The Worst Advice We've Ever Heard About Stretch FIlm

Posted by Jerad Dowler on Mon, Jun 08, 2015

It is easy to think that there is really no wrong way to work with stretch film, but it is not true. Mishandling the way you use stretch film can actually have some very costly consequences. From your product going bad long before its time to broken batches, you actually have to get it right to make sure your product is properly secured and stored. That is why we thought we should let you in on a few pieces of advice that are not only bad, they are potentially costly.

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Tags: best cost for stretch film, stretch film advice, best cost for stretch wrap

Managing Employee Saftey

Posted by Jerad Dowler on Thu, Jun 04, 2015

The concept of employee safety is a vital element in the success of any organization. According to safety professionals, risky behavior, inadequate safety training, long working hours, stress, and unsafe environments such as wet floors or hazardous equipment play a far more significant role in workplace related accidents and injuries. This means that factors such as occupational safety, health and ergonomics must be given due consideration. It is therefore your responsibility as an employer to maintain a safe and healthy working environment.


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Tags: Employee training, jobs at Paragon Films, safety in manufacturing, employee safety

Calculating Beginning Inventory

Posted by Jerad Dowler on Mon, Jun 01, 2015

At the beginning of each accounting period, you have to determine the beginning inventory. This serves several purposes, including inventory control, determining discrepancies with expected inventory, and providing a dollar amount for the company’s inventory. It is an essential function of accounting for industries that are required to keep an inventory, even if that inventory is only used internally. The beginning inventory is calculated based on an established formula: 

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Tags: plastic wrap inventory, warehouse inventory, stretch film inventory, inventory management, Beginning Inventory

What Is Outbound Logistics?

Posted by Jerad Dowler on Tue, May 26, 2015

To begin with, logistics is simply the efficient management of the flow of products including storage in a supply chain. Outbound logistics refers to the processes involved in the movement and storage of products and how related information flows from the end of the production line to the firm’s customer.

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Tags: warehouse inventory, inventory management, warehouse logestics

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

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