When we talk about unitization and packaging for the building products industry, we are talking about labeling, coding, and protecting products as diverse as PVC piping, drywall panels, and block masonry. Manufacturers throughout this industry rely on packaging that will protect their products when exposed to the elements, when handled on forklifts, and transported on trucks, trains, and ships. They also rely on labeling and coding that will withstand all of the above and make it to the retailers intact.
Fragile products such as drywall panels require great care in their packaging to keep them secure during transit and storage. Brick and block are more rugged but require just as much care so as not to overpower the packaging and cause serious damage. PVC pipes can be unruly to handle, relying on the packaging to keep them organized and easier to manage.
Unitization refers to grouping individual products into standardized larger units designed to increase efficiency in handling and transportation.
Whether we’re working with carpet squares, ceramic tiles, light fixtures, windows, roofing shingles, paint, electrical wire or any other building product, achieving unitization means we’re keeping the product safe, we’re optimizing the pallet and the truck load capacity, we’re revealing the label and bar code effectively, and we’re reducing the potential for damage during transit and storage. We’re also making it easier and faster to handle the materials through loading and unloading.
Atlantic’s experience in working with building product manufacturers includes helping our customers achieve unitization. We supply the right equipment, materials, labels, and printing for each unique product and application, and provide creative solutions to reach the most effective methods for material handling.
Some of these solutions include strapping tools and materials, shrink film, cornerboard and slip sheets, stretch film with UVI agents, plain and printed poly bags, UVI coated labels, and inkjet printing. We also use systems of packaging equipment, including conveyors, whose controls are programmed to provide safe and productive flow through your plant.
Contact Atlantic today to learn more about our packaging work in the building products industry: (800) 722-5841