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Case Studies – Thornton’s

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Headline: 43% reduction in pallet wrap usage for Thornton’s

Task:

Lindum were asked to assess current packaging processes and identify opportunities for improvement and costs savings, whilst at the same time suggesting a more environmentally friendly solution for wrapping pallets.

 

Findings:

The pallet wrapping machine is a Lantech power pre-stretch type machine.  The film in use was a blue 17mu film supplied in 16kg rolls on a 1.718kg cardboard core. We ran trials with our blue Carewrap™ 515 with BioZ, a biodegradable film designed specifically for the type of machine Thornton’s are running. We altered the machine settings to make use of the higher performance of the Carewrap™ film which reduced the amount of wrap per pallet from 182g to 94g, a 48.4% reduction in the amount used. The higher tension also increased the pallet containment force, making each pallet more stable and secure.

 

Results:

  • Less cost as increased load retention leads to fewer damages
  • Less waste through 48.4% reduction in amount of pallet wrap used which is more than 14 tonnes less polythene to landfill every year
  • Less environmental impact due to the fully biodegradable BioZ film that will biodegrade naturally in a 1-2-year timeframe with no harmful micro bead residue
  • Less downtime as fibres in the film reduce significantly film breaks and snaps.

Why not get in touch to explore how Lindum Packaging could deliver less for you and your business:

Less production downtime
Less cost
Less waste
Less cash tied up in stock

Contact us today to have an initial chat with one of our transit packaging experts

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