How Can Plustar Help?
With over 35 years of experience in tapes and packaging, Plustar has seen almost every tape challange and packaging problem. Leveraging our extensive supplier base and custom converting capabilities allows us to find the right solution for any challange.
The Industry: Consumer Electronics
The Challenge: Protective Film Substitute - A large consumer electronics company was spending over $12,000 annually on protective film for covering refurbished LCD screens. They needed to find a cost-reductive substitute, without compromising any product performance.
Our Approach: Plustar utilized their relationships with the major manufacturers in the industry to give the customer options on various equivalent products. Additionally, we explored taking advantage of Plustar's in-house Production Department to custom slit the product to the specific length and width required for his application to minimize waste.
The Solution: We found a new protective film that performed better than the original and provided cost savings. Plustar also custom slits and stocks this film specifically for the end user, ensuring that they always receive an uninterrupted supply of product. They are expecting to save 19%, ($2,300+), annually on this film.
"My Plustar Sales Rep showed genuine interest in our objective, and immediately began bringing us options to the table. We tested many different products until we finally found one that accomplished everything we were trying to do. Now, not only are we saving money on product, but I also have this item stocked especially for me in Plustar's local warehouse." — Scott T. (Purchasing Manager)
The Industry: Food Distribution
The Challenge: Stretch Film - Purchasing was tasked with reducing the annual packaging supply budget. The company spent approximately $51,000 on Stretch Film in 2011, and was looking to create a 10% cost reduction for 2012.
Our Approach: Plustar identified and tested a variety of new, high performance Stretch Films that could secure their load while reducing overall film consumption. Plustar's "pre-stretched" films are manufactured to be thinner and stronger than traditional films on the market.
The Solution: The customer found that the new Stretch Film met their packaging specifications, accomplished the job they set out to do, and required less Stretch Film per load. So far this year, the customer is on pace to reduce their annual film cost by 33%!
"My Plustar Sales Representative was able to come in, analyze my application, show me something new, and identify a way for me to save over $10,000 annually! Through Plustar's inventory management services, I have been able to receive an uninterrupted supply of product at a cost-reductive price, leaving more time for me to get other things accomplished during my day. " — Scott R. (Warehouse/Shipping Director)
The Industry: Industrial Manufacturer
The Challenge: Special Design - A high speed splicing operation where the customer was adhering material to a metal core for rewinding. In order to assure a proper splice, a very aggressive, double sided tape was being used. Before the cores could be reused, they had to be cleaned with a caustic solvent and power washed. This was a very labor intensive operation and caused numerous safety issues.
Our Approach: The Plustar Sales Rep evaluated the application and found a way to make the process easier and more efficient for the customer through a custom solution.
The Solution: The Plustar team designed a tape that used an aggressive adhesive on the material side of the splice and a less aggressive adhesive on the core side to remove cleanly. This eliminated the time and expense required to prep the cores for re-use. Ongoing annual savings to the customer of over $30,000!
"Plustar found the best tape for our issue!" — K. T. (Plant Manager)