Get Packed News

New Shipment of Strapping Machines Just in!

By on 22 September 2016 click here to comment

We've just had a new shipment of strapping machines in - so we have plenty of machines to help you bundle those items together. Just in time for that busy time of year where your manual way of strapping goods/cartons together is just too slow for the volume. It could be that the old strapping machines just aren't up to the job - or it's just time for an upgrade. If you think about how it's done manually - you have to place the strapping around the item, then insert it into the strapping tool, pull on it to get your tension - and then put a clip on the strapping which is then closed with a crimper or sealer. This is time consuming when you have more than just a few jobs to do. In a busy warehouse or fulfillment cent... continue reading

Gift Hampers - Let's make it easy

By on 21 September 2016 click here to comment

We're coming to that time of year when companies are preparing Christmas or Gift Hampers for clients or staff, and shops are getting them on the shelves preparing for their customers. Let's make it easy for you . If you view the video below Get Packed supplies an All In One Shrink Wrapper that would make wrapping gift hampers quick and efficient. We have a SeleCTech 455mm as well are larger or smaller models that will fit your hamper inside with ease. To describe the video - you simply slide your hamper between the Centrefolded shrink film and then slide the hamper onto the seali... continue reading

Tamper Evident Packaging - what are the choices?

By on 19 September 2016 click here to comment

In todays market consumers are very savvy when it comes to needing assurance that the item they have purchased is safe and intact. At Get Packed we like to supply not only products, but solutions . So keeping this all in mind, below are some possible solutions that meet not only the need of assurance your customers require, but professional and upmarket looking packaging alternatives. Shrink Sleeves As far as your customer is concerned they just want to know that no-one before them has opened this container or jar. They want to know that the food contents are safe from contaminents as well as any tampering. PVC Shrink Sleeves are a clear tamper proof plastic sleeve that when shrunk provides that s... continue reading

Mic Pac Void Fill being discontinued - but we do have Bio-Void Fill!

By on 4 August 2016 click here to comment

Mic Pac void fill is the loose fill product produced and supplied by Sealed Air. Due to its non-environmentally constitution and feed back from their customers they have made the global decision to discontinue it's production. Sealed Air are moving their focus into improving their customer experience through reduction in product damages via improved fulfilment velocity (i.e. quicker packaging options) and cube optimisation. Excellent examples of products they produce to achieve this focus are Instapak Quick Bags and Instapak Machines - the foam in bag system that creates custom made foam cushions, the NewAir I.B Express System... continue reading

More on Environmentally Friendly Packaging...

By on 4 August 2016 click here to comment

Check our video below as it shows a great example of how a small machine and a roll of film can totally transform your warehouse as well as reduce material deliveries by up to 97%. This not only will save you time and money - but the environment as it will be the end of large truck deliveries for this type of product. The NewAir I.B. Express Packaging System which can create your own bubblewrap on demand can create lengths of bubblewrap at speeds up to 16.5 meters per minute. Rolls of film that become inflatable cushioning (bubble wrap) come in widths of 400mm or 800mm width. All of this enables you to customize the bubblewrap output, including the choice of regular or premium strength options, and colour (black/grey or clear). ... continue reading

Remember! Accelerated Depreciation on asset purchases under $20,000 for Small Business

By on 12 May 2016 click here to comment

Take advantage of the governments accelerated depreciation on asset purchases under $20,000 (which can be applied to as many individual (under) $20,000 purchases as you like) for Small Businesses. If you want to improve your efficiency and have time to focus on running and growing your business then take advantage of upgrading your packaging machinery now. We're so close to the end of financial year! Check out our range of: Pallet Wrappers - purchase one for the first time, or upgrade. Strapping Machines - make your warehouse more efficient and protect your packages by strapping them togeth... continue reading

Packaging for Sustainability

By on 11 May 2016 click here to comment

Have you ever wondered about doing your bit for the environment through packaging sustainably? Increasingly there is a higher demand from the commercial operating environment to be more environmentally friendly in their products as well as the packaging those products are in. Here at Get Packed we are regularly questioned about packaging being bio-degradable and where the items were sourced. How a business now responds to this ever growing demand should be embeddded within it's corporate strategy, but how is that actually done? 'Packaging For Sustainability' is a book that is dedicated to just that question and allows you to consider the business case put forward - through case studies - for investing in packaging for sustainability and setting goals and targets for packaging's contribution to a business's more general sustainable developement goals. Amongst many consideration's the book looks at Corporate and Brand Positioning, Supply Chain Require... continue reading

