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  1. Benefits of Non-Adhesive Labeling with Banding

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    Many consumer products are packaged using non-adhesive labeling and banding. This method can be a great way to maintain your products’ structural integrity without compromising your visual brand. Here are just a few of the benefits of non-adhesive labeling with banding:

    Keeps Products Cleaner

    Adhesive labels attract dirt and debris, which can alter the appearance of your product. Adhesive-free labeling ensures that your packaging is clean and inviting, and banding helps maintain the functionality and integrity of your package.

    Better for the Environment

    Banding, in particular, is environmentally friendly. A variety of recyclable materials and sustainable options are available, including biodegradable and compostable materials. And while ordinary adhesives can clog the machinery involved in the recycling process, non-adhesive labels can be recycled with ease.

    Varied Materials

    Adhesive labels typically rely on some form of plastic or polymer. But banding allows you to use paper or a wide array of other materials. You can choose pre-printed designs or showcase your brand, as well as select from eco-friendly or FDA-approved materials.

    Adaptable for Multi-Packing

    Banding is ideal for packaging multiple consumer products together since it’s stronger than traditional adhesives. The tension used to hold products together offers sufficient strength for packaging multiple product types, making it ideal for creating kits or other consumer packages.

    Easy to Implement

    Making the switch to non-adhesive banding is easier than you think. You can easily integrate the process into just about any production line, which minimizes the amount of manual labor or equipment you rely on.

    Find Your Solution Today

    Holland Manufacturing offers a variety of packaging supplies, in addition to a range of other materials, for use in commercial or consumer applications. To learn more, contact us today on the web, or give us a phone call at 800-345-0492.

  2. Keep Carpet Safe and Clean with Blue Shield CF

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    Renovation projects can be hazardous to the existing surfaces in your home. No one wants to repaint their living room only to discover that they’ve repainted part of their carpet as well. Avoid drips, splatters, and tears by using Blue Shield Carpet Film.

    What Is Blue Shield CF?

    The carpet protection film is a thin layer of material designed for use on the carpet, protecting it from paint or damage during a renovation or construction project.

    Blue Shield Carpet Film is a clear, 2.5 mil layer of plastic with a pressure-sensitive adhesive backing. This product protects residential and commercial carpeting from such dangers as:

    • Dust
    • Dirt
    • Paint
    • Job-site debris
    • Wear and tear during work projects

    While many other protection films only last 30 days, Blue Shield CF can protect for up to 45 days. Blue Shield CF is available in many standard sizes, allowing you to choose the best option for your job site.

    How to Use Blue Shield CF

    Blue Shield CF comes on an easy-to-store roll. To use the product, simply unroll the film at the desired location. The pressure-sensitive adhesive makes it easy to apply to the floor without having to fight to keep the product from sticking together. Make sure to position the film so that it’s close to the walls to ensure maximum protection.

    The film will adhere to the carpet for up to 45 days, during which time it will keep carpets clean and protected from spills, tears, and other job site hazards. After the job is complete, the film simply lifts with no unsightly residue.

    Where to Buy Blue Shield CF

    Blue Shield CF can be purchased through the Holland Manufacturing Website, where you’ll find your choice of size. We also offer a range of high-quality products that can improve any project or job site. Contact us today on the web, or give us a call at 800-345-0492.

  3. How Custom Printed Tape Can Benefit Your Business

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    Custom printed tape is a tape that bears your company’s logo and namesake. Investing in a high-quality, water-activated tape that has been customized for your business might seem unnecessary at first. However, this simple and affordable move offers several great benefits for your business. 

    Specifically, your business can use custom printed tape for: 


    In the ultra-competitive modern marketplace, your business needs to leverage any advantage it can to differentiate itself from other companies in your vertical. Custom printed tape is a simple yet effective way of doing just that.

    Think about it. Do you want to send your products to customers in bland, boring packaging that is sealed with traditional brown tape? Or, do you want to give that box a little flair with a vibrant strip of tape that sports your company logo? 

    Seems like an easy call to us. Those few extra dollars that you invest in custom printed tape can help you leave a lasting impression on first-time clients and repeat customers alike.


