The Ultimate Cheat Sheet on Stretch Film

Posted by Jerad Dowler on Mon, May 18, 2015

Often confused with shrink-wrap, stretch film, or stretch wrap is a high elongation, polyethylene based film made from linear low-density polyethylene resins. Due to its elastic recovery capabilities, excellent adhesion and puncture resistance, stretch film is commonly used in packaging industries to unitize small individual items into large unit loads (pallets) as well as protect products during storage and shipment.

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Tags: stretch film tests, Blown film, machine stretch film, hand stretch film, cast film, hand stretch wrap, stretch wrap tests, shrink wrap, machine stretch wrap

Best Packaging Apps of 2015

Posted by Jerad Dowler on Thu, May 14, 2015

There are apps for just about everything now. While some apps make no sense and others are only marginally helpful, there are some that you might not realize you need until you find yourself looking at a task with no idea what you need. When it comes to making sure you have your products properly packaged, guess what, there's an app for that! These three apps were designed just for helping you get the right packaging film for your current needs.


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Tags: paragon films app, app for stretch films, packaging app

Types of Inventory Control Systems

Posted by Jerad Dowler on Mon, May 11, 2015

In business, an inventory control system is a system that integrates all aspects of administering a company’s inventories including shipping, purchasing, receiving, warehouse storage, turnover, tracking, and re-ordering. These systems often differ based on the type of business being run. From stretch film packaging to warehouses to manufacturing, and even small businesses, inventory control systems are unique tools that help you measure and balance your operations.

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Tags: warehouse inventory, stretch film inventory, FIFO, inventory management, LIFO

How To Establish an Equipment Maintenance Program

Posted by Jerad Dowler on Thu, May 07, 2015

Establishing a proper equipment maintenance program can be very important. Without a proper protocol to keep a stretch wrap machine (or any sort of machine for that matter) in perfect function, it can be very challenging to run a stable, consistent business. Certainly, having regular checkups and tests is a smart idea, however, it is far better to have an established checklist and specific protocol for which to diagnose and solve problems which can arise when a piece of machinery is being used constantly. OSHA dictates that without regular maintenance of all machinery, the work environment is considered hazardous and dangerous. 

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Tags: stretch film equipment, film equipment maintenance, planned maintenance program

How To Solve The Biggest Problems With Cold Storage

Posted by Jerad Dowler on Mon, May 04, 2015

Effective cold storage requires a highly controlled environment to properly ensure the condition of the items being stored. The problem is that there are so many things that can go wrong with cold storage, causing a loss of goods. Being aware of the biggest problems and knowing how to not only solve them but monitor for these issues, you can save your company from considerable losses.

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Tags: Cold Force machine film, cold storage film, cold storage applications

Signs You Should be Using Stretch Film

Posted by Jerad Dowler on Thu, Apr 30, 2015

Stretch film wrapping machines are used in manufacturing production lines all around the world to automate the end of line packaging process. This practice has proved to be effective in saving manufacturers considerably in labor expenses, packaging time and improved load security. Thanks to modern production lines and state of the art technology.

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Tags: stretch film, stretch wrap, stretch wrapping machines, wrapping building materials

10 Strategies For a Killer Sustainability Plan

Posted by Jerad Dowler on Thu, Apr 23, 2015

Finding the right sustainability plan can be difficult, especially with so many different ideas of what works and what doesn’t. Whether you work with goods that require stretch wrap to move, services that are managed online, a non-profit business, or something in between - there are some universal strategies to making your business sustainable.

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Tags: packaging sustainability, stretch film sustainability, warehouse sustainability, sustainability plan

How to Evaluate Customer Service in the Packaging Industry

Posted by Jerad Dowler on Mon, Apr 20, 2015


In today’s competitive business environment, the superiority of your customer service is a progressively vital factor towards nurturing positive customer loyalty. In the packaging industry, efficient customer service is an essential step to ensuring reliability and excellence in all of your company’s operations such as knowing the kind of stretch wrap the client wants.

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Tags: shrink film customer service, stretch film customer service, stretch wrap customer service, customer service, Paragon Films customers

How To Set Up An Inventory Control System

Posted by Jerad Dowler on Thu, Apr 16, 2015

An effective inventory control, or otherwise known as stock control, is an integral part of any packaging or manufacturing operation. The prime purpose of an inventory control system is to track huge quantities of merchandise being stored in the warehouse.

In stretch film packaging, unitizing products facilitates inventory control given that large unitized loads, as opposed to small loads can be categorized, counted, and managed with ease. Stretch films are designed to counter specific packaging requirements that more general-purpose packaging solutions cannot provide including warehouse color-coding and dating inventory.

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Tags: warehouse managment, plastic wrap inventory, warehouse inventory, stretch film inventory

What Can Paragon's New Distributor Login Do For Me?

Posted by Darla Phillips on Mon, Apr 13, 2015

Over the last year and half Paragon Films, Inc. has taken huge steps in making upgrades to benefit our customers and stream line our processes internally. What this means for you as a customer is that you now have more access to your orders, returns, and pricing with us via Customer Portal (aka Distributor Online).  This all takes place in a familiar, user-friendly space created by Microsoft.

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Tags: Microsoft Dynamics AX, Customer Portal, Paragon Films customers, Distributor Login

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