Cardboard Tubes used as furniture at Pop-Up at Bangaroo

By on 31 March 2016 click here to comment

Functional,sustainable as well as looking incredible is the best description of what they have achieved at the Wulugul Pop-Up Precinct at Bangaroo Sydney - now considered to be Sydney's most innovative and vibrant contemporary space - all using Kraft Cardboard Mailing Tubes . The Wulugul Pop-Up is set to host Sydneys best food, culture and events over the next 10 months and is a 170 meter long sustainable temporary architectural installation created by Foolscap Studio. They have created a range of seating pods and functional furnishings from cardboard mailing tubes that are accented with cut-out pockets filled with Australian native vegetation to create vertical gardens. The ... continue reading

The Millenial Generation and Packaging


The Millenials (previously known as Gen Y 20-35 yr age group) are the latest group that marketers are trying to understand, especially considering they are the largest generation by population size. Millenials are self confessed foodies with nearly 58% saying they cook for fun atleast once a week. They have a unique sense of self, have an optomistic view of life and an untraditional approach to life stages. Therefore how can Brands use packaging to reach out and engage this group? Firstly they are the newest generation to grow up with the internet and digital technology and are considered to spend on average approx 25 hours per week online and are relying heavily on mobiles and tablets to research and purchase goods. 2. Convenience is a huge factor - they 'must have it now' and will consider the convenience of packaging when deciding on which product they're prepared to pay for. As a priority packaging should focus on: convenience... continue reading

Latest Trends in Packaging

By on 24 March 2016 click here to comment

Based on statistics taken from Global Packaging Trends (released in 2015 by Euromonitor International) it seems there are 3 main worldwide trends affecting the packaging market. They are increased consumer awareness of health and wellness; the increased influence of recycling and environmental issues and increasing disposable income and purchasing power. Health and Wellness: At one end of the scale we have a forecast volume decline in cigarette packaging due to most likely the result in a growing health and wellness trend. At the other end of the scale ready to drink bottled water, yoghurt and sour milk drinks and juice have experienced large growth. These three categories across the globe have had greater than 5% growth, largely being led by bottled water by forecast volume growth across three regions - Asia Pacific, Western Europe and North America. It is interesting to note that the Asia Pacific region maintains a 46% volume share of this market a... continue reading

RoundTrip Courier Bags - make it easy for your customers

By on 17 March 2016 click here to comment

Imagine how easy it would be for you if, after purchasing an item online and discovering it's either the wrong size, or wrong colour, you could simply place the item back into the bag it came in and put it back in the letter box to return. No taping required, no new bag required - just to be able to re-use the one you were sent. Imagine being the supplier and getting prompt and secure returns. This is what can be done with a Shurtuff RoundTrip Courier Bag . Not only is it made of a mulitlayered film construction for maximum tear and impact/puncture resisitance - it now has the option of 2 seals. Seal 1 is made by the supplier (seller). The Shurtuff has high strength welded seams that resisit bursting and allow for overstuffing. They are ideal for ebay or on-line sellers. When your customer receives and opens their bag there is a labell... continue reading

Shrink Wrapping - Time To Upgrade?

By on 28 January 2016 click here to comment

So you’ve had a Shrink A Pack System for a few years and you’ve got it so that it only takes a minute for your small packages with all straight edges – so it’s easy, but you’ve added some new product lines that aren’t so straight forward. Is it time to upgrade? Let’s look at what you’ve got and what might work better for you. The Shrink A Pack is a budget manual system which is ideal for low volume shrink wrapping. It’s simple as you load your shrink film onto a bar so that it can easily dispense. You slip your product between the fold then all you have to do is lower the sealing bar to seal one side and then you seal the other. All you h... continue reading

Strapping Machines - Zapak Tools, manual strapping kits or semi-automatic machines-How to choose?

