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According to the American Trucking Association nearly 70% of all the freight tonnage moved in the U.S. goes on trucks - which equates to 9.2 billion tons of freight annually. In short, that’s a lot of product headed to customer destinations on a daily basis and unfortunately not all arrives as intended. Nearly every manufacturer in every industry understands the importance of properly securing pallet loads for transport. One proverbial wrong turn and the entire load can be damaged.

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Muller Load Containment Solutions (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. 

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Unit Price vs. Total Cost Of Ownership (November 8, 2016) - 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? 

 

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 (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?

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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”). 


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Ash Grove Packaging incorporates Lachenmeier stretch hood for greater throughput and product stability   Cement has been a critical componen...

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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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