Anyone can extrude a low gauge stretch film. Although, beverage sector stretch film, must be the best quality due to the demanding industry. However, not everyone can achieve consistency demanded by high spec fully automatic Wrapping Systems.
What systems does it work with?
ITW Octopus machines have run AK300. This machine film has 11,4mu in thickness and also can stretch up to 300%. Additionally, we can say that this machine stretch wrap has been in the beverage sector for over four years now.
On the other hand, gearing may have been increased to maximise yield. But Load Containment and Stability are recorded. Hence, we track stretch wrap performance, and therefore global supply continues with no downtime.
How to reduce snapping of film?
To ensure less snapping, more throughput and no downtime, look at the blend of Polymer. LDPE is a good base but not enough for the Fully Auto Lines. As stated at the start of this article “Anyone can extrude a low gauge Stretch Wrap …”.
Do low gauge films work as good as higher gauge?
More so than ever Low Gauge Mono-Polymer Stretch Films are coming to Market. Yes, they maybe 15mu or 12mu but do they work?
For the guy wrapping a few pallets here and a few pallets there well maybe. For the Leaders of Industry, Hell No! Mono-Polymer films do not have the properties for sharp corners, nor for 300% plus stretch. Therefore, they most definitely do not achieve appropriate Load Containment or Stability for shipment on Road, Sea or Air.
Beverage Sector Stretch Film: Advantages of AK300
AK300% range of Films are Multi-Polymer achieving:
- Better Optics
- Superior Puncture Resistance
- More Packs Wrapped per roll.
- Less Waste
- No downtime
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