ORBIS Corporation, North American provider of reusable packaging and supply chain optimization, has added edge wrapping to its ORBIShield® capabilities in Mentor, Ohio. This technology provides custom-designed protective dunnage to install in hand-held totes or bulk containers, protecting parts and components as they move throughout the automotive supply chain.
The edge-wrapping technology uses a heated or nonheated application method to apply Class A material to the edge of plastic corrugated dunnage. The results are seamless soft-edged dunnage components that increase product quality and worker safety conditions during handling.
In the modern automotive supply chain, parts and components move quickly and often across long distances. Wrapped edges can reduce possible snags, punctures and scrapes, helping to protect workers as they pack out parts or pull parts at the assembly line and keeping operations running efficiently.
“Edge-wrapping technology offers companies another level of part protection and design versatility,” said Aman Sangha, product manager for ORBIS Corporation. “Our customers and sales teams asked for dunnage edge protection and we listened. Staying connected to ORBIShield users keeps us relevant, ensuring we are helping them evolve their businesses and reduce their supply chain pain points.”
In addition to worker and product safety, edge wrapping can:
- Be the finishing touch to a well-engineered dunnage design. Materials combine to protect parts of various sizes, complex geometries and Class-A surfaces.
- Prevent dust and dirt from falling in dunnage flutes. This is an alternative option to ORBIS’ edge-sealed plastic corrugated dunnage material.
- Add versatility to ORBIShield dunnage. ORBIShield includes a large variety of assorted design materials, including foam, sheet and fabric.
- Meet a range of reusable packaging applications for use in a variety of industry and supply chain environments.