Respack were asked to investigate pallet instability and pallet wrap snapping issues as well as undertake a transit packaging audit.
After an Optimax visit, we ascertained more efficient pallet wrapping films would reduce packaging costs and also environmental impact. A perfect example of why we say; “it’s not how much a roll of wrap costs, but what you can wrap with it that matters”.
The producer switched lines 1 and 2 to using Xtend™ film, and switched line 3 to using Xceed™ film. To improve stability we recommended that the overlap on the wrap was increased from 50mm to 200mm increasing film usage. That increase was far outweighed by a more efficient film and fewer damaged pallets.
On lines 1 and 2 using Xtend™ film reduced the weight of film used per pallet from 338g to 158g whilst increasing pallet stability.
On line 3 using Xceed™ reduced the weight of film per pallet from 373g to 176g whilst again increasing pallet stability.