Pregis announces the North American launch of its Sharp Packaging Systems® MAX-PRO 24 continuous bagging system. This latest model in the MAX-PRO line can handle a wider range of products and bag sizes making it ideal for fulfillment operations with a broad e-commerce offering.
“When engineering the MAX-PRO 24, our focus was on creating a system that would help users maximize productivity and minimize labor costs. We think the MAX-PRO 24 delivers all that, and more, making it ideal for increasing volume demands being placed on e-commerce operations,” said Mike Menz, division president.
The MAX-PRO 24 includes highly-advanced automated technology, new web handling features that simplify operations and automated pass-through settings, resulting in lower operating costs. Predictive maintenance via Pregis’ proprietary Maxwell intelligent interface, enables trouble-free operation. The system also includes an easy-to-use bag threading system and a user-friendly HMI control panel that simplifies operation and guides troubleshooting. Its low-force jaw is designed to make the machine safe, simple and cost effective to use
The MAX-PRO 24 has a small footprint, but can accommodate bags that are up to 24-inches wide and 36-inches long. It handles products that weigh up to 10 lb. Its size allows the machine to fit into existing packaging lines while taking up less floor space. Additionally, its innovative label side up, multiple exit conveyor system allows bags to leave the machine to the left, right, or rear, so it can be added into existing production lines more easily.
In addition to being simple to operate and easy to integrate into current operations and processes, the MAX-PRO 24 has a number of features that contribute toward reducing packaging costs. Zebra thermal printers permit direct printing onto packages for barcodes, graphics, and alphanumeric fonts. In order to maximize ribbon usage, reduced spacing between impressions has been incorporated, plus printing with alternative registrations and adjusting impression placements. All of these improvements help decrease thermal ribbon consumption by as much as 90%.
Pregis introduces AirSpeed Ascent, next generation, high-pressure air cushioning system
Pregis, a leading manufacturer of protective packaging, is introducing the AirSpeed Ascent high-pressure air cushioning system. Smart logic recognizes and calibrates the optimal system settings as each roll of film is loaded onto the Ascent. This “load and go” efficiency makes machine operation simple because no adjustments are required, eliminating human error.
Pregis launches custom branded tissue paper void-fill portfolio
Pregis, a leading manufacturer of protective packaging, is expanding its customer experience portfolio with Inspyre paper. This custom branded tissue paper is dispensed from the Easypack Quantum on-demand, void-fill system. By using an automated packaging system that dispenses paper directly into the box, Inspyre paper offers the high throughput required by operations while delivering the branded unboxing experiences sought after by marketing.
Pregis’ Insulated Packaging Donation Protects Lakeview Pantry’s Critical Food Deliveries Across Chicagoland
Earlier this month, Pregis, a leading manufacturer of innovative protective packaging products, donated more than 5,000 Penguin Pack insulated box liners to Lakeview Pantry, Chicago’s largest food pantry. The donation enabled thousands of senior citizens, and other homebound individuals, to safely receive packages of healthy, fresh groceries through the Pantry’s Home Delivery program.
Pregis acquires Italian temporary protective films manufacturer Soprad
Pregis has acquired So.Pr.Ad. SRL (Soprad), Milan, Italy, a global provider of temporary protective films. Going forward, Soprad’s products will be marketed under the Pregis’ PolyMask brand and will further reinforce its offerings to a growing global market.
Pregis joins CEFLEX to further European flexible packaging sustainability efforts
Pregis, a leading protective packaging materials and automated systems manufacturer, has joined Circular Economy Flexible Packaging (CEFLEX), a European consortium of companies and associations representing the entire flexible packaging value chain.
Pregis has made several recent investments in its European operations to support the growing protective packaging needs of its broad global customer base. The company recently opened a new energy-efficient facility in Stevenage, UK which includes a Customer Experience and Paper Specialist Centre (PSC) under one roof.
Pregis invests $5 million in fourth W&H blown film line to boost capacity by another 4 million pounds
Pregis is announcing another $5 million investment in its Pregis Films facility located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The investment is in addition to the $32 million outlay for the first three, five-layer W&H lines and expanded production space, made between 2016 and 2019.
Pregis LLC, a leading protective packaging materials and automated systems manufacturer, has received a Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) Chain of Custody, FSC Recycled certification for its Easypack paper portfolio. The certification is for 100% recycled-content, single and multiply-paper produced at its Plymouth, Indiana facility.
Pregis LLC, a leading protective packaging materials and automated systems manufacturer, has joined the Amazon Packaging Support and Supplier (APASS) network. As part of the APASS network, Pregis can certify that packages meet the requirements of Amazon’s Frustration-Free Packaging programs and its 3 tiers of certification.
Pregis LLC has invested in a new 50,000 square foot innovation headquarters designed to help solve protective packaging challenges. The Aurora, Illinois facility is called the Pregis IQ. The customer-focused training, design and testing services hub deploys a variety of package engineering tools to achieve performance-oriented, cost-effective protective packaging solutions.
Pregis has announced yet another $6 million investment in its Pregis Films facility located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This latest investment is for a third multilayer Windmoeller & Hoelscher (W&H) blown film line to address growing demands for output. It is in addition to the $23 million outlay for the first two, five-layer W&H lines, converting equipment and expanded production space, made between 2016 and 2018.
The Unboxing Experience: How Premium Packaging Can Boost Your Brand
As retail continues to shift from physical stores to digital, the unboxing experience in consumers’ homes is replacing the store experience. Over the years, the retail store experience has become a science which includes branding, placement, merchandising, personalized service, music and even scent. But many retailers have failed to replicate that euphoric in-store experience with home delivery, potentially putting customer lifetime value at risk.
Is package damage impacting your bottom line?
E-commerce retailers and manufacturers put in a significant amount of effort and investment making sure the products they produce meet quality and performance goals. However, if insufficient packaging protection results in customers receiving your product in damaged, broken and/or non-functioning condition, the impact to your brand’s profit margin can be significant.
In 2018, a simple question – “What’s in the box?” – became more of a mystery for online shoppers coming home to a package on their doorstep. With consumers ordering a wider variety of products online than ever before, that package could contain just about anything, making the unboxing experience feel like a mystery grab bag.
Pregis joins How2Recycle coalition to help simplify recycling instructions for consumers
Pregis LLC has joined the How2Recycle coalition to help get more materials into the recycling stream by taking the guesswork out of the process. Initially, Pregis will be printing a How2Recycle label on its low-density polyethylene EP Flex film which is made into air pillows and widely used in e-commerce applications as void-fill.
- Nicole Tauster
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