Keeping Stable Pallets Through Pallet Bands
Pallet bands are becoming a widely used commodity, particularly for warehouse storage solutions. When it comes to transporting pallets of goods, one cannot do without keeping the load stable and well-protected. This is where these tightening plastic straps come in. With Sanstrap® Stretch Bands to keep the loads secure during handling and transport, both the pallets and the people handling them are kept safe.
Pallet Security with Pallet Straps
For many years, there was a focus on single-use plastics and practices which were less-than-sustainable. Nowadays, with the increase in awareness of the detriment of such practices, many consumers have shifted to more environmentally friendly ideas. The idea is not limited to these people however, as more and more companies are considering and implementing a greener way of doing things.
The field of warehouse storage must not be left behind. As manufacturers and distributors opt for the eco-friendly approach, one specific aspect must not be left behind: pallet stabilization.
In the past, materials such as stretch wraps, adhesive tapes, wrapping bands and rubber bands were utilized for stabilizing the contents of a pallet. Some of these materials served their purpose but could unfortunately be used only once before needing to be discarded. The understanding of the impacts that these materials brought was not fully developed and for many years, these things were used nonchalantly.
Now that the world is more open to new ideas, Sanstrap® Stretch Bands are replacing these tools for pallet stabilization.
These tightening plastic straps have many advantages over their counterparts. One of them is that they are actually cheaper to invest in in the long run. Since they are reusable, they can be utilized multiple times before discarding. And even when they need to be retired, the stretch bands are actually 100% recyclable, making them the eco-friendlier choice for any green company.
These pallet bands are also easier to use. In fact, they can be applied (and removed) by a single person. The bands can be applied within seconds and tightly hold onto the pallets’ contents, prepping them for handling and transport. If one so chooses, adding corner protectors to the boxes can also be done. The pallet bands could then wrap around these too, adding more security to the products.
Another advantage that these tightening plastic straps has over other types of materials is that they do not cause any damage, i.e.,the straps do not rip off the parts of the boxes they are trying to protect. Adhesive tapes, previously used to stabilize pallets, would, more often than not, result in damaged boxes. Trying to remove them after they’ve served their purpose would have been a tedious job that often resulted in problems with the packaging. At most, one could just leave them be, but at a time when even the aesthetics of packaging is heavily critiqued, this could be detrimental to the company.
Sanstrap® Stretch Bands do not have this problem. Since they are not adhesive but merely wrap around the products, they do not damage the materials or their boxes, just keep the pallet contents secure during any movement.
Besides these numerous advantages, another great thing is that they do not require machines. Unlike plastic wraps which needed machinery to wrap plastic around the entire pallet, pallet bands require no such thing, saving you money by no longer needing the machine, floor space from the machine that is no longer necessary, as well as making your people’s lives easier because they’ll no longer need to learn and operate the said machine.
Tightening plastic straps are certainly the better choice for any company choosing to go the easier, more economical and more eco-friendly route.
Sanstrap® with Benefel Pty. Ltd.
For all of your tightening plastic strap needs, you have Sanstrap® with Benefel Pty. Ltd. alongside you. We cater to international clientele with a focus on making all packaging and shipping needs more efficient and secure. For inquiries, contact us today!