Air Cushion Feeder has dispensing speed of 180 LF/min.

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Working with CELL-O® EZ air cushion machine, SPEED FEEDER(TM) automatically separates EZ Double Cushion(TM) air cushions at perforation and then delivers them directly into shipping cartons. Portable system is programmable to yield strings of set number of cushions, or single, continuous cushion string without packer having to manually tear cushions. Foot pedal override feature also allows operator to fill box as required, without permanent setting change.



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New Speed Feeder(TM) from FP International Improves Packing Speed, Reduces Material Use



Machine Boasts Industry's Fastest Dispensing Speed: 180 LF per Minute

Redwood City, CA - FP International, a leading manufacturer of sustainable packing solutions, has introduced the SPEED FEEDER(TM) Air Cushion Delivery System to help operators pack faster. The SPEED FEEDER works synergistically with the company's CELL-O® EZ air cushion machine, automatically separating (at the perforation) then delivering EZ Double Cushion(TM) air cushions directly into shipping cartons. Using the new SPEED FEEDER, at 180 LF per minute, operators can pack faster and surpass the speed of any automatic case sealer on the market.

"The SPEED FEEDER Air Cushion Delivery System eliminates the need to manually separate cushions, which optimizes packing speeds," said Michael Kaminski, FP International Senior Vice President, Worldwide Engineering and R&D. "Our customers realize 50 percent faster packing speeds than other air cushion systems and reduced material usage with our new SPEED FEEDER, compared with their previous packing system," he added.

Other SPEED FEEDER benefits include ease of use, flexibility and portability. The new FP System is programmable to yield strings of a set number of cushions, or a single, continuous cushion string without the packer having to manually tear the cushions. A foot pedal override feature also lets the operator fill a larger box without a permanent setting change.

"The SPEED FEEDER is set on rollers which make it easy to move, as needed, to any packing line in the facility," added Kaminski.

About FP International

Headquartered in Redwood City, Calif., FP International is an ISO 9001, award-winning manufacturer of innovative, protective packaging products and packaging systems. The company's products include packaging-made-on-site (PMOS), air cushions, Kraft paper cushioning and ready-to-use products: polyethylene foam, packing peanuts (loosefill) made of 100 percent recycled polystyrene, bubble, and Kraft/bubble mailers. The company has a line of environmentally friendly packaging including Biodegradable products that biodegrade in 9 to 60 months in the presence of microorganisms. The company also designs and installs custom dispensing/storage systems for air cushions and loosefill.

Today, with over 60 percent of total sales derived from products introduced in the past seven years, FP International is considered a leading innovator of both packaging products and equipment.

FP International has U.S. manufacturing facilities in California, Delaware, Illinois, Kentucky and Massachusetts. The company has wholly owned subsidiaries in France, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and a sales operation in Australia.

FP International is a privately held company with over 500 employees worldwide and sales well in excess of $100 million (U.S.) dollars in 2008.

For more information, visit www.fpintl.com or call 800-866-9946 or 650-261-5300.

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