How Can Plustar Help?
With over 35 years of experience in tapes and packaging, Plustar has seen almost every tape challange and packaging problem. Leveraging our extensive supplier base and custom converting capabilities allows us to find the right solution for any challange.
The Industry: Food Production
The Challenge: Carton Sealing in Cold Conditions - A food manufacturer was experiencing carton sealing tape failures when they transferred packages from the food production line to the refrigerator and freezer. Boxes were opening prematurely causing product to spill out & be wasted.
Our Approach: Plustar's sales team looked at conditions and influencing elements surrounding the application. We identified temperature variations for each package and found that some boxes were taped in temperatures from 40-60° F, and also some were applied in the freezer itself. Additionally, we measured the time packages are exposed in each temperature range.
The Solution: Use different tapes for different boxes based on where they will need to be sealed and stored; either the freezer, refrigerator, or warehouse floor. This helped the customer to not overuse the premium freezer tape when it wasn't needed, and to not use general purpose tapes in the more challenging cold conditions. By matching the adhesive systems to the environments they are exposed to, the customer eliminated tape failures and wasted product.
"I contacted my Plustar sales rep seeking a solution to a tape problem that had been costing us time and money. They came out that same day and used their experience to narrow down the right products for our application and set us up with a new & more effective way of sealing our cartons." — Joel P. (Distribution Manager)
The Industry: Industrial Manufacturer
The Challenge: Special Design - A high speed splicing operation where the customer was adhering material to a metal core for rewinding. In order to assure a proper splice, a very aggressive, double sided tape was being used. Before the cores could be reused, they had to be cleaned with a caustic solvent and power washed. This was a very labor intensive operation and caused numerous safety issues.
Our Approach: The Plustar Sales Rep evaluated the application and found a way to make the process easier and more efficient for the customer through a custom solution.
The Solution: The Plustar team designed a tape that used an aggressive adhesive on the material side of the splice and a less aggressive adhesive on the core side to remove cleanly. This eliminated the time and expense required to prep the cores for re-use. Ongoing annual savings to the customer of over $30,000!
"Plustar found the best tape for our issue!" — K. T. (Plant Manager)
The Industry: Product Packaging
The Challenge: Carton Sealing - Customer was spending considerable time and effort hand assembling and bottom taping cartons to be filled later in the day on a production line.
Our Approach: Plustar conducted a cost analysis of their current situation to determine the cost per application, including expenses that were associated with the process in any way.
The Solution: A cost effective semi-automatic case sealing machine to significantly improve capacity, reduce operator effort & expense per application, and provide consistent appearance of the cartons.
"Plustar took the time to help find the right solution to our problem. Their comprehensive approach and experience helped us make the right decision and save money." — Steven M. (Senior Operations Manager)