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Arlington Heights, IL (September 26, 2011) – Muller, a leading manufacturer of both innovative stretch wrap equipment and high quality stretch wrap film, introduces its Octopus SideKick™. A true partner for the Octopus line of stretch wrapping machines, the SideKick is a second carriage that can be added to almost any new or existing Octopus machine.

The SideKick operates as an independent film carriage that will automatically rotate into primary wrapping position upon the film being depleted or breaking. This automated feature eliminates one of the biggest sources of downtime- waiting for the operator to respond after a film issue. Because the Octopus can now run two rolls of film before needing attention, the operator only needs to address the machine half as often- freeing up time to manage other tasks. “We are always looking for ways to help our customers increase productivity,” says Dan Schmidt, Business Development Manager at Muller. “The SideKick is a simple solution that can lead to big savings.”

The SideKick is easy to maintain as it does not require an additional cut, clamp, or heat seal system. In addition, one carriage could be removed for maintenance while the second carriage continues to wrap. It’s also easy to operate since it’s completely automatic and is designed with minimal moving parts. “The SideKick acts as an insurance policy against one of the film carriages going down or getting damaged,” adds Schmidt. “It’s also a terrific alternative for customers who don’t have room for the Auto Roll Changer (ARC) since the SideKick does not add to the footprint of the machine.”

For more information about Muller, its products and services, visit online: or contact directly at email:, phone: 1-800-OCTOPUS (1-800-628-6787).


About Muller
Muller is a leading manufacturer of both innovative stretch wrap equipment and high quality stretch wrap film. Headquartered in Arlington Heights, IL, the company provides a single source for all stretch packaging needs. Muller’s highly regarded OctopusTM stretch wrapper line, along with other reliable equipment such as the CobraTM and RaptorTM, provide customers with a wide range of solutions. With the help of an extensive engineering team and talented manufacturing technicians, Muller has a proven history of developing distinctive machines and innovative options to satisfy some of the most difficult stretch wrapping challenges. Crystal clear, high quality cast stretch films are manufactured using a sophisticated 5-layer extrusion process at an Muller facility in Orange, Texas. Strategically located just outside Atlanta, Georgia, Muller's Douglasville stretch film manufacturing facility produces millions of pounds of blown stretch film annually on state-of-the-art equipment. The facility adheres to strict quality control procedures to assure consistent, problem-free product.