KB Packaging: Why using the right pallet wrap matters

KB Packaging: Why using the right pallet wrap matters

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The world of logistics and supply chains is pretty fast paced and efficiency and safety is paramount within these industries. When it comes to securing palletised goods for transportation and storage, pallet wrap plays a vital role. But not all films are created equal and choosing the right one for your particular operations will make he world of difference. Here is why using the right pallet wrap is important for your logistical success.

Stability and security

The primary function of stretch film is to ensure the stability of palletised goods. The right film, used with the appropriate method of application, creates a secure unit, preventing shifting and damage during transit. This not only protects the products but also reduces the risk of accidents and injuries in warehouses and on the road.

Cost savings

Using the wrong film can lead to wasted materials, increased wrap usage, and in the end higher costs. Choosing the right film for your specific load weight, size, and transportation conditions will ensure optimal performance and minimises unnecessary material use. Additionally, proper wrapping techniques can further reduce costs by lowering the risk of product damage and returns.

Environmental impact

With ever growing concerns about plastic waste, choosing a sustainable film is something that is becoming increasingly more important. Look for films manufactured using recycled materials, or those that are specifically designed for easy recycling. In addition to this using the right amount of film for the job helps to minimise overall plastic consumption.

Brand reputation

If your goods arrive damaged to their destination it won’t only reflect poorly on your products but also on your brands reputation. Using the right film ensure that your products will arrive safely and intact, contributing to a positive customer experience and brand image.

Compliance

In the UK, there are certain regulations regarding the use of plastic packaging materials. Choosing stretch film that complies with these regulations, such as the Plastic Packaging Tax, ensures you are operating within the legal framework and avoiding potential fines.

With a variety of stretch film options available in the UK, choosing the right one can seem daunting. Ask yourself this:

What are your specific needs? What are the products you are shipping? What is their weight? and what are the size and shape of your pallets? what will the transportation conditions be like?

Film characteristics? Gauge, pre-stretch and specific features like tear resistance or UV protection.

Cost-effectiveness? Balance performance and price to find the optimal solution.

Is it working towards your sustainability goals? Opt for recycled or recyclable materials whenever possible.

Investing in the right film is much more than simply a cost; it’s an investment in; safety, efficiency, sustainability, and your brand reputation. Working with suppliers that are reputable suppliers that will help you to understand your specific needs, can help towards ensuring your palletised goods arrive safely and securely every time.

Get in touch via the contact form for more information.

This article was originally published by KB Packaging.

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