Gluefast's SKID-LOCK® Palletizing and Unitizing System
Gluefast’s SKID-LOCK® palletizing and unitizing system is an efficient and environmentally friendly way to palletize and unitize products for distribution. Designed to increase the stability of unitized pallet loads, the SKID-LOCK® adhesive system results in the reduction or elimination of stretch wrap, strapping, and corner boards. With a possible savings of 50 percent or more due to reduced labor and source reduction of packaging materials, our SKID-LOCK® adhesive and application equipment is the solution you have been seeking.
So what makes this palletizing and unitizing system so efficient?
The SKID-LOCK® Palletizing and Unitizing System Consists of Three Easy Steps:
1. SKID-LOCK®, a water-based Food Packaging Adhesive, is applied on top of each item before being palletized using one of three types of manual or automatic adhesive applicators.
2. The packages are then placed on the pallet or slip-sheet where a unique adhesive bond forms that is high in shear strength (to hold during the side-to-side motion encountered during transportation) and low in tensile strength (up and down movement). If needed, stretch wrap is then applied to the top two tiers of packages.
3. When the customer receives the pallet, they simply pick the package up to break the bond cleanly with no damage to the packaging.
Palletize and unitize a load quickly, economically, and effectively when you use Glue fast’s SKID-LOCK® adhesive for your palletizing or unitizing system. This palletizing adhesive will withstand forklift or truck motions, while allowing for clean and easy de-palletizing. Based on your distribution operations and needs, SKID-LOCK® adhesive is available in gallon containers: five-gallon pails, 55-gallon drums, and 260-gallon disposable tote containers.
Unlike other "so-called" palletizing adhesives, SKID-LOCK® adhesive is a true unitizing product specifically designed for use in palletizing or unitizing systems. Many other adhesive products work only if exactly the correct amount is applied. If too much is applied, fiber tearing occurs during unloading, thus damaging the package and possibly thwarting the sale of merchandise.
SKID-LOCK® is unique in that it is a water-based resin product with a key ingredient that is designed to prevent deep penetration of the resin into paper or board stock. The resulting surface bond provides the ideal properties for a true unitizing adhesive - high shear strength (to prevent side to side movement) and low tensile strength (to prevent up and down movement). We also feature a special formula for use on plastic bags and shrink-wrapped items!
For the best results, apply SKID-LOCK® adhesive using one of our palletizing and unitizing adhesive applicators: manual applicators, the LC Auto Applicator, or the SLUSB-120 Auto Applicator. For the most secure load, cross stack your cartons, boxes, or bags. When the direction of each tier of cartons or bags is alternated, the load is said to be interlocked or cross-stacked. This method of loading allows each carton or bag, except for the top and bottom, to be in contact with at least two cartons or bags above and two below.