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HVLS Fan, Myth or Truth? Is this Big Fan worth the Hype?

It’s been a crazy year with the inception of covid-19 globally. Workplace requirement has changed drastically, and with that requirement for proper airflow as well. With lesser people can work in a confined space due to the distancing requirement, companies are looking into redesigning the workplace for better flexibility for any changes in the future. Safety concerns are in large As HVLS fans become more commercialized and common in the market, it’s getting more attention than it used to. When it first introduced in our region, specifically the Asia Pacific, this big fan is iconized as a luxurious addition to the building. Things are beginning to change over the years, and now it has become a symbol of the necessity of a large space building. Many companies are beginning to buy these fans for improving the workplace environment and the comfort of their employees. Though HVLS Fan may look like…

Why you need Shrink Film more than you think

Shrink Film, Stretch Film, Shrink Wrap, Stretch Wrap. Aren’t all these the same? Despite commonly hearing people interchanging this term for the same purpose, it is not true at all. Let us debunk some of the misconceptions that’s lingering around. Stretch Film | Stretch Wrap Figure 1 – Stretch Wrap Machine with Stretch Wrapped Pallet Contrary to popular belief, the above image is a stretch wrap machine with a pallet wrapped with a stretch film. The primary purpose of stretch wrap is to unitize the pallet with the product with the plastic film to ensure that the product stays intact, on the pallet. If you need more information about what is stretch wrap, feel free to read this instead. Now that we’ve debunked the misconception, everything from here on, we will be focusing on just the Shrink Films. Shrink Film | Shrink Wrap What is Shrink Wrap then? Shrink wrapping…

How Vacuum Packing Can Extend The Shelf Life of Fresh Food

Shelf Life of Fresh Food Extending the shelf life of fresh food has quite been a primary cause for the food industry, especially for raw food supplies. Some fresh foods that need shelf life extensions are meat, fish, vegetables, ham, and cooked dishes which normally have a lifetime of less than a week and are only stored by simple packing and refrigeration methods. Not having proper storage and packaging affects the ability of a business to push the limits of their sales while having in mind the possibilities of unprofitable product wastage is also another case. There are some traditional ways of extending the shelf life of food that has been used throughout histories such as smoking, pickling, freezing, and canning. Food manufacturers benefit from these methods to reduce wastage, maintain the products on sale for much longer, and extend product distribution reached. Every method does increase the shelf life…

HVLS Fan – Ally To Humankind During Covid-19

Extraordinary Times This pandemic showed humanity how we take things for granted, and how such trivial things like getting close to people are now life-threatening. During these trying times, breathing in a clean and healthy gulp of air is a luxury, especially when you are in a crowded area. How crowded is crowded? As long as the other person is less than 1-meter away from you, that is crowded! In respect to business and economic continuity, the show must go on. A new norm of the digital workplace such as Slack, Zoom, and Teams, to name a few have emerged victoriously during this extraordinary time. As workers are starting to get the hang of working at home, businesses still require physical labour to keep the operations running, especially manufacturers. However, before we can ask people to return to the workplace to “keep the business running”, the employer must make sure…

How to avoid Video Conference fatigue

If you are not part of the front-liners and essential service workers, chances are you might be an expert in the video conferencing tool by now. It doesn’t matter you are using Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Webex, Google Meet, or any other tools in the market. When physical businesses closed, it might be comforting for you to be able to see your colleagues and friend’s faces across the screen inches away from you…at least at the beginning. What many didn’t know that this comes at a price. Now, let’s rewind ourselves before this pandemic. How often do you set your gaze and eye contact, totally unwavering for hours, not mentioning with the face just arm away from you? Every one of us has our personal-space-distancing techniques, whether it’s looking at the floor, scribbling over a piece of paper, or even just clicking of the pen. We have been using this method…

Budget & CAPEX cannot stop you!

It is not easy when businesses have to juggle between the decision on cost-cutting or improving productivity, especially during these times. The budget freeze, the labour shortage, while at the same time, you need to push up the sales. Businesses, especially manufacturers, are often time the one that felt the most pinch in this situation. That’s because the profits of the company very much depend on how fast can you get each product out with the lowest cost possible. Covid-19 has caused a never-before situation where even businesses are now facing a cost-reduction need while having to maintain a high level of output to ensure the company stays afloat. Two of the most common ways is to CAPEX and budget freeze, limiting the purchasing of assets and machineryLabour reduction, reducing the cost of operations However, this decision often contradicts each other, because both cause an issue that needs each other…

Tips To Save Cost Of Wrapping Stretch Film

Stretch Wrapping Film, also known as Plastic Wrap, is an elastic and highly stretchable plastic film that is used to wrap around goods. It is also this elastic recovery that keeps products tightly bounded and protected. One of its primary functionality is to bound the products (whether stacked or single large product) with the pallet. As the demand for higher throughput and delivery need rises, this raises the concern on how safe the packing and cost-efficient you are wrapping your palletized good. Improper packaging not only causes damaged product but also extremely high-resolution cost and irreparable customer’s trust and experience. A typical process flow of customer’s frustration on damaged goods due to improper packaging. Image by Rapidpackaging. Of course, a Stretch Film has multiple more function up to its sleeve when it is used with a pallet:- Increased handling and storage efficiency of unit loadsImproving the stability of products or packages to form…

Guide To Choose The Right Pallet

The Pallet is a flat transport structure that supports goods in a stable fashion while being lifted by a forklift, stacker or pallet jack. The Benefit of Pallet:- Allowing companies to use vertical spaces in addition to floor space, reducing warehousing costs. Reducing handling time and gain savings in man-hours and a decrease in overtime wages. Damage to goods may be eliminated with the installation of a palletization program. Mechanical material handling helps to cut down on personal accidents due to ergonomic issues often found with manual handling and lifting. Pilferage is reduced when individual items are strapped or wrapped to pallets in unitized bonded loads. By understanding the benefits that pallets bring, it will be crucial also to understand what kind of pallet do you use to deliver the best out of the cost-effectiveness to your operations. Pallets are made from various types of materials. The wood pallet dominates the…

Manual Wrapping V.S Stretch Wrapping Machines

Wrapping is part of every end of a manufacturing (minus freight and delivery) process. It’s almost an inevitable process that you must go through, it doesn’t matter if you are sending 1 pallet or 100 pallets a day. From operators to the plant manager, you know the importance of stretch wrap (some may mistakenly call it “Shrink Wrap”, which we will explain in more detail in the future post). Some do it for the dust protection, some do it for water protection, and some do it for the load securing. Now, we have all agreed on the importance of stretch wrap to each of us. There is only one more thing that determines the reason why we should use a machine to wrap our product or to use the good on hand to do so. The main reason behind that is EFFICIENCY. As saying goes, Efficiency equals Productivity and Productivity…

How To Prevent Package Theft During Shipping?

If you are in the e-commerce business and selling products online, or even thinking about venturing into this field, you will face one unique challenge, particularly in shipping. If you took a guess and you shouted “THEFT” onto your screen while you’re reading this, you’re right! Theft not only gives you the worry and headache after you shipped your products out from your warehouse but this also potentially eat into your profits that are already getting thinner as competitors grow. What’s worse is the reputation of your company heading downslope as reviews of your shipment quality fill up the web. While theft insurance is available, having it for every shipment drives up your shipping costs. Goods delivery is a complicated process – usually many different touchpoints are involved; a package may be transferred via several means of transport and carriers. That’s why some unpredictable situations can happen and some of…

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