By on 28 January 2016 click here to comment

When it comes to strapping items together how do you decide on what to spend or which one will work best for you? I guess you need to know what products are our there and how much they cost and the advantages and benefits of one over another. Let's start with a manual strapping kit . Manual strapping is best done when you have relatively low volume strapping requirements as it is a manual job that takes a couple of minutes. Strapping Kits are available in both plastic strapping kits and ... continue reading

Latest Zapak Strapping Tools are the toughest yet

By on 31 August 2015 click here to comment

Get Packed has just brought in a new shipment of the latest Zapak Battery Operated Combination Strapping Tools - Zapak 97A. The heavy duty Zapak 97A and the lighter Zapak 93A are the latest battery operated strapping tool brought out in the last 3 years. They have all the same features but are equipped with the most advanced devices to endure under the heaviest of workloads. To determine this Zapak randomly picked out 5 tools from their production line and pushed them to 250,000 cycles. Each cycle was carried out by an actual operator performing full cycle testing of tensioning, sealing and cutting on smooth PET Strapping (16mm x 1mm) and they all proved their reliability completely succesfully. Zapak Battery Operation Combination tools all feature: pre-programmed touch panels special tool retreating devices to ensure smooth and easy removal of tools unique rear-emd roller design to prevent scratches... continue reading

Another Success Story from a Happy Customer

By on 16 July 2015 click here to comment

One of our newest customers online - Wendy Archer and her mother Heather of Archers Homemade in Port Macquarie, are simply known by their customers as "those two nice ladies that make the lovely biscuits". It's been our recent pleasure to assist Wendy with an urgent order of Stand Up Pouches to package their homemade biscuits. David (the owner of Get Packed) recently took a call from Wendy as she urgently required the stock by the weekend, but we were waiting on their delivery. On the Thursday evening at 7pm, David contacted Wendy to advise they had arrived, and to ensure she received a delivery the Stand Up Pouches were sent by courier and express mail. Thankfully for Wendy the goods arrived and we were able to assist. Archers Homemade only started their business 10 months ago and are already requiring a second oven. Congra... continue reading

'Unpoppable' Bubble wrap is on its way!

By on 16 July 2015 click here to comment

According to the Wall Street Journal and other news bulletins , the original producer of Bubble Wrap - Sealed Air Corp - have created a new version of the signature product which will now be "unpoppable" - losing a much loved element of fun. Originally Bubble Wrap manufactured by Sealed Air Corp had pockets of air which would pop and make a noise when pressure is applied onto the sealed area. The new version - dubbed iBubble Wrap - known to us as Air IB Express (click the link to see the product) will be sold in flat sheets - on a roll - requiring a custom made pump to fill the bubble with air. The decision to change the product was made to save space for online r... continue reading

Packaging Tape or Box Sealing Tape - Which to choose.

By on 16 July 2015 click here to comment

When choosing packaging tape there are many things to consider other than price including the which tape works best for your application and what is the quality of the cartons you are using. Its often not the tape coming off the carton, it’s the carton falling away from the tape, the more varied recycled material in the manufacture of the cartons will change the way the tape sticks and ultimately performs. Always remember packaging tape needs pressure to achieve a nice clean strong seal either by a carton sealer which has rollers that press down the tape firmly onto the carton or using your hand if applying tape the a tape gun. With the introduction of several new adhesive technologies it’s hard to decide what’s the best tape for your application. It is always important to test newer tape options on your cartons before purchasing and alternate product. This includes rubber adhesive, synthetic rubber (hot melt), and acrylic. Here... continue reading

Take Advantage of 100% Tax Deductible Packaging Machinery before EOFY

By on 4 June 2015 click here to comment

If you are a registered business with an ABN and you have an annual turnover less than $2million you can purchase packaging machinery or equipment that is valued at less than $20,000 (that is related to your business) and claim the FULL AMOUNT from your income to reduce your tax bill. See our range of Shrink Wrap machinery Strapping Machines Pallet Wrappers Glue Guns ... continue reading

Teflon Tape – Metal Detectable TEFLON® Coated Glass Tape

By on 27 April 2015 click here to comment

Metal Detectable Tape (MDT) is a Teflon-glass fabric adhesive backed tape for use on packaging equipment such as vacuum packing machines, shrink wrappers or heat sealers for plastic bags where metal detectors are used to can identify tape failures that could end up in end-user packages. MDT Teflon Tape is a Teflon-glass fabric with fine particles of metal embedded in the Teflon, with a silicone adhesive to provide a non-stick surface to heat seal against, or a slippery cover for chutes that transport foods or drugs. Providing protection against worn tape falling into a vacuum pouch, poly bag, shrink film or package and going undetected, this MDT Teflon tape can be identified by a metal detector before leaving th... continue reading

The Ultimate Packaging Checklist!

