Paper Packaging System Sets New Performance StandardPregis Corp. is introducing its new GeoSpeed Quantum compact, single-ply paper void-fill system. The machine, which delivers crumpled paper from rollstock at speeds of up to 150 inches per second, establishes a new performance standard for this category.

Billed as the most user-friendly paper system on the market, the GeoSpeed Quantum also gives companies seeking a strong environmental profile, another alternative.

When designing the machine, Pregis solicited feedback from current paper protective packaging (void-fill, block and brace) users. Chief among them were complaints about downtime due to jams and paper roll changes on existing equipment.

“The GeoSpeed Quantum features a unique patented floating-head design which enables the fastest roll loading of any unit on the market. You can load a roll of paper in a matter of seconds. The system, which can easily be rotated, facilitates ergonomic operator loading,” explained Joe Phister, product manager, paper systems, Pregis.

The new GeoSpeed Quantum has been designed to eliminate paper jams, unlike competitive units whose jams are said to occur frequently and can be tedious to correct. On competitive models you typically have to remove covers or use tools in order to clear the jammed paper, which can be a time-consuming process. 

The company is offering two paper alternatives—a standard kraft grade which is made from a percentage of recycled content and a GeoSpeed Renew 100% recycled paper option.

In addition to its environmental benefits, Renew paper is softer on the hands and less abrasive to products than standard kraft paper. Both options are available in 12-inch wide rolls and in lengths of 2400- and 2100-feet, respectively.