26 八月, 22:18
SCA Timber in conjunction with engineering company Nyland Design have developed a completely new automated packaging line. This line means that wood packages can now be coated with plastic on all six sides, as the company says in the press release received by Lesprom Network.
The development work was carried out for the SCA sawmill in Rundvik, Sweden, and is the result of cooperation with its largest customer, Home Depot.
“Home Depot wants the wood to be dry, clean and undamaged even in small packages,” says Fredrik Wikström, Business Manager at Rundvik sawmill. “Although we supply high quality timber, there are many people involved in the chain before it reaches the end customer.”
Standard wood packages are protected by a plastic covering but are open on the underside. The solution for protecting Home Depot wood packages was to wrap them in plastic on all six sides. No such packaging solution was available for wood packages, but the engineering company Nyland Design was commissioned by SCA to develop a suitable packaging line.
“Since its start-up the new packaging line has produced about 15,000 packages and our wood is now well protected all the way to Home Depot’s customers,” says Wikström.
Home Depot is the largest DIY chain in the USA and the world. SCA has delivered wood products to Home Depot since 1998.