News from 09.08.2012

The Next Generation PAPERplus® Chevron

Appealing paper padding with enhanced packaging speed

Now PAPERplus® Chevron produces paper padding even faster to further improve the packing production. Storopack has enhanced the operating speed of the next generation PAPERplus® Chevron2 machine by 50 percent. With a speed of nearly 100 fpm, the machine unfolds a paper tube and processes it into flexible paper padding and packing filler. Plus, the patented product fills more volume using less material. Due to the clean, sophisticated appearance of the finished protective packaging, the demand is focused in the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industry. To improve the positive unpacking experience even more, PAPERplus® Chevron is available with white kraft paper.

Another new feature of PAPERplus® Chevron2 is a special setting that reduces paper consumption even further for applications that require a lower level of cushioning performance. This is perfect for packing light products such as medicines that may only need void-fill or top-fill.

The machine is available as a tabletop model or on a mobile metal stand. PAPERplus® Chevron2 offers a variety of options for integration into the packaging station and superordinated packaging process. In a standard packaging system the paper pads are distributed to the packer through a delivery system of plastic tubes placed at an ergonomic working height within comfortable reach. Using a conveyor system, the machine can supply paper padding to several packaging stations. The padding strip is automatically divided into sections by the PAPERplus® Chevron2 machine. Based on the "working comfort" approach, Storopack configures the PAPERplus® Chevron2 system for maximum effectiveness, efficiency and ergonomics to provide the end user a perfect "into-the-box" protective packaging solution.

The original PAPERplus® Chevron paper padding system was introduced in 2007. According to Paul Deis, product manager, PAPERplus® Chevron has a unique position in the market for protective packaging made from paper. "The Chevron concept is an innovation, and to this day it does not have a successor. The new machine generation once again brings two dimensions to the fore. Higher speed ensures higher productivity. Plus, the additional mode for reduced material consumption, when less cushioning performance is required, reduces the risk of oversupply and over packaging.