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June 22, 2018

Testing the laws of physics with Newton

Three of the Universal Packaging team visited Malaysia in May to see up close our innovative pallet wrap put to the test by the laws of motion. In Kedah, Malaysia, the Newton Research Institute was set up to provide rigorous analysis and optimisation to meet the changing requirements of the transport industry. It is the [...]
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June 19, 2018

Future perfect?

Automation in manufacturing and logistics is happening with increasing speed. But just how far have we come? And what’s in store for the future? Before we worry too much about robots taking over the world perhaps it’s best to take stock of what’s currently out there. Click on the image to see what we’re talking about… […]

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May 24, 2018

Doing more with less

Let’s not pretend anything else – we’re a high profile supplier of plastic. Due to this we occasionally receive colourful comments on social media about our work.

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April 18, 2018

What’s this guy playing at?

We’ve seen some ‘no big deal’ forklift operation in our time but the scale of the consequences involved in this type of driving has to be witnessed up close. So what do you think – is this model behaviour for forklift operation?
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April 16, 2018

Foodstuffs packs it safe

Many semi-automatic and fully auto pallet wrappers in New Zealand don’t have any safety fencing or light curtains. It’s not a requirement by law and is seen as a ‘nice to have’ rather than a ‘responsible duty’. Foodstuffs wanted to do better than that, however.

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February 22, 2018

Five ways to stop your pallet wrap breaking

Regular pallet wrap breakage is often expensive and undoubtedly frustrating to New Zealand companies. Before you reach breaking point, here are five key considerations to lessen the problem.

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September 20, 2017

The Tilt Test

The consequences of accidents and incidents can be costly and, sometimes, pretty spectacular. But exactly how much rough and tumble should stretch wrap hold up to? That’s where our tilt test comes in.

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