Category: Damage Prevention

The right stretch film for the food industry

What’s the best stretch film for the food industry? GOOD QUESTION. Luckily for you, we’ve got you covered. Vented stretch films come to mind, specifically Air-Flow stretch wrap.   So what’s the deal with this film? First of all it has die cut holes for increased ventilation. The ventilation will help reduce spoiling of food that can normally happen with regular stretch film. It does this by reducing the condensation inside the pallet wrap. Protecting fresh food, hot food, and frozen

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Testing for package safety

Package Safety

Package Safety Package testing is a very important part of package safety. There are many different type of packages and package protection material that companies use, all of which have undergone some sort of testing. Things to know when learning about package safety: Will the package itself protect the product? How are packages tested? How efficient is this in finding flaws in material or protection? New Materials Every time a new package material is invented, it must undergo testing. There

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What is elongation recovery?

Elongation Recovery is an important characteristic of strapping to consider when choosing the correct strap. Elongation– the lengthening of something. Recovery– a return to a normal state of health, mind, or strength. Vibration, handling, time, temperature and humidity cause some types of packages and unit-loads to shrink or settle quite a lot. Others shrink or settle to a lesser degree. All plastic strapping materials elongate under tension and seek to recover a part of the elongation as stress is relieved. In contrast

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3 packaging considerations for strapping

There’s 3 main factors to consider when choosing the type of strapping for your package. We previously talked about package characteristics and the types of packages. Now it’s time to review how the package will be handled, stored, and shipped. Handling A load picked up by overhead crane requires more careful consideration than a product that is handled by conveyor or fork lifting truck. Lifting packages by the strap should only be done with special steel strapping, seals, and lifting methods.

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4 Package characteristics to choose the correct strapping

Packaging characteristics for strapping

Physical characteristics will help determine the correct strapping Once you’ve identified the package type, you must know how the load’s physical package characteristics will affect the strapping selection. Let’s go over 4 characteristics of industrial packaging and what to look for. Corners Corners have a direct bearing on the type of strap which you select. For example, you don’t want to apply plastic strapping directly on a rigid load such as steel blanks. Without corner protection, the sharp metal edges

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