IPS Packaging improves operations with a quicker, more efficient packaging operation.
The US operation for a leading global disseminator of information media fulfills printed book orders from three VA facilities—the main plant, plus two satellite warehouse locations.In addition to improving its protective packaging performance, the customer was also interested in converting to a system that would help support its environmental initiatives.
The incumbent products included FP’s Novus system coupled with its Supertube material to create “tubular” protective packaging on demand. The company was experiencing equipment performance issues as well as cushioning air-retention failures.
- Wasted time and resources
- Not sustainable
- Performance issues
- Equipment failure
IPS Packaging suggested that the media company use the Airspeed 5000 and the EP=Flex Renew made by Pregis. The Airspeed 5000’s track record, coupled with EP-Flex Renew’s environmental benefits, seemed to offer the feature/benefits the customer desired. After reviewing IPS Packaging’s offering, the company embarked on a rigorous trial period to test performance. Upon completion of the trial, the company installed 22 units throughout its facilities.
The conversion was communicated to their end customers by including a flyer in each shipment describing EP-Flex Renew’s properties and detailing its ability to biodegrade. To help minimize labor and improve changeover efficiency, EP-Flex Renew is being supplied in 2600 linear foot rolls (compared to the 1250 foot rolls used previously).
- Minimized labor
- Improved changeover efficiency
- Improved sustainability
- Saved time and resources
- Streamlined packaging operation
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Total Packaging Cost Summary:
» Material= 50% reduction in resin compared to competitive inflatable void-fill products
» Space = 25% increase in pack area space
» Labor = 15 % reduction in labor
» Sustainability = EP Flex Renew Film is biodegradable as well as recyclable