Best-sellers: our most popular welding & safety gloves

Man welding with gloves

Our hand protection and work glove range are ideal for a wide array of applications (such as welding, packaging, manufacturing, machinery operation and general handling), making them the preferred choice among welders for optimum safety and comfort. Coming in a range of sizes, they provide a snug fit for everyone, allowing for flexible hand motion and coordination.

Check out our best-sellers below:

1. Premium Cow Grain Rigger Gloves

Premium Cow Grain Rigger Gloves ($4.50/pair)(GLORIG-CGL41C)

 

2. Red Kevlar Gloves

Red Kevlar Gloves/Welders

3. Latex Foam Glove

Latex Foam Glove LFN ($3.50/pair)

 

4. Safety Gear Black Panther Gloves

Black Panther Gloves LN ($3.20/pair)

 

Maximise your production safety with welders gloves that are high grade & comfortable. Contact us at (08) 6254 2623 or sales2@packagingrus.com.au to purchase your welding gloves & safety gloves in bulk today.

Best Tray Heat-Sealing Machines

Food trays and sealers come highly recommended by our food packaging experts for long-lasting, quality commercial packaging. Tray sealers heat-seal a transparent film over the trays to create a professional finish to any ready-to-eat food found in supermarkets, delis, catering and more. This mode of packing food not only improves food longevity but also increases shelf appeal to impact sales. Our food packaging experts recommend manual tray sealers because they are compact and easy to use – making them ideal for small to medium sized retailers. The purchase of either tray sealers from Packaging R Us also entitles you to one complimentary sealing frame.

1. Maxi Sealer

The Colseal Maxi Sealer is ideal for packing ready-to-eat food. Choose from a variety of sandwich/salad and tortilla wrap packs (with and without film). It is estimated that you can heat seal up to 400 packs per hour manually. Check out what packs are compatible with the ColSeal Maxi Sealer here.

Made in Sweden • Stainless steel • Dimensions: 500 x 240 x 640 mm • 13kg • 230 volts

 

2. P100 Manual Sealer

The P100 is a small and compact machine, perfect for entry-level heat-sealing. This manual sealing machine is suitable for a variety of preformed trays (PP & PET), ensuring a match for your preferences and needs. Check out the trays compatible with the P100 here.

Stainless steel S304 • Dimensions: 550 x 270 x 420 mm • 21kg • 240 volts, 1ph

 

Contact us at (08) 6254 2623 or sales1@packagingrus.com.au to find out more today!

Best Takeaway Food Packaging Supplies

If you are looking for quality takeaway food packaging supplies, Packaging R Us has you covered.

In the last 3 months, hospitality businesses have had to adapt to new normals. Especially seeing high demand in takeaway and delivery menus and services.

As a small local business located in Canning Vale WA, we are ready to support Australian restaurants and cafes the way we know best – through packaging.

In our 16 years of experience, these products below have stood out to us and our customers and come highly recommended for those in the hospitality industry. For those who are new to takeaway or delivery, here is the ideal starter kit:

Starter Kit: Takeaway Food Packaging

  1. PP Meal Trays

Our heat or lid sealed microwaveable meal trays are perfect for versatile, coming in six varieties sealable by one machine or lid. This makes up one of the largest ranges of meal tray containers available in Australia. Our customers have loved them because they are microwaveable and freezer-safe, great for bulk food production and ready-made meals, recyclable and extremely durable.

These meal trays will also be coming in biodegradable versions in the next few months, compatible with the film, lid and tray sealer below. If you want updates on when these come in stock, please let our team know (sales@packagingrus.com.au) and we will inform you once it is released.

Click here to view our recommended meal trays.

 2. Anti-fog Sealing Film or Clear Lid

Our Anti-fog Sealing Film ensures that your food is displayed with high clarity. Heat-sealing meals in will also keep it fresh and reduce spills as your food travels to your customer. These films are also easy to peel off, non-shredding and recyclable.

View our Anti-fog Film here.

Another alternative is the clear lids. These clear lids are universal for all sizes of meal trays and are BPA free, and freezer, microwave and food warmer safe.

View the Clear Lid here.

3. DF10 Tray Sealer

For the ultimate starter kit, we highly recommend using the manual tray sealing machines which seals meals easily and quickly at approximately 5-6 meals a minute.

For more information on how the manual sealing machines work, please the Packaging R Us team at 6254 2623 or watch the video tutorial by clicking on the DF10 Single Cavity Sealing Machine listing below.

DF10 Single Cavity Sealing Machine

 

The team at Packaging R Us are committed to attending to all your packaging, safety and sanitary needs. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us if you need advice on which products will suit your business best. Speak to you soon!

DON’T MISS OUT! SAVE UP TO 60% OFF ON TAKE-AWAY FOOD TUBS!

As a small local business, we feel for the struggles of fellow business owners in our community in these uncertain times. We want to help the restaurant and cafe owners as much as we can to cut costs on their packaging, which is why we are running a flash-sale on take-away food tubs!

