We will be at the National Manufacturing Week Expo at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre from the 9th of May to the 12th of May.
Come visit us at stand 1030 to see our pallet wrapping machines in action. An extensive range of machinery options for automatic packing solutions will also be on exhibit.
Come along and say hello.
For more information please give us a call on (03) 8523 8200.
With a massive 600 metres on the roll - this is our most advanced and economical hand pallet wrap. To enquire, call us on 03 8523 8200. Code: PALH600S
The latest versions of our slim fold hand towel and 80 metre roll towel have now around! Enquire on 03 8523 8200 for our special offers!
The code for the Slim Fold Towel is WSL16200P and the codes for the 80M roll towel are WTR80P (Premium Paper) and WTR80PV (Virgin Paper).
We often get questions about what the difference is between the types of sealing methods used for bin liners and garbage bags. Well, here is the run down.
A Star Seal bin liner is aptly named. It looks like a star. This seal provides exceptional strength because it is folded several times over the underside of the bin liner before being sealed. This seal is:
Flat Seal trash bags are self explanatory. Just as the name infers, a flat seal is simply a two-dimensional bag with a bottom seal. Unlike the star sealed bag which folds it’s plastic multiple times, the flat seal allows for a larger amount of volume inside for waste. Flat seal bags are generally leak-proof, but because they are 2 dimensional, they do not conform very well to the shape of most rubbish bins.
With so many bin liners and garbage bags available from so many places - what is the best way to figure out the most appropriate bag for your needs?
Well there are really only 2 steps.
That's really all their is to it! However, you should be mindful of a few important things...
THICK, HEAVY GAUGE BAGS OF POOR QUALITY
"Thick, heavy gauge bags of poor quality" are quite insidiously designed. This is because in the past - large buyers had tendered out these types of products on an "as specification" basis. These “Thick, Heavy Gauge, Poor Quality” bags would always pass all weight / gauge testing procedures without any problem.
However, in actual use – there were virtually useless. They were made from the cheapest raw material and the resin was diluted with various additives designed solely to add weight to the end product. The resulting final product would perform horribly on tensile strength and elongation tests. This meant that the final product would be thick, heavy and be ripped and torn with ease.
Whilst they could pass all weight / gauge testing - they ultimately failed spectacularly in real life applications.
We were quite frustrated with these products and made a video to demonstrate the problems with them - which can be seen below.
This video was created to show how easily the heavier bag ripped under pressure – particularly when compared to the Maxpak GH16 product.
FILM THICKNESS IS NOT A SATISFACTORY STANDARD FOR JUDGING OVERALL STRENGTH
Essentially, film thickness is no longer a satisfactory standard for judging overall strength. The development of resin grades in the industry have allowed manufacturers to produce end products which use less raw materials yet outperform previous generations of product. For example, one of our best selling products the GH16 is one of our thinnest products. It can be seen under 20kg test load below.
Previously, it would not be possible to get such a thin bag to carry such an excessively heavy load.
The GH16 was a ground breaking product for our company and continues to be commercially successful for our company. Never before had such a cost effective bag been able to perform so well. Whilst it took some time for this market to be developed, it is now a mainstay for our Company.
Each manufacturer has its own blend proprietary formulations, so the proportions of these materials will vary from one producer to another. The best way to determine the correct liner is to actually test some suggested samples.
This sounds easy - because there are common descriptions such as "72 litre bin liner", or "240 litre garbage bag", etc. etc. But did you know that these "descriptions" of bin liners actually vary throughout Australia? For example, a "72 litre garbage bag" in Melbourne can be different to a "72 Litre bin liner" in Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane or Sydney! That's because the "litre" description came from the garbage bin manufacturers, who all had slightly different ways of doing things.
The best way is to know exactly what bin liner dimensions (length and width) you need. If you aren't sure, or if you have a custom sized garbage bin receptacle then you can use the following method to estimate the ideal size you need:
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