Reducing Product Damage in the Paper-Based FMCG Industry’s Supply Chain

Posted by Shea Sutherland

Did you know that tissues, diaper, and other paper-based industries suffer about 230 million dollars in product damage during the shipping process globally? About 70 million dollars of that loss happens in the North American markets alone.

stretch wrapped paper and tissueWhat is Causing the Damage?

The root cause of about 50% of in-transit product damage is ineffective stretch wrapping.

Effective stretch wrapping is the result of a number of factors all working together to protect a pallet load during shipping. Containment force, load-to-pallet bond, and no dragging film tails are the three keys to effective stretch wrapping any load but the tissue and paper industries present some specific challenges to stretch wrapping.

Stretch Wrapping Tissue and Paper

What Makes the Tissue and Paper Industries Unique?

When shipping in the tissue and paper industries there are some unique challenges that make effective stretch wrapping more difficult to achieve. To begin with, paper and tissue products are inherently more delicate and fragile than other products. Often pallet loads in these industries are also underweight.

Cost reduction strategies in these industries have also heavily focused on reducing primary and secondary packaging. This adds an additional challenge to the stretch wrapping process - including crushing and twisting of loads.

What Can You Do to Stop the Bleeding?

Stop the Bleeding! Our free guide for tissue and paper industry will help you improve the quality of your stretch wrapping.

This guide will walk you through the three things you need to know about stretch wrapping in the tissue and paper industries, three concrete steps for implementing effective stretch wrapping practices, and a short guide to effective stretch wrapping.

If you’re looking to brush up on stretch wrapping in the tissue and paper industries, this e-book is the perfect place to start!

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This post was published on May 2, 2017 and updated on July 6, 2017.

Topics: Stretch Wrapping, Product Damage, Tissue and Paper