PACKAGING FOR THE BEVERAGE INDUSTRY
Maximize Load Containment
Monitor Stretch Wrapping
Want to reduce secondary packaging and still protect your unit load?
We can help if:
- Your last attempt to reduce secondary packaging failed
- You have trouble seeing the big picture of load containment
- You don’t think it’s possible to save money with high performance film
- You want to know what you can learn from a site audit
- You need testing to prove load containment standards
- You need a way to monitor stretch wrapping performance
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Brands are making huge strides in sustainability using less material in product packaging. But if you’re not careful, this reduction in packaging can lead to load failure. Find out why loads are failing and how you can prevent product damage during transit.
We also have a solution if you’re looking to eliminate single use plastics from your beverage packaging. Fishbone is the recyclable can carrier system that will replace PE 6-pack rings and HDPE handles.
At the heart of our packaging solutions for the beverage industry is our use of high performance films for pallet wrapping. Our years of experience working specifically with beverage packaging are put to work in finding more and more advanced strategies that solve problems for our customers while reducing load failure and optimizing the way the film is used.
When you partner up with Atlantic for your pallet wrapping, you gain the insight and experience of our sales and customer service team as well as our in-house technicians. This powerhouse of a team can make recommendations and adjustments to your overall pallet wrapping system, including equipment and film, that can support the most difficult loads in a cost effective way.
The expertise of our team helps to save money on both the front end, by reducing internal packaging or reducing the amount of film used, and on the back end, by making adjustments to the pre stretch settings or containment force that can significantly reduce the threat of load damage.
As a company, Atlantic is prepared to see our beverage packaging customers through changes and advancements in the industry. Our pallet wrapping solutions don’t start and end with selling film. We look at the big picture – from your existing equipment and specific applications to your requests for improvements or changes – and can have a hand in the whole packaging process to ensure that your load gets out the door safely and efficiently.
Atlantic invests heavily in human resources, employing engineers and technicians who specialize in film properties and application.
Our experts are put to work designing the proper mix of resins and extruder blends to create film specific to each application. The pre-stretch ratios are optimized for ideal performance and a balance is found between pre stretch and containment forces to provide containment without damage to the product.
The technology and resources at our disposal, particularly with our Film Lab and through our MUST monitoring program, allow us to address the demands of stability, consistency, and product protection.
Stretch film properties cannot be detected simply by looking at the film. Problems are often found only after there has been damage. That’s why our MUST monitoring program is such an important part of our service to our beverage packaging customers. MUST continuously audits film application and collects data that our engineers can use to recommend adjustments for improved product protection, ultimately resulting in significantly lower unit costs.
A partnership with Atlantic for your full beverage packaging operations is valuable in terms of lowering costs, reducing damage, minimizing downtime and improving efficiencies.
We have the opportunity to make the most significant impact for our customers with our consulting services, which encompasses a big picture, comprehensive analysis of the packaging equipment, material, application, and operator training as well as an understanding of the beverage industry and advancements in packaging strategy and technology.
Using the Atlantic team as a consulting partner for beverage packaging provides a source of knowledge on the back end that allows our customers to confidently make the changes needed to meet demands as they arise.
The great value the Atlantic brings to our customers is the expertise, knowledge, and the technical resources that empowers businesses to make significant cost saving changes to their equipment and film application.
DATA DRIVEN COST SAVINGS
Our Film Lab represents potential cost savings for our customers. With our testing environment, we can make recommendations for down gauging shrink film and we can discover the real capabilities, tolerance and range of stretch film needed for a particular application.
PACKAGING WITH CONFIDENCE
The Film Lab also represents confidence in making the best possible changes or adjustments to equipment and film to match the application. The data we gather in the Film Lab allows us to make educated recommendations to our customers based on accurate, real world testing.
Our Material Usage Standards Tracking (MUST) system represents one of the most valuable opportunities we can offer to our beverage packaging customers. This system ensures that the recommended settings for the equipment – as pertains to the specific application – is maintained over time. It allows our service technicians to track changes or shifts in behavior, to investigate the cause of the change, and to make necessary corrections.
AUDITING FILM APPLICATION
The MUST system, exclusively from Atlantic and available for every brand of stretch wrapper, is a monitoring and communication system that continuously audits film application for improved product protection at significantly lower unit costs.
Our overall objective with the MUST system is to virtually eliminate damage and loss during shipping. The data it collects on your stretch wrapper helps our technicians and machine operators maintain the recommended stretching, application, and amount of film in order to reduce load shifting and damage.
The MUST system monitors every load that is wrapped on a given stretch wrapper, and the amount of film applied to a load is recorded and graphed in real-time. If a load is wrapped out of the engineered benchmark, production knows immediately.
MUST Monitoring gives plant personnel the necessary tool to ensure that no load ever leaves their facility with improper stretch film application.
From our Film Lab to our MUST stretch wrap monitoring, Atlantic helps our customers eliminate waste and variability in pallet wrapping. This, in turn, helps eliminate substantial amounts of plastic in the waste stream while also reducing total film cost for the customer.
Our goals are to help our customers achieve sustainability in terms of optimizing equipment and film standards in beverage packaging. Setting and maintaining these standards will optimize the amount of film used for pallet wrapping and improve maximum load integrity, ultimately reducing product damage and waste.
Atlantic represents a strategic blend of manufacturing of packaging materials, distribution of those materials, and consulting on packaging process and efficiency. For the beverage industry, we combine all of these resources to help our clients achieve success.
SLIP SHEETS, PALLET COVERS & MORE
Our converting operations produce products used widely in the beverage industry, including slip sheets, tie sheets, pallet covers, and corner boards for optimal product protection during transit.
RETAIL LABELS & SLEEVES
Our Printing & Graphics division produces high quality labels and shrink sleeves used for beverage retail packaging. We also make labels and inserts used during the packaging process.
Explore Atlantic and find the ultimate sources for all your beverage packaging needs, from manufactured goods, to stretch film, equipment, and consulting expertise.
“Our ability to understand the unique shipping needs of our customers places us in the best position for effectively wrapping pallet loads at the lowest possible cost.”