Are you a Saint or a Sinner when it comes to keeping your transit packaging clean?

Are you a Saint or a Sinner when it comes to keeping your transit packaging clean?

As with any other form of washing, there are four key factors: temperature, time, chemistry and mechanical force. The concept was created by Dr Herbert Sinner in 1959 when he was head chemist of the Henkel detergent department. In the case of RTP, mechanical force refers to water pressure. Keeping reusable transit packaging (RTP) maintained is vital for effective and safe operations, part of which includes regular and effective cleaning. Factor 1: Action Temperature Dr Sinner's Circle describes an economical, ideal cleaning process with a perfect interaction of the four parameters to ensure optimum removal of soil and maximum care of the load being processed.  The sum of the parts should always equal 100%, meaning that if one parameter is reduced, other factors must be increased to compensate. Temperature is…
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Maintenance key to getting the most from reusable packaging

Over the past five years, reusable transit packaging (RTP) has seen a significant increase in popularity, thanks to its significant environmental, cost and hygiene benefits. However, if not treated with respect and maintained properly, it can prove to be a costly decision for businesses. As converting to reusable packaging can represent a major investment for organisations, especially SMEs, it pays to keep it well maintained. That’s why Packaging Services Europe (PSE), the UK’s leading provider of wash, inspect and repair services for plastic pallets, crates and folding large containers, has developed its services to support companies in their transition to reusable packaging. As part of the transition to reusable packaging, key dynamics such as asset longevity are paramount as part of the return on investment debate. Therefore, capturing damage and…
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