Transitioning large media company to environmentally‐friendly protective packaging

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.

green packagingThe 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.

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 Pregis’ offering, the company embarked on a rigorous trial period to test performance. Upon completion of the trial, the company installed 22 units in throughout is 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).


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