New RIT equipment focuses on pallet-wrap optimization

The two businesses donated a QL 400 stretch-wrapper, described as “state-of-the-art equipment” likely to benefit both students and manufacturing companies in the region wanting to test requirements for their shipped products.

“Our work with students and with companies is in exploring new materials, as well as improving the overall distribution process so it is not just economical but sustainable,” comments Kyle Dunno of RIT’s Packaging Science department. “This new equipment will help our students and corporate partners connect materials optimization with performance and environmental impact.”
Lantech regional sales manager Sharon Nikolaus emphasizes today’s needs for minimal packaging. “People want to spend less on film and outer packaging, so shipping has become harder now than it was 10 or 20 years ago,” she reports. “When shipping products, the question is: how do get a product to an end-user in the same condition as when I first shipped it? That ‘as is’ condition is very critical.”