Pregis is launching a new line of paper-based protective packaging equipment in North America. Easypack by Pregis equipment uses 100% recycled-content paper to create cushioning and block/brace solutions for a wide variety of applications.
“At Pregis, we pride ourselves in being the ‘go-to’ company for protective packaging solutions. Our goal is to offer a broad portfolio of multi-material solutions so that packagers can select the option that is best for their product line. Pregis’ Quantum equipment has been providing paper void-fill solutions for several years. With the addition of the Easypack portfolio, we are now able to offer paper-based cushioning and block/brace to the industry,” said Dache Davidson, vice president of marketing.
The recently-acquired Easypack line has a 20-plus year performance track record and offers several models to address specific needs. Packmaster™ produces 2-ply cushioning, Packsolo™ creates 1-ply material and Packmate™ can make narrower 1- or 2-ply cushions to accommodate smaller packaging cases.
Easypack produces 100% recycled, recyclable and biodegradable paper cushions that can be molded to the shape of just about any product from fragile glassware to heavy industrial products such as automotive parts or plumbing supplies. The cushions are both lightweight and strong, helping to secure products in place during transit.
The equipment has been engineered with operator safety and ergonomics in mind. The lightweight rolls can be changed out in seconds without requiring a safety door to be opened. Paper is fed directly into the machine through guide rollers.
Easypack machines also feature set-up flexibility. They can perform in either a standard horizontal or vertical configuration, be height/tilt adjusted, or alternatively a custom mounting frame can be designed to integrate the system into the current packing operation.
“Not only does the Easypack equipment offer robust performance, safety attributes and ease-of-set up, but it also provides the industry with a superior paper-based packaging medium for companies who are committed to this material type to support their environmental position,” Davidson said.
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