After thorough research and practice in the packaging industry, we have found that one of the most complicated products to secure to a pallet is water. Load containment in this industry has always presented different problems. Stretch wrapping water isn’t easy!
PROBLEM 1: Movement of water
Water moving can be unpredictable, especially when the containers the water is in are wrapped to a pallet and transported around the world. The internal dimensions of the bottle are moving continuously. This situation is not like the fizzy drinks, where the pressure of the liquid makes the bottle firm. Hence, without this pressure, it makes it very difficult to secure the product.
PROBLEM 2: WEIGHT OF THE BOTTLE
Nowadays we see how bottles have become lighter and lighter. This situation has made it cheaper to produce a bottle of water. Also, due to technological advances, there are fewer health concerns due to the plastic used to contain the liquid. We can see in the drink sector the material used is 50% lighter than it was six years ago. This situation makes it much harder to secure a pallet of water.
PROBLEM 3: SPORTS CAPS
Once we overcome the previous problem, we now encounter all the new shapes water bottles have. The water bottles with sports caps are tough to secure to a pallet. Nowadays we can see around 35% of half a litre bottles have sports caps. It is challenging to stack all these bottles with a sports cap. The problem arises since the pressure is on the 15mm sports cap top. Hence, the upper part of the bottle is suffering all the pressure.
Abco Kovex has found solutions to all these problems after working in the industry for so long. We have all sorts of products to secure a pallet in transit: from anti-slip sheets to layer pads for interlayer stability. Also, high-performance stretch films to guarantee load containment.
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