"Bee-hive Pack" The new honeycomb pack collation cutting production and palletising costs!
Some of the most important international research institutes have found out that in the points of sales of large retailers a good deal of consumers' buying decisions are driven by emotional impulses; therefore, an innovative packaging solution, which is also particularly attentive to logistical dynamics, becomes a valuable sales support, since it helps draw the occasional buyer's attention toward a specific product.
SMIis well aware of this reality and offers its customers a wide range of high-tech packers capable of producing quite versatile, innovative and customised packs such as, for example, the new "Bee-hive Pack", inside which containers are arranged in a honeycomb configuration.
The "Bee-hive Pack" is a newly developed packaging solution for heat-shrink film bundles, which offers huge benefits in terms of manufacturing and palletising cost-cutting:
- the bottle arrangement in parallel "staggered" rows creates the well-known honeycomb layout, which enhances the structural and mechanical performances of the each single container packed;
- the improved "top load" value provided to each single container by the "Bee-hive Pack" allows, when palletising, to avoid the insertion of cardboad pads in between the pallet layers, ensuring huge savings in the packaging material procurement;
- the new "Bee-hive Pack" is very stable and compact, since packaged containers are "lodged" into one another and empty spaces in between are miminised, contrary to what happens in usual rectangle-shaped pack collations where bottles are arranged side-by-side in parallel rows. This feature enables, with certain palletisation schemes, to place a higher number of packs on each pallet layer, with great benefit in term of better exploit of the pallet area.
The "Bee-Hive Pack" collation is produced bySmiflexi shrinkwrappers of the LSK/SK series and by Smiflexi wrap-around casepackers of the WP series, all equipped with a dedicated device arranging containers (bottles or cans) in "staggered" rows in alternate motion and keeping them in that layout all along the whole packing process.
Major benefits come from the "Bee-Hive Pack" collation if this packaging solution is combined with the forming of large "pallet display" trays (made by Smiflexi packers in XL version), since the honeycomb formation allows to insert 120 containers (1.5 litres - Ø 90 mm) into 2 maxi trays of ½ pallet size, instead of the 96 containers usually arranged on a pallet layer when using a standard rectangular pack collation.
If you need further information about Bee-Hive Pack produced by SMI automatic packers, please feel free to get in contact with our Sales Department.
The European Regulation 679/2016 (GDPR) on the protection of personal data has been fully applicable since May 25th, 2018. This is an important goal, because it lays down rules relating to the processing of personal data for all Countries within the Union. Every company of the SMI Group planned a series of activities, assets or operational modes to comply with the regulation and put into practice the protection of personal data. Here is a list of actions taken to comply with the European Regulation and our policy on personal data processing.
Lawfulness of processing All activities relating to personal data processing shall be lawful (consent, contract obligations, vital interests of the data subject or of third parties, compliance with legal obligations to which the controller is subject, public interest or exercise of official authority, legitimate interest pursued by the controller or by third parties).
Information document The information statement has been improved and updated to the new regulations (art. 13 and 14 GDPR).
Rights of the data subjects (right of access, right to erasure-right to be forgotten, right to restriction of processing, right to object, right to data portability) Technical and organization measures have been adopted to ensure the data subject's exercise of his rights and to meet the data subject requirements.
Controllers, processors Based on the new principle of “accountability”, SMI Group organization was re-defined, in order to proactively ensure integral compliance with the Regulation. Redefinition of the role of data processors and service suppliers whose activity implies personal data processing.
Risk of data processing; accountability measures taken by controllers and processors (Impact assessment, record of processing activities, security of processing, data breach) The “Conformity document”, including records of data processing activity, plans, adopts and demonstrates all technical and organizational measures taken to adequately perform the data processing activities and specifies the necessary procedures to be adopted to notify data breach.
Transfer of personal data to international organizations Smi Group adheres to the general principles and guarantees concerning the transfer of personal data to third Countries.
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