American Storage and Logistics

Conveyors - A Brief History

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Conveyors have been around for hundreds of years, and they were originally used in agricultural settings. Farmers would use conveyor belts to load grain onto ships, but these devices were not even close to as technical as the conveyor systems we use in today’s material handling industry.

The History Of Packing Peanuts

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What are Packing Peanuts and How are Packing Peanuts Made? There are two types of packing peanuts, those made from foam, and those made from starches like corn or grain sorghum. Polystyrene-based packing peanuts were invented in 1965 and have been used ever since. Polystyrene packing peanuts can be used over and over again and can be recycled at shipping stores around the world.

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