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  1. Tips on Preserving the Quality and Appearance of Floors and Walls

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    When a customer welcomes you into their home or business, they expect you to treat it with respect. Maintaining the pristine appearance of a client’s space is just as critical as completing the primary service they hired you to perform. Each touch, spill, or mishap could damage floors and walls, tarnishing your reputation and causing friction with your customers.

    Fortunately, there are a few simple ways to preserve the quality and appearance of floors and walls. Here are some effective tips to consider:

    Use Floor Protection Products

    Floor protection board is the best way to keep a client’s floors safe from spills and accidental damage. You can also use reinforced kraft papers to protect walls and baseboards. These materials hold up against the rigors of daily use and are less likely to tear than standard kraft paper or cheap plastic tarps. 

    Apply Painter’s Tape

    A few well-placed strips of painter’s tape will hold the floor protection board in place and reduce the chances of a slip or fall. Painter’s tape also seals off the seams of your kraft paper and prevents spilled materials from seeping in between rolls of paper.  

    Opt for Shoe Covers

    Wearing shoe covers may not be your first choice, but it is a simple and effective way to protect floors. Shoe covers will prevent scuff marks, which is particularly important when working on sensitive floors like hardwood or polished stone. 

    Clean Up as You Go

    Don’t wait until the end of the job to start cleaning up. As you progress through each work area, keep your space clean. 

    Maintaining a clean workspace reduces the risk of accidents, and it also makes it easy to identify any damage before the last day of the job. If you discover any scuffs, dents, or other damage caused by your team, you’ll have time to make things right. 

    Protect Your Reputation With Holland Manufacturing

    At Holland Manufacturing, we provide top-quality floor and wall protection products. From carpet film to floor and wall protection boards, we have cost-effective but durable options you can use to deliver for your customers and preserve your brand reputation.

    Contact Holland Manufacturing today to learn more. You can call us at (800) 354-0492 or submit a quote request online


  2. Best Packaging Solutions to Prevent Product Damage

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    Packaging is about more than just aesthetics. The quality of packaging you choose will directly impact the customer experience. One of the most important functions of packaging is preventing product damage. 

    Ensuring products arrive damage-free isn’t just good service; it reflects your brand’s commitment to quality. When it comes to protecting your packaging, here are some top solutions you should consider:

    • Bubble Wrap: Bubble wrap is a tried and true option that offers exceptional product protection 
    • Corrugated Cardboard Boxes: Corrugated cardboard boxes create a buffer between your products and other cargo during the shipping process
    • Reinforced Tape: Reinforced tape keeps your packages securely closed during shipping and creates a tamper-evident seal
    • Packaging Paper: This packaging material is cost-effective and easy to use, creating a barrier around your products and preventing them from tumbling around inside of the box

    While all of these packaging solutions can help prevent product damage, many brands are leaning into more sustainable options. 

    If you are looking for products that will prevent damage and reduce your carbon footprint, lean into options like paper tape, packaging paper, and corrugated cardboard boxes. When used properly, they offer the same level of protection as plastic but are much easier to recycle. 

    Need High-Quality Packaging Solutions? We’ve Got You Covered

    Not all packing supplies are created equal. If you use subpar packaging solutions, you’ll experience an uptick in product damage and unhappy customers. The good news is that you can give your customers the experience they deserve and protect your bottom line with Holland Manufacturing.

    At Holland Manufacturing, we offer high-quality packaging solutions, from industrial packaging papers and wraps to reinforced tape. Connect with our team to order a sample or obtain a custom quote. You can reach us online or call us at (800) 345-0492. 

  3. Best Floor Protection Method

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    When you tackle a big project for one of your customers, you must protect their floors. The last thing you want to do is cause accidental damage, ruining your reputation and cutting into your profit margins. 

    The question is, what’s the best method for protecting your customers’ floors? Here are three great options to consider.

    1. Plastic Tarps

    Plastic tarps are a cheap and easy way to cover floors. You can use them on carpets, tile, laminate, and more. They provide a water barrier, and you can easily cut them to size. 

    However, tarps can be a bit slippery, and some tarps are a little on the thin side. If there is a lot of movement, your tarps might not hold up.

    2. Carpet Film

    Carpet film is similar to tarps in that it is made from plastic-like materials. However, high-quality carpet film from Holland Manufacturing comes in easy-to-manage rolls, not huge sheets. Our carpet film is also 2.5 millimeters thick and has pressure-sensitive adhesive backing. 

