AirSpeed EP-Flex Renew

Airspeed EP-Flex Renew - Value Proposition

EP-Flex Renew air pillow film contains a special and precise blend of ingredients designed to provide the same quality and performance characteristics as the standard EP-Flex film plus a pecial bio-additive to address environmental concerns.

An Environmentally Responsible Option
EP-Flex Renew contains a natural organic bio-additive that attracts microbial communities found in environments such as landfills to accelerate the breakdown of the film.

Airspeed EP-Flex Renew Air Pollows:

  • Tough film designed to resist puncturing
  • Excellent tensile strength – film stretches rather than pops!
  • Engineered for stronger, more resilient seals
  • Lightweight packaging medium to reduce freight cost
  • Rolls of film provide a space saving alternative to other packaging materials
  • Recyclable as category #4 (where accepted)

Product Options:

  • Green tint to visually cue environmental advantages
  • Bulk pack options to eliminate cartons and reduce the amount of pallets and cores used
  • Custom printed film to support branding initiatives

How Does It Work?

  • A small amount of bio-additive is compounded with the standard EP-Flex film.
  • The bio-additive attaches itself to the molecular polymer chains that form the plastic so that it is evenly dispersed throughout the plastic.
  • If the plastic is disposed of in a landfill, microbes attach to the additives in the plastic, digesting and breaking down the structure at a more accelerated rate.

EP-FLex Renew and Standard EP-Flex Films Support Airspeed Void Fill Systems

A proven high performance film and cost effective solution make the AirSpeed family of products the preferred solution and leading system offering in the industry today.

Airspeed 5000 High Speed Void Fill System

  • Fast! Runs at 75’ per minute
  • Full functionality, yet quick to load, and easy to operate
  • Multiple sizes and grades of market leading film
  • Wider, true width film saves money

Airspeed Smart Compact Void Fill System

  • Small, flexible footprint
  • Simple start/stop operation
  • Perfect for small or decentralized work stations
  • Reliable with minimal wear items

Airspeed Delivery Systems

  • Designed for optimal ergonomics and operational efficiency

Success Bulletin

Textbook fulfillment house switches to Packaging Foam in place air cushioning system

Air Speed 5000 inflatable void-fill system and EP Flex™ Renew™ air pillow film

Project Overview:
A privately held, education-based corporation headquartered in the southeast provides textbooks, trade and reference books to the K through 12 and college markets. To help protect its books in transit, the company had been using Storopack void-fill systems in tandem with overhead accumulation bins for the past several years. We were able to offer a superior alternative by providing faster equipment coupled with environmentally preferred pillow film. Four
Storopack units were replaced by three Air Speed 5000s.

Air Speed 5000 system is fast enough (80 to 90, 8- x 6-inch air pillows per minute) so that overhead bins are no longer necessary. By taking down the bins, the warehouse employees are now benefitting from improved air flow, more sunlight and three fewer overhead “dust collectors.” The installation was customized with a four foot transfer bin extender for each Air Speed 5000. That enables the packers to conveniently access the pillow pack and place it into the box without stretching or leaving the station.

On the material side of the picture, EP Flex Renew also supported the customer’s environmental position. Since the company works with a large number of academic institutions and also contract packages for another environmentally-conscious text book e-seller, it was interested in the value proposition EP Flex Renew provided. The high performance low-density polyethylene air pillow film is made with up to significantly less resin than competitive inflatable void-fill products. It also contains a bio-additive that accelerates degradation, without compromising recyclability.

The win was made possible because of a combination of equipment superiority (speed), material profile (less resin/ higher performance), improved working environment for employees.