One way Continental brings The Extra is through our detailed study of your unique packaging challenge allowing us to offer the best solution to your packaging needs.
Case in point, a well-known seafood company had a history of frustrating problems with their push/pull slip sheets. Often the automated suction cup delivery system would pick up multiple sheets at a time. This generated a lot of wasted sheets that the company was paying for. In addition, slip sheets would tend to curl, requiring someone to climb up on to the palletizer to remove the damaged sheet – costing the company valuable time and labor costs.
Following our introduction to this company, Continental developed a solution that addressed the problem of sheets sticking together, thus eliminating double feeding and curling. Additionally, Continental’s green solution saves our customer significant individual sheet costs.
Continental then went one step further, analyzing this company’s business cycles, identifying that their peak seasons for seafood sales was during Lent. This information allowed us to ensure an uninterrupted supply of packaging inventory. This was not identified by the previous supplier and had resulted in production down time.
Bringing The Extra means bringing only the most experienced problem solvers to your challenge. Our customers communicate directly with seasoned engineers who are trained in multiple disciplines. Our diverse industry knowledge can often resolve our customers various packaging concerns utilizing experiences in one industry and applying them to another.
For example, an industry leading food manufacturer was looking for an extra thin gauge stretch film that was both highly durable and would securely hold their containers without crushing their most delicate food products.
Fortunately, as a major supplier of stretch film to the PET bottling industry, we are well aware of the challenges of wrapping light weight containers. This is true from an equipment perspective (stretching thin film very far without it ripping) as well as a finished goods perspective (noting that film will tend to contract over time, like a rubber band, and damage the product). The film that we introduced to this customer was not only able to wrap at very high stretch levels (at a minimum 300%) but was proven not to contract in the warehouse or at their customers locations. Over the past five years with this company, not a single product has been damaged by the introduction of our suggested stretch wrap.