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Ballistic NailScrews® Applications and Time Saving Tips

 by Bob Zanotelli

 

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 Nails and screws both have their advantages. Nails assist with the ease and speed of installation while screws are known for their quality and adjustability. Usually you have to choose one or the other; however, we have great news! There is now a product that gives you the best of both worlds: UFO’s NailScrews®.

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Thomas Industrial Supply, Inc. Owner, Bob Zanotelli, Celebrates more than 30 Years Working with Staples and Nails!

Thomas Industrial Supply Inc 2000 logo30+ years in the exciting world of staples and nails! 

People often ask me, what do you do for a living?  When I tell them, I sell staples they give me a puzzled look and say something like, so you sell staples for my desk stapler?  Not exactly. 

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Pressure Sensitive Tape vs. Water Activated Tape

There are many types of tapes available for an almost unlimited amount of applications. The most important part of working with tape is choosing the right tape for the job at hand. There are two major types of tape used for shipping and packaging departments:

  1. Pressure Sensitive Tape
  2. Reinforced Kraft Paper Tape (water activated)

Learning the pros and cons of Pressure Sensitive Tape and Reinforced Kraft Paper Tape will help you make the best decision for your shipping and packaging needs.

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6 Fun Facts about Stretch Wrap

by Bob Zanotelli – VP Sales & Marketing

 

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Stretch wrap is a plastic film that is commonly used to secure items together, specifically unitizing pallet loads, due to its elastic recovery. This article features seven fun facts about stretch wrap!

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How to Save Money with Banding Steel versus Polyester (Plastic) Banding

plastic bandWith all the price changes last year, and additional price changes happening in 2019, people are looking for ways to save money.

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One option is to look at your strapping choices. 

The following chart shows the properties of steel banding, including the yield (ft/lb). Use this chart to help determine your cost for steel versus polyester.

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