There's no one type of packaging material that's ideal for every kind of carton a company ships. Paper is great for void fill but does not cushion as well as protective pads. Air pillows are ideal for block and brace, but protective pads yield better shock protection. Often a better solution is to combine the best characteristics from a number of packaging products. This allows customers to eliminate virtually all of their custom packaging to save both time and money.
Storopack offers a range of hybrid packaging solutions. These include a combination of different types of cushioning and void-fill products incorporating the best attributes of the various packaging methods, such as air pillows and protective pads to achieve "fit for purpose" packaging. A hybrid solution provides proper cushioning whether the product is being shipped across the plant or around the world.
Companies that have switched to hybrid packaging report faster packing times. For instance, a Venetian blind manufacturer reduced its per-piece packaging time from two minutes to 45 seconds. This allows it to ship more packagers per year, and led the company to standardize on a single carton size. Damage claims have been virtually eliminated with the adoption of fit-for-purpose packaging.
Hybrid packaging eliminates costly misapplication of packaging materials by putting protection only where it is needed. This allows shippers to save on materials, handling, and shipping.
Technologies available for hybrid packaging include Storopack AIRplus air pillows, air tubes, and bubble-type cushioning; PAPERplus paper cushioning; and PAD LOC moldable protective pads. For environmentally sensitive applications, PAD LOC Natural, which is completely biodegradable, is also available.
Company: Storopack Inc.
Company Phone: (800) 827- 7225
Company URL: www.storopackinc.com