Going Green

NO.EL.’s Research & Development effort has been focused on improving and exploring new technologies. Furthermore, in the last 10 years we have been trying to combine technologies in order to create green options that reduce carbon production, waste and costs. The Coreless and Prestretched technologies are major successes for NO.EL. brought by our “going green” policy and resoinsible business practices.

The new high speed coreless technology is one of the most important objectives achieved by NO.EL.: it presents scalable benefits and allows the production if industry-standard sized rolls that support themselves without core.

The pre-stretched technology saves wrapping material and allows for a consistent wrapping force around the package.

It helps stretch film producers to reduce their waste, since 100% of the film can be used for wrapping applications and leaves no cardboard tube to recycle.

According to the Freedonia Group, the $3.7 billion stretch film industry in North America is due to grow at 4.7% per year, topping nearly $4.7 billion by 2011. Within this context, it is apparent that the use of cardboard tubes is expanding as well, creating tremendous tonnage that must later be trashed or recycle.

“The global emphasis on supply chain simplification and lowered levels of waste drove us to invent this new technology”, said Colombo, NO.EL. Vice President. He points out that while systems for producing the film itself have become very efficient over the years, the industry still wastes money on procuring cardboard cores. “Then, film producers re-pay for cores in increased shipping costs due to the added weight in the roll” he said. Even worse Colombo points out that tubes also leave customers with a significant waste problem once the roll is depleted. “As a company focused on bringing efficiency to every step of the stretch film production after extrusion, we felt the elimination of cardboard tubes was a humble but very strategic goal for NO.EL. to address.” Roberto Colombo Vice President and Worldwide Sales manager.

Articles of interest

Highlights

Coreless and pre-stretched film: what’s the difference for the environment?

LESS STANDARD FILM

LESS STANDARD FILM

  • If you currently wrap 100,000 pallets a year using a 20 micron film, you will use approximately 50 tons (1,100,000 lb) of stretch wrap per annum. Instead, when wrapping the same 100,000 pallets with Noel pre-stretched film, you use only 13.5 tons (29,700 lb)  of stretch wrap (73% less standard film).
LESS WASTE STREAM

Coreless technology

  • A business using 1 pallet per week of coreless film can expect to remove up to 4 tons of cardboard per annum from the waste stream.
LESS CO2

LESS CO2

  • A European customer is located 200 miles from its supplier’s site and requires 9 deliveries of stretch film per annum. In a standard pallet of 360 hand reels, we have 7,000 to 8,000 meters (23,000/26,400 ft) of 20 microns conventional stretch film; instead in pallet loaded with NO.EL. pre-stretched film we have 20/21.000 meters (60,000/69,200 ft).