Nano wrapper takes top design award
A pallet wrapper that uses nano-technology to reduce the amount of film used to wrap a pallet by up to 70 per cent has won a sustainable design award at the inaugural PIDA awards in Sydney.
The winners of the 2017 Packaging & Processing Innovation and Design Awards (PIDA) – organised by the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP), the Australian Packaging & Processing Machinery Association (APPMA) and the Packaging Council of New Zealand - were announced in front of 310 people during a gala dinner at the Novotel Sydney, Olympic Park.
The Omni Pallet Wrapping Solution from Melbourne-based AAA Packaging Supplies won the Sustainable Packaging Design award in the Machinery/Equipment section.
“The Omni Stretch and Pallet Wrappers have the revolutionising ability to reduce the amount of film used to wrap a pallet by up to 70 per cent, resulting in substantial benefits to the environment,” says a spokesperson for AAA Packaging.
“Using Nano-technology, the multi-layer Omni Stretch Films are thinner, stronger and longer than the world has ever seen, allowing more pallets to be wrapped with less film. Through cutting-edge resin advancements, the high-performance films are less than half the micron of conventional films, with superior puncture resistance and load containment.
“The film manufacturing equipment is world-leading in efficiency, using over 30% less energy than the industry standard energy consumption of machinery. Recycled plastic is used in the manufacturing process within the plant to minimise the use of raw materials.
“The manufacturers work with ExxonMobil in the responsible sourcing of raw materials and utilising renewable resources were possible. The stretch is a 100% recyclable and is reusable for light wrapping applications. The Omni stretch wrap truly incorporates the 3 R’s; reduce film usage, reuse the film, and recycle the film.”
The PIDAs recognise companies that have developed innovative packaging or processing solutions that incorporate sustainability considerations.