    Holland Manufacturing’s carpet film gently sticks to carpets, which prevents them from shifting or creating slippery work conditions. Due to the added thickness, your team can freely move around without worrying about tears or rips. 

    3. Floor Protection Board

    If you want the best floor protection, floor protection board products are the way to go. Paper board is thicker and more resilient to foot traffic than plastic, making it great for demolition, remodels, painting, and more. 

    Holland Manufacturing offers two different floor protection boards, including a 22-millimeter and 45-millimeter option. While the 22-millimeter option is great for most projects, the 45-millimeter board is the pinnacle of floor protection. 

    Don’t Settle for Less 

    Your customers deserve the very best, so give it to them by partnering with Holland Manufacturing. Request a quote online or call us at 800-345-0492 to place your order.

  4. Packaging Tape: Which Should You Use?

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    When prepping boxes for shipping, the right tape makes all the difference. A cheap, subpar tape may not hold up as your boxes go through the supply chain. What type of packaging tape should you use?

    While there are lots of options out there, here are three of the most common types, including: 

    1. Clear Packaging Tape

    Clear packaging tape has been a staple of the shipping sector for years. It’s cheap, relatively reliable, and easy to source. But is it really the best option for your packages? Unfortunately, it probably isn’t. While there is certainly a time and place to use clear packaging tape, there are better solutions out there, including the next two types of tape on the list. 

    2. Reinforced Tape

    Reinforced water-activated tape is stronger and more durable than run-of-the-mill clear packaging tape. The reinforced tape features fiberglass for enhanced strength, making it perfect for closing light, medium, or heavy boxes. 

    Holland Manufacturing’s reinforced tape is also water-activated. This makes it great for warehouses, supply centers, and just about anywhere else where quality and speed are top priorities. Oh, and it’s way easier to recycle than plastic tape. 

    3. Custom Printed Tape

    Custom-printed tape can take your packaging to the next level. By adding custom tape to your packaging supplies, you can provide your customers with a more engaging experience and keep their orders safe in the process.

    Holland Manufacturing can print a wide array of styles, from one-color prints to complex, high-definition, multi-color designs. Elevate your packaging with custom-printed tape from Holland Manufacturing.

    Ready to Level-Up Your Packaging Tape?

    Protect your packages by selecting the right tape for the job. If you would like to place your order, contact Holland Manufacturing today. You can request a quote or sample online or call us at 800-345-0492.


  5. Choosing the Right Protection to Prevent Paint Spray and Spills

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    Paint spills or overspray can ruin your client’s floors, tarnish your brand reputation, and cost your company thousands. Therefore, it is vital that you take extra precautions to prevent paint spray or spills from reaching your client’s belongings.

    Kraft paper is the go-to paint spill prevention solution for most paint crews. However, not all kraft paper is created equal. Bottom-dollar options are prone to tearing, ripping, and creasing. This could mean leaving your client’s floors exposed.

    To achieve optimal protection, you need to source your floor protection products from a reputable provider like Holland Manufacturing. We provide several great paint spill prevention solutions, including:

    Reinforced Kraft Paper

    Reinforced kraft paper provides exceptional spill and overspray protection during new construction or renovation projects. This inexpensive yet effective solution protects carpet, granite, tile, wood, and other flooring materials from damage. 

    Holland Manufacturing’s reinforced kraft paper forms a water, grease, and oil-resistant barrier. It is a non-staining, non-bleeding solution, which keeps the paint from seeping through the barrier — even if the spill goes unnoticed. 

    Woven Reinforced Kraft Paper

    Our woven reinforced kraft paper has a woven design and is laminated to provide even more protection. It offers superior forming characteristics. As a result, you can easily fold it without damaging the barrier or cracking the material.

    Woven reinforced kraft paper is a good option if paint crews are working alongside other contractors. It can hold up to high volumes of foot traffic and will even withstand the weight of equipment like sprayers, generators, and hand trucks. 

    Order Your Kraft Paper Products Today

    Are you ready to place your kraft paper product order? If so, contact Holland Manufacturing online or give us a call at (800) 345-0492. We will provide a custom quote and will gladly send you a sample so you can see the quality of our products for yourself. 