By on 27 April 2015 click here to comment

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How Bubble Wrap is Made

By on 22 April 2015 click here to comment

Check out the video below. It's all about how Sealed Air make Bubble Wrap. It's informative and interesting to see how one of the most used packaging materials in the world is made. ... continue reading

Bubble Wrap - Changes to the Sancell EnviroBubble

By on 1 April 2015 click here to comment

Most of our customers would by now have noticed the change to our Enviro Bubble product range. While we no longer offer our green rolls with the TDPA (biodegradable) component, all of our bubble products are now being manufactured with up to 40% recycled content, which means all Sancell bubble products are truly environmentaly friendly. Now that all of our products are being manufactured clear (instead of green), our recycle machine allows us to recycle any scrap we might have and re-use it in our bubble products. This coupled with Sancell’s ISO 14001 Environmental qualifications proudly makes us the “greenest” manufacturer in the Australian protective packaging market. ... continue reading

Definite Length Dispenser for Tape

By on 25 March 2015 click here to comment

Electronic definite length dispenser for tape are the easy and proven way to increase productivity of repetitive taping for industrial applications. These easy to operate tape dispensers are programmable; the length of the dispensed tape can be easily setup in a short period of time to automatically advance and cut the tape at the predetermined length from 20mm to 999mm. These tape dispensers are suitable for a wide variety of single or double sided tapes from 10mm to 48mm wide. Often referred to as a DLD ( Definite Length Dispenser) which in the past used a hand lever to present the tape, but as with everything the electronic version have come down substantially in price with the 2-DLD-M1000 at around $330.00 + freight. To see our range of tape dispensers please clic... continue reading

Jiffy Mailers and Mailing Tubes

By on 4 March 2015 click here to comment

Jiffy Mailer Products have been recognized by distribution professionals as the standard of excellence for quality in protective mailers for over 50 years. Produced according to world class standards, these Sealed Air products represent the most complete line of cushioned, non-cushioned and rigid protective mailers to suit most small application. Jiffy Mailers have earned the confidence of small parcel shippers in a diverse array of industries such as: publishing, mail order, parts distribution and printing industry. Jiffy Mailers include - Jiffy Lite , Jiffy Rigi , ... continue reading

What's the Fascination with Bubble Wrap?

By on 2 March 2015 click here to comment

So what's the fascination with Bubblewrap? Apart from people loving to pop it in their fingers it is one of the most popular and economical forms of protective packaging. Did you know it was first created over 60 years ago by two men trying to create wall paper? Have a look at our video below which shows you how Bubble Wrap is made in the Sealed Air factory as well as other forms of protective packaging. For more information of the different types of propective packaging featured in this video please follow the links below: Bubble Wrap Instapak and Instapak Quick Bags Wonderfill Fill Air Pac... continue reading

Promote Your Business with Custom Printed Tape

By on 26 February 2015 click here to comment

As a business we're always trying to consider new / better or inexpensive ways of promoting our company and brand. This is where custom printed tape can work so well. Get Packed can arrange tape to be custom printed with your company logo, a promotional message a website and phone number - or anything you want. Simply turn your plain packaging tape into advertising resulting in instant recognition of your parcels. Printed message tape can be pinted on tape 24mm to up to 144mm wide. We can print on polypropylene, PVC and even filament tape in both hand rolls or machine rolls. Tape colours available are: white, clear, brown, red, yellow, green and fluro orange. Standard printing colours available are black, red, yellow, green, light blue, midio blue, dark blue, brown, purple and orange although colour match is available in house for $45 p... continue reading

Price Increases on Most Packaging Supplies due to AUD

By on 9 February 2015 click here to comment

Attention: Purchasing Department RE: Price Increase Effective Monday 23 nd February 2015 We wish to advise of a general price increase on our product range. The increase will vary by product range as outlined below and will become effective 23 nd February 2015. This is following significant changes in the value of the Australian dollar along with notable price increases received from our suppliers and other packaging resellers in the market. For these reasons, along with the increase in utilities & raw materials, we have had no choice but to pass on part of our cost impact. The increase will vary by product range, as follows: Voidfill 3% Corrugated Cartons - 3% Stretch Film - 8% Tape - Many but not all - 8% Shrink Film - Cryovac - 8% PPE/Gloves/S... continue reading

