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If you’re in the corrugated industry, then you are probably familiar with strapping. Strapping has been the primary source of corrugated bundling for decades. It secures a bundle using a thin, rigid, plastic strap. While it provides a strong weld, not all corrugated loves a plastic strap. And if you are in the industry, you’re probably familiar with why that is.
However, corrugated does love banding! Banding has transformed the corrugated bundling world and the reason is simple: damage. When a stack of corrugated boxes is strapped, it can cause damage to the top two and the bottom two boxes in the stack. This damage is irreparable, and product is then lost. Companies have to produce that much more product to make up for losses, resulting in money lost from the damaged boxes, labor spent producing more, and energy from the machines running longer. That’s where banding comes in.
Ultrasonic banding promises zero damage to your product. We have several ATS banding systems, stand alone and automation, that gently apply a band around your stack of corrugated, giving it a secure weld while protecting your edges. The gentle material tensions down around the stack and is ultrasonically welded to itself using no heat or adhesive. This guarantees a stack that is securely unitized without causing any damage. We have machines available in a large range of arch sizes and if going the automation route, we have machines that provide 3 or 4-sided alignment. The technology featured in the systems designed for corrugated focuses on the pain points associated with standard strapping.
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