Sitma Machinery has launched E-Wrap, a paper wrapping machine for e-commerce applications that can use heat-sealable paper and scan 3D objects to create custom wrappers.
According to Sitma, E-Wrap is designed to meet the logistics industry’s demands for speed and efficiency. The company adds that the unit can be integrated into various production environments and hubs with different layouts, as well as combined with labeling and weighing units.
Sitma says E-Wrap can be used for automatic management of printing systems for e-commerce applications. Additionally, the machine can apparently insert documents into the package, such as invoices, delivery notes, return labels, coupons and flyers.
E-Wrap can also coordinate with complex IT systems in logistics centers that manage data and track products through the supply chain, Sitma says.
Sitma claims that the flexibility of the E-Wrap is suitable for packaging applications as it is able to create wraps or packs that match the 3D shape of the wrapped objects. The unit’s display can “read” objects to create custom packaging.
Additionally, E-Wrap can use heat-sealable paper that doesn’t require an additional adhesive system, according to the company. According to Sitma, this simplifies both the management of the production process and the maintenance of the machine.
Sitma will present the E-Wrap paper version at Ipack-IMA in Milan from 3rd at 6and of May 2022, in Hall 6P, Stand B01 C02.
In 2020, manufacturer KHS announced that its Innopack Kisters system could wrap food and drink cans in paper, as a supposedly less expensive alternative to shrink wrap and wrap-around cartons.
Mondi has also collaborated with Italian machinery manufacturer, ACMI, on a pallet wrapping system that uses paper, which is reportedly stretchable and puncture resistant, instead of plastic. An LCA commissioned by Mondi last year suggests that the company’s paper pallet wrap has a slightly lower climate impact, but neither the paper solution nor the plastic stretch film had an overall environmental benefit compared to the other.