The Power of Pallet Collars and Supply Chain Efficiency


Without pallets, the supply chain could not function. They are the glue that connects retailers, distributors, manufacturers, growers, and transportation and logistics service providers across numerous industries. However, choosing pallet type and quality is critical. Learn how switching out to pallet collars is one simple step your organization can take to ensure your goods are efficiently stored, shipped, and delivered.

Pack Expo Comes East

For the first time ever The Association of Packaging and Processing Technologies, PMMI, will be hosting Pack Expo East in response to demand for an East Coast location. The expo will be held in Philadelphia, PA from February 16th through the 18th and is a great opportunity for companies that were unable to attend Pack Expo in Chicago to come and interact with other packaging professionals in a variety of markets, including pharmaceutical, medical devices, food and beverage, personal care, and electronics. The tradeshow expects over 4,000 attendees and will have more than 300 exhibitors, including PAC Strapping.

We’ll be located at booth 761 and we will be unveiling our latest projects, including our new line of polyester cord strapping, which has been in development for a year as well as some of our newest strapping machines, which received a lot of positive feedback at the Pack Expo in Chicago. We encourage all of our East Coast clients to register for the show now and visit our booth to see our new products in action.

To learn more about the show, visit and to learn more about our products, visit our website. We are also active on FacebookLinkedIn, and YouTube.

New Strapping Equipment from PAC Strapping

You may remember from our last post before Pack Expo that we mentioned we’d be bringing a couple new items to showcase to attendees. We wanted to talk a little bit more about our products for those who weren’t able to make it to the show. We are very pleased with the feedback we are receiving so far on our new pallet packaging systems.

The SM 65 Strapping Machine is an automatic machine designed to operate at fast speeds (up to 65 straps per minute) and will give you jam free performance. The SM65 is available in a painted version, and also a stainless steel version. The stainless model is ideal for meat, produce, and seafood environments this piece of equipment comes loaded with features and is extremely user-friendly.

We also unveiled our stainless steel side seal SM 60 Strapping Machine. This strapping machine can operate at up to 60 straps per minute and features an LCD display and waist high feeding system. Users can operate this machine as a stand-alone piece of equipment or easily integrate it into an existing system. The SM60 is also available in a stainless version for wet and corrosive environments.

In the show, we also featured a new pallet strapper. The new PSS703 Series is a cost effective pallet strapper with advanced features. Among the many optional configurations are both horizontal and vertical strappers. Features include an indexing strap head, floating strap head, and the option of pallet void feeders to thread the strap though your pallet.

To learn more about all of our new products, visit our website. We also actively post company updates and industry news on FacebookLinkedIn, and YouTube.

The Pack Expo is Right Around the Corner

At PAC Strapping we’ve been writing about Pack Expo for a while and now the event is right around the corner on November 2nd-5th. We’re very excited to be exhibiting at the largest packaging event in North America and we’ll be showcasing several new pieces of equipment at the show. Attendees will be able to see our SM-60 Side Seal machine and our stainless steel SM-65 which is designed specifically for meat, produce, and seafood environments. We’ll also be featuring our new pallet strapper which comes loaded with features such as an indexing strap head, floating strap head, and pallet void feeders.

Additionally, most of PAC Strapping’s staff will be at our booth, E-8265, which provides a great opportunity for attendees to meet our staff and see our equipment. We rarely are able to talk to customers with our equipment in front of us which is why we like to exhibit at trade shows throughout the year. We also want as many people as possible to attend the Pack Expo which is why we recently sent out a free invitation to all our customers. We encourage all our customers to check their email for a code which waives the fee for the show.

To preview our products before Pack Expo, visit our website and follow us on Facebook for more news about PAC Strapping as well as the packaging industry.

PAC Strapping to Exhibit at Pack Expo

As we mentioned in an earlier blog post this year we’ll be exhibiting at this year’s Pack Expo for the 10th year in row. This is the largest show for the industrial packaging business in North America and is commonly attended by sales managers, engineers, production supervisors, purchasers, package designers, and more. Attendees come from around the world to meet with exhibitors from a variety of industries including food and beverage, chemical, electronics, metals, paper, and more as well as see the latest packaging technologies.

The show runs from Nov. 2-5th and boasts over 2,000 exhibitors and will have over 1.2 million net square feet at Chicago’s McCormick Place. Pack Expo will also host educational seminars and presentations throughout the expo. The Innovation Stage will have free 30 minute seminars throughout expo with presentations from companies such as ConAgra and GE. PMMI will also host two training sessions, the Risk Assessment Workshop on Oct. 31-Nov. 1 and the Certified Trainer Workshop on Nov. 3-4.

For our part we will be showcasing some of our new and innovative equipment at booth 8265 in the Lakeside Upper Hall. Visitors can see our PAC Modular Pallet Strapping System and we’ll also be displaying new polyester strapping that makes an ideal replacement for steel strapping. Be sure to stop by our booth if you’re attending and for our other East Coast friends who can’t make it to Chicago, PMMI will hold Pack Expo East in Philadelphia on February 16-18th, 2015.

To learn more about PAC Strapping before the expo, visit our website and follow us on Facebook for more updates about the expo.

PAC Strapping Prepares for Pack Expo

Although Pack Expo isn’t until November, it’s already time to start making preparations to attend. Tickets to attend are already available and as the largest packaging show in North America companies are already starting to register and book hotels. Produced by the PMMI the expo brings 50-60,000 attendees to Chicago, IL from all over the world.

Companies that wish to attend can register now until October 3rd for a reduced registration rate for $30. Additionally by registering early attendees can receive their badge in the mail and avoid registration lines at the expo. Pack Expo also offers reduced rates on hotels and encourages attendees to book early as room sell out quickly.

Attendees can also view floor plans, find exhibitors, see the schedule of events, and find helpful quick links. This year’s expo also includes access to the brand new Pharma Expo which will be conveniently located across the bridge in the West Building of McCormick Place.

PAC Strapping will be exhibiting at this year’s Pack Expo and over the next few months we’ll publish more blogs about Pack Expo and what we’ll be showcasing. Be sure to subscribe to our blog on the left hand side to receive those updates and follow us on Facebook for more packaging industry news.

PAC Strapping to Showcase New Strapping Machines at Seafood Expo

The Seafood Expo North America and Seafood Processing North America is the largest seafood tradeshow in North America and attracts attendees from over 100 countries. The expo will have new product showcase, keynote presentations, and classes for attendees as well as exhibits. Seafood professionals will have the opportunity to interact with over 20,000 buyers and suppliers in the seafood industry, including PAC Strapping.

We will be at booth #187 and will be exhibiting a range of pallet strapping tools as well as our two newest strapping machines specifically designed for the seafood industry. Our SM60 Strapping Machine is available in stainless steel making it ideal for wet environments such as the seafood industry and features an LCD display, waist high feeding system and can operate at a speed of 60 straps per minute. The SM60 can be used as a stand-along piece of strapping equipment or be integrated into an existing system. We will also have our stainless steel automatic strapping machine on display, the SM65. This strapping machine has state-of-the-art features and is extremely user-friendly.

If you’re attending the show be sure to stop by our booth. For those who can’t make it, visit our website to learn more about our products. We also actively post industry news and company updates on FacebookLinkedIn, and YouTube.