Shrink Wrap Baler & Folding Carton Production – A Case Study
Shrink wrap is a challenging material to dispose of. It is bulky, weighs very little in its traditionally disposed of form, and often gets sent to the landfill. As such an integral component of your company’s freight and logistics, this material can cost a great deal to dispose of over time.
A renowned folding carton manufacturer in Ingersoll, Ontario, Canada faced this exact challenge. All of their sheet stock and incoming materials come into their facility, secured by plastic shrink wrap. They generated a tremendous amount of it, and had no easy means to dispose of it correctly. Their current process was to remove the shrink wrap, and store it in empty fiber barrels until enough was stored for a waste hauler to pick it up.
The barrels would take up a considerable amount before there was enough material to be picked up by a waste hauler. Not only would they double stack the barrels, but they would also store them in a mezzanine in their facility, taking up even more precious space within their facility.
The folding carton facility decided they needed a better solution, and Kernic Systems was up to the task.
Pictured beside the vertical baler is the incoming sheet stock and materials used in the folding carton manufacturing process. The plastic wrap waste generated from the incoming materials used to be placed in the fiber barrels, and stored. Now it is taken directly from its source and disposed of in the vertical baler.
This small footprint vertical baler requires a 20A 110V plugin, and offers best in class safety and operational features. With the lowest noise level on the market, this unit is the perfect compliment to your existing operation without producing excess noise. Capable of producing bales of either cardboard or plastic shrink wrap that weigh approximately 280 lbs. on average, it will reduce the man power and hauling fees that come with your traditional waste disposal methods.
For the folding carton facility, what would traditionally take 90+ fiber barrels to store, is now reduced to approximately 3 bales of 280 lbs. each. With the additional floor and mezzanine space they have now saved thanks to their new B5 W vertical baler, they can better utilize their facility to maximize its efficiency.
For all of your baling and recycling needs, Kernic Systems has you covered. To learn more about our stock vertical balers, please check out any of the following contact options below.