  6. Protecting High-Traffic Areas During Construction

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    High-traffic areas like hallways, entrances, living rooms, and kitchens are always at risk for damage during construction projects. Even if your team is exceptionally careful, there is a chance that they could drop a heavy object on the client’s floors or bump into a wall. Depending on the type of floors you are working around, the volume of foot traffic alone could cause serious damage.

    Fortunately, there are several simple and effective ways to protect high-traffic areas during construction. Here are a few tried and true solutions. 

    Protecting Hard Floors and Carpets

    Protecting hard floors is as easy as rolling down some floor protection boards and securing each section with painter’s tape. Doing so creates a layer of protection resistant to paint and dirt that will keep your client’s floors looking great.

    If you are working around carpets, laying down some protective carpet film will create a protective barrier that keeps out dirt, pain, debris, and dust. You can leave them down for up to 45 days, and they do not leave behind any adhesive residue, making for an easy cleanup.

    Preventing Paint Spills

    Floor protection boards will stop most paint spills. However, you must also cover other sensitive surfaces, such as baseboards, countertops, cabinets, and furniture, to protect high-traffic areas. Using a plastic film will provide adequate protection for most surfaces. But make sure to seal all seams and edges with high-quality tape.

    Preserve Your Workspace With Holland Manufacturing

    Your clients entrust you to leave their home or office in the same condition you found it. Therefore, you must do your part to protect high-traffic areas during messy construction projects.

    Holland Manufacturing can help you achieve your mission by providing high-quality tape and floor protection products. To place your order or request a sample, contact Holland Manufacturing online or call us at 800-345-0492.

  7. Best Types of Wood Flooring Underlayment

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    If you want to provide an exceptional installation experience for your customers and boost your brand image, it’s vital that you choose the right wood flooring underlayment. High-quality underlayment can absorb sound, add stability, and minimize unevenness. 

    There’s a variety of different wood flooring underlayment options available, including plywood, foam, felt, rubber, and cork. However, vapor-retarding paper products are generally considered to be the best underlayment option for wood and tile floors.

    Vapor-retarding paper underlayment provides critical moisture protection, which can preserve the life of genuine hardwood floors and prevent the development of mold or mildew. Additionally, paper-based underlayment offers excellent noise suppression properties, which leads to a better customer experience.

    Key Attributes of Paper-Based Wood Flooring Underlayment

    Paper-based wood flooring underlayment is designed to control the flow of moisture. To this end, our products feature a semi-permeable layer that prevents wood flooring and subflooring from becoming too moist. This feature reduces the risk of warping, buckling, and rotting.

    Additionally, our paper-based wood flooring underlayment provides noise suppression benefits, which is particularly important when installing floor materials on second and third-story rooms. 

    All Holland paper is manufactured in North America using only the highest-quality materials. As such, our wood flooring underlayment exhibits superior durability and performance under a diverse range of conditions.

    Contact Holland Manufacturing to Place Your Order

    Holland Manufacturing offers two vapor-retarding paper products: Blue Shield AS and Blue Shield Grade 3030. Both products are economical and designed to control the flow of moisture to prevent warping, buckling, and rotting.

    If you’d like to learn more about our selection of vapor-retarding wood floor underlayment, contact the Holland Manufacturing team by calling us at (800) 345-0492 or requesting a quote online. You can also order a sample to ensure that our wood flooring underlayment is the right fit for your project.

  8. Elevate Your Productivity With Carton Sealing Automation Solutions

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    Introducing automation technologies to your packing and shipping workflow is an excellent way to increase efficiency and up your productivity. While there are many exciting automation solutions available, one of the most impactful is automated carton sealing technology.

    Automated carton sealing machinery significantly reduces your reliance on manual labor and allows your facility to quickly and securely seal thousands of packages per day. Although automated carton sealing equipment has been available for years, recent advancements have made it more accessible and efficient than ever.

    Modern carton sealing machinery can accommodate water-activated tape — a huge benefit to your business. 

    Why Use Automation Equipment That Accommodates Water Activated Tape?

    Investing in automation equipment that accommodates water activated tape enables your organization to:

    Increase Productivity

    Water activated tape creates a secure, tamper-proof seal on your cartons. By automating placing this tape on your cartons, you can increase productivity and maximize your facility’s daily output.

    Decrease Packaging Costs

    Automation technology allows you to reduce your reliance on manual labor and cut your packaging costs. Automated carton sealing equipment provides a strong return on investment and leads to thousands in annual savings. 

