The environment and our awareness of how we use, and recycle, the resources that we have has become a more prominent issue in recent years. This can be a tricky issue for manufacturers who want to do their bit for the environment but don’t want to compromise in any way on the quality of their product or reduce the packing that they use that helps protect their produce in transit.
If your company already uses one of the traditional shrink wrapping machines on the market, then you may be wondering what alternatives there really are out there. The TrakRap cold technology machines have been specifically designed as an alternative to other shrink tunnel machines.
What is the TrakRap machine?
Trakrap machines have been designed to work without the need for the more traditional heat tunnel. They use a system that is based on “cold wrap” technology. This alternative technology allows for the use of a much thinner stretchy film that can be applied to any products. Not only is the film that is used much thinner, but there is also a significant reduction in the amount of energy that is used to complete the entire process.
This reduction can be as much as 90% and the reduction in the wrap that is used can be up to 70% making it an incredible saving in both wrap and energy that has real benefits for the environment. When these savings are considered in terms of a weekly, monthly, or even annual turn around for the average company it is clear to see just how beneficial the Trakrap system can be.
Other features to consider
The TrakRap system can be used for up to 90% of the primary SKUs that are found in supermarkets, so this really does make it an incredibly versatile system with wide ranging applications.
The special film that is used in the system is an 8-micron linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE), it uses a particularly pure polymer which features long carbon chains, and this makes them incredibly strong and also stretchy. The film is not only incredibly versatile because of this but it can also be recycled a number of times which is great.
There is also a range of environmentally friendly packaging that can be used with the film so whether you use a tray, packaging that contains a tall stack of products, something that packs them completely in cardboard or simply use film, the TrakRap system has you covered. Why not get in touch to find out more.