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How Shrink Bundlers with Vertical Collator Work

Do you have a product that comes in a square or rectangular box that needs to be packaged and stacked? If so, then an automatic shrink wrap machine with a vertical collator is the perfect solution.

Shrink-wrap bundlers with vertical collators are specifically designed to shrink wrap and stack rectangular items like toothpaste cartons, bars of soap, reams of paper, RX, and pharmaceutical cartons.

Vertical Collator Advantages

Having the ability to automatically bundle stacked packs of products offers a number of advantages.

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Advantages of Automated Shrink Wrap Bundling

Automated shrink wrap bundling gives your products a secondary layer of packaging that provides additional protection. But there are also many other advantages.

Many times, people think that adding automated packaging equipment will increase their costs, when in fact, just the opposite is true.

If you’re currently packing products manually or using a co-packing service, chances are you already have a large overhead of outgoing expenses. These expenses can drive the unit cost of your products up and cut into your bottom line.

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Should you be Using Tray and Shrink Wrap Packaging?

Tray and shrink wrap packaging is the process of shrink bundling products that have been placed onto a cardboard tray. The tray typically has low sides and is secured by the Polyethylene film.

At Holland Packaging, we offer an automatic tray and shrink wrap system. But how do you decide if you should be using tray and shrink wrap packaging?

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We Service Your Shrink Bundler for the Long Haul

As a product manufacturer or distributor, one of the worst things that could bring production to a screeching halt is to have your end-of-line shrink bundling equipment fail.

Downtime means lost profits. So, when your equipment stops working you need someone that can get things up and running quickly, and that’s exactly what we do for you.

At Holland Packaging, we understand the value in keeping your packaging production line up and running, and we take our commitment to service seriously.

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How Holland Packaging Provides You Value

At Holland Packaging, we want to provide you the best value we possibly can. That's why the packaging solutions we offer you are determined by three important factors. We like to refer to them as the pillars of your business – product, production line, and your desired outcome.

First, we want to know everything about your products and industry. Next, tell us about your manufacturing space, layout, and production lines. Thirdly, but most importantly, what are your packaging challenges, and desired outcome you want to achieve.

What are your Shrink Bundling Requirements and Needs?

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Customized Infeed and Discharge Conveyor Options for Your Shrink Bundler

At Holland Packaging, we understand that the wrapping, packaging, and transporting of your products is as important as the product itself. The layout of your factory space is also a big component of packaging your product.

That’s why we offer our Autopack automatic shrink bundlers with customized infeed and discharge conveyor configurations that fit your product and end of line production requirements.

Since packaging comes in all shapes and sizes, it only makes sense that your shrink bundler should have customized infeed and discharge conveyors. That’s why we don’t just sell you a machine.

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Your Personal Care Product Line is Endless, But Your Packaging Process Shouldn’t Be

One of the largest market segments that use our Autopack shrink wrap bundlers is the personal care industry. Not only is this industry include a wide assortment of health, beauty, and hygiene products, but the growth of eCommerce sales continues to grow this market every year.

At Holland Packaging, we understand that your personal care product line may be endless, but your packaging process shouldn’t be.

We have worked with major companies such as Unilever, Clinique, and Cetaphil in automating their packaging process.

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How We Can Remotely Service Your Shrink Bundler Any Time From Anywhere

If you’re already using an Autopack automatic shrink wrap bundler to streamline packaging, you might think that your production line is as efficient as it gets.

But what happens if your equipment has a problem?  That’s when the time it takes to get production moving again is critical.

At Holland Packaging, we understand that providing fast service is key to keeping your business up and running. That’s why we offer an optional remote-connectivity solution, that allows us to securely connect to your production equipment, anytime, from anywhere. 

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Tapered Ice Cream Cup Inverter and Collation Options

Holland Packaging’s tapered ice cream cup inverters with horizontal collator option offer a wide range of versatility for shrink packaging tapered ice cream containers.

The shrink bundling of dairy cups that are wider at the top than the bottom benefit from the use of an inverter that can flip the containers for snug and secure packaging.

It provides product stability with alternate container flipping to safely collate, transfer and wrap ice cream products. Plus, our system can save you up to 40% less power consumption!

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How Manufacturers Can Survive & Thrive Amidst The COVID-19 Crisis

The COVID-19 outbreak has hit many different sectors hard around the world. While the fate of the manufacturing industry in America may seem uncertain, there are certain steps that can be taken in order to survive--and thrive--in spite of it all.  

In a recent interview with Fox News, Mark Cuban stated that in order for manufacturers to flourish, they must

Bring Back Production from China

It is quite clear now how much we rely on Chinese products and resources. For our country to come out ahead, we must invest in automation and technology at home, not overseas. 

