Why You Need Green Packaging Technology For Perishable Distribution

13 May 2015
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With a changing market that's geared toward responsible consumption and eco-friendly packing alternatives, updating to green stretch wrapping technology is a must for any distributor of perishables. The reliance on pallet wrapping machinery is an important part of maintaining the integrity of your food or beverage product from the time it leaves the conveyor belt to the minute it hits the shelf. But if you're still using outdated stretch and pallet wrapping machines to keep your perishables in top condition during transfer, there are a few reasons why you need to update to green technology.

You'll Save

You can save money on packaging with green alternatives, like reusable wraps, hybrid plastics, and packaging films that cut down on overall product usage. Most green film and plastic alternatives can be loaded into a universal range of wrapping machinery, and rolls are increasingly becoming available without center cardboard tubing, so there's nothing but film purchased by weight.

And green pallet wrapping machinery is an update that you should consider beyond loading old equipment with new films, because modern applications can help you wrap more efficiently, using less electricity in the process. Green pallet wrappers round sharp corners without puncturing, utilize computerized automation to adapt to fluctuations in conveyor output, and adjust packaging to the load, so that only the most minimal plastic is used in the process of packaging. Updated technology is also more resilient in a wider range of environments, so there is less of a need to plan manufacturing designs or conditional controls around wrapping.

Better Packaging

Not only do you save more money over time with green pallet wrapping technology, the process has been streamlined to provide optimal packaging for your perishable products. Without the need for excess plastic, the products can be unwrapped easier with less plastic. Since computerized controls determine the level of wrapping needed to accurately protect each individual pallet, there's less guesswork (and waste) involved in the process of packaging. Green pallet wrappers are also best at wrapping perishables securely without the need for shrinking, which can damage goods with exposure to heat.

There are a diverse array of plastics that are corn-based and recycled, as well as films that offer color coding, for both consumer appeal and easy identification. Green films and wrapping machinery looks better from a consumer perspective, but they also help to promote less damage during transport through the use of stronger materials and tighter packaging.