Offered through a rental program to help small-parcel shippers quickly scale up or down to accommodate peak seasons, Sealed Air’s (Booth S1941) Jeff Potts, global executive director of marketing, e-commerce and fulfillment, showed off the new Jiffylite Auto sealer in a meeting Monday.
“It’s intended to help small-parcel shippers looking for an entry-level approach to increasing throughput when sealing our Jiffylite bubble mailers,” Potts explained. “It weighs about 40 pounds, so it’s easy to move from one pack station to another.”
Easy-to-use, the machine uses heat and even pressure to seal the open end of the mailer, which combines a Bubble Wrap interior with a paper exterior. After inserting the item in a mailer, an operator places the open end into a side-opening on the machine, which then automatically seals it in less than a second.
“The product is completely surrounded by the packaging for better product protection than fold-over seals—which also create waste and require more manual handling,” continued Potts. “It’s also tamper-evident, as the seal must be destroyed to access the contents.”
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This article was originally posted on Supply Chain Management Review.