Approaching edge protection from a new angle
March 22, 2019
Packaging Products Inc. (PPI) announces the official start of a new manufacturing line to produce laminated paper edge protection products. A significant expansion of existing operation and warehouse space was required to accommodate the new line.
Known by various names including corner boards, corner posts and edge boards, paper edge protection is routinely used to protect & unitize goods for transport and storage. Applications include fitting inside corrugated boxes to increase container strength and placement on the edges of palletized loads to provide protection and add up-stacking strength. End-users come from virtually all segments of industry including furniture makers, window & door manufacturers, logistics companies, bakeries and more.
PPI has been a provider of quality packaging equipment, products and services since 1991, and a value-added processor & supplier of edge protection products under their CornerTuff and CornerTuff with CornerWrap brands since 1997. Only recently has the company started manufacturing these products in-house.
“The benefit of working directly with clients is that, over time, you get to learn a lot about their needs.” says PPI President, Jack Taylor. “Buyers were asking for a better quality product, shorter lead times and customized solutions. We knew we could deliver, but we had to take control of the entire production process to make that happen. Ultimately, it was our commitment to customer service that really drove the move to become a manufacturer.”