Case Study: Top UK Beverage Manufacturer

A leading UK beverage company approached Manupackaging UK with a request to increase their pallet load stability whilst not compromising their current costs.

A Manupackaging representative conducted a free STATS audit which then was used to make recommendations on how the goods could be wrapped more efficiently whilst still achieving the correct holding force in order to ensure their pallets were transported securely. The customer was using a 23 micron power pre-stretch material and wrapped all pallets using a fully automated stretch wrapping machine.

With this information we were able to analyse our range of films, choosing the most suitable specification in order to achieve increased pallet stability and maximum cost reduction.

A natural characteristic of Melite is increased holding force and puncture resistance, so even though the film thickness was reduced by 26% we were able to achieve significantly higher holding forces.

Manupackaging recommendation produced 140g of film used per pallet; a cost saving of £50,000 per annum. We also increased pallet stability by 2kg on the top, middle and bottom of the pallet.

The Customer was so happy with the outcome that we were asked to conduct STATS at their other UK based sites, showing the customer a total cost saving of around £250,000 over a period of 12 months.

AUDIT DATA

Film GradePower StretchMelite
Wrapping Information  
Revolutions to wrap1713
Load Circumference4,400mm4,400mm
Film Thickness23mu17mu
Containment Data  
Tap load force6kg8kg
Middle load force6kg8kg
Base load force6.5kg8.5kg
Film Performance Data  
Consumption per pallet249g140g
Annual Consumption98,604kg55,400kg
Cost per pallet£0.34£0.21

 

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