1.5 mil AirPouch™ Void-Fill Air Pillow Film Offers Greater Cost Efficiencies for High Productivity Packing

May 4, 2007
Automated Packaging Systems’ AirPouch™ Division has introduced new 1.5 mil air pillow film for its Express 3 Void-Fill System. This new line of material is thinner than previous films, and offers a lower-cost alternative to void-fill packing applications that require moderate durability and puncture resistance. Like the standard 2.0 mil material, this new lighter gauge film is made of DuraClear™ linear low density polyethylene, which offers high clarity and good strength. In addition to a lower cost per foot, the new 1.5 mil film allows more material capacity per box for longer run times and fewer changeovers. All AirPouch pillows are system-matched to run with optimum productivity on the AirPouch Express 3 void-fill system. “This new 1.5 mil material can help many packing operations save thousands of dollars per year,” says Matt Lerner, Executive Vice President for AirPouch. “The DuraClear film provides good durability and puncture resistance for most general purpose packing, and the different material gauges help our customers to choose the level of protection that is right for their application.” AirPouch air pillows feature the company’s innovative EZ-Tear™ Perforations, which allow quick and easy separation of pillows for fast and efficient packing. The company was recently awarded a NIPHLE Design Award from the National Institute of Packaging, Handling and Logistics Engineers for the EZ-Tear perforation design. This prestigious award acknowledged the product’s exceptional ergonomic and productivity design features, which are unique in the void-fill and air pillow industry. 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 thinner 1.5 mil material reduces the cost per cubic foot and weight per package for lower shipping costs. AirPouch pillows are available in sizes 8 inches wide by 4, 6, 8 10 and 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. This compact unit weighs 35 pounds and has a footprint of 20” x 12”, making it one of the most versatile and user-friendly packing systems on the market. This AirPouch system is quiet and its all electric design requires no compressed air. *Weight: 35 lbs. (16 kg) *Dimensions: L 20.5 x W 8.5 x H 14 in. (52 x 22 x 36 cm) *Electrical: 110/220 VAC; 50/60 Hz *Pillow Sizes: 8" and 10" wide in various standard lengths *Pillow Materials: 1.5 mil Standard 2.0 mil 4,000 ft./box 3000 ft./box EarthAware™ Biodegradable LLDPE or Recycled Film EarthAware™ Biodegradable LLDPE or Recycled Film Stock printed with EarthAware logo for awareness;Green tint Stock printed with EarthAware logo for awareness;Green tint *Other Film Types Available: DuraClear™ LLDPE (clear), Biodegradable LLDPE (clear), and APStat™ Anti-Static