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Hybrid Cushioning System Handles Multiple Roll Widths

Thu, 01/06/2011 - 6:37am
Hybrid Cushioning System Handles Multiple Roll WidthsPregis Corp. offers a hybrid cushioning (HC) system that can handle multiple roll widths (up to 32-inches) via a dispenser head that is 60% smaller than previous models. The Air Speed HC Versa has a reduced profile which enables the unit to be placed in locations where space is a premium.

The AirSpeed HC Versa unit is the first to produce cushioning in three different widths: 24-inch wide cushions from 32-inch rolls, as well as 18- and 12-inch wide sizes. It can also produce three different cell heights: small (3/4-inch), medium (1-inch), and large (1 ¼-inches). Typical perforation preset is every 6- and 12-inches.

Pregis also is introducing HC-Flex, a high performance low-density polyethylene air pillow film that is made with 30% less resin than competitive hybrid inflatable cushioning alternatives.

Hybrid cushioning differs from traditional void-fill pillows because it features multiple air chambers in a horizontal and vertical pattern vs. one large cell. Flat, perforated rollstock is mounted onto the AirSpeed unit, which creates the rows of small air-filled pockets as the air is transferred between the individual chambers. In previous units, the rollstock was mounted inside the dispenser head housing. The new, compact design positions the roll externally, creating placement flexibility.

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