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Efficiency, Branding and Reliability All “Wrapped Up”
(December 20, 2016)- The food and beverage industry is high volume—millions upon millions of boxed items alone are packaged every single day. Items damaged through the shipping process are unnecessary losses. Increased product protection provides value to everyone in the food industry all the way down to consumers. But if you only view stretch wrapping as protective, you’re missing out on how wrapping can improve efficiency AND provide a branding opportunity.

Unit Price vs. Total Cost of Ownership: A Muller Case Study
Common practice to prevent damaged goods is to contain loads using stretch film. Whether by hand or machine, stretch wrapping pallet loads has been extremely effective for reducing product damage during transport. What are the steps to secure loads in ways that optimize the entire supply chain operation?

The Showdown: Rotary Ring vs. Rotary Arm
(October 5, 2016) - Rotary arms and rotary rings are the obvious choices when wrapping 60+ loads an hour. Although they use the same basic principle to apply stretch film to the pallet, the difference is in the application. What significance does this difference have on speed, footptrint, flexibility, maintenance, safety, and savings?

The Packaging Test: How to Reduce Risk and Optimize Performance with Packaging Laboratory Testing
As a leading manufacturer of equipment and material load containment solutions, Muller understands all too well the importance of properly securing palletized units in transit. As part of the Signode Industrial Group (SIG), Muller frequently solves customer load containment challenges in the SIG Application Development and Research Laboratory (commonly referred to as the “SIG Packaging Lab”).

Built By Fabricators, For Fabricators: Yellow Jacket Solves Unique Challenges
They say to truly understand another’s problems you must walk a mile in their shoes. And that proverb has become increasingly true in business, where companies are innovating new and groundbreaking technology to solve unique challenges by working directly with the people closest to the challenge: The customer. Muller LCS is no exception.

Justifying a New Stretch Wrapper Can Be Easy Even in Tough Times
In today’s economy, it’s unlikely your company is just handing over money for new capital equipment. Budgets are tight and every department is competing for the reduced dollars available. The good news is that there are many ways to justify the cost of a new pallet wrapper and prove a quick return on your investment.

Reach Greater Packaging Sustainability by Optimizing Stretch Wrapping Equipment
While packaging sustainability is predominately focused on reducing primary packaging material and increasing cube utilization, the end-of-line stretch wrapping process is critical to achieving optimum product delivery and reducing waste. As another step in the supply chain, it can’t be ignored if companies are looking to meet industry demands and achieve greater overall production efficiency.

Get Oriented! Save Money and Waste by Choosing the Right Film
With countless brands of hand film available, it can be challenging to choose the right one. To simplify the selection a bit, hand film can be categorized into three types: conventional, offline pre-stretched, and oriented in-line. Easy enough. Nevertheless, the finished product dramatically differs and the advantages and disadvantages of each type of film will affect one’s bottom line.

The End of the Line is Only the Beginning --Creating Efficiencies in Material Handling and Beyond
When looking to create new efficiencies on the line, it is very common to focus upstream of the stretch wrapper. However, it is important to remember any improvements (and investments) that are made will be wasted if the product arrives damaged. Load containment is key, especially where accidents can lead to disaster for the manufacturer and end user.