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A detergent producing company used an old stretch wrapping machine to protect their products over pallets before storage. As the machine was of an outdated technology, the loss from stretch films was high, adding that a thickness of 23 microns was only suitable to use.
The company purchased and installed new machines equipped with a pre-stretching mechanism. This enabled better stretching before the film was applied on the products and reduced the losses of packaging material by using a 17 microns thickness film.
The company managed to reduce the weight of film per pallet by 40%, from 550g/pallet to 337 g/pallet.