How to Prevent Loads from Tipping Over in a Truck

Posted by Kelly Wathen

A major cause of product damage is loads tipping over during transportation. Once a truck pulls out of your loading dock, what happens to your products is out of your control. Here are two things you can do to keep loads from tipping over.

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Topics: Stretch Wrapping, Product Damage, Freight

The Questions to Ask When Evaluating Stretch Wrapper Machine Manufacturers

Posted by Kelly Wathen

When you’ve been manufacturing, and distributing stretch wrappers as long as we have - since 1972 - it’s inevitable that a pattern will begin to emerge in the kinds of questions people ask you. There are a number of questions that most buyers, at one point or another, have about their specific stretch wrapping needs and the machine that will work best for them. However, before most buyers get to those specific questions they often have questions about the reliability and quality of the machines in general.

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Topics: Stretch Wrapping

Quick Guide to Stretch Wrapping

Posted by Kelly Wathen

From containment force to film tails, there is a lot to know if you want to achieve the efficient stretch wrapping necessary to minimize damage.

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Topics: Stretch Wrapping

Checklist for Buying a Stretch Wrapper

Posted by Kelly Wathen

From cereal to concrete, stretch wrapping plays an important role in the shipping journey of many kinds of products. In our industry, we often say that anything can be stretch wrapped. Some items just need special considerations and planning before they are wrapped, but for the most part, you can stretch wrap anything.

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Topics: Stretch Wrapping, Buying a Stretch Wrapper

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.

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Topics: Stretch Wrapping, Product Damage, Tissue and Paper

Earthquakes, Pallet Damage, and Stretch Wrapping

Posted by Paul Stewart

If you've never been in an earthquake you would be amazed at how much damage 30 seconds of vibration can do. Even relatively short and mild earthquakes can cause serious damage.

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Topics: Stretch Wrapping, Product Damage

Special Considerations when Stretch Wrapping Building Products

Posted by Shea Sutherland

Easy....but not simple

"It's not complicated. I just need a stretch wrapper for regular pallets."

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Topics: Stretch Wrapping

Don’t Forget Support When Purchasing a Stretch Wrapper

Posted by Allison Myers

It’s About the Load

Loads that ship with the right amount of containment force, are locked to the pallet with a film cable, and have no long or dragging film tails have the highest probability of arriving safely at their destinations.

As you begin your stretch wrapping machine purchasing journey, make sure you know why stretch wrapping is an essential part of your shipping process. 

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Topics: Stretch Wrapping

Figure Out How to Stretch Wrap Your Loads Before You Buy a Machine

Posted by Shea Sutherland

The biggest cost driver in stretch wrapping is in-transit damage incurred by loads that were stretch wrapped ineffectively. One of the best ways to stretch wrap well is with a stretch wrapping machine. In fact, we’ve talked about some of the problems with hand wrapping pallets before, and often the biggest issue with hand wrapping is that machines are just better at wrapping loads than people are.

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Four Types of Common Stretch Wrappers Explained

Posted by Shea Sutherland

In the absence of strict wrap standards and regular testing, stretch wrapping can seem more like an art than a science. The items need to be stacked correctly and the pallet needs to be wrapped to contain the items, preventing damage while keeping the continuity of the pallet during shipping.

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Topics: Stretch Wrapping