Providing the tools to improve flexibility and efficiency while reducing damages and returns will be the focus of Antalis Packaging’s presence at eDelivery Expo 2016 (27-28 April, NEC, Birmingham, Stand H61). Visitors will be presented with a wide variety of storage and packaging solutions – and receive the very best advice on how to get the most out of these solutions for their specific business needs.

The centrepiece of the Antalis stand at eDelivery Expo, and running live demonstrations throughout the show will be the Emba TrayTec machine.  This highly innovative product guarantees perfect product protection, a fast, efficient packaging process, and a cost effective solution. With products automatically retained by film to corrugated trays before boxing, TrayTec eliminates the need for void fill and ensures that the packaging process always remains the same, even when presented with dramatically different items with varying product heights and weights of up to 150 kg.

Says Richard Gee, UK Sales Manager, Emba-Protec, “Antalis Packaging is more than just a supplier to us – we really value our strategic partnership with them in the UK and we’re excited by the opportunity to exhibit with them at a series of events such as this one in 2016. As companies involved in the delivery of goods ordered online look to save costs and improve efficiency through increased automation – TrayTec offers them the opportunity to cut operating times, reduce process costs, and free up labour. TrayTec machines are custom built to suit individual customer needs for specific applications and are available with varying hardware and software options. As automation becomes increasingly attractive to packaging and fulfilment service providers, this machine offers unrivalled flexibility and efficiency – and a substantial competitive advantage.”

Alongside the TrayTec machine other solutions on display will include Geami WrapPak®, an eco-friendly and cost-effective alternative to plastic bubble wrap, as well as a highly efficient foam packaging solutions from Sealed Air and the innovative Pro Pak’r air cushion machine from FP International. This 6 kg table top air cushion machine brings the best of industrial packaging systems to customers. Producing five different types of air cushions on demand to meet all protective packaging needs, it offers an excellent alternative to traditional packaging materials and its compact design makes it ideal for packaging companies looking to maximise their use of limited space.

Antalis Packaging will further demonstrate its commitment to automation, adaptability and efficiency with video presentations covering a selection of its most innovative solutions throughout the event. Product presentations will include the award winning BoxSizer machine – designed to randomly size a corrugated box to fit the contents, in turn reducing the need for void-fill and allowing for savings of up to 80%.

Ultimately, the Antalis Packaging offering at eDelivery Expo is about far more than just the products. Says Andrew Smedley, Midlands & South Divisional Manager at Antalis Packaging:  “We understand that every business has unique needs and requirements, and whatever the challenges and difficulties facing your business, Antalis Packaging can help to find the right solution.  Many business practices fall into the ‘that’s the way we’ve always done it’ category and at eDelivery Expo we want to encourage packaging and logistics businesses to rethink their operations from scratch and look for every opportunity to improve – from adopting a product portfolio that suits their needs, to improving practices to reduce waste, increase productivity and maximise profitability.”

Also core to the Antalis Packaging offering at eDelivery Expo 2016 is the certified Forest Carbon Initiative.  By simply selecting any Antalis paper products that qualify for the Forest Carbon programme, customers can offset each product’s carbon emissions, balancing its CO2 emissions to zero.  This scheme – quality assured by the UK Government’s Woodland Carbon Code ensures that when Antalis customers opt for the natural woodland solution for their carbon footprints, there are huge fringe benefits, such as habitat for biodiversity, recreational space, flood mitigation, and soil and water protection.