    If you operate in a sector that values traceability, the custom-printed tape is a valuable tool. You can not only include your company name and logo on your custom tape, but you can add information like batch identification numbers as well. 

    This tactic is especially popular in the food and beverage industry, as these organizations need to be able to track their products. 


    Did you know that custom-printed tape can be used to keep your packages more secure and guard against tampering? 

    Unlike standard packaging tape, your custom tape will not be readily available to people outside your fulfillment center. If anyone attempts to tamper with your custom tape, they will not be able to conceal their activities by resealing the package.

    Creating a Design for Custom-Printed Tape

    Ready to order your shipment of custom printed tape? If so, then call Holland Manufacturing at (800) 345-0492 or check out our printed tape quote tool.

  4. How to Choose the Best Label for Your Packaging

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    When your package arrives at your customer’s doorstep, it is vital that you leave a great first impression. If they are greeted by a properly packaged item that is stored in a box with a crisp, clean label, you have accomplished your goal. 

    However, if the label or packaging did not withstand the journey to its destination very well, the end recipient may form negative perceptions about your company.

    With that in mind, it is critical that you choose the best label for your packaging. Doing so will not only help you reinforce your brand image in the minds of your consumers, but it will also decrease the likelihood that your package gets misrouted during transit. 

    Without the vital delivery information included on the packaging label, the carrier does not know where to route your items. When selecting labels for your packaging, you should consider factors like:


    If a package will be subjected to harsh environments while in transit, you had better invest in some quality labeling materials. Custom printed labels are typically more durable and can hold up better than generic alternatives. 

    Package Shape

    Oddly shaped packages might be more difficult to label. However, it is vital that you place the label in a conspicuous location so that shippers and other parties can easily find the information they need to complete the delivery. Once again, custom-printed labels offer the best solution available. 

    How the Package Will Be Handled

    Is the package being designated as fragile? Will it be transferred multiple times during the delivery process? Is the package quite large and cumbersome?

    All of these factors will impact how the package is handled and how much abuse the label will need to endure. 

    Picking the Right Products

    As you can see, a lot goes into choosing a label. That is why you should partner with an experienced label manufacturer like Holland Manufacturing. If you would like personalized assistance or are ready to learn more about our custom label printing services, call our team directly at (800) 345-0492 or complete a quote request online.

  5. Best Products to Protect High-Traffic Areas During Construction

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    A construction job site can be a rough place to hang out. There’s dust, grit, and harsh chemicals that can destroy the finished materials, including the floors, in an instant. 

    There’s an order of operations for each tradesman that contributes to the finished structure, and it’s not always possible to have the final flooring installed last — after all the carpenters, masons, drywallers, and painters have left. 

    That’s why it’s so important to have durable materials to protect your floors while construction is underway. With this in mind, here are a few of the best products to protect high-traffic zones.

    Carpet Protection Film

    If you think of carpet protection film as a gigantic roll of tape, you’re not far off. This film comes in rolls about three feet wide and is designed to be unrolled over irregular surfaces like carpets. The film clings to what you roll it out onto. 

    Impervious to paint spills and dust, carpet protection film allows you to protect high traffic areas from the boots of your workmen and all that they track in.

    Serious Floor Protection

    Floor protection board is designed for hard surfaces like hardwood and tile. There’s no better or more cost-effective way to protect these expensive materials (and the workmanship with which they were built). 

    If you want something a little less heavy-duty, consider a Kraft paper-based protection solution. 

    Another option is Blue Shield XLT. Blue Shield XLT is a durable fabric that is coated on its backside with a proprietary polymer that’s both skid- and impact-resistant. This waterproof, tough fabric is easily cut, recycled, and reused. 

    The Best Protection from Construction Activities

    Like the best painters would say, it’s better to put the dropcloth down before you spill. It saves a lot of headaches, plenty of time, and even material costs. 

    Ready to learn more about the best ways to protect the fruits of your labor? Call Holland Manufacturing at 800-345-0492 to see what we’re able to do for your construction job site today.

  6. Everything You Need to Know About Water-Activated Tape

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    Water-activated tape is increasingly in high demand because of the rise in eCommerce fulfillment packaging. Shippers need a way to secure their orders with pilfer-proof tape, and consumers want to know that their valuable orders have arrived at their doorstep safely.