Tamper Evidence Packaging - Reassurance for your customers

By on 29 January 2015 click here to comment

Customers are requiring more and more assurance from manufacturers that the product they are purchasing hasn't been tampered with It must be tamper evident. Whilst providing this kind of security to our customers can be an additional cost it is becoming more and more critical. Consider not only hindering products being taken from its packaging but everything from consumer tampering and bioterrorism through to product counterfeiting. Whilst many levels of security may need to be considered to minimise the risk of tampering such as unauthorised access to products or packaging, or educating consumers, at Get Packed we can only supply tamper evidence packaging. And whilst there are many types of tamper evidence packaging available – from covert packaging such as scanners and ultraviolet-luminescent inks – there is the more overt visible type of pa... continue reading

Gadget Guardian: Inside the secret science of packaging materials

By on 20 January 2015 click here to comment

Gadget Guardian: Inside the Secret Science of Packaging materials - Article by Alan Fackler - posted on Maximum Tech 9/16/2010 We gadget freaks obsess over consumer electronics gear, big and small: cameras, phones, notebooks, desktops, home theater speakers, HDTVs, and much, much more. But how often do we pay attention to the technology surrounding our gear, the packing material that keeps it safe? Whether organic or man-made, squishy or rigid, there’s a deliberate method to every type of packing material madness. Why use cardboard inserts instead of polyurethane cushions? Why use those newfangled air pouches instead of traditional bubble wrap? Which packing peanuts are safe to eat, and why are some colored green or pink? All of these questions and more will be answered on the following pages. Behold! We submit 36 things you (... continue reading

Get Packed Mobile Phone App

By on 19 January 2015 click here to comment

New Get Packed Mobile Phone Application Get Packed has developed a mobile phone application that will work on both Apple iPhone’s and Android smart phones. The application is a simple tool to allow you to do the following: 1. Easily contact Get Packed Pty Ltd directly without having to search through your contacts, 2. Quickly contact Get Packed Pty Ltd via email and send your orders directly form you iphone.... continue reading

Outcomes of the China Australia Free Trade Agreement

By on 1 December 2014 click here to comment

It appears the China Australia Free Trade Agreement is coming up with some great outcomes for Australian companies such as an increase in market access for Food Exports and the removal of tarrifs on items like Chocolate and Soft drinks over the next 5 years. See this video link for more information.... continue reading

Wonderfil Wrap - Inflatable Void-Fill Packaging

By on 5 June 2014 click here to comment

Get Packed is excited about our latest product - the Wonderfil Wrap Inflatable Void Fill packaging System. Its light its simple and low cost. With the Wonderfil Wrap Inflator and Wall Mount Starter kit you simply attach this small machine to the wall - not on the bench - so it takes up no bench space. You then attach your choice of sized inflatable sheets (sold separately) and the Inflator simply inflates one bag ready for use. When this has been detached then the inflator simply inflates the next bag ready for when required. The Inflator will actually inflate up to 12 sheets per minute if required. The Inflated cushions are then used to protect your product whilst inside a box as well as fill the void - without creating any additional weight so there in no additional cost in freight. The Wonderfil Bags are available in two sheet sizes: 5-FA-WF-SB - 368mm x 229mm ( x 51mm inflated) 5-FA-WF-LB - 368mm x 457mm ( x 51mm inflated) To purcha... continue reading

Strapping Kits - Plastic and Steel - from Get Packed

By on 8 May 2014 click here to comment

Get Packed is a supplier of both Plastic and Steel Strapping Kits that include everything you need. We take all of the thinking out of the equation for you and provide you with everything you need to strap your items together. Plastic Strapping Kits are available in 12mm, 15mm and 19mm Heavy Duty and include: Plastic Strapping (in a box) plastic seals tensioner for plastic strapping crimper/sealer all in one Steel Strapping Kits are available in 12mm, 15mm and 19mm and include: Steel Strapping Metal Seals Crimper/Sealer tensioner ... continue reading

Automatic Taping Machine for Wide Formats

By on 5 December 2013 click here to comment

Get Packed has recently added an ATM1050 Automatic Taping Machine to our range. This is ideal for larger formatted material that has a maximum width of up to 1050mm like posters or banners. You simply feed the material into the machine and the tape is automatically applied. The Automatic Taping Machines utilizes a stationary transmitter and receptor photo optic cell sensing system to ensure the highest accuracy in production. Where the ATM1050 comes standard with two taping heads, this machine can accommodate up to 8 automatic taping heads – which can also be purchased from Get Packed. Electronic Counting Units also come standard, but an automatic feeder unit (for material 390mm wide) can be added for faster production. ... continue reading

