This new line of materials can produce individual pillows up to 12 inches long. This portable, bench-top unit produces strips of air pillows at more than 50 feet per minute. Its unique EZ-TearTM perforations ensure quick and easy separation of the pillows for fast, clean and efficient packing.
STREETSBORO, OH - January 31, 2006 - Automated Packaging Systems' AirPouchTM Division has introduced new larger air pillow sizes for its Express 3 Void-Fill System. This new line of materials can produce individual pillows up to 12 inches long.
The AirPouch Express 3 is a portable, benchtop unit that produces strips of air pillows at more than 50 feet per minute. Unique EZ-TearTM perforations ensure quick and easy separation of the pillows for fast, clean and efficient packing.
The new, larger 8 x 10 inch and 8 x 12 inch pillow sizes offer higher yields, lower costs, and longer run-time between changeovers. A box with 3000 linear feet can be inflated up to 300 cubic feet of void fill material. "Larger packing operations can save hundreds of thousands of dollars each year. These new larger sizes can yield almost twice the volume of smaller pillow sizes," says Matt Lerner, Executive Vice President for AirPouch. "For example, twelve inch long pillows will cost about 40 percent less per cubic foot than four inch pillows," he added.
The AirPouch Express 3 pillow material is DuraClearTM polyethylene, which is stronger than most other LDPE materials and comes fan-folded in convenient sized boxes that contain 50-100 percent more material than most rolls. This results in longer run times, less changeovers, and increased yield. The DuraClear material is puncture resistant and the unique AirPouch sealing process prevents air leaks often found in other systems. The amount of air per pillow is adjustable for optimum packing conditions. Air pillows offer many advantages over traditional packing materials because they are cleaner, lighter, more user-friendly, and they do not hide the product inside the box.
The AirPouch Express 3 weighs 35 pounds and has a footprint of 20" x 12", making it one of the most lightweight and compact packing systems on the market. This desktop unit is quiet and its all electric design requires no compressed air.
About Automated Packaging
Automated Packaging Systems is a world leader in high-reliability packaging systems and has been designing and manufactring original Autobag®, SidePouchTM and AirPouchTM systems and products for more than 40 years. With more than 25,000 packaging systems in operation and a national service organization, Automated Packaging Systems delivers a total systems approach for ultimate customer satisfaction. Many years ago, some of our customers began using our baggings to create void-fill. The AirPouch product line was a natural extension from this idea.