Atlantic Poly Blog

Shipping Supplies and Packaging Materials Allows Products to Arrive Safely and Securely

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, May 28, 2013

With the increase in technology, the world has become smaller and smaller. Now it is quite common for companies to ship goods not only from state to state, but also from one country to another. To keep the shipping process running smoothly, the right shipping supplies and packaging materials are imperative.
Properly packaged goods are more likely to reach their destination unharmed. If you product is not packaged properly, the fault lies with you and not the shipping company, which means additional shipping costs will be incurred by your company as well.
The right shipping and packaging materials begins with corrugated boxes and bubble wrap and ends with packing list envelopes and the right packaging tapes.  These packaging materials and shipping supplies are important for smooth shipping of products and the safe arrival of the promised merchandise at an economical price.

Why take risk when shipping? Ensure that your company’s packages arrive at the right destination, on-time and safely. Contact Atlantic Poly for more information on packaging materials and shipping supplies.

ID Badges for Business Security

Joseph Coupal - Monday, May 20, 2013

Vinyl ID badges are becoming more and more commonplace in the workplace as our world environment changes. More and more hospitals, health care facilities, event staffing agencies, bio-tech companies, manufacturing firms and computer programing companies are requiring ID badges for their employees.
What started out in large international corporations that needed to effectively identify their different staff members has now become a need for medium sized companies and small businesses as well.

Vinyl ID badges help business owners give their staff members a secure work place that distinguishes employees from visitors and strangers. Most businesses use plastic ID holders or ID badges in order to identify their staff.

Plastic ID badges help building security keep track of people entering and exiting your building.  In most companies these plastic identification cards play an important HR role as well helping managers and business owners better keep track of employees' time and attendance as well.

At Atlantic Poly our vinyl ID badges can be made with pins or clips to attach to clothes, or they can be attached to a string to hang around your employees necks. For more information on ID badges or other vinyl pouches, contact us.

Paper Bags vs Plastic Bags

Joseph Coupal - Friday, May 17, 2013

If you use plastic bags in your business, you may be contemplating making the switch to paper. Every time you go to the grocery store, you get asked, "Paper or plastic?" and after hearing and reading about the “impact” of plastic bags on the environment you might be leaning toward paper.

It isn't. Paper bags, although they decompose readily, also have a negative impact on the environment. To make paper bags, trees must be cut and used, adding to the possibility of deforestation issues. Trees absorb greenhouse gases and so fewer trees mean that there can be an increase in greenhouse gases. In fact, more of these gases are created during the paper bag manufacturing process.

According to the 1989 Plastic Recycling Directory, Society of Plastics Industry, it takes about four times LESS energy to make plastic bags. It also takes about 90% LESS energy to recycle plastic bags than paper. Unfortunately, most bags, regardless of if they are paper or plastic, simply are not being recycled.

In another paper, Comparison of the Effects on the Environment of Polyethylene and Paper Carrier Bags, it was reported that paper bags can generate 70 times more air pollutants and 50 times more water pollutants than plastic bags.

Also, degradability is not an issue with plastic bags or paper bags because very little materials of any kind decompose in a landfill because there is a lack of air and light.
If your business uses plastic bags, bring on paper if you wish, but don’t make the switch from plastic bags entirely – it’s bad for the environment.

For more information on plastic bags or for a quote, contact Atlantic Poly.




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