CT-501 Shrink Film

By on 24 October 2013 click here to comment

CT-501 is ideal for wrapping irregular shaped products with its micro-layering technology platform allowing for a softer film that makes wrinkles and 'dog ears' disappear. CT-501 is the latest patent pending release from Sealed Air and this 'breakthrough' shrink film is versatile and forgiving across a wide range of equipment. This is a 30 guage film that performs like a 50-60 guage shrink film with operational gains of lower tunnel temperatures and longer rolls that mean fewer change overs and lower transportation costs. ... continue reading

Ergopack Pallet Strapping Machine

By on 24 October 2013 click here to comment

The Ergopack Semi Automatic Pallet Strapping Machine is a portable, battery operated Pallet Strapper that can be recharged overnight and will last for between 100-400 strap cycles depending on the height of the pallets being strapped. The Ergopack pallet strapper allows for a single operator to strap a pallet without bending down to feed the strap under the pallet.It uses a revolutionary chain lance that dispensers the strap that goes under the pallet then vertically up the back of the pallet and returning across the top to the operator who takes the strap and tensions / seals it with the Battery Powered Strapping Tool - which is part of the Ergopack.... continue reading

EnviroProtecta Lite Padded Bags

By on 24 October 2013 click here to comment

Enviroprotecta-lite bags are the most recent addition to the environmental range of padded mailers supplied by Get Packed. They are made of an oxo-degradable product that will break down in ideal landfill conditions and have less PE content than the standard Enviroprotecta bag making them even more environmentally friendly - as well as being recyclable and reusable. They feature a matt finish which enhances their writeability and labelling; a 3 layer bubble with a padded flap, a high slip inner surface, tamper evident seals and open the short side. They are available in a standard list of sizes but can be custom sized and custom printed.... continue reading

Industrial Scales

By on 24 October 2013 click here to comment

A full range of Industrial Scales are now supplied by Get Packed from small digital bench scales through to pallet weighers and dual platform scales. Read here for a brief description or look under our General Packaging Section for more details and pictures of each Industrial Scale. ... continue reading

Get Packed and our new QR Code

By on 24 October 2013 click here to comment

You may have noticed that Get Packed has recently added Quick Response (QR) Codes to our Invoices & Delivery Dockets. Get Packed would like you to scan the QR Code using your mobile phone or iPad which will take you directly to our website www.getpacked.com.au . If you wondering what this new technology looks like, below is a sample of the Get Packed QR Code, you will start to see these QR Codes appearing everywhere. If you don’t have a QR Scanner on your phone you can download the APP for free from QRREADER. ... continue reading

CD Dots - Disk Dots

By on 24 October 2013 click here to comment

Disk Dots, also known as CD dots are a self adhesive foam dot that are most commonly used to attach CD’s or DVD’s to advertising material. The CD or DVD is pushed over the foam Disk Dot which will then hold it securely in place. The Disk Dot has a patented vinyl smooth top which allows for the dots to be thinner than traditional CD dots and will secure the CD or DVD into place longer. The White or Black Disk dots are the are available in quantities of 1,000. ... continue reading

Instapak Quick Used to Produce A Customised Head and Neck Support

By on 24 October 2013 click here to comment

Patient immobilisation and stability are key factors in the treatment regime of patients undergoing radiotherapy to the head and neck region. This is where Instapak Quick can be of use. Instapak Quick is a (room temperature) foam in bag that will form a solid customised foam support around the head and neck area that will minimise movement during the radiation process. Instapak Quick is traditionally used to solidly protect products during storage and transport by creating a custom shaped and snugly fitting foam around the object. Instapak Quick comes in convenient individual bags filled with 2-part expanding foam. All you have to do is pat back and forth to combine the chemicals and the foam rises within the bag to create your own custom fitting packaging .... continue reading

Opus Bio

By on 28 August 2013 click here to comment

Opus Bio is one of the newest products to Get Packed. It is a Biodegradable Air Cushion Packaging system that creates up to 82 air filled cushions per minute. It is ideal for placing around your products inside a carton or box, which then provides your product the soft protection of an air cushion whilst filling the void inside the carton – no messy foam chips. Features: Variable speed output – up to 82 cushions per minute Film length – 500 meters A range of film configurations Machine weight only 8.5kgs Advantages/Benefits Biodegradable air cushions Recyclable, reusable and reducable Compact and lightweight ... continue reading

