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What are Edge Protectors?

Edge Board Protectors

Cardboard edge protectors are essential for preventing potential surface damage and strapping cuts to pallet loads, bundles and cartons. They can also be used to stabilise stretch wrapped freight. Damage during transport and storage can cost manufacturing and logistics companies a significant financial loss.

By including edge and corner protection to freight packaging, companies will save money and reduce product losses. Freight will arrive intact boosting brand reputation and customer satisfaction. For adequate protection against moisture Edge Protectors are water resistant and can effectively withstand tension from pallet straps, protecting pallets edges.

Cardboard edge protectors secure the pallet load but they also provide stacking strength for multiple pallets, saving on storage space in transportation vehicles and warehousing. Placing cardboard edge protection on the inside edges of a carton will improve rigidity and reduce crushing during transport and stacking.

To save on wastage the Dura-Grip Edge Board Cutter allows for custom lengths to be cut to suit the load. Not all packaged freight has uniform edging. The cutter also saves on wastage, is quick and safe to use, eliminating workplace injury and saving time.

Dura-Grip Plastic Edge Protectors are designed to prevent strapping from cutting into cartons, pallets and bundles and damaging freight. They are also often used on packs of timber to prevent damage by the Strapping.

Plastic Corner Protectors have ridges to hold up to 22mm strapping in place – which helps secure goods during transit.

See our range of Edge Protectors below:

100% Recyclable Orbitwrap

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Addressing the recycling crisis through the latest packaging technology with Orbitwrap.

Our country is in a recycling crisis after China stopped accepting our recycling waste exports in January 2019. With plastics being a huge waste problem in Australia, it makes sense to minimise the effect with Orbitwrap, especially when it comes to pallet wrapping. Single use plastics continue to be the biggest problem in the recycling industry with less than half ending up recycled and the rest staying in landfill or ending up in our oceans.

Australian Industry leaders endorsed by the government have set the following targets:

  • 100% of all Australia’s packaging will be reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025 or earlier
  • 70% of Australia’s plastic packaging will be recycled or composted by 2025
  • 30% average recycled content will be included across all packaging by 2025
  • Problematic and unnecessary single-use plastic packaging will be phased out through design, innovation or introduction of alternatives

Australian Government Department of the Environment and Energy, media release 25 June, 2019

Pallet wrapping is a major contributor to plastic waste volumes in land fill and at sea. Plastic pallet wrapping is used to secure millions of loads daily to prevent shifting and damage of goods during transport. It also helps to keep the loads neat and stable for easy stacking. It has become a necessary product for companies who transport goods locally and overseas.

Orbitwrap Save

One solution to this problem is called Orbitwrap Save, a new product that reduces the amount of plastic needed to wrap a pallet. Orbitwrap Save is an innovative blown octene based pre stretched wrap with high remaining elasticity that stretches further than other stretch wraps, whether applied mechanically or by hand from a handheld dispenser. You get that extra length and cost savings by using it over conventional pallet wrap, especially if you apply it from a built for purpose pallet wrapping machine.

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Orbitwrap Save can be used like all other stretch wraps in the same friction brake wrapping machines. You get double the amount of wrap on a roll compared to conventional wraps and it is a better choice for the environment due to the fact it takes less than half the volume of conventional stretch wrap to achieve a neat and high holding force.

Orbitwrap Save is a high-performance wrap that is puncture resistant, high in elasticity and does not neck down which reduces the number of revolutions needed to wrap a pallet, resulting in far less plastic needed and the wrapping taking less time.

Check out our You Tube video showing Orbitwrap Save in action on a turntable pallet wrapping machine below.

 

The good thing about Orbitwrap Save, is that it is 100% recyclable. Most councils don’t want to see it in your recycling bin though. If your business has a lot of pallet wrap waste, there are companies out there that can be contracted to pick up and recycle your used soft plastics.