All food tubs from Small to X-Large have been reduced to only $0.11 per tub until stocks last. This gives food businesses a discount of 40-60% on takeaway boxes. We are in this together, please share this offer to anyone you think could benefit from it.

Tubs can be purchased as a carton from the listings below:

SALE: Small Tuck-Top Food Tubs ($0.11 EACH!)

SALE: Medium Tuck Top Food Tubs ($0.11 EACH!)

[SALE] Large Tuck Top Food Tub ($0.11 EACH!)

[SALE] X-Large Tuck Top Food Tub ($0.11 EACH!)

MASKS: Which one should I be wearing? How do I check if it’s safe?

What masks should I be wearing?

Should you use a cloth mask which makes it easy to breathe and washable option, or go with the disposable masks which will cost more in the long run?

Personally, it depends on your purpose for wearing the mask in the first place. If it Is for health reasons, then it would be best to go with a good quality mask.
Masks may all look the same, but the qualities are all different (hence the price). For a 3 ply medical mask, the middle layer is the most important to determine the filtration level.

The easiest way to check if the quality of the mask is decent is to put water on it, and if the water does not penetrate through, then it means the filtration level is good.

If you use a handkerchief or a homemade cloth mask, the filtration level will most likely be around 10 – 15%.
Whereas a disposable mask (if used correctly) :
FFP1 – approximate fitration 80% (leakage in 22%)
FFP2 – approximate filtration 94% (leakage in 8%)
FFP3 – approximate filtration 99% (leakage in 2%).

It is important to know that the masks you are buying are certified properly by a government body to make sure its safe to use.

Click here for the link to our FFP2, FDA approved and CE compliant mask.

Hope this information can help everyone stay safe in these difficult times!

Food Packaging 101: Compostable, Biodegradable or Recyclable?

You’ve just finished your delicious bowl of takeaway pasta, in the corner of your eye you see three different coloured bins – red, yellow and green. You flip the bowl and it says it’s compostable, the lid says it’s recyclable and the cutlery is white plastic with no signs. It’s a little confusing. Now what?

In the last few years, we’ve seen businesses promise and act on changes towards sustainability. More and more cafes, restaurants, fast-food chains and canteens are choosing to opt for eco-friendly packaging. But without a national standard for packaging, it can be confusing for customers to figure out what goes where and what will happen after.

Which’s why we wanted to clear things up. Here are the ins and outs of biodegradable, degradable, compostable and recyclable food packaging and what we recommend you stock up on.

 

Highlights:

  • Compostable and Biodegradable are often used interchangeably but they mean two different things.
  • Biodegradable products can take up to 1000 years to decompose
  • Compostable products are best for food packaging because they can be regenerated as compost to grow more food.
  • Packaging R Us collaborated with a recycling & composting facility to create a program for retail outlets, cafes, schools, event hosts and city councils to turn packaging into premium quality composts fertilisers.
  • Recyclable packaging with considerable food waste ends in landfill.

 

What does biodegradable mean?

Compostable and biodegradable are often used interchangeably, but they mean two different things. Biodegradable products can be broken down without oxygen and turned into carbon dioxide, water and biomass within a reasonable amount of time. It’s important to note though that all products, whether paper or plastic, will eventually break down. It’s just about when.

Because there is no set time that products need to break down before it’s considered biodegradable, many companies who claim they use biodegradable products can actually just be doing green marketing. Though it is assumed that biodegradable products take less time to break down than the maximum of 1000 years it can take to break down some plastics naturally, whether or not that’s good enough for you or your business is up to you to decide.

 

What does compostable mean?

Compostable products can be broken down into carbon dioxide, water, inorganic compounds and biomass in small pieces in about 90 days (a huge leap from the 1000-year limit). Millions of tiny microbes consume the waste and transform the inorganic material into compost, which can be used as fertiliser or to generate energy. Another plus is, because it’s organic, it doesn’t leave a toxic residue. These products go in the green bin.

We’ve collaborated with a recycling and composting company to implement and deliver a program for retail outlets, cafe, businesses, schools, event hosts and city councils to turn to compostable food packaging, which can then be processed into composts through home compost or commercial compost facility.  Check out our Facebook post for more information, or call us at (08) 6254 2623 to book a commitment-free appointment.

 

What does recyclable mean?

Most of us understand the process of recycling. We grew up with the saying: reduce, reuse, recycle; and we know to recycle glass, paper, metal, plastic, textiles and electronics. However, what most people still don’t know is that food packaging with considerable food waste, in fact, can not be recycled and will still end in a landfill.  Some of the non-recyclable items that Australians use and unknowingly place in these yellow bins are coffee cups and pizza boxes. Which is why when it comes to food packaging, we recommend compostable rather than recycling. It simplifies the disposal process for consumers – turning our rubbish into its natural organic form.

‘What goes in what bin?’ by City of Melville

Make the right decision to switch today. Together, let’s create a sustainable environment for the generations to come.

