Packaging Solutions: Positive About Print
Antalis has extended its range of protective packaging solutions with the introduction of new PadPak Guardian from Ranpak, which brings together many of the benefits of other Ranpak converters into one, compact, fast and simple to use machine.
PadPak Guardian is an in the box solution that, unlike other machines on the market, is able to convert both single and two-ply paper, offering businesses greater versatility from just one machine and providing an sustainable alternative to traditional plastic cushioning. The paper is fed from a pre-folded block into the converter to create a variety of cushioning pads, on demand. The converter is extremely adaptable – with options to work at height or lowered – and can be moved around the packing area with ease. Its neat size means it can be positioned in tight corners to maximise use of space and improve process flow.
With three speed settings – producing up to 1.2 metres of pads per second – and five operation modes, managed by touch screen, PadPak Guardian can help to optimise production whatever the demand. From automotive to e-commerce, it is suited to almost any packaging environment thanks to its ability to produce pads that offer strength or flexibility, depending upon what is required.
The pads can be used to cushion both light and heavy items using a single pad to cushion sides and corners or by rolling the pad into a coil around the product.
Stuart Bates, Antalis Solutions sales manager, believes that PadPak Guardian has come onto the market at just the right time for businesses looking to optimise their production capability: ‘Over recent months, we have seen e-commerce and logistics businesses all over the country having to cope with fewer packing staff and higher volumes. In addition, many companies have had to look to diversify to keep going, which, for some, has meant having to pack new and unfamiliar products of varying shapes, sizes and types.
‘In PadPak Guardian we have the ideal solution. Its manoeuvrability and compact size mean it can be moved around without encroaching on valuable space – including warehouse space, thanks to the volume of paper that can stored in a single pack or pallet. And, because it provides an effective and sustainable alternative to plastic cushioning, it enables a business to reduce the environmental impact of their operations, too.’