The ubiquitous bubble wrap is a fantastically versatile packaging material, but it’s bulk can make storage of large quantities problematic. But a clever system from Southern Manufacturing exhibitor Lightning Packaging can make such storage problems a thing of the past.
Lightning Packaging’s Sealed Air system automatically inflates and dispenses the bubble packaging material only when it is needed. Up to the moment of use, the rolls remain tightly wound and compact. The Barrier Bubble used in the film retains air longer than non-barrier polyethylene air cellular materials and out-performs other materials for cushioning and overall packaging protection. The system is simple to use – just plug it in, load a roll of film and let it run. The Sealed Air system frees up valuable warehouse space and saves time as a dedicated operator is not required. A built-in the sensor keeps the portable bin filled for on-demand packaging.
The company also supplied a compact desktop version, the Mini-Pak’R, which can also be wall-mounted vertically so the bubble wrap is dispensed like a roller towel. Running at 7.5 metres a minute it can make 5 different types of cushion.
Lightning Packaging will also demonstrate a huge variety of other innovative packaging products on its stand at Southern Manufacturing 2013