1. Downgauging Stretch Film
To downgauge a film means to make the film thinner.
Less material is used in the process, and this can help a lot of companies meet their goals to reduce the amount of packaging material they use.
Financially, downgauging 5% leads to a 5% reduction in material cost.
By downgauging companies can save a tremendous amount of money per pallet.
2. Pre-stretch-able Film
Using Pre-stretch-able wrapping film can save money because of its high stability, intense physical energy.
This type of film allows the stretching to reach near its breaking point and by doing so, creates a substantial amount of additional lengths to the usable film into the process. This pre-stretching process is not possible by a human, and can only be done with a specific type of wrapping machine.
Common pre-stretch percentages range from 150-300%
That means that every meter of the film coming off a roll represents 2.5 to 4 meters of the film on the load.
There are definitely more ways to introduce savings into the packaging operation and these are just some standard methods that can be implemented right away to your company.
Typically, a company that wraps a significant amount of pallets a day is much more worth moving into machinery wrapping as it will not only saves on the film usage with pre-stretching it but also on the labor usage.
If you are still unsure if your company fits into the downgauging or machine wrapping category, give us a call or drop us an email.
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