Bindatex Slitting and Sheeting is helping the country’s retailers get back to work. Slitting and Sheeting have recently completed and shipped their first order of cut protective film to be used in homeware shops up and down the country to enable shoppers to “try and buy” new furniture.
The sheets of protective film empower retailers to allow shoppers to sit on a piece of furniture whilst minimising the risk of spreading covid-19. The sheets can be easily disposed of after use.
Bindatex Slitting and Sheeting provides a bespoke service, cutting suitable materials to any dimensions. In this instance, the company cut a durable, protective film that protects upholstery and prevents transmission of infection. This is helping furniture retailers to resume business safely in line with government guidelines.
Bindatex’s customer, TPS Displays placed a large initial order for a major national homeware chain. This retailer reopened stores for sale of furniture on 15th June in line with the government’s relaxation of lockdown regulations.
The order consisted of a large quantity of sheets of protective film cut to precise dimensions to match the retailer’s ranges of furniture and shipped direct to stores and the customer’s distribution hub. With the need to get the non-essential retail sector open for business again as soon as possible and help the economy bounce back, Bindatex Slitting and Sheeting was able to turn this requirement around within one week from initial enquiry to delivery into stores.
The material is durable, non-absorbent and is easily replaced after each use, making it ready for the next customer and removing the need to quarantine the item. It provides a barrier to contamination of furniture and will be used by the retailer as a key element of their Covid-safe practice.
The sheet of material has the ideal dimensions to be draped over a chair or sofa, hugging the contours. The customer can try the piece of furniture before buying and will get the full experience of the product. After the customer has used the cover, the sheet can then be safely disposed of, leaving the piece of furniture ready for the next customer. This removes the need to quarantine the item.
Chris Lever, Managing Director of Bindatex said; “Being adaptable and versatile is something that we have always been proud of. We began this shift in capacity in March when we die-cut disks to be used in ventilators to help in the UK wide effort to supply the NHS, so to help the nation get back to work completes the circle after these hard few months.
“We are used to slitting difficult-to-cut materials, however we can turn our hand to anything, no matter how big or small the order. All the team enjoy the challenge of coming together to provide solutions to resolve new problems and working to quick turnaround times.”
And Bindatex Slitting and Sheeting offer an extremely quick turnaround time. This is imperative because of the rapid changes that retailers face. This service means they can help shops to become operational again as lockdown measures are eased.
Bindatex Slitting and Sheeting are also able to provide slit sheets as well as the slitting service.
Bindatex Slitting and Sheeting supplies material cutting, slitting, sheeting and winding services to manufacturers across the UK. They are also a supply chain partner in many sectors, including aerospace, automotive, hygiene, defence, PPE and consumer products.
Bindatex is currently researching thinner and more light-weight alternatives, and can also offer alternative films with different properties which can be used in a wide variety of sectors and applications.