With increasingly stringent regulations in the global supply chain, the logistics industry is taking a closer look at the relationship between wooden pallets and food safety.
In response to demand from customers, single-operator pallet-free bulk bags have been developed by TELLAP, providing a cost-effective, safe, stable and environmentally-friendly packaging substitute to the heavy, expensive wooden pallet and bulk bag design.
“TELLAP pallet-free bulk bags are a dependable alternative to a normal bulk bag and pallet. The patented system has two plastic sleeves integrated into the base of the bulk bag. A standard forklift simply raises the TELLAP from the base. There is no need for a wooden pallet, no need for fumigation and no need for more than a single operator to do the job,” explains Ken Mouritzen, director, TELLAP. “We all know there are many issues associated with wooden pallets – including weight, packaging damage and contamination from splinters, nails and mould. A regular wooden pallet can weigh up to 23 kg while a TELLAP system weighs less than 2.3 kg, which means users are not transporting dead weight, just product.
“With the TELLAP system, users have the assurance of efficient, secure and hygienic packaging, storage and transportation. Dry, loose and bulk products – including food commodities and ingredients, stay fresh and are safely handled.
“This patented packaging system uses the space between the sleeves to increase bag volume by approximately 10%. This means users are able to transport more product at no additional cost, while reducing the number of bags, trucks and containers by about 10%. These are substantial savings for any business.”
From the time of delivery, users appreciate greater efficiencies and lower operational costs. TELLAP bags offer safety, stability and improved space utilisation in warehousing, containers, rail cars and trucks. They can be stacked securely two high in a container or four high in a warehouse and are loaded and unloaded by one forklift operator.
TELLAP pallet-free bulk bags also comply with ISPM-15 regulations, which apply to all soft and hardwood packaging materials. These regulations stipulate the mandatory treatment of solid timber packing and dunnage, in order to reduce the risk of pest or disease entry into foreign countries. No heat treatment or fumigation is necessary with the TELLAP system. So, more cost savings.
TELLAP bags are manufactured to international standards, conform with strict quality controls and are independently tested. Care for the environment has been at the forefront in the design of this system. TELLAP bulk bags are recycled or re-used and there is no packaging waste or dumping in landfill. The risk of splinters, contamination or expensive product-loss associated with wooden pallets are a thing of the past.
What’s also important, is TELLAP bags can be customised to exact requirements. Options include spouts, liners, baffles and printing.
Sustainability, cost-reduction and enhanced safety are key reasons that TELLAP is now the preferred choice for organisations around the globe.
To check on individual transport savings that can be achieved by using this system, TELLAP has a calculator available online http://tellapbags.com/why-tellap/tellap-calculator/
The TELLAP pallet-free bulk bag system ensures efficient, secure and hygienic packaging, storage and transportation of dry, loose and bulk products, including food commodities, resins, pharmaceuticals and minerals.