As the e-commerce and online shopping markets continue to soar, many retailers are painfully aware that speed of packing is the main factor impacting productivity, especially at peak times. Very soon it will be that time again, and businesses will be wanting to move stock as quickly as possible to remain competitive, so what’s the best way to increase packaging speeds?
Protega recently introduced a new paper void-fill product: HexaFil to complement its sister product Hexcel Wrap. Both are 100% recyclable and are designed for lightning-speed void filling and wrapping. The honeycomb style structure expands when pulled to create a cushion which protects products and is lighter than full paper void-fill, reducing packaged weight and shipping costs. As with the rest of Protega’s sustainable packaging solutions, both are manufactured within the UK, reducing carbon emissions all round.
Unlike plastic-based packaging such as bubble wrap, Hexafil and Hexcel Wrap interlock on themselves, eliminating the need for adhesive tape and even scissors, further reducing plastic waste and packing speeds. Used by some of the UK’s largest E-Commerce entities and retailers, Protega’s packaging solutions are perfect for a number of industries that are looking to fill packing voids in a sustainable and presentable way.
With the scarcest resource often being time, optimisation of the packing line is vital, so maximising efficiency also means that the storage and positioning of supplies and equipment needs to be carefully considered. In many cases Protega has been able to virtually double the output of a packing area by reducing operator movement whilst enhancing working environment.
Designed to maximise efficiency, Protega has created an overhead adjustable stand, which delivers quick and easy dispensing, ensuring there is minimal delay in shipping products to consumers. Positioning it next to the Hexcel Bench, which is portable enough to be deployed anywhere in the warehouse or packing room, makes for a convenient, quick and space saving solution.
Protega Director Richard Steedman commented: “As part of our product development, we listened to customer and consumer feedback, and time and time again, the people and industries want their next day delivery to be sustainably packaged, and be a part of the circular economy. You cannot do that with traditional plastic void-fill or air-filled plastic alternatives. HexaFil shares a lot of similarities with Hexcel Wrap, not least that they are excellently designed products for a specific packaging solution. But they are also innovative and soon to be industry standard, such is their quality.”
For more information, please visit www.protega-global.com