Lindum discussed at length the challenges faced, and started to begin to address it with a free packaging audit. The team went on site and looked at their entire pallet wrapping operations. With an audit, the Lindum team look at everything from current products and machines, to processes and machine settings. Our team worked closely with the client’s operations team to ensure the audit was as thorough as possible and were soon able to identify ways in which to solve the challenges. The team noted that the film that was currently being used on the high-speed wrapping machines was a thick, over specified film.
This meant that a thinner film could be used to do the same job, and would result in less product required. At the same time, the settings on the wrapping machine were incorrect – which meant that too much film was being used to wrap each pallet.
The right machine settings are critical to ensuring maximised film yield. As a result of these findings it was recommended that the pharmaceutical company switch to a high-performance Nano film – and our Carestretch Nano was recommended. Why this film? Carestretch Nano performs incredibly well on high-speed wrapping machines, with incredible strength and high puncture and tear resistance. Furthermore, with up to 400% stretch capabilities, our Carestretch Nano film works exceptionally well on high-speed machines ensuring much less film was needed than the existing film that was being used. Adjusting the current gears on the existing machines too meant that a much better film yield was possible. This combined with the film savings from switching to a Nano film meant that significant cost, plastic and CO2 savings could all be achieved.