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W&H Marriages and Sons Ltd (www.marriagesmillers.co.uk) is a proud independent miller and has been producing flour since 1824. It operates from a site in Chelmsford where space is very much at a premium and it needs to stack pallets of bags of flour several layers high after production and before they are shipped to its customers.

Mill Manager, Phillip Bunn, wanted to ensure that Marriages’ pallets were stable in storage and transit so that its customers could be confident that every delivery would be 100% complete and undamaged. Stretch wrap alone did not seem to be sufficient so he approached Gransden Packaging Line Products (www.gransden.org) for advice.

Gransden is the exclusive UK distributor of Lock N’ Pop pallet stabilisation systems and recommended that Marriages install a two headed automatic in-line system. This system applies a controlled quantity of Lock N’ Pop adhesive to Marriages’ bags. This adhesive is water based and has a high shear but low tensile strength which fixes the pallet load for lateral movement but enables easy lifting of bags from the pallet.

Because of the unique formulation of the Lock N’Pop adhesive the bags themselves are undamaged when the bags are separated by the customer.

The Lock N’ Pop system has been running for over 6 months now and Phillip is delighted. He says: ‘I am really impressed by the stability of our pallets; customer feedback has been positive and we are seeing no damage to our product in transit to the customer.’

For more information contact:
Gransden: Duncan Potter
+44 7516 683 314

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When one of the largest flour milling companies in the US approached LOCK N’ POP about working with it to test the feasibility of shipping 50lb bags of milled product with no stretch wrap to solve a quality issue LOCK N’ POP’s quick response was ‘Yes, we can!’ It was an easy reply given our long history of doing just that for customers in the flour milling, animal feed and food ingredient market segments. (more…)

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