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TRANSPORT&HANDLING


PROTECTING YOUR PRODUCTS – ANDYOUR PROFITS


For most of us involved in the glass and glazing industry, the quest for better margins, enhanced customer satisfaction and improved productivity is a relentless pursuit. However, despite continuing advancements in glass handling, storage and transportation techniques, protecting toughened glass products as they move through the supply chain still remains a constant challenge.


One business that is going the extra mile to help manufacturers and retailers to cut costs and avoid unnecessary damaged returns is bpi.films – a leading European manufacturer of polythene products for a range of packaging applications.


As Jim Morris, Sales Manager at bpi.films explains: “When it comes to protecting glass products, today’s glass and glazing industry benefits from a wide range of tools and technology. However, it’s not just the major investments like glass carrying racks and float transportation vehicles that are worth considering. The small details can make a major difference too.”


He continues: “It’s for this reason that we’ve


developed products like SP1 – a specialist self adhesive surface protection film that protects the whole surface of the glass from scratches, marks and other damage whilst in transit.”


REDUCING DAMAGED RETURNS


To produce SP1, bpi.films has drawn on over three decades of manufacturing experience and its considerable research and development capabilities. The result is a tough, durable and fit-for-purpose product that offers superior levels of protection.


“At bpi.films we recognise that damaged returns


are not only costly but can also cause irreparable damage to a company’s reputation and to customer relations,” explains Jim Morris. “SP1 has been designed specifically to tackle these challenges – it’s an effective solution to a long established problem.”


In particular, bpi.films’ technical expertise has


allowed it to develop SP1 with just the right level of ‘tack’. These unique adhesion properties allow the film to be applied with greater ease than adhesive tab separators and ensure that SP1 will still be firmly in place even after the most punishing of journeys.


Once you are ready to remove it, SP1 also comes


off without any difficulty. This is an especially important consideration on glass destined for double glazed units where any deposit left in the sealed unit can result in fogging.


“The product has received excellent feedback from those manufacturers and retailers who have used it,” reports Jim Morris. “In fact a number of leading glass businesses now use it alongside float transportation vehicles or wooden crates as an additional safeguard. It’s easy to apply, easy to remove and provides excellent protection against damage that may otherwise lead to product being returned.”


Following the successful launch of SP1, bpi.films has recently extended its surface protection range to offer glass manufacturers and retailers a means of easier product identification. Two new versions, known as SP2 – a clear coloured film and SP3 a blue coloured film help users to identify different glass products either by type or intended delivery destination.


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As Jim Morris concludes: “As a business, bpi. films is committed to providing all our customers with the very best products backed by the highest levels of service and support. The SP range is the perfect example of that commitment in practice. It not only enables manufacturers and retailers to minimise damaged returns but to eliminate the associated time and paperwork involved.


“Impressed by the benefits it has brought them some of our customers actually promote their application of SP films as a selling point - highlighting to their own customers how it enhances product protection and product presentation.”


www.bpifilms.co.uk


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