From 1st May 2012 Wraps (UK) Ltd will be trading as a division within Marden Edwards Ltd, rather than as a separate limited company. Whilst Wraps (UK) Ltd has been operating successfully for several years, after having been acquired by Marden Edwards Ltd in 2004, this change is being undertaken in order to integrate and improve our processes as we look to develop further our shrinkwrapping business.
For many years the standard for over wrapping film has been BOPP, or Biaxially Orientated PolyPropylene. BOPP is manufactured from an oil based polymer and so is not biodegradable. Cellophane used to be the material of choice for wrapping from 1912 (when cellophane was invented) onwards. Cellophane was made from cellulose, which is wood pulp, and this is inherently biodegradable. With the advent of a greater environmental consciousness, there is now a renewed interest in â€œgreenâ€ and â€œenvironmentally friendlyâ€ wrapping materials and machines.
Marden Edwards has recently supplied one of its B100LH8 collating and overwrapping machines to a multi media supply company in California, USA. The application involved the collating and over wrapping of two plastic, DVD style, clamshell cases which contain digital media devices.