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The Importance of Proper Pallet Wrapping for Load Stability

The Importance of Proper Pallet Wrapping for Load Stability

Pallet wrapping is an essential step in the packaging process that helps ensure the safety and stability of goods during storage and transportation. However, to get the best results, it’s important to use the right pallet wrapping machine and stretch film. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the benefits of using the correct pallet wrapping machine and the importance of stretching film for load stability purposes.

The Importance of a Correct Pallet Wrapping Machine

Choosing the right pallet wrapping machine can significantly impact the quality of your pallet wrapping. There are several factors to consider when selecting a pallet wrapping machine, such as:

– The type of goods being packaged
– The size and weight of the goods
– The desired level of automation
– The required speed and efficiency

By choosing the right pallet wrapping machine, you can achieve better wrapping results and improve the safety of your goods during storage and transportation. For example, if you have heavy goods, you’ll use different settings on the machine to a pallet of lightweight goods – a heavy pallet may need more wraps, higher tension, higher stretch than a lightweight pallet but all these options can be testing by a Pallet Load Stability specialist during an onsite visit.

The Importance of Stretching Film for Pallet Load Stability

In addition to using the correct pallet wrapping machine, stretching film is also essential for load stability. When you stretch the film, it provides a tighter, more secure wrap around the goods, reducing the risk of movement during transit. This, in turn, improves the stability of the load and helps to prevent damage to the goods.

By stretching the film, you are able to use less film to achieve the same level of wrapping and protection. This can significantly reduce the cost of packaging and increase the efficiency of the process.

To stretch the film correctly, it’s important to use the right stretch film. Some of the factors to consider when choosing a stretch film include:

– The thickness of the film
– The type of goods being packaged
– The desired level of stretch
– The environmental conditions of storage and transportation

When stretching film, it’s also important to avoid over-stretching, which can cause the film to tear and compromise the stability of the load. Instead, aim for a consistent level of stretch that provides adequate protection without causing damage to the film.

In conclusion, proper pallet wrapping and stretching film are essential for ensuring the stability of loads during storage and transportation. By choosing the right pallet wrapping machine and stretch film, you can achieve better results, improve the safety of your goods, and maximize the yield of your roll of stretch film. If you have any questions about pallet wrapping or stretch film, feel free to reach out to Castle Industrial Supplies who have a team of specialists who advise and consult and implement improvements in Pallet Load Stability.

How did Carpetright reduce their plastic usage by 73.6%?

Carpetright, the UK’s leading flooring retailer, has made significant strides in reducing plastic usage and CO2 emissions thanks to Castle Industrial. In an interview with Pete Newby, Distribution Site Manager, and Daniel Burt, Operations Manager, Carpetright reveals how Castle Industrial has helped optimize their pallet wrapping operations.

Carpetright was looking for a company that could offer full stability testing, rather than just a cheaper product. Castle Industrial came in and conducted testing on the load stability film they provide, and it was found to be best in class. Carpetright was originally using a 30-micron plastic from another supplier, but they switched to Castle Industrial’s 15-micron plastic, which saved 52% on costs, equating to around £19,000.

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Cost Saving

Moreover, Carpetright has seen a significant reduction of 73.6% plastic and CO2 emissions, which equates to 21 tonnes per annum. This reduction is a result of Castle Industrial’s innovative products and processes. Castle Industrial’s team identified inefficiencies in Carpetright’s existing pallet wrapping machines and recommended two new pallet wrapping machines to increase load stability. These machines were purchased for their Florence Supplies, which is another part of their division.

Carpetright’s decision to work with Castle Industrial was based on product and testing, CO2 reduction, and price. According to Pete Newby, the three reasons why he would recommend Castle Industrial are the price, the support and testing, and the CO2 reductions.

Carpetright | Purfleet, UK
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Plastic Reduction

With the rising global focus on reducing plastic usage and CO2 emissions, Carpetright’s success story is a shining example of how companies can work with innovative partners like Castle Industrial to achieve their sustainability goals. The reduction in plastic and CO2 emissions not only benefits the environment, but it also reduces costs for businesses, making it a win-win situation.

In conclusion, Carpetright’s partnership with Castle Industrial has led to significant reductions in plastic usage and CO2 emissions, while also saving costs. Carpetright’s success story is a testament to how innovative partnerships can help businesses achieve their sustainability goals, all while saving money in the process. 

"We've seen a reduction of 73.6% plastic and CO2 reductions which equates to 21 tonnes per annum."
Peter Newby
Distribution Site Manager at Carpetright