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Known as Stacker Packers, we’ve made a further investment into our engineered levelling shims by undertaking extensive independent testing and amending the design.

But first, here’s a glimpse of the testing results which compares Stackers to its competing system.

Independent Testing

This is how both sets of Shims performed during testing on a 50mm shim stack:

Stacker Packers – Photo on the left

  • Made from High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS)
  • In testing, our Shims were taken up to circa 145kN (14.78T)
  • The vertical deformation of our system was 0.38% (0.19mm)

Competing System – photo on the right

  • Made from High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS)
  • In testing, the competing Shims were taken up to circa 148kN (15.08T).
  • The load vs displacement graph strongly suggests the stack would show permanent damage at around the 85kN (8.66T) mark, and serious deformation at 100kN (10.19T)
  • The vertical deformation of this system was 19.40% (9.70mm)

So why the difference? The Stacker Packer system has less voids, resulting in a larger load bearing surface area of 27% greater than the competing system – that’s why the results vary so much.

Download the testing report here:
Please contact us if you’re interested in finding out more about the testing data.

Amended Design

We’ve altered the design of our 5mm and 10mm shims – so when they’re inverted, both loaded surfaces are completely flat. We’ve also introduced the Brilliant Ideas logo.

Stacker Packers are load rated at 30N/mm² (under factored load) and ensure safe and stable structure during installation. They’re suitable for a multitude of applications where the levelling shims are required to be load bearing – they’ve been used on top-tier Football Clubs, La Sagrada Familia Basilica, Sandwell Aquatics (2022 Commonwealth Games), Lords Cricket Ground and Wimbledon Court One – to name a few.

These interlocking shims and are a good alternative to steel shims – they’re lighter, easy to carry around site, and cost less. Applications – steel frame buildings, precast concrete components, modular pods and buildings.

Trusted by Severfield

“We’ve already used thousands of them on a premier league football club development project and we intend to use them again on our forthcoming projects. Stacker Packers is a great product”.
Steve Burley, Senior Site Manager.

To download our datasheet please click here – or contact us to find out more.