Tape Application Methods

In our previous posts (Packing Tape BasicsandAcrylic vs. Hot Melt Tape) we explored the differences betweenacrylicand hot melt tapes. After determining whether to use hot melt tape or acrylic tape, the next decision is the best application method for the tape. The two primary tape application methods are manual or mechanical. Both have pros and […]

How Bubble Wrap is Made

Bubble wrap is very practical for packaging, but hey, let’s just say what everyone is thinking… it’s just fun to pop too! As part of National Bubble Wrap Day we wanted to share this short video about how Sealed Air Corporation actually makes Bubble Wrap. It’s actually, pretty fun to watch. Of course, if you’d […]

The 7 weirdest things people have sent through the mail

Neither rain, nor wind, nor driving snow will stop the delivery of the mail. Nor, apparently, will disgusting items; heavy items; bizarre items; or the fact that the item is a living human being. Here are some of the strangest things people have successfully sent through the mail. Children When the U.S. Postal Service began […]

The Hidden Cost of Cheap Packaging

When companies are looking for ways to reduce expenses, high-quality packaging is often the first thing to go. Many business owners decide to rely on cheap boxes, tape, pallets, and interior fillers in the hopes that they’ll save on operational costs. However, cheap packaging is actually far from cost-effective. Here are four reasons why. It […]

Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day

SSI Packaging Group has joined with Sealed Air to celebrate National Bubble Wrap Day, 2019! That’s right, today is the day you can be free and pop all of those little bubbles 1 by 1 and not annoy your co-workers. Well, ok, maybe not. Plus, with the great products from Sealed Air, you may not […]

Year in Review: 5 Positive Impacts of COVID-19 on the Packaging Industry

Without a doubt, the impacts of the COVID-19 virus have been devastating. At the time of this writing, the disease has claimed over 1.75 million lives worldwide, 330,000 of them in the U.S. alone. However, as we look back on this past year with respect and grief for the many lives lost, we can also […]

Bubble Wrap Day 2021: 5 Fun Facts About Bubble Wrap

Although, by January, you have doubtlessly taken down your Christmas lights and recycled your tree, the festivities aren’t over. That’s right, January 25th is National Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day, which Americans celebrate on the last Monday of January. We here at SSI Packaging love the bubbly stuff, even though we have to save the fun […]

The Best Ways to Seal Your Containers

When sealing packages its important to consider the many factors at play that could help or hurt your distribution system. The strength of the sealants that you decide to use along with their resiliency to different climates can determine if your packages will be secure and theft-resistant. They types of cargo you are shipping and […]

Protection from Damage in Shipping

Keeping your shipments safe from damage during transport is extremely important. According to recent studies the number one complaint among transportation managers was damaged goods. Although you might hope that the people in charge of shipping your cargo will treat it very carefully, the reality is that many times deliveries are rushed and corners are […]

The Amazing, Accidental History of Bubble Wrap

The Amazing, Accidental History of Bubble Wrap The invention of bubble wrap revolutionized the shipping process and helped launch today’s billion-dollar Ecommerce industry—but it was never intended to. As part 2 of our series celebrating National Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day this month (January 2021), today we present you with the strange, surprising history of an […]

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