Cosmetic

Optimizing pallet-patterns: from criss-crossing to column stacking

Opportunity
A personal care producer wanted to optimize the palettization. Bottles of liquid soap are packaged in ECT 32 corrugated boxes. The challenge is to switch from the current pallet-pattern (interlocking) to column-stacking to prevent boxes from crushing.

Solution
CGP Expal Inc supplied the anti-slip sheets STABULONTM 110 to increase the stability of the layers of boxes. Interlocking was not necessary anymore.

Results
The new pallet design yielded in substantial cost-savings. They were able to :

  • reduce the composition of the corrugated boxes;
  • Save space on skids;
  • Save on palletizing labor.