Wrapster premiers at Pack Expo Chicago


Industry Buzzing Over New Wrapster

Chicago, IL – Package Machinery Company, Inc is excited to announce the release of its new WRAPSTER semi-automatic wrapping solution to the marketplace. Customers can get a glance of this new wrapping innovation at PACK EXPO, Chicago 2006.

Designed to replace hand wrapping, the Wrapster reduces the need to hire large temporary or seasonal workforces without the large capital outlay required for fully automatic wrapping machines. One worker can easily and efficiently “cello or gift” wrap 300-400 cartons per hour using either unregistered BOPP film or standard size rolls of gift wrap paper.

“Market interest has been very strong across all industry segments!” notes Jonathan Viens, National Sales & Marketing Manager at Package. “There is nothing else like it on the market. We conceived, designed, and priced the Wrapster with entry level users, co-packers, and those with small production runs in mind.”
Customers can choose from 2 machine frame sizes that accommodate everything from small cosmetics boxes, media products, and confectionery boxes to large gift basket boxes. “We’ve spent the past year refining the machine design with our Beta test customers,” adds Viens. “The wrap quality is exceptional. More importantly, you will see savings of up to 50% per wrap versus shrink wrap.”

Savings and wrap quality aren’t the only keys to the Wrapster’s market momentum. The machine handles a variety of sizes and comes with a standard kit of size parts. “It’s tremendously versatile and super easy to changeover,” sites Wrapster inventor John Bernet, “Size parts aren’t an issue. You can even gift wrap department store shirt boxes on the larger model.”

The WRAPSTER supplements PACKAGE’s growing line of new, hi-tech, and easy to use wrapping equipment including the industry leading FA-ST Servo wrapper. Launched in 2001, the FA-ST is the first all servo tuck and fold overwrapper on the market, featuring 35% fewer components than competing mechanical wrappers and offers 5 minute changeovers with throughput rates up to 150 boxes per minute.

“Our goal is to be the Wrapper of Choice in North America,” adds Katherine Putnam, Package President. “Customers have been asking us for a simple, affordable, entry level overwrapper and we want them to know; we heard you loud and clear!”

For more information on the Wrapster or other wrapping solutions, please contact sales@packagemachinery.com.

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