High stability with stretch hooding
Vinnolit produces and markets a broad range of PVC products, including PVC for flooring, wall covering, window profiles, pipes, rigid film, technical coatings, automotive sealants, cable sheathing and medical applications. These are suitable for all kinds of PVC applications, e.g., in the building and construction sector, in the automotive industry or in the medical sector. Vinnolit is also one of the leading manufacturers and suppliers of intermediates such as caustic soda, vinyl chloride and tin tetrachloride, which are required in the chemical industry as well as in other industries.
“Some of our PVC powder is filled into paper bags that are then stacked on pallets,” explains Reinhard Birnkammer, head of SCM Polymer. “But due to the different bulk densities of the individual products, the finished stacks are of different heights.” Previously, the company used a shrink wrapping system, which is now outdated and no longer meets the quality standards. “Not only did it take 20 minutes to change the film roll, but the choice of film was also very limited,” says Mr Birnkammer. Moreover, they switched to the BEUMER stretch hood® because of increasingly high standards for the stability of the palletised stacks and the fact that the paper bags are equipped with valves that sometimes ripped holes in the films.