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The Ultimate Guide to Understanding Pallet Labels

Posted by Jerad Dowler on Thu, Feb 25, 2016

Product labels exist for a very important reason: to provide the information you need to know exactly what you’re buying and exactly how to use it. Reading labels is one of the easiest ways to ensure you get the most out of your money by purchasing the correct products and using them safely and effectively. It’s a best practice that applies to products ranging from packaged foods to film pallets. 

 Think about it—you wouldn’t start taking a new medication without first reading and understanding the warning labels, right? Why take the same risk by not reading the labels on any new product you purchase?

 At Paragon Films, we believe our product labels are one of the most helpful assets when it comes to properly selecting and using our film products. This is why we’re dedicating an entire article to identifying and explaining every element of our pallet labels. With this knowledge, you won’t have to guess what UF.180482 indicates, you’ll know exactly what this code means and, as a result, you’ll have confidence in knowing your next film purchase will be the perfect fit for the job.

 

The following images highlight all of the key elements located on our pallet labels. You can also download a PDF version of this guide at the end of this article.

 

PALLET LABEL

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  1. Company logo and address
  2. Family name
  3. Product code
    • First two letters: family name abbreviation (Ultimate Force®)
    • Next three digits: gauge in microns with one decimal (16 micron = 63 gauge)
    • Next three digits: width in millimeters (50cm = 19.7in width)
    • Final two digits: length of roll (5,500 foot roll)  

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  1. Net weight: plastic content minus all packaging material
  2. Gross weight: total weight including content and packaging
  3. Number of rolls per pallet
  4. Net weight per roll: plastic weight minus carton/core
  5. Total area per skid
  6. Total area per roll
  7. Gauge in microns
  8. Width in centimeters
  9. Length in meters

 

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  1. Lot number: up to seven digits for lot (last three digits for number of pallet within the same lot)

 

ROLL LABEL

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  1. Product code
    • First two letters: family name abbreviation (Ultimate Force®)
    • Next three digits: gauge in microns with one decimal (16 micron/63 gauge)
    • Next three digits: width in millimeters (50cm/19.7in width)
    • Final two digits: length of roll (5,500 foot roll) 
  2. Lot number: up to seven digits for lot (last three digits for number of pallet within the same lot)

 

At first glance, product labels might seem too complex to de-construct or perhaps unnecessary altogether. However, at Paragon Films, we highly encourage everyone to take the time to understand our pallet labels because we care about the customer satisfaction of our products. We hope you will refer to this article as a resource every time you purchase a new roll of film and, as always, don’t hesitate to let us know if you have questions. 

 

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