Damaged Pallet Loads costs companies millions per year
A lot of load movement during transit is out of our control- abrupt starting and stopping, vibration, sharp turns etc. If a load on the pallet is not correctly contained, you run a high risk of it being damaged during transit. Like a chain, the containment force of a load is only as strong as its weakest point. Loads are most likely to fail when where the containment force is below minimum requirement.
What is your Pallet’s Load Containment Force?
Film Layers x Wrapping Tightness = Containment Force
‘Containment Force’ is the total squeezing pressure the film exerts on the load.
The right containment force is the key to pallet wrapping. Containment force is the squeezing pressure the film puts on a load which loads it together. More film revolutions doesn’t mean your load will be more secure. Inconsistent containment force or a poor load-to-pallet bond are the most common reason for pallet load failure.
If a pallet needs to be wrapped, it needs to be done properly. (Don’t lose sight of the objective) Remember, pallets are wrapped to contain and protect your goods during transit and storage in the most efficient and cost effective method.
3 Key Requirements for a Stable Pallet Load:
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