Fully Fiber-based Tray, Carton Wrap, and RRP Case Packing Line Makes its Case on Material Savings

An innovative solution for food manufacturers, the Cluster-Pak® (CP) eMerge™ Combo is WestRock’s newest fully integrated system that enables a wide range of bowl and tray formats from primary tray packaging to tertiary SRP or RRP case packing.

An innovative solution for food manufacturers, the Cluster-Pak® (CP) eMerge™ Combo is WestRock’s newest fully integrated system that enables a wide range of bowl and tray formats. Using WestRock’s optimized fiber-based primary, secondary and tertiary packaging through integrated end-of-line automation, the CP eMerge Combo increases line efficiency and lowers total cost through material and labor savings. West Rock

This integrated solution starts with a new, fiber-based, freezer and microwave safe food bowl that is wrapped in a Cluster-Pak® wrap style sleeve carton. Made from recyclable paperboard the carton uses 30-40% less board than a fully enclosed box. The combined product then gets packed into easy-to-open, corrugated shelf-ready packaging. The CP eMerge Combo system consists of a delta robot pick and place, Cluster-Pak style machine, and a wraparound case packer and offers a connected automation platform that securely communicates performance data and support to help optimize your production lines. - PW

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