that Need Custom Foam Packaging

Protecting your goods during shipping is more than keeping parts intact. It’s building relationships and a reputation. If you ship any of these 6 things, consider whether custom foam will improve your business. Foam packaging comes in numerous forms, from pouches to custom-fit. It’s a bigger expense than other kinds...

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