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-- United States Patent 8,936,152 granted on January 20, 2015 --

Chicago, IL, (March 05, 2015)— Lachenmeier, part of SIG and a leading manufacturer of stretch hood equipment and film, receives United States Patent 8,936,152 for its Xeros™ condensation control film.  Xeros™ is ideal for protecting loads from outdoor elements while preventing condensation from forming inside the bag. The patent protects the multi-layer film technology used to manufacture Xeros™.

The combination of proprietary features effectively manages sunlight and creates an impermeable barrier to liquids.  Aside from eliminating condensation and unwanted elements from entering the bag, the technology also maintains barcode readability and prevents tears or punctures as bags are stretched over the load.

“The market was challenged with moisture problems when keeping stretch hooded loads outdoors for extensive periods of time.  There were also concerns about what was growing inside as a result of condensation build up,” says Jack Shirrell, V.P. Film Technology, Lachenmeier. “We tried many ideas before stumbling upon the unique combination of ingredients that solved the problem without creating new issues—and Xeros™ was born.” 

As a result, the patented Xeros™ film offers what they call “10-sided” (5 outside surfaces + 5 inside surfaces) waterproof protection and enables manufacturers to store loads outdoors or ship on flatbed trucks without fear of product damage. Coupled with the Lachenmeier stretch hood machines, Lachenmeier helps manufacturers optimally protect pallet loads while simultaneously reducing film usage 10-25%.

“We’ve had great success with this product line over several years - it has become a tried and true method for securing and protecting loads,” says Shirrell. “We are delighted to have received the first (U.S.) patent to protect our Xeros™ technology.”

Take a look at Xeros™ Anti Condensation Film here.

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About Lachenmeier
Founded in 1969, Lachenmeier has been committed to providing the global market with high-quality pallet wrapping equipment. With unmatched industry experience in stretch hooding and shrink hooding systems, Lachenmeier manufactures high quality, efficient and cost saving equipment, with the flexibility the global market demands. As a result, the company develops cutting-edge technologies that offer the best pallet wrapping solution for our customers. In 2014, Lachenmeier-N.A. became part of
Muller LCS, a leading manufacturer of innovative equipment and consumables for load containment and transit packaging-both are under the Signode Industrial Group (SIG).