WHAT IS THE MUST METHOD?
Atlantic’s approach to stretch wrapping for tested and proven load containment. Protect your products and eliminate load damage 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 material usage and film 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 eliminate load failure.
The Packaging Solution Center
We 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 packaging standard your loads.
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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Solution Center Stories | KCD
In our inaugural edition of Solution Center Stories, we bring you a case study from Kitchen Cabinet Distributors (KCD). KCD has worked with Atlantic for many years and has relied on us as a packaging supplier. As their business was growing and their shipping...
Bringing the Experts Together
When we built the Packaging Solution Center in Charlotte in 2017, we were so excited to bring testing equipment together with integrated packaging lines, automated machines, and a full e-commerce fulfillment area. We were also beyond excited to...
Plastic Packaging in the Modern Age
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Maintaining Standards With Monitoring
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Explore Our Unit Load Testing Process
What happens when you send your unit loads to the Packaging Solution Center for testing? In this video, we walk you through the process of how our team receives, tests, and optimizes your loads. First, we examine the condition of the loads as they...
Powering Up Your Inbox
The all new MUST2.0 daily reports are rolling out starting January 22nd. With these new email notifications, your inbox will deliver powerful insights and actionable data that can make your operation run more efficiently. WHAT’S NEW? You’ll see a quick summary of...
Atlantic Announces Opening of Packaging Solution Center in Charlotte, NC
The most advanced testing equipment and research facility in the packaging industry Charlotte, N.C., July 25, 2017 --- Atlantic Packaging announces the opening of their Packaging Solution Center, a multi-million dollar facility in Charlotte, N.C. that will be the...
MUST 2.0 is Here!
We're excited to announce that the MUST 2.0 update is live. Login to the website to see updated graphics, your new health score, and lots of new data points to explore. The MUST 2.0 Walkthrough Video shows you where to find the new metrics for each of your lines. We...
MUST 2.0 Coming Soon
MUST Monitoring 2.0 is Coming Soon! We’re upgrading our MUST reporting platform to share more in-depth diagnostic data AND make it easier for you to get a quick snapshot of the health of each of your lines. Using feedback from MUST users throughout the U.S. and the...
Load failure is costing the US food and beverage industry 7.2 billion dollars every year. As such an enormous number would suggest, this loss represents a massive problem in terms of both profitability and sustainability. Companies are losing good...