    Features and Benefits

    Holland Manufacturing has plenty of options to choose from when it comes to tape and package closure. For example, water-activated tape offers benefits such as:

    • Permanency
    • Durability
    • Eco-friendly materials
    • A clean, professional look

    Water-activated tape is a great solution for all of your shipping concerns, securing your packages with ease.

    What Is Water-Activated Tape?

    The water-activated tape has a special glue that forms a permanent bond to whatever it is attached to. This ultra-durable adhesive offers a tamper-evident seal. If somebody tries to peel this paper-based tape off of the package it has been applied to, it will be obvious that someone tried to sneak a look at the contents of the package.

    Almost any package can be sealed with our water-activated tape, including: 

    • Corrugated cartons
    • Envelopes
    • Paper

    Water-activated tape can be custom printed to proudly display your brand. Because of its many benefits, the food and beverage, pharmaceutical, and eCommerce industries often use water-activated tape for highly sensitive packaging.

    Types of Water-Activated Tape

    Water-activated tape is available in many forms. At Holland Manufacturing, our team can even produce custom runs for your business, creating products like:

    • Reinforced tape
    • Non-reinforced tape
    • A custom-printed tape featuring your logo or slogan
    • WAT promotional coupons
    • Corrugated box tape
    • Tape base stock for commercial uses (gummed or ungummed)

    Our WAT coupon is an innovative tape product with a promotional coupon integrated directly into the tape. Your customer can easily peel the promo coupon from the tape when they open their package.

    To learn more, contact Holland Manufacturing at 800-345-0492 for more information or to receive a quote for your custom job today.

  7. 10 Most Important Parts of a Product Label

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    OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration) has legal requirements for the labeling of HAZMAT (hazardous materials) and supplementing MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets). 

    While many of the following examples are for HAZMAT products, many of them also apply to other industrial materials. These are legally required disclosures by product manufacturers for worker safety in general. It’s good to know what you can expect to find when familiarizing yourself with any product that’s new to you.

    1. Pictograms

    A pictogram is an image or images that transcend language barriers, making clear that whatever is inside the container bearing this label has properties that could be hazardous or require special consideration in regard to handling.

    2. Signal Word

    The signal word is a single word near the pictogram that communicates the potential hazard clearly. For example, DANGER or CORROSIVE. 

    3. Hazard Statement

    The hazard statement is a more in-depth disclosure of the properties of the material.

    4. Precautionary Statement

    The precautionary statement outlines the procedures that must be taken by those handling or using the material. For example, if care must be taken not to puncture the packaging, it’s more than likely that forklifts are prohibited.

    5. Product Identifier

    The product identifier is manufacturer information on the product itself and may include warnings about chemical composition. For example, the label may state that the product contains mercury.

    6. Supplier Identification

    Supplier identification will always include the manufacturer’s name and street address, as well as an emergency phone number.

    7. Safety Control and Protection

    First aid recommendations are usually included.

    8. Fire

    Instructions in case of fire are very important. With some industrial chemicals, water makes a fire much worse.

    9. Directions for Use

    Instructions for the end user are mandatory, such as ensuring adequate ventilation.

    10. Supplemental Information

    Any other information that would be helpful or assist in full disclosure is always appreciated. For example, if the product must not exceed certain temperatures in storage, those limits need to be stated.

    Learn More About Labeling

    Call Holland Manufacturing at 1-800-345-0492 to see how our products can help you get your job done better and more safely.

  8. Wood Flooring Underlayment: What It Is and Why You Need It

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    It doesn’t matter how much or how little you spend on new wood or laminate flooring solution; you want to protect your investment for as long as possible. To do that, you need to control moisture and prevent buckling. But how?

    What Is Underlayment?

    There’s nothing worse than a relatively new floor that has already warped or begun to rot. The key to successfully keeping your wood and laminate flooring as new as possible is to install a high-quality vapor retarding underlayment beneath it. 

    This layer not only protects your wood flooring from too much moisture but also keeps things nice and quiet because it absorbs sound. 

