Packaging plays a crucial role in protecting your products during transportation and while stored in your warehouse. With the right packaging material, you can protect your products from damage, ensure they arrive in good condition, and make the handling and storage process much easier.
While corrugated cardboard has long been – and still is – the obvious go-to packaging material for many industrial companies worldwide, anti-slip has recently gained popularity in the industry. The reason for this increasing popularity is due to the many benefits that anti-slip paper provides to your palletising process.
Read along as we identify the benefits of using anti-slip paper versus corrugated cardboard.
Why use anti-slip paper in your palletising?
Anti-slip paper is also known as non-slip or friction paper and is used between the product layers on your pallets. By using anti-slip paper rather than traditional cardboard or similar, your products are safe and stable during transportation. The friction coating of the anti-slip paper ensures that your products remain on the pallet – while stored in the warehouse and all the way from production to the customer.
6 reasons to use anti-slip paper as interlayer sheets
1) Improved load stability
Anti-slip paper features a unique coating that enhances grip and prevents products from sliding during transportation and when stored in your warehouse. By providing a reliable grip on the products during transit, you prevent unnecessary movements which reduces the risk of your pallets toppling over and halting the production process. This also reduces the risk of product damage.
2) Safer working environment
With your products firmly anchored on the pallets, the risk of accidents and injuries in the warehouse is significantly reduced, which promotes a safer work environment in your company. Safety is non-negotiable in any production environment. With anti-slip paper interlayer sheets, you can therefore rest easy, knowing that your products are firmly anchored during transport.
3) Improved storage space
Compared to corrugated cardboard, anti-slip paper is thinner and more flexible. This helps you optimise your storage space and reduces your shipping costs. Ultimately, it results in better warehouse organisation and efficient use of available area.
Maximizing storage space is a constant challenge for warehouses worldwide. Enter anti-slip paper interlayer sheets with their customizable fit. These sheets eliminate the need for additional fillers, optimising pallet dimensions and freeing up valuable storage space.
It is also possible to use anti-slip paper on reels. This allows you to reduce your storage space by up to 90% as there are way more sheets per reel.
Read more about the benefits of using anti-slip paper on reels.
4) Eco-friendly solution
Anti-slip paper is made from recyclable materials and is FSC®-certified. This helps you align with sustainability goals, reduces your negative environmental impact, and contributes to a greener supply chain.
Compared to corrugated cardboard, anti-slip paper is thinner, which ultimately reduces the total amount of waste generated in packaging your products. In fact, you can reduce your paper consumption by up to 40% by using anti-slip paper.
Additionally, the use of stretch foil is a vital part of the palletising process. It helps secure the products on your pallets, so they are safe during transportation and reduces possible damage to your products.
Every single day, a large amount of stretch foil is used all around the world to wrap pallets. However, with Antim® Anti-slip paper you can reduce your use of stretch foil by up to 30% whilst protecting the environment during your production.
5) Enhanced product protection
The tear-resistant and durable nature of anti-slip paper shields your products from scratches and impacts, which offers an added layer of protection throughout the supply chain.
6) Liquid-resistant barrier
Anti-slip paper also comes in variants that provide a liquid-resistant barrier. This may be crucial if you are shipping products that are susceptible to moisture, or are producing pharmaceutical items, chemicals, beverages, or other types of liquids. Here you may easily find yourself in a situation where a leak in one product unit results in compromising the entire load, causing you huge economical losses.
Using anti-slip paper with a liquid-resistant barrier will help you prevent condensation, moisture, and leaking liquids from compromising your products as well as the pallet stability.
Why use cardboard in your palletising?
1) Low cost
Compared to anti-slip paper, corrugated cardboard can be less expensive, particularly for large-scale packaging operations. However, whilst a cheaper paper solution may appear to save you money, it is likely to have a significant negative impact to your bottom line. As with most products, the price is determined by the quality of the product, and paper is no exception.
Corrugated cardboard sheets require quite a bit of unnecessary and cumbersome handling, which can end up being very costly. Sheets of corrugated cardboard are often precut to pallet sizes and generally come in pallets of 500-600 sheets. The relatively low number of corrugated cardboard sheets per pallet means that new sheets must be purchased more often, requiring extra space during transport and therefore also in storage, putting a financial strain on your business. Additionally, there’s no getting around the fact that the sheet store must be refilled more frequently.
Meanwhile, corrugated cardboard does not help you prevent unstable pallets during transport as well as excess use of packaging material. So, while anti-slip paper sheets might be pricier than traditional cardboard sheets, their advantages are worth considering.
Cardboard sheets are more readily accessible than anti-slip paper sheets. Cardboard’s ubiquity in packaging and construction makes it a common choice for various applications. In contrast, anti-slip paper sheets, though effective, are less widespread.
Which paper solution should you use?
The choice between anti-slip paper sheets and corrugated cardboard sheets ultimately depends on your company’s specific needs and priorities. Anti-slip paper sheets excel in providing a superior grip, enhancing safety, and maximizing storage space. On the other hand, corrugated cardboard remains a cost-effective and easily accessible option in palletisation.
Not sure if anti-slip paper could be the right solution for your company? Contact us today, and let’s find out.