Antalis Packaging has added three new air cushion machines to its void-fill portfolio in the UK and Ireland, in collaboration with FP International. The Mini Pak’R Retail, Mini Pak’R Industrial and Pro Pak’R range will allow those from SME businesses through to large corporations to effectively and efficiently utilise air-cushions as void fill for their packaging operations – therefore reducing necessary storage space.

The Mini Pak’R Retail air cushion machine
A table top unit weighing only 6kg, produces five different types of cushioning for products and may also be wall-mounted. The films range from the NOVUS double cushion, NOVUS Quilt-Air, NOVUS Supertube, CELL-O Green plus the CELL-O EZ film. A wide array of void-fill configurations are possible, suitable for protecting virtually any product and lining any interior.

The Mini Pak’R Industrial machine
Suited to warehouses or distribution centres where space is at a premium. Due to its compact size and robust performance, it is ideal for busy multi-packing lanes where different film configurations are required.

The Pro Pak’R system

Used in specialist environments with a high output, where several thousand packs may need to be processed per day. All Pak’R systems can be combined within an ergonomic delivery packaging line, allowing for a more streamlined operation.

Each machine uses RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) intelligent barcoding technology to recognise the specific film, allowing the correct inflation levels and sealing temperature to be applied. This removes the element of human error in selecting the right levels, reducing the chance of damage in transit. USB storage means that initial setup is only required once, with all data then stored within the machine’s memory.

The void-fill material is 100% recyclable, and incredibly lightweight – 98% of the product is air, adding virtually no extra weight to a carton or pallet. The film is also EN13427 compliant and meets the standards of all relevant European Environmental Directives.

Simon Richards, UK Sales Manager for FP International comments: “FP International is delighted to be expanding our European partnership with Antalis Packaging as our collaboration in the UK develops. Antalis Packaging is a proven stakeholder in European packaging distribution, providing leadership in sales and field support to effectively meet client’s needs.  At FP International, we value the expertise Antalis Packaging has to offer and look forward to a long lasting partnership.”

Scott Day, Regional Sales Manager, Midlands, Antalis Packaging, adds: “The partnership with FP International is testament to Antalis Packaging’s commitment to supplying the latest packaging technologies. By improving protection of products in transit and lessening damages that reduce profit margins, the products available from FP International will allow those working within any sized packaging operation to improve the cost-effectiveness and security of their product, as well as reduce their carbon footprint and improve green credentials.”

For more information on the air cushion machines available from FP International, or for a free packaging audit call Antalis Packaging on 0870 241 1466 or email