Mac Papers Expands Castle® Packaging Tape Product Line

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Mac Papers Expands Castle® Packaging Tape Product Line

Reinforced water-activated tape added to offering of acrylic and hot melt carton sealing tapes

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (January 28, 2020) – Mac Papers, one of the largest merchant distributors in the southeastern United States, has added reinforced water-activated tape to its exclusive Castle portfolio of packaging products. The company launched the Castle packaging brand in 2018 with the introduction of acrylic and hot melt carton sealing tapes, and subsequently announced the addition of hand and machine stretch film.

“We’re extremely pleased to once again expand our exclusive Castle brand product portfolio and offer a full lineup of carton sealing tapes,” said Chris McCabe, vice president of packaging at Mac Papers. “Offering our own packaging materials product line reflects Mac Papers’ continued commitment to providing customers with best-in-class packaging solutions.”

Castle reinforced water-activated tape bonds instantly and securely to virgin and recycled fiber cartons. The superior bond helps ensure protection of contents from the elements, tampering and loss. Carton fiber is irreparably damaged when Castle water-activated tape is removed, providing evidence of attempted tampering. The water-activated tape is ideal for use on two-strip sealing lightweight cartons and on average weight cartons up to 40 pounds.

In addition to Castle packaging products, Mac Papers stocks an expansive selection of packaging materials from industry-leading producers at its facilities throughout the Southeast.

“We’re proud to partner with packaging producers that are leaders in the industry in terms of quality and innovation,” added McCabe. “Our packaging specialists take a customer-focused approach in assessing needs and are experts at sourcing materials that meet specific packaging requirements, including added protection and materials reduction.”

The company also specializes in automated packaging equipment and technical service as well as packaging services and solutions, from kitting and fulfillment to design and e-commerce.

Visit macpapers.com/castle to learn more about the company’s Castle packaging products and macpapers.com/catalog to view the full range of packaging materials offered.

About Mac Papers
One of the largest wholesale distributors in the southeastern United States, Mac Papers is a distribution partner for paper and print, packaging, wide format, facility supplies and office products. The company is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, and operates branch locations and retail stores across the S.E. Mac Papers is a third generation, family-owned and operated business founded in 1965. Its sister company Mac Papers Envelope Converters converts and prints an extensive range of standard and custom envelopes – up to 18 million per day – utilizing the latest in equipment and technology. For more information, please visit macpapers.com or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Media contact: Caryn King ▪ caryn.king@macpapers.com ▪ 904.263.5628




Keeping an Eye on Packaging ROI

The experts at Mac Papers are well versed on the many shipping-related factors that can impact your bottom line, from package design and assembly to inventory management and DIM weight considerations. We’ve pulled together a short list to help you keep an eye on ROI.

  • Right-size primary packaging – Is wasted space costing you? A small change to primary packaging can ensure you use the correct size packaging which in turn will reduce waste and lower your shipping costs.
  • Maximize your secondary packaging – Redesigning secondary packaging can also improve ROI. Consider whether you can you ship more product on fewer pallets by safely redesigning the case size to add another layer of product to each pallet.
  • Save time and money through automation – While manually assembling 2,500 cases a day would take two people nearly 14 hours non-stop, an automatic case sealer taping a modest 10 boxes per minute can accomplish the same result in only four hours.
  • Understand DIM weight – Since many carriers apply dimensional (DIM) weight pricing to ground shipments, reducing package dimensions or volume while ensuring adequate protection of contents is essential.
  • Manage your inventory – Effectively managing inventory will allow you to free up warehouse space, redeploy labor resources and lower overall business expenses.

“Our experienced packaging professionals are adept at helping businesses navigate all of the factors listed above,” said Chris McCabe, vice president of packaging at Mac Papers. “By surveying your operation, we can locate the trouble spots, identify opportunities and develop solutions customized to your needs, from packaging materials to equipment.”

For more information, contact packaging@macpapers.com.




Mac Papers Expands its Castle™ Packaging Line with Stretch Films

Castle stretch film offering includes hand and machine length rolls as well as boxed machine film

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (March 15, 2018) – Mac Papers, one of the largest merchant distributors in the Southeast U.S., announced today that it has added stretch film to its Castle™ packaging products line. The company launched its exclusive Castle brand earlier this year with the introduction of Castle acrylic tape.

“We’re extremely pleased to now offer stretch film as part of our Castle brand of packaging products,” said Chris McCabe, vice president of packaging at Mac Papers. “We are dedicated to providing our customers with best-in-class packaging products and services and our Castle acrylic tape and stretch films help us deliver on that commitment.”

Castle stretch films are offered in hand and machine length rolls. The company’s website – macpapers.com/castle – lists product specifications as well as features and benefits of Castle stretch film, including high-quality cling, superior stretching performance and puncture resistance. In addition to machine film transported in pallets, Mac Papers also offers a boxed Castle machine film option, enabling ease of handling, moving and storage.

To learn more about Mac Papers’ Castle brand of packaging products, please visit macpapers.com/castle or contact packaging@macpapers.com.

