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Entries for December 2013

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.

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The Effects Of Tension On Film Usage

 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. 


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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.

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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.

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Muller LCS, a leading manufacturer of both innovative stretch wrap equipment and high quality stretch wrap film, introduces its new Octopus “C” automatic rotary ring stretch wrapper.  The new compact wrapper is reliable and an economical solution for pallets because it is versatile in handling a wide variety of applications and provides superior frame construction with minimal maintenance.

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Waste Gas load being wrappedNew stretch wrapper helps reduce labor, time and film consumption. Improves safety and has a positive employee impact!

Improving warehouse efficiencies is a top concern for many manufacturers’ today. With a 70,000 square foot steel fabricating facility in Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania, Waste Gas Fabricating’s challenges were no different. From laser and plasma cutting to forming, machining and delivery, the company provides a one-stop-shop for all steel fabricating needs. In 2012, with increasing production demands and a strong commitment to their customers of ongoing cost reduction through operational efficiency, the company set out to expand their shipping and receiving departments. The additional space allowed Waste Gas to incorporate more racking to support its over 400 customers. It also created a more productive shipping and receiving department. The new layout also gave room for a new piece of equipment—Muller’s 87M Yellow Jacket orbital stretch wrapper.

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