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Hope for Manufacturing Post COVID-19: We’re Here for You!

The crisis currently being faced by the entire globe is one that will continue to have long-lasting effects across industries and businesses alike. And while we wait for the uncertainty to pass, not all will be gloomy grey skies.

While we recognize the seriousness of the widespread pandemic and continue to monitor the situation, we’d like to paint a more optimistic picture of what may lie ahead as we navigate a new and changed world going forward.


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Prosperity Through Packaging: Why End of Line Packaging Machinery Matters

Your production line is the public face of your company. How well the packaging machinery works and what it looks like has important implications for the success of your business. 

In this post, we’re looking at the huge role end of line packaging machinery plays in a company’s success, what we call "Packaging Prosperity." 

Here are a few reasons worth considering:

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3 Industries That Could Benefit From a Case Packing Machine

Case packing machines can offer an immense amount of value to retailers and wholesalers; specifically, case packers provide a fully automatic secondary packaging solution. When integrated correctly, case packers can help manufacturers, retailers, and wholesalers reduce labor costs and improve productivity.

Now with a variety of secondary packaging options available, you may be wondering: are case packers right for my product? While shrink wrap machines or tray packers may be the better choice for certain products, there are still many products that are better suited for case packing.

These 3 industries can benefit greatly from using case packer machines.

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2020 Trends in Packaging

The packaging industry is growing thanks to an improving economy and more consumers shopping for goods online. According to a report by consulting firm Smithers, the world packaging market was valued at $917B in 2019 and will continue to grow steadily to reach $1.05 trillion by 2024.

A combination of unique design, technology to create storage containers, and packing machinery, all make it possible for companies to store, ship, and sell items. Here are some of the hottest trends emerging in packaging for 2020.

Sustainable Packaging

Increasing consumer awareness of ecological problems in the world and demands from regulatory bodies for greater sustainability have lead many packaging engineers and manufacturers to start working on ways to lessen the carbon footprint and improve the sustainability of packaging.

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Secondary Packaging Trends Worth Embracing In 2020

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Secondary packaging is a lucrative necessity for retailers, wholesalers, and CPG professionals nationwide. Not only does secondary packaging help create attractive merchandising displays, it also helps to protect primary packages as they make their way through the supply chain to the customer. 

In 2020, the secondary packaging industry is embracing eco-friendly solutions and automation. Making such strides will help streamline processes and increase output. Here’s why automation and eco-friendly solutions are so important to the future of secondary packaging.

Automation Improves Output 

Mechanical case formers, band sealers, carton machines, and shrink wrappers can all be automated effectively. As we move into the new year, contract packaging companies will adopt automated procedures in order to keep pace with the growing demand for product delivery. 

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3 Industries That Could Benefit From a Shrink Wrap Machine

Shrink-wrapping offers numerous advantages to both retailers and wholesalers. From the consumer’s perspective, shrink-wrapped products are easy to carry, and they appear fresher than items that are not. Of course, anything that benefits the consumer also benefits the wholesaler. Still, wholesalers gain a unique advantage as well: shrink wrappers give them the ability to offer certain products in bulk.

The next logical question, then, is who specifically can benefit from using shrink wrap machines?

These 3 industries can benefit greatly from them:

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How to Get 15 More Days of Production Per Year


If you eliminate just 30 minutes of downtime per day, you’ll gain an incredible 15 extra days of production. That is assuming just 1 shift per day!  

There is perhaps nothing more important to a manufacturer’s bottom line than efficiency and productivity. If you sell products in retail or wholesale spaces, then you must know how vital your secondary packaging strategy is to your overall success.

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AutoPack Shrink Wrapping Advantages Maintain Growth & Profitability

For any business that must bundle and wrap their products and goods for shipping and resale, understanding how shrinking wrapping works is a critical first step. Getting items properly packed and shipped is as important as knowing if the product you wish to package is a candidate for shrink wrapping.

Steps involved in shrink wrapping items include grouping items appropriately, choosing the correct shrink film and heat method as well and understanding the loading and stacking of products. Each of these elements plays a role in the ultimate efficiency and cost savings that can be achieved by choosing to shrink wrap.

AutoPack is one of the best-known brands in the packaging industry. For over 35 years it’s offered reliable and affordable packaging machines made of quality parts to reduce downtime. With their solutions, production lines move along quickly, space is saved, costs are being reduced - all while keeping machines running for long service life.

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How to Pick The Right Shrink Wrap Machine

When it comes time to choose the correct shrink wrap machine for your needs, it’s important to not only look at the type of machine, but also the product.

Questions like: “What is the desired or required end result?” can help you to understand which machine will offer the best results.


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Holland Packaging Saves The Day


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