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Easy-opening stretch film hood

BEUMER Group has developed a new easy-opening stretch film hood that can optimize unpacking operations and eliminate the need for cutting tools


September 4, 2017
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This innovation allows employees in retail stores and logistics centres to quickly and easily remove the film

SOMERSET, New Jersey — BEUMER Group has developed a new easy-opening stretch film hood that can optimize unpacking operations and eliminate the need for cutting tools. This worldwide innovation is designed to allow employees in retail stores and logistics centres to quickly and easily remove the film when unpacking or repacking goods.

Working with a well-known film supplier, BEUMER Group developed technology that allows opening of the stretch film along a precise tear line in the center without affecting the safety function of the stretch hood. This considerably increases unpacking productivity.

The newly developed film is used in conjunction with BEUMER’s Stretch Hood, a technology which provides secure, five-sided protection of palletized products and offers approximately 10 times more throughput than stretch wrapping. Used in various industries, the stretch hood system has proven especially reliable in the chemical and building materials industry as an alternative to the traditional thermal shrink film or stretch wrapping packaging methods.

 Previously, there been no packaging system for pallets on the market that did not require the operator to open the film with a cutting tool, which increases the risk of employee accidents and for damaging the product. The easy-opening hood makes it easier and safer for employees, and saves time.