Automated Packaging Systems, the world leader in high-reliability packaging systems, has received a prestigious product design award for its AirPouch void-fill air cushions with EZ-Tear perforations. The award was presented by the National Institute of Packaging, Handling and Logistics Engineers (NIPHLE) at its annual conference in Baltimore Maryland, USA.
AirPouch received the award in the 2006 NIPHLE Design Competition’s Short-Life Packaging category for the ergonomic and productivity design features of its EZ-Tear perforations.
The EZ-Tear perforation design consists of a cut part way through the regular perforation, making it easy for packers to grab a strip of air cushions and quickly tear off as many as they need. Additionally, the EZ-Tear feature allows the cushions to inflate more completely for a higher material yield that reduces costs.
The AirPouch Express 3 system is among the fastest in the industry, producing strips of air cushions at speeds over 15 metres per minute. This compact, tabletop unit is lightweight, has a small footprint, and features an all electric design that does not require compressed air.
Air cushions offer many advantages over other packing materials because they are cleaner, lighter, user-friendly, and they do not hide the product inside the box.