Stretch wrap inventor recognized for career devoted to cargo securing.
Malden, Netherlands December 2019 – The European Safe Logistics Association (EUMOS) held their 6th International Conference in Valencia, Spain to discuss the latest research and practices with the goal to make roads safer. Lantech Founder, Pat Lancaster, received the EUMOS Award for recognition of his career devoted to cargo securing, helping to make logistics on the road safer in Europe and on a global scale.
In the course of the conference, participants coming from various industry sectors, academia and the public sector demonstrated their commitments in striving toward zero fatalities on the road by 2050, as determined in the EU Vision 0 Initiative.
Forty-seven years of correlative testing and logistical experience have provided Lantech with a wealth of data, and produced an evidence-based prototype for maximizing load wrap quality that includes:
- Specified containment force (with high and low limits) at the top, middle and bottom of the load
- Each load effectively bonded to the pallet with a rolled or gathered rope placed above the fork truck entry of the pallet
- No dragging film tails
Lantech’s performance-tested method can help companies prevent in-transit damage and maintain compliance with the initiative. You can read more about Lantech’s time-tested load quality metric for an uncertain regulatory environment in this blog.
In 1972 Lantech made an impact on the world by inventing the stretch wrapper and changing the way companies package and protect their products for shipment. Now, billions of pallet loads are stretch wrapped every year. Today we build case and tray handling machines in the Netherlands and stretch wrappers in the United States, with sales and technical support worldwide. Over the years our business has been built on innovation, customer support and the mission to dramatically reduce shipping damage globally.
EUMOS is a non-profit organization devoted to improving safety throughout the logistics chain, has been instrumental in the development of several standards for cargo security and continuously works with load security experts to improve those standards in Europe.