Pregis Corp. is introducing its new GeoSpeed® Quantum™ compact, single-ply paper void-fill system. The machine, which delivers crumpled paper from rollstock at speeds of up to 150 inches per second, establishes a new performance standard for this category and allows to companies to demonstrate a strong environmental profile.
When designing the machine, Pregis solicited feedback from current paper protective packaging (void-fill, block and brace) users. Chiefly cited issues involved downtime due to jams and paper roll changes on existing equipment.
“The GeoSpeed® Quantum™ features a unique patented floating-head design which enables the fastest roll loading of any unit on the market. You can load a roll of paper in a matter of seconds. The system, which can easily be rotated, facilitates ergonomic operator loading,” explains Joe Phister, product manager, paper systems, Pregis.
The new GeoSpeed® Quantum™ has been designed to eliminate paper jams. On competitive models you typically have to remove covers or use tools in order to clear the jammed paper, which can be a time-consuming process.
The company is offering two paper alternatives—a standard kraft grade which is made from a percentage of recycled content and a GeoSpeed® Renew™ 100% recycled paper option.
In addition to its environmental benefits, Renew™ paper is softer on the hands and less abrasive to products than standard kraft paper. Both options are available in 12-inch wide rolls and in lengths of 2400- and 2100-feet, respectively.