Atlantic Poly Blog

Atlantic Poly’s Corrugated Boxes – Durable AND Eco Friendly

Darren Kincaid - Thursday, September 30, 2010
Companies that ship products almost certainly have the need to purchase and use corrugated boxes. Corrugated boxes are made from Kraft paper in different paper weights to give strength to a carton. In a typical single-wall box there are 3 papers. An inside liner, a medium, and an outside liner make up the construction of corrugated boxes. All responsible business today are concerned with protecting the environment.  We want you to know that our boxes are made from 100% post-consumer fiber yet provide our customers the strongest products on the market.

Corrugated boxes provide a solution that not only returns waste back into the usable stream of packaging, but does it at no increase cost and no loss in performance. It is a perfect way (and just one of our ways) of going “green”.  Today recycled corrugated boxes have tested at the same strength as those of the normal fiber variety, and this is not limited to 200% board. Paper board combinations are available to create board tests from 150% to 350% board strengths.

Printing is also not an issue with 100% post-consumer cardboard boxes. Box converters print both gradient and screen printing onto recycled custom boxes, giving it the same look that you would expect from a printed custom corrugated box.

In most cases there is no difference in cost between normal fiber corrugated boxes and 100% post-consumer recycled corrugated boxes. Check out our corrugated boxes and many of our other polyethylene products today. If you have any other questions or concerns please feel free to contact us and we’ll be glad to assist you in any manner possible.

Anti-Static Bags Keep The Shock Out Of Sensitive Items

Darren Kincaid - Monday, September 27, 2010
You here the phrase “anti-static” bag and think, why do you need to protect something from static? You can barely feel it. Well while, people can barely feel static as it discharges in such low rates, it can virtually destroy a static sensitive item. This is because of ESD. ESD stands for Electrostatic Discharge. It is a rapid transfer of electrostatic charge between objects, which can arise from human handling or contact with machines. This discharge can damage and basically fry static sensitive items. So anti-static bags help prevents this from ever occurring. But before you order just any type make sure you know which type you need. The most common type to be used is the pink anti-static bag. While this bag will help protect the contents of the bag, they will only help remove the buildup of static.

Static Electricity can still pass through the bag. What you need is a bag that can offer Faraday Cage protection; this can be provided by using our other type, a Metallic Static Shielding Bag. You do however need to be aware of any batteries or power packs that may touch the conductive layer and drain the battery. In cases such as this you will need a static shield bag, which has several layers of film with an in built metallic layer that provides the faraday cage protection. With this type of bag you can actually see through the material making the contents easier to Identify. These metallic shielding bags are powerful bags that will protect the contents both inside and keep harmful static from reaching inside. There is also an extra layer in the middle to add to the thickness of the bag itself, providing extra support for static sensitive items.

It is worth noting that in terms of cost the anti-static is cheapest, followed by static shielding then moisture barrier bags which are another type of bag that not only provides protection from ESD but also prevents moisture penetrating the bag and causing damage to a moisture sensitive device. As technology develops electronic devices are becoming far more sensitive so it’s important to establish what means of protection are required. Contact us today for more information on our anti-static bags and help determine which is best for your sensitive item needs.

Move Your Corrosion Control Program Forward With VCI Bags

Darren Kincaid - Thursday, September 16, 2010
Corrosion control is an expensive program for all industrial manufacturing firms. If oil and grease still rule your corrosion control process, then learn how the use of Atlantic Poly VCI Bags will save your business money, present a safer working environment for your staff, and make you a “greener” company.

VCI bags protect all metal surfaces.  VCI products utilize vapor corrosion inhibitors that emit corrosion-fighting molecules.  Any machine,  finished product, or product under construction that is covered with VCI becomes completely saturated with vapor corrosion inhibitors.  

Using VCI reduces the cost of construction, as it is a much more efficient corrosion control process as compared to using oils and grease.  Using a VCI bag is more efficient because it is easy to use - simply place the item you want to protect inside the bag.  The application of oils and grease is a comparatively long process.  Of course the use of VCE totally eliminates oil and grease material and labor costs
CI improves employee health and occupational safety of your business.  Employees are not exposed to hazardous chemicals or fumes. The vapor corrosion inhibitors emitted by VCI bags are odorless, colorless and completely safe. With oils and greases, there is always human exposure, mess, and never a guarantee that every inch of the device is covered.

Our VCI bags and other VCI packaging products are applicable to every stage of the manufacturing process. From protecting parts used in production to storing a finished product, VCI bags offer superior protection and at a valued cost.

Product Manufacturers--Polyethylene Stretch Film Saves Operations Costs

Darren Kincaid - Friday, September 10, 2010
This blog post goes out to any and all product manufacturers.  We all realize all too well that product damage loss takes a direct hit on net profit.  When you strategize how to reduce damage loss, have you considered implementing Atlantic Poly Inc's low-cost Polyethylene Stretch Film in your manufacturing and shipping process?  You absolutely should as it can and will save you thousands of dollars.

Stretch film is an exceptional security measure when transiting pallets either within your warehouse or when shipping by land, sea, or air. Stretch film provides an overall superior option to tie straps because stretch film provides arguably greater pallet stability at a fraction of the cost.  After reading this, take a look at last year's investment in tie-straps.  Not only do they wear, they often do not return from the distant shipping end.  

If you are storing, let us know as we can accommodate to your stretch film needs and serve as good protection for your products. If you inform us of the conditions that your products will be stored in (i.e. in the warehouse, in an outdoor lot, etc.) we can ensure which will be the most effective for you. All wraps will help protect your stock from dust and moisture, which can also reduce the risk for mold and pest infection as well. If you will be storing your pallets outdoors, this can also help protect your boxes from UV damage. The wrap can also reduce friction damage from box to box, as sometimes boxes rubbing against each other can scratch or tear if not protected by the film.

We will provide you with a wrap that is easy to see through so that you can easily determine which product is on which pallet. However, this clear wrap can also serve another purpose - it can serve as a prevention and warning sign for internal tampering or pilferage. Businesses are most at risk from internal theft rather than external theft - by placing this wrap on all of your pallets, you can easily tell if one has been tampered with, allowing you to get to the bottom of the situation faster. This will also dissuade employees or intruders from stealing products, saving you much time and money.

If you are not currently using stretch film on a regular basis, you should conduct a financial assessment of stretch film vs tie straps.  We can help you do this.  The bottom line is will save time and money in the long run by using stretch film.  Oh by the is recyclable too.  We'll be glad to talk to you at length about the many stretch film options available to you.