    Avoid Damage

    Properly installing underlayment before you put down any wood flooring product means you will have a vapor barrier that meters all moisture passthrough. 

    If there is lots of moisture coming up through your floors — whether you’re on a crawlspace or slab foundation — you’ll more than likely experience buckling, warping, and sagging as your flooring tries to cope with the humid conditions. And even worse, if that moisture is allowed to pass through unimpeded, the subfloor will begin to rot.

    Protect Your Investment

    There are two options for wood flooring underlayment. You can choose to go with an asphalt-saturated kraft paper that gives ample protection, or you can choose a premium laminated product that sandwiches asphalt-saturated paper between two additional layers of kraft paper. 

    Unlike polyvinyl and other poly films, these engineered underlayment products don’t trap moisture. Instead, they meter its transfer through materials, allowing only enough to keep your wood floors from either rotting or drying out. These engineered solutions are the ultimate solution for installing your wood or laminate flooring with total confidence.

    Call Holland Manufacturing

    If you want to know more about how to protect your wood floors from damage, call Holland Manufacturing at 1-800-345-0492 for a customized solution.

  9. Materials Contractors Want to Have on Hand

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    General contractors will need a broad array of tools and equipment, as well as a diverse skill set. Additionally, contractors should have some key materials on hand at all times so that they can effectively serve their customers.

    While the exact list of materials that each contractor needs will vary, it is typically a good idea for them to keep the following items in stock:

    Surface Protectors

    Surface protectors are a must-have material for most contractors. These surface protectors prevent a client’s flooring from being damaged while the contractor works in the home or commercial building. Modern surface protectors are available in a variety of different thicknesses and materials, depending on the needs of the contractor.


    When installing tile, wood, or laminate flooring, contractors must place a moisture-controlling barrier between the unfinished surface and the product. 

    Quality underlayment materials not only limit moisture penetration but also offer noise suppression benefits as well. In addition, underlay can maximize the lifespan of flooring installation.  

    Carpet Film

    Carpet film contains a mild adhesive that offers improved protection and stability when used in carpeted areas. This clear film can prevent the carpet from being damaged by debris, dirt, dust, or paint on a job site.

    The materials listed above are just a few examples of products that you may need as a contractor. If you are looking for a reliable materials provider, Holland Manufacturing can help. You can request a quote online or call our team directly at (800) 345-0492. 

  10. Top Reasons to Make the Switch to Water-Activated Tape

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    When it comes to sealing boxes for shipping, the water-activated tape is by far the best closure option on the market. This affordable and reliable carton closure solution provides shippers with a pilfer-proof seal. It is suitable for use with a wide range of products, including paper, electronics, medical goods, food and beverage products, and more.

    You should make the switch to water-activated tape because it:

    Works Well with Porous Surfaces

    Water-activated tape is ideal for use with porous surfaces such as traditional cardboard boxes. It also performs well with corrugated cartons, recycled cardboard, and other common shipping mediums.

    When the moistened tape is placed against the porous surface of these boxes, it forms a secure bond that you can count on.

    Creates a Tamper-Evident Seal

    Package tampering is a major concern for shippers, distributors, and consumers. Water-activated tape is a great way of giving your consumers peace of mind, as it creates a tamper-evident seal. If a bad actor or unscrupulous character attempts to rip off the water-activated tape before the product is delivered, the tape will tear into the cardboard displaying tampering has occurred.

    Can Be Manipulated by Hand

    Water-activated tape can easily be manipulated by hand. This malleability allows packers to quickly and efficiently use it to seal boxes prior to shipping. The tape is best dispensed from custom-designed dispensers that activate the tape and cut to the desired length.  These dispensers are tabletop, easy to use, and economical to purchase.

    Reduces Waste

    Water-activated tape rolls are coreless. This feature means that they create less waste than other types of tape. Waste is also reduced by only needing one strip of tape to securely seal the box.  We have all seen a box sealed with countless strips of plastic pressure-sensitive tape.  Using water-activated tape saves you material and the time to apply it.

    If you are ready to make the switch to water-activated tape, Holland Manufacturing can help. You can contact us at (800) 345-0492 or request a free quote online.