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Higher load security for products on pallets

New Eumos legislation establishes stricter requirements

logo eumosLoad securing is an important consideration for manufacturers. Every day, accidents take place due to sliding or toppling loads, or worse still, due to overturned lorries. And this results in dangerous work situations, reputation damage and an increase in costs.

What does this mean for you?
Up to May 2018, loaders were obligated to secure loads in accordance with clause 22 of the STVO, to prevent them from sliding, falling off or toppling over, also during emergency stops or sudden evasive manoeuvres. However, emphasis has now changed under new EUMOS norm 40509, which aims to maximise load security in the most efficient manner. It shifts responsibility to loaders and packers for the way in which pallet-based loads are safely stacked and secured. Under the new legal norm, load suppliers are obligated to deliver stable loads and provide proof of stability if necessary. It also assigns a completely new status to tertiary packaging used on pallets.

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Tallpack line for cohesive mineral powder

Tallpack International recently realised a complete packaging line- which is used for very light, cohesive and immobile mineral powder- for the Russian Mining Chemical Company. The line includes a bagging machine, a bag flattener and press, a robotic palletizer and a pallet wrapper.

The mining company processes the mineral Brucite into very fine mineral powders. This mineral powder is then, for example, used in the agricultural sector to deacidify soil. The mineral powder is packed into big bags in the company's first factory, which was constructed in 2011. However, the market then expanded into other sectors that use the mineral powder in smaller quantities and in much finer varieties (used as product for water purification, but also as flame retardant in plastics and as raw material for composites.) This resulted in a second factory being constructed, where mineral powder is no longer packaged in big bags, but in valve bags (20 and 25 kg). The increase in sales possibilities then justified constructing a third production facility in Vyazma, which is around 200 kilometres to the west of Moscow. RMCC wanted suitable technology for this factory, whereby mineral powder would no longer be packaged in valve bags, but in bags based on the FFS principle (Form Fill Seal).

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Stick’n Grip easy & effective application for Pallet stability

Stickn Grip2Stick’N Grip is a product made up of a PET support of varying thickness (for example 50 or 75 µm) with two coated sides.

The first side has an anti-slip coating (the Grip side) covered with spots. The spots on this side provide the anti-slip effect. The advantage of these spots is their strong power to prevent slipping without damaging the palletised product above.

The second side is adhesive (the Stick side) and has a film of plastic to protect the glue. 

To use Stick’N Grip, simply remove the protective film and put the adhesive side (the Stick side) of the product in contact with the surface to be made anti-slip. 

 

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AMI Stretch & Shrink Film

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Stretch & Shrink Film 2018 will be the 15th edition of this AMI’s conference, which has become well-known forum where the industry meets to discuss key trends influencing business developments and profitability. The presentations cover innovations in film formulation for pallets stretch wrap, shrink hoods, collation shrink and stretch hoods, advancements in extrusion technologies and raw material characteristics.

 

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