About Mac Papers

Headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, Mac Papers is one of the largest wholesale distributors in the Southeastern U.S. The company is a distribution partner for paper and print, packaging, facility supplies and office products. Mac Papers works with best-in-class suppliers to help businesses and consumers deliver quality results, boost efficiency and improve their bottom line. The company operates branch locations and retail stores in nine states across the Southeast. Mac Papers is a third generation, family-owned and operated business founded in 1965. Our sister company Mac Papers Envelope Converters converts and prints an extensive range of standard and custom envelopes – 16 million per day – utilizing the latest in equipment and technology. For more information, please visit macpapers.com or follow us on Twitter @macpapers and LinkedIn.

Media contacts:

John Herbkersman
John.Herbkersman@macpapers.com
904.348.3237

Caryn King
Caryn.King@macpapers.com
904.263.5628




Mac Papers Introduces its Castle™ Packaging Brand

Initial Castle brand product offering includes acrylic hand and machine carton sealing tapes

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (January 10, 2018) – Mac Papers, one of the largest merchant distributors in the Southeast U.S., announced today the launch of its Castle™ packaging brand. The initial product offering under the company’s new brand is acrylic carton sealing tape in hand and machine length rolls.

Castle acrylic tape features a high-quality seal, superb clarity and visibility, and excellent shear strength. Superior quick sticking performance combined with controlled unwind ensures that Castle tape provides fluid dispensing on case sealing machines.

“We’re extremely proud and excited to introduce our Castle brand to the packaging market,” said Chris McCabe, vice president of packaging at Mac Papers. “The decision to offer our own product line reflects Mac Papers’ continued commitment to providing customers with best-in-class packaging solutions that, as our brand tagline suggests, ‘protect, contain and secure.’ Castle acrylic tape is the first step in building a comprehensive product portfolio.”

To learn more about the Castle brand of carton sealing tapes, please visit macpapers.com/castle or contact packaging@macpapers.com.

About Mac Papers
Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., Mac Papers is one of the largest wholesale distributors in the Southeast U.S. The company is a distribution partner for paper and print, packaging, facility supplies, and office products. Mac Papers works with best-in-class suppliers to help businesses and consumers deliver quality results, improve efficiency, and increase their bottom line. The company operates branch locations and retail stores across nine states in the Southeast. Mac Papers is a third generation, family-owned and operated business founded in 1965. Our sister company Mac Papers Envelope Converters converts and prints an extensive range of standard and custom envelopes – over 14 million per day – utilizing the latest in equipment and technology. For more information, please visit macpapers.com or follow us on Twitter @macpapers and LinkedIn.

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Media contacts:
Caryn King
Caryn.King@macpapers.com
904.263.5628

John Herbkersman
John.Herbkersman@macpapers.com
904.348.3237




Mac Papers Now a Full-Line Distributor of Shurtape®

Agreement advances Mac Papers’ packaging offering, adding the premier manufacturer of pressure-sensitive tapes as company’s second core tape supplier

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. (Feb. 18, 2015) – Mac Papers today announced it is now a full-line distributor of Shurtape Technologies, LLC, a leading manufacturer of pressure-sensitive tapes. The company now offers Shurtape’s full range of tapes, tape applicators and dispensers to better meet the packaging needs of its customers.

To ensure expertise in Shurtape’s full product line, Mac Papers’ sales force and packaging specialists are training on the capabilities of Shurtape’s tapes and equipment.

“As Mac Papers continues to grow its packaging business, it is vital to add premier suppliers and products,” said Chris McCabe, Director of Packaging for Mac Papers. “Shurtape is an outstanding partner and we look forward to working together. This agreement will only strengthen Mac Papers’ ability to deliver the highest-quality and most cost-effective packaging solutions.”

Based in Hickory, N.C., Shurtape is a privately owned company serving a variety of markets, from packaging and painting to HVAC and transportation. Its products include masking, paper, cloth, duct, foil, film, packaging, double-coated and other specialty tapes, as well as packaging dispensers and equipment for automated and manual packaging applications.

To learn more about packaging at Mac Papers, visit macpapers.com. Follow Mac Papers on Twitter @macpapers.

Media Contact
Travis Hill
904-348-3237
travis.hill@macpapers.com

About Shurtape®
Shurtape®, Hickory, N.C., is an industry-leading producer of pressure-sensitive tapes designed to meet the most exacting standards. Products include masking and paper, foil and film, packaging, double-coated, cloth and duct, and other specialty tape products, in addition to packaging dispensers and equipment for automated and manual packaging applications. Recognized as a Responsible Tape Manufacturer by the Pressure Sensitive Tape Council (PSTC), Shurtape proudly serves a variety of markets, from painting and packaging to HVAC and transportation, with facilities in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico, Peru, United Arab Emirates and China. For more information, visit shurtape.com, find us on Facebook® (facebook.com/Shurtape) or follow us on Twitter® (@shurtapetech).

About Mac Papers
Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., Mac Papers is one of the largest wholesale distributors in the Southeast U.S. The company is a distribution partner for paper, wide format printing, graphics, packaging, facility solutions and office products. Mac Papers works with best-in-class suppliers to help businesses and consumers deliver quality results, improve efficiency and increase their bottom line. The company operates 22 branch locations and 18 Mini Mac retail stores across nine states in the Southeast. Mac Papers is a third-generation, family-owned and operated business founded in 1965. For more information, please visit MacPapers.com.