Alphabond’s AquaPeel® and CleanPeel® Palletising Adhesives Save on Pallet Wrap Costs by at Least 60%

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Alphabond’s AquaPeel® and CleanPeel® Palletising Adhesives Save on Pallet Wrap Costs by at Least 60%

July 24
11:51 2013

One of the food and drink industry’s fastest growing suppliers, Alphabond, understands the needs and challenges of supermarkets and their suppliers better than most, which is why so many leading supermarket chains are turning to the company for specialist adhesive solutions.

Alphabond commits large resources into developing new products that enable its customers to increase operational efficiency, cut machine downtime and maximise profitability.

Aquapeel application equipment.

One of the company’s recent projects was to develop unique pallet stabilisation products with the aim of reducing pallet wrap waste.

David Barkway, the palletising market specialist for Alphabond, says: “New developments from Alphabond mean you can apply our AquaPeel® technology onto plastic bags, tray and shrink packs and corrugated cartons with one grade which doesn’t leave any damage on removal of the pack and leaves no residual tack on your product.

“Food and drink companies are waking up to the fact that the use of AquaPeel® and CleanPeel® palletising adhesives are able to save a lot of money by reducing pallet wrap by at least of 60%.

“We’ve had conversations with the major supermarkets and we’ve learned that their customers want to go in the direction of sending pallets in with no pallet wrap at all. We’re proud to be working with suppliers and supermarkets to drive packaging waste down, which is fantastic for the environment.

“Some beverage customers who have gone ‘wrapless’ on their pallets, report that out of thousands of pallets sent into supermarket distribution centres, the number of MIT’s (moved-in-transit) has been so negligible that the total number of cases reported didn’t come to one complete pallet!”

Alphabond have concentrated on the formulation of new technology for this area and now offer some of the market’s leading products for both hot melt and waterbased solutions.

Cleanpeel sprayed onto tray and shrink.

Alphabond’s CleanPeel® product is packed in the new Mini PillowPack® format eliminating the use of silicone paper wrapped blocks which some competitors use – thus the new pillows go straight in the tank with no unwrapping, no dust or dirt from the warehouse can stick adhesive prior to it going into the glue tank.

Cost savings for those that replaced pallet wrap have been phenomenal – with the cost saving per pack being anything from 0.03/pack – making it very attractive.

David Barkway continues: “Environment impacts are huge too – as companies are often putting on 300 – 400 grams per pallet of wrap, this typically equates to a contribution of 40 tonnes of waste for every 100,000 pallets of end product.”

Alphabond supply the whole package including the Birkstein Otler application equipment.

Alphabond develops high quality adhesive solutions that optimise productivity, presentation and profitability. This approach has proved popular with its customers, who include some of the largest and most profitable beverage and food manufacturers from Europe and Australasia.

Contact Alphabond’s adhesive experts at info@alphabond.co.uk for free advice on finding the best adhesive solution for your application, or visit www.alphabond.co.uk for information.

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