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Air-O-Film® Stretch - the purrfect solution for wrapping pet foods

 Condensation was a real issue, costing the business money and goodwill

Condensation was a real issue, costing the business money and goodwill

Pet Food Manufacture
The process of manufacturing pet food is not dissimilar to that of conventional processed foodstuffs. Very often the food is cooked, packed into heated containers and then loaded onto pallets ready for shipping.

This is exactly how one of our customers, a global manufacturer of pet food, operate. However, they soon discovered that using regular stretch film caused them big problems.

Condensation Issues
Once it was applied to the pallet the latent heat within the cooked food had nowhere to escape. Consequently there was a large build up of condensation, causing damage to both the primary and secondary packaging. This issue was particularly problematic during the colder times of the year.

Not only did this spoil the appearance of the product, in extreme cases it actually led to pallets becoming destabilised and entire truck loads being refused by the customer.

 A palletised load of Felix cat food wrapped in Air-O-Film® Stretch 150.

A palletised load of Felix cat food wrapped in Air-O-Film® Stretch 150.

The Solution - Air-O-Film® Stretch 150

Air-O-Film® Stretch 150 immediately solved the problem. The level of aeration that it provides ensured that the condensation was allowed to disperse.

Furthermore, by reducing the return rate to virtually zero, Air-O-Film® Stretch became a much more cost effective solution for the business.

Air-O-Film® Stretch was also fully compatible with their existing machinery and so making the switch from their existing film couldn’t have been easier.

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Pet FoodNeil Benson