NORCROSS, Ga., July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Unisource Worldwide, Inc., one of
the leading distributors of paper, packaging and facility supplies in North
America, today announced a new stretch film wrapper equipment program
featuring three outstanding lines of equipment with nationwide
Highlighting the new equipment program is a Unisource Private Brand
stretch film wrapper model, and the lineup also comprises offerings from
the ARPAC Group and a full line from Orion Packaging. The Unisource model
is the company's first entry into Private Brand packaging equipment and
includes the introduction of a machine with features not available on other
equipment currently on the market.
"Someday, all stretch wrappers may come as smartly equipped as this new
Unisource Private Brand model," said Mike Schoenberger, Vice President --
Packaging Systems for Unisource. "But if you're going to invest in a
stretch wrapper machine, why wait? We have designed the Unisource Private
Brand model to include features that today's unitizing operation can really
Made in the U.S.A., the Unisource stretch wrapper is a feature-rich
machine that can handle loads that weigh up to two tons, are almost seven
feet high, and exceed four feet wide.
Among its features are:
-- An Allen-Bradley PLC;
-- A belt-driven roll carriage;
-- A dual-speed roll carriage; and
-- A lifetime guarantee on the pre-stretch rollers.
Using a belt drive on its roll carriage, the Unisource machine is
designed for quieter operation and less maintenance than stretch wrappers
that use the traditional chain-and-sprocket carriage drive design. Another
cost and maintenance benefit with the Unisource stretch wrapper is that
replacement parts can be sourced locally because they aren't proprietary to
The Unisource stretch wrapper's dual-speed roll carriage also offers
the benefits of a fast up-speed to stabilize irregular profile loads and a
slower down-speed for securing loads. The pre-stretch rollers are
guaranteed for the life of the machine, because they can't be damaged when
operators need to load or remove stretch film.
The Private Brand stretch wrapper represents a new strategy for
Unisource in the packaging systems field. The company is already shipping
its Private Brand stretch wrapper units to customers and additional
inventory is staged throughout the company's U.S. distribution network,
according to Schoenberger. "The stretch wrapper is our first entree of a
full line of packaging equipment that we intend to introduce," he said.
"We put our name on this stretch wrapper because it represents the
essence of Unisource value," added Schoenberger. "Value, to Unisource, not
only means a lower price, but also the lowest total operating cost."
The other brands available to sell in Unisource's new stretch film
wrapper equipment program are manufactured by the ARPAC Group and Orion
Packaging. ARPAC, dedicated to developing innovative packaging solutions
that drive bottom-line results for its customers, has been a longtime
supplier to Unisource's Packaging equipment business. The company is
committed to partnering with Unisource to meet the long-term needs of the
nationwide packaging equipment marketplace.
Orion Packaging is a division of Pro Mach's "End-of-Line Solutions"
Group. The company is known throughout the packaging industry for its
heavy-duty, dependable line of stretch wrapping equipment and its superior
film delivery systems. The Orion partnership with Unisource provides
customers with a complete line of equipment for solving any stretch film
wrapping need in the marketplace.
Unisource also announced that, effective October 1, 2008, it will no
longer sell packaging equipment from Lantech. However, all Lantech
equipment previously sold by Unisource will be covered by the full Lantech
warranty and will continue to be serviced by Unisource technicians with
Lantech certification. Unisource will also continue to sell Lantech parts
to service its customer base.
"This new stretch film machine program will enable our sales
professionals to continue to sell a complete stretch film solution to our
customers in this critical product category of our Packaging business,"
said Schoenberger. "The program also allows Unisource to provide our
customers with a stretch film machine equipment program that is consistent
across a national selling platform."
For more information on Unisource products, please visit
www.unisourcelink.com, or contact Unisource at 1-800-unisource.
About Unisource Worldwide, Inc.
Unisource Worldwide, Inc., (www.unisourcelink.com) is a leading
independent marketer and distributor of commercial printing and business
imaging papers, packaging systems and facility supplies and equipment in
North America. Headquartered in Norcross, Ga., Unisource is one of the
largest private companies in the United States and offers the most
comprehensive suite of products and services in the industry. With
approximately 6,000 team members - including sales, customer service and
technical support specialists; approximately 85 distribution centers; and a
fleet of "Big Red" trucks - Unisource can deliver what your business needs
when and where you want it - locally, regionally and nationally.
SOURCE Unisource Worldwide, Inc.