 

Packaging R Us

sales@packagingrus.com.au

(08) 6254 2623

53 Mordaunt Circuit, Canning Vale 6150, WA

 

What Is Compostable Packaging?

There’s been lots of buzz on sustainability, especially in packaging. According to Clean Up Australia, Australia generated 4.4 million tonnes of packaging waste in the year to June 2018 and only 44% of this went to landfill.

We know businesses like yours need packaging to function. Thankfully, there are multiple solutions to this problem. One of which is Compostable Packaging.

Compost is a product which enriches the soil as a plant fertiliser, captures carbon plus helps retain water for plant growth and reduced flooding. Furthermore, compostable packaging is manufactured using plant-based or fossil fuel materials.

At Packaging R Us, we believe in supporting businesses to make that shift to sustainability with ease. Which is why always recommend to our customers to use PULP food packaging range. PULP food packaging is made from a variety of fibrous materials, such as recycled paper, cardboard or other natural fibres (sugarcane, bamboo, wheat straw).

Our catering trays are available in the materials of sugarcane, paper board, palm leaf or recyclable PET. There are lots to choose from, so we will definitely have something to suit your liking. Check out our platter range.

Want to know more about different types of food packaging? Copy and paste the email below and reply to us with the blanks filled and we will get one of the members of our sales team to assist you.


Subject: Enquiry from NAME (BUSINESS OR PERSON)

Hi PRUS Sales,

I am looking for a PRODUCT. What are the sustainable options you have? We are located at ADDRESS.

Cheers!


Some of our featured products…

12 in Pulp Square Platter Set

16 in Pulp Square Platter Set

Launching : Disposables from the earth… “PALM LEAF”

round plates palm leaf

Finally…  Eco friendly, nature friendly, biodegradable packaging to the next level

An all nature’s products, with no compromise on the quality, style and durability of disposables…  “Palm leaf disposables”, its made from fallen palm leaves, sun-dried, heat pressed, and sterilized to form a natural, non-toxic, and organic disposable plates, platters, and bowls.

There’s just so much functionality this product offer

  • 100% compostable, biodegradable, sustainable…  it naturally breaks down within 60 days.
  • Oven safe.  Up to 250 degrees Celsius for up to 45 minutes
  • Suitable for use in microwave for up to 2 minutes
  • Unlike other products, our range will not get soggy when you put hot sauces, curries, or soups.
  • Strong and sturdy.  It holds its shapes very well even when lots of foods are on it, which makes it ideal for standup buffet style dining.
  • Heat resistance.  Comfortable to touch even when its used for hot soups / dishes

Simplicity at its best.  The manufacturing process only involve collecting, washing, heat pressing and sterilizing.  No pulp, no starch are used, and no trees are cut down to make this product.  The entire manufacturing process only uses 10% of the energy otherwise used in recycling.

The palm leaf varies in thickness from 2mm to 4mm, comes naturally in different colors and pattern, so you will not get two of an identical ones,

It is truly unique…

Email us on sales@packagingrus.com.au or call us on (08) 6254 2623 to get your hands on some samples of palm leaf disposables.

To view the full range, click on below link:

http://packagingrus.com.au/product-category/food-and-retail-packaging/food-containers-punnets/palm-leaf-range/

 

 

 

New product 2014

New product addition to our range :
FILMS.. 
Custom make polyolefin shrink films to suit your product / packaging with increased clarity, soft shrink, high speed, antifog, food safe contact and high puncture resistance. 

BOPP FILMS FOR FLOW WRAPPING MACHINES. 

PVC SHRINK FILMS

LIDDING FILMS to suit most types of trays such as PET, CPET, APET, PP, SMOOTHWALL ALUMINIUM, PVC. 

SHRINK SLEEVES are appealing to standout from other products on the shelves.  It can work as a shrink sleeve label mould to the same shape as your product, or it can act as a tamper evident seals, or multi-pack shrink wrap. 

As well as the films, we also source containers / trays from all over the world for you (Asia, Europe, America).

Call us on (08) 6254 2623 for more information.

Importance of branding

The American Marketing Association defines a brand as a “name, term, sign, symbol or design, or a combination of them intended to identify the goods and services of one seller and to differentiate them from those of other sellers. 

A successful brand not only make consumers choose you over your competitors but it also enhances consumer loyalty, motivates consumers to choose your product, and confirms your credibility. 

The foundation of a good brand lies on implementing ways to encourage customers, clients, and prospects to remember the brand within their hearts and mind. 

At Packaging R Us our aim for the year 2013 is to help businesses brand their product in consumer’s minds.  By providing affordable printing on the packaging consumables, it will help businesses (small and large to promote their brands).

We can print on bags, tapes, films, labels, safety gears (hard hats, safety glasses), uniforms, and much more…  And at minimal print quantities and at very affordable prices.

Check regularly on Facebook for our specials. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Packaging-R-Us/308345895939144