Excel Air Ventilated Stretch Film

By on 28 August 2013 click here to comment

Excell Air Ventilated Stretch Film is the latest generation stretch film or pallet wrap and is now available at Get Packed. Excell Air Ventilated Stretch film is ideal for palletising pallets that require either ventilation, or transpiration as it has perforated air holes allowing air to flow easily around the goods being palletised – allowing better cooling, quicker freezing and maximum ventilation. This stretch film is available as both a machine pallet wrap as well as a hand pallet wrap and comes as either standard or pre-stretched and is just as easily applied with a superior holding force which, with its sideways tension, offers the best pallet stability without damaging the goods in the pallet. ... continue reading

Useful Tips for Using Hot Melt Glue Sticks

By on 28 August 2013 click here to comment

Before bonding with the molten glue, you must prepare yourself and your surfaces. Firstly make sure you are using protective eye wear and heat resistant gloves, as well as full length sleeves. The aim is to minimise the possibility that molten glue come into contact with exposed skin, hair or eyes. Next, prepare your surface being bonded. It is imperative that the surface is free of contaminants, like dust or water. In some cases it is worthwhile to lightly abrade the surface so that the bond may be improved and with surfaces like metal you will get a better bond if it is pre-warmed up to 95°C. When bonding the surfaces, it is best to apply the glue to the more difficult to bond surface, (generally hard smooth surfaces are more difficult to bond than the more porous surface). Next, after the glue has been applied, mate the two surfaces together as quickly as possible and apply as much pressure as practically possible, making sure the surfaces are not moved or adjusted after contact has... continue reading

Shrink Tunnels from Get Packed

By on 28 August 2013 click here to comment

Get Packed supplies a wide range of shrink tunnels to suit all types of budgets, speeds and capacities. Our range starts at a simple economical model with a 6 inch high tunnel perfect for the smaller packaging requirements working through to larger shrink tunnels up to heights of 28 inches with higher speeds, and can work behind automatic L-Bar sealers or multiple L-bar sealer production lines. Our most popular model is a GP2208-48 as it has tunnel dimensions of 22inches (W), 8 inches (H) and 28 inches (L) – but an optional height of 28 inches can be arranged. All of our range of shrink tunnels features fully re-circulating air chambers which means you get an even air flow with AC variable speed drives and 4 directional air flow to name a few. ... continue reading

Shrink Film - Why is Polyolefin Shrink Film better than PVC Shrink Film?

By on 26 August 2013 click here to comment

As both PVC Shrink Film and Polyolefin Shrink film are supplied by Get Packed and both can be shrunk using either a Shrink Tunnel or a Heat Gun a common question asked is: What is the difference – and why does Get Packed sell only one roll of PVC to 100 of the Polyolefin? The reasons are this: We will recommend PVC Shrink Film for Gift Hampers as PVC has a high clarity rigid finish, but for everything else Polyolefin is the same or better without the irritation of odour and smoke that comes when you heat PVC shrink film. Features & Benefits of Polyolefin Shrink Film vs P.V.C ( PVC Shrink Film) • Polyolefin is a food grade film – so can be used directly with food. PVC is not. • PVC is a rigid and brittle film whilst Polyolefin is more... continue reading

Notice of Price Rise Effective 1st August 2013

By on 1 August 2013 click here to comment

12th July 2013 To our Valued Customers: NOTICE OF PRICE RISE EFFECTIVE 1ST AUGUST 2013 We are no longer able to hold off the price rise originally intended for 1st September 2013. Due to the escalating price of raw materials, in which our suppliers have raised the price to us by 10% over the last 6 months and the Aussie Dollar having dropped, we reluctantly have to increase our prices effective 1st August 2013. Orders placed on/before 1st August 2013 will be honoured at the old p... continue reading

Gel Ice Packs

By on 1 July 2010 click here to comment

Get Packed has recently included Gel Ice Packs to our list of products sold. Gel Ice Packs are a non toxic polymer gel which when frozen will last longer than dry ice and are also re-usable without the watery mess of ice. Our most common consumers include cold chain logistics and air freight, but gel ice packs are also commonly used in the pharmaceutical industry, for shipping, for confectionary and the hospitality industry as well as fresh and frozen food suppliers especially as it can be used in direct contact with food. Gel Ice Packs are sold by the pallet.... continue reading

