WHAT IS THE MUST METHOD?
Atlantic’s approach to stretch wrapping for tested and proven load containment. Prevent shipping damage and protect your products with the MUST Method.
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At Atlantic, we’re defining the standard in stretch wrapping
Why focus on stretch wrapping?
Improper stretch wrapping is the leading cause of load failure, resulting in a number of issues regarding safety, damage, increased stretch film usage and costs.
Setting and holding the correct stretch wrapping standards is the key to reducing or eliminating these costly problems.
Atlantic’s MUST Method is a comprehensive load containment system that takes a holistic approach to your stretch wrapping operation to set and hold the correct standards and prevent shipping damage.
Introducing MUST 3.0
Improvements with MUST 3.0
We’ve made a number of improvements and developments with the latest iteration of the MUST Stretch Management System, including real-time monitoring and faster installation times.
The Packaging Solution Center
We’ve built a facility in Charlotte, NC to create the most innovative testing resource in the packaging industry.
With our equipment and expert consultants, we can simulate every potential bump and brake along your load’s delivery route.
We can then test films and wrap patterns to set the optimal standard for your loads that will prevent shipping damage.
Multi-Axis Transportation Simulator
Built by the same engineers who built the vibration testing equipment for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, this machine can simulate real world transit conditions, allowing us to test and refine your standard in stretch.
Braking and Impact Test Sled
Simulating the effects of acceleration and deceleration on your wrapped loads lets us test, refine, and ensure that your stretch film and wrap pattern are keeping your products safe and secure.
Field Data Recorders
These recorders allow us to collect real-world data on your loads as they travel along a typical delivery route. This data is used to recreate the conditions at our facility and test for the best stretch wrap standard for your specific loads.
Send your wrapped loads to our Packaging Solution Center in Charlotte and join us as we test them against real-world transportation hazards. Make an Appointment –>
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