Void-fill materials make it possible to ship vulnerable and fragile goods worldwide without damage, breaking and scratching. These products are especially important for the electronics industry. With such a range of options, what is the right solution when packaging consumer electronics?
What obstacle was our client facing?
A leading manufacturer of consumer electronics had been using a table-top unit to create cushioning material at two replacement part facilities. The units convert fan-folded paper into crumpled void-fill. The company had been spending $850,000 per year on the void-fill materials and felt they were paying too much. That prompted them to investigate inflatable, air cushioning systems.
The PDA Way
The customer wanted a lower “in the box” cost:
What was the outcome?
The total materials savings was 35-40% annually, and there was a significant freight reduction. The win was made possible because of a combination of equipment superiority (speed), material profile (less resin, biodegradable), and an improved working environment for employees.
The air pillow solution features: blazing speed (75 feet per minute), portable and compact, easy to operate, low maintenance (minimal parts means fewer repairs), versatility (various sizes), and flexibility (cushion fill pressure).