EnviroProtecta Padded Envelopes

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EnviroProtecta Bags are an environmentally friendly alternative to the traditional padded mailer. They are made from 100% oxo-biodegradable plastic which means degradation will commence when exposed to things such as water and sunlight. EnviroProtecta padded envelopes have a plain white outer and a high slip bubblewrap inner surface to allow for easy insertion. They offer strength and durability in either side or end opening envelopes. ... continue reading

Envirotube

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Get Packed now supplies the new Australian made EnviroTube by Sancell. EnviroTube is an environmentally friendly continuous bubble wrap tubing that protects your product for transport, storage and sale. It is available in either a standard 200mm opening with 50m of length - which allows the user to cut the tube to their desired length - or it can be custom sized with perforations to suit specific customer requirements. EnviroTube also features a high slip inner surface that allows for easy loading and packing that ultimately saves time and money. EnviroTube is 100% oxo-biodegradable through the use of TDPA's (totally degradable plastic additives) added to the resins during production. This means that the environmental impact is minimal as well as providing consistent performance and quality. EnviroTube can be used for many applications including gaming machines, white goods, surfboards, car parts, furniture, doors, coin operated dispensing machines, kitchen manufacturers etc.... continue reading

Glue Dots from Get Packed

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Glue dots also known as Superdots are the latest in non-mess gluing and fastening and are used in a variety of industries for general packaging and product assembly. Glue dots are primarily used to fasten items to magazines and other promotional literature and increase productivity as the bond is instant and eliminates the need for hot melt glues and machinery. Examples of use of glue dots are attaching CD’s to promotional literature; free samples; flyers; credit cards; business cards and much more. Glue Dots come in three grades of tak, choice of which is dependant on the size and weight of what you are attaching: Easy Tak – easy peel properties and are removable Easy Mid Tak – easy peel and are removable Ultra Tak which has high aggressive properties and is not removable. i.e. – p... continue reading

Pallet Wrappers & Pallet Protection

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Pallet Wrappers come in a range of sizes, strengths and with a range of additional functions and all are available from Get Packed. Other pallet protection products are also listed. Economiser - is a low cost a reliable pallet wrapper Maximiser – a Semi Automatic Low profile pallet wrapper Excell 1 – Manual Pallet wrapper Excell 2 – Pallet wrapper with the added function of having a photo electric pallet height sensor Excell 3 – Pallet wrapper with the added functions of a photo electric pallet height sensor for auto wrap function with variable top and bottom wraps. ... continue reading

Sustainable Packaging and Instapak packaging Foams

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Sustainability has become an important metric in the Protective Packaging Industry over the past several years. Often seen as an extension of the ‘Environmentally Friendly Packaging’ efforts from the ‘80’s and ‘90’s, Sustainability is actually much more broadly based and encompasses far greater concerns than landfill avoidance and controlling litter. One term most often used to describe Sustainability is that it is “Holistic” in nature – involving broad based consideration of all of the various elements that go into the process and product. Additionally, it must be noted that Sustainable Packaging cannot be considered only by itself. Sustainability overall includes Sustainable Packaging, Sustainable Products, Sustainable Processes, Sustainable Manufacturing, Sustainable Industries and Sustainable Economies. One element of this hierarchy cannot be considered on its own. Sustainable Packaging should only be considered within the context of the other levels of this hierarchy... continue reading

Tamper Evident Bands and Tamper Evident Shurtuff Mailers

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Whether it be pharmaceutical products with tamper evident seals to prevent contamination, mailing an item sold on ebay, mailing confidential papers requiring uncompromised privacy or simply security taping boxed goods for evidence of tampering or theft, Get Packed can supply the right product. When you require proof of purity or non-contamination we can supply tamper evident bands or seals, also known as shrink sleeves. Get Packed can arrange for these to be cut to any length or width, including perforations if required. We can also arrange for custom printing if you require. Shrink sleeves have the added benefit of also being able to be used for the collation of products, securing lids to bottles, and being able to be shrunk over odd shapes. If you’re a Solicitor, Banker, Doctor or Accountant or simply selling something on ebay, anyone wishing to mail confidential papers, (in-house or externally) , or any items that require evidence of tampering and privacy, the... continue reading

Tape Dispensers

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Get Packed offers one of the most compressive ranges of Tape Dispensers available in the Australian Market from leading brands such as Venhart & Stylus. The Venhart range of Tape dispensers is second to none with more than 100 styles available to suit almost any Industrial Tape Dispensing application. The Venhart & Stylus range both include the standard Hand Held Tape dispensers such as the Teardrop or Donut sty... continue reading