Muller has been focused on bringing sustainability based solutions to customers for many years. Our company has always centered on helping customers minimize film usage, eliminate load damage, and improve productivity. Our system solutions ensure customers are optimizing their operations throughout the supply chain.
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. Advancements in film, equipment and technology are making it easier to reach sustainability goals while minimizing costs. We work with our customers to offer the best solutions and understand that achieving greater sustainability goes beyond simply inserting alternative solutions but truly understanding each application.
In 2011, we were honored to receive the Environmental Impact Award from Greener Package™. Muller’s OctoMAX™ monitoring system, used on the Octopus 303 rotary ring stretch-wrapping machine, won the award in the Packaging Machinery Category for its consistent optimized use of stretch wrap. The Greener Package Award honors top innovations in five categories relating to sustainable packaging. Each submission was required to include verifiable data for a minimum of one environmental impact such as greenhouse gas reduction, life-cycle impacts and more.
The high performance pre-stretch design available on all Octopus machines can save customers up to 25% in film usage over other wrapping machines. In addition, Octopus comes standard with variable tension- enabling customers to apply the right amount of tension at various points on the load. This feature helps reduce product damage while simultaneously lowering film costs.
Our REDUCER™ machine stretch wrap film helps minimize film usage and costs up to 20%. This high strength, thin gauge film is produced using a new, proprietary formulation and compliments the proven, high quality Eliminator cast and ST blown films. As a result, REDUCER has the highest force-to-film weight ratio on the market. The five- layer, cast metallocene formulation and unique structure allows for a thinner, yet stronger film that protects the product better than most machine stretch wrap films on the market today.
LITE™ is an Eco-Friendly hand wrap that is also 50% stronger than pre-stretch film of equal weight. With a 60-70 gauge performance equivalent, GaleWrap LITE rolls are also 50% stronger than pre-stretched films of equal weight. This allows for greater load integrity and less wasted film due to breaks or tears. LITE also provides users with puncture resistant material— GaleWrap’s films are manufactured using its patented Inline Orientation Process.
Muller offers Free sustainability audits throughout the year. Call your local representative to learn more. Remember, a few hours with one of our engineers can save you thousands in operating costs.