Developed in 2015
In 2015, Xpress 360 further expanded its packaging capabilities at our Indianapolis, IN plant with the addition of Polyethylene Film Bundle Wrapping and Shrink-wrapping equipment from Arpac. Arpac is generally regarded as the top of the line Poly Bundle Wrapping or Tray Bundling equipment manufacturer. With this new equipment Xpress360 has the ability to offer our customers consistent daily production numbers as well as offering multiple shift daily run capabilities with the absolute minimum amount of downtime.
This process is also known as tray wrapping (when items are wrapped inside corrugated cardboard trays), bullseye wrapping (due to the bullseye shaped hole on two of the sides where the film is not sealed), and Poly Bundling.
The greater thickness, strength, and durability or Polyethylene film used in bundling, in addition to the significantly lower material cost, make poly bundling or bundle wrapping the obvious choice for larger and heavier items such as: glass or plastic jars or bottles, food and drink items, and larger or heavier multipacks or assortments. In addition to the greater durability, polyethylene bundle wrapped packages tend to grip better (or in other words are less slippery) than polyolefin shrink-wrapped packages.
This means that polyethylene film wrapped product in corrugated cardboard trays can often be stacked directly on top of one another on pallets (when the product itself can directly support it), saving on the additional cost and bulk of shipper cartons, totes, gaylords, or buckhorns (plastic gaylords).