    Reduce Waste

    Water activated tape is recyclable, making it a far greener option than traditional carton sealing options such as plastic-based tape. When you pair water activated tape with automated carton sealing technology, you can limit product waste, as your equipment will place a precise amount of tape on each package. 

    Where to Find Water Activated Tape

    Whether you have already invested in automated carton sealing technology or are considering doing so, it is important that you have a reliable water activated tape supplier to support your efforts. Enter Holland Manufacturing, a leading industrial packaging material supplier.

    Ready to Place Your Order?

    Holland Manufacturing has a broad selection of cost-effective water activated tape solutions, including standard options and custom-branded products. If you would like to learn more about the benefits of water activated tape, contact us online or call us at 800-345-0492.

  9. Prevent Corrosion with VCI Paper

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    If you want to preserve the integrity of your manufactured goods, it is critical that you use the appropriate packaging materials. One of the biggest threats to your products is water vapor. The moisture within water vapor can damage standard packaging, weaken cardboard boxes, and corrode ferrous metal products. 

    Fortunately, there are many vapor corrosion protective packaging materials available. And VCI paper is one of the most versatile and effective options.

    What Is VCI Paper?

    Vapor corrosion inhibitor (VCI) paper is packaging paper treated with VCI chemicals to increase its protective capabilities. VCI molecules form an invisible layer of protection on the surface of packaging paper. They offer benefits such as:

    • Rust prevention
    • Moisture resistance 
    • General vapor protection.

    As a full-service packaging materials provider, Holland Manufacturing offers an extensive selection of VCI paper. Using our master rolls of VCI paper, we can cut and process materials to align with your project’s needs. 

    Use Cases for VCI Paper

    VCI paper is often used to create a protective barrier around ferrous metal items. Additionally, our VCI paper can be used for wrapping, packaging, and stage backing. When used for these applications, the paper creates a protective vapor layer around the subject material, thereby limiting the corrosive effects of airborne moisture. 

    Much like standard packaging paper, VCI paper can be cut into a variety of lengths and sizes to accommodate a wide range of use cases. Additionally, VCI is cost-effective and more environmentally friendly than plastic-based vapor corrosion inhibitors. 

    Order Your VCI Paper Today

    Would you like to learn more about VCI paper and its many use cases? If so, connect with the experts at Holland Manufacturing. We can help you determine whether VCI paper is the right fit for your project needs.

    To get started, request a quote or sample online. Alternatively, you can reach us by calling (800) 345-0492.

  10. How Custom-Made Laminate Can Have a Big Impact

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    Off-the-shelf solutions can appear to meet your needs and help you keep overhead costs low. However, investing in custom alternatives can differentiate you from the competition and ensure the product meets the unique needs of your organization. This is particularly true when it comes to packaging products and liners.

    By replacing generic packaging, liners, or carton stock with custom-made laminate products, you can deliver a better experience for your customers in a variety of ways.

    Benefits of Custom-Made Laminate Products

    There are a multitude of benefits associated with custom-made laminate products. By investing in custom laminate materials, your business can:

    • Decrease the Risk of Damage to Manufactured Goods

    Ensuring your products make it to their final destination in perfect condition is one of your top priorities. Packaging your goods in custom-made laminate products can provide better protection than generic, one-size-fits-all options and reduce the likelihood of damage during transit. 

    • Improve the Customer Experience

    Whether you operate in the B2C or B2B verticals, none of your customers want to receive a package that is crushed, broken, or otherwise damaged. 

    Custom-made laminate goods — like folding carton stock and paper mill packaging — can provide a better customer experience by improving both the performance and aesthetics of your product containers.

    • Reduce Product Return Rates

    Reducing product return rates can improve profitability and decrease the strain on your supply chain. Custom-made laminate products reduce the risk of damage during shipping, thereby decreasing the likelihood of damage-related returns. 

    Custom-Made Laminate from Holland Manufacturing

    Investing in custom-made laminate means investing in a better experience for your customers and more profitability for your business.

    Holland Manufacturing offers our co-extrusion coating and laminating services to clients in a wide range of verticals. Some common uses cases for our laminate products include:

    • Folding carton stock
    • Building products
    • Paper mill packaging
    • Metal and industrial packaging
    • Corrugated barrier liners

    If you need to source high-quality, custom-made laminate products for your business, turn to Holland Manufacturing. Request a quote online, or contact us directly by calling (800) 345-0492 today.