Coils Cuts Labor and Damage Claims
Cocooning Stretch Film reduces labor as much as 75% in wrapping
steel and non-ferrous coils. The proprietary system uses conventional
stretch wrapping equipment with Cor-Pak VpCI® Cocooning Stretch
Film to allow only one (1) operator to wrap a metal coil in what
normally can take up to four (4) workers.
System provides complete packaging for coils including the coil's
exterior, edges, interior and bore/eye. Initially, the coil is placed
on blocker rolls. Then specially fabricated edge and bore/eye protectors
are placed on the coil. Using Cor-Pak VpCI® Cocooning Stretch Film,
the coil is then wrapped using a conventional rotary overhead stretch
wrapper. With the fabricated insert in place, wrapping down to the
bore/eye protects the coil while allowing access for coil handling.
With this process, coils from ten(10) to twenty(20) tons can be
wrapped in four(4) minutes or less.
VpCI® Cocooning Stretch Film offers enhanced protective packaging
for coils. Specially extruded for superior flexibility and cling
capability, the film readily conforms to curvature of coils. Its
tear and puncture resistance has been increased to minimize damage
claims. The Cor-Pak VpCI® Cocooning Stretch Film is extruded using
Cortec's patented VpCI® technology to prevent rust, and corrosion
during transport and storage. Cortec's VpCI® provides multi-metal
protection virtually eliminating damage claims from staining, oxidation
or any type of rust. The new stretch film is recyclable and does
away with the special handling and disposal costs of steel strapping,
paper, cardboard, and other co-mingled plastic wraps.
cost savings in labor, material, reduced rust and damage claims
provide a strong ROI for ferrous and non-ferrous coil producers
and service centers. At a savings of $10,000 per month in labor
costs alone, a semi-automatic wrapping system including blocker
rolls costing as little as $30,000 will pay for itself in (3) months.
The system assures a quality coil product that arrives ready for
use without increased downstream attention and costs.