AICC Innovator of the Year Finalist Integrates ATS Banding Technology

Strapping damaged boxes were rejected by customers


AICC, the Independent Packaging Association, publicized the Innovator of the Year competition finalists and will announce the winner at SuperCorrExpo® in Orlando, Florida on Thursday, October 20, 2016. Winning machinery should solve a production or management problem, improve efficiency and increase plant productivity. 

Among the top five finalists is the BAHMULLER POWERPACKER, which integrates an ATS–Tanner banding machine.

A feature article in International Paper Board Industry Magazine, highlights the installation of the POWERPACKER in a well-known European corrugated packaging group named Model. The article explains, the company was under pressure from customers to deliver 100% undamaged boxes. Traditional strapping damaged top and bottom boxes, resulting in customer rejections and wasted production capacity. Installing the ATS banding system at the end of the POWERPACKER resulted in an all-time low customer rejection rate.

ATS Banding machines are a unique form of bundling that applies a gentle and secure strap of paper or plastic banding material to unitize the bundle with ZERO damage. These systems are specifically designed for the corrugate industry and can be