See new packaging innovations in one convenient place at PACK EXPO East
Get up to speed on the latest innovations in packaging and processing at PACK EXPO East, March 18 – 20 in Philadelphia. Don’t miss out!

Right-sizing Pouches to Marry Sustainability with E-Comm

By 3D scanning products on a conveyor, Pak On Demand™ Pouch System from WestRock creates custom, right-sized pouches and seals the package for shipment.

Pak On Demand™ Pouch System from WestRock creates custom, right-sized pouches
Pak On Demand™ Pouch System from WestRock creates custom, right-sized pouches

According to Jeff Chalovich, chief commercial officer and president of Corrugated Packaging, one of the clear stars of the WestRock lineup at PACK EXPO Las Vegas was a patent-pending (no close-up photography) package rightsizing system taking designed for fulfillment centers, DCs, and similar e-comm-oriented channels. Pak On Demand’s Pouch System 3D scans products on a conveyor, creates a custom, right-sized pouch on demand, and seals the package for shipment. The result is a rigid, highly protective pouch that is completely curbside recyclable. In addition to eliminating unnecessary void fill and shipping charges, it also reduces labor costs through automating previous manual operations.

"The result is a highly protective package that is completely curbside recyclable," he says. "The Pak On Demand Pouch System eliminates unnecessary void fill and shipping charges, increases pack efficiency and lowers labor costs."

The system precisely cuts WestRock's Innovative KD Fold corrugated for a system that's 2-3 times faster than manual packout. The corrugated pouch carries an easy-tear strip, yet is secure during transit. 

According to the company, "brands need innovative automation solutions that can deliver increased productivity and improved sustainability. By 3D scanning products on a conveyor, Pak On Demand Pouch System creates custom, right-sized pouches and seals the package for shipment."

Discover innovations from 400+ packaging & processing suppliers.
The largest PACK EXPO East in history is March 18-20 in Philadelphia! In one convenient location, you’ll discover new technology from top suppliers, get quality problem-solving time with experts and learn the latest trends in free educational sessions.
Read More
Discover innovations from 400+ packaging & processing suppliers.
Discover Our Content Hub
Access Packaging World's free educational content library!
Read More
Discover Our Content Hub