Sealing solution from BestPack offers reduced corrugated usage while providing a more sustainable option.
June 26, 2012
by Canadian Packaging Staff
New from BestPack Packaging Systems of Rancho Cucamonga, CA, comes its new six-inch case-sealing taping solution that will enable a company to reduce its corrugated usage by 10- to 20-per cent, depending on the application.
Manufacturer of custom-built packaging equipment and automation systems, BestPack’s solution comes with a reduction in corrugated costs and provides a green and sustainable sealing solution that helps reduce the carbon footprint.
Corrugated costs means a reduction in packaging materials, as BestPack says costs are realized through box redesign that allows customers to reduce corrugated usage by removing 1-1/2-inches from all major and minor flaps. Because the box is being sealed with such a wide piece of six-inch tape, the flaps become unnecessary and can therefore be put into savings as the cost of tape is cheaper than the cost of corrugated.
As well, BestPack provides a newly developed packaging tape that deadens the center adhesive of the 6-inch wide tape, thereby providing a non‐stick surface on the tape so that product will not stick to the gapped top or bottom of the box.
BestPacks says recent studies show that the tape cost is about one-fifth the cost of corrugated. For customers using about 1,000 cartons a day of a 12-in. x 10-in. x 8-in. box, savings of about $30 per day can be realized. Via daily usage, that equates to $900 per month or $10,800 per year.
The six-inch tape solution also performs as a security measure to prevent theft during transit.
BestPack Packaging offers case sealers in uniform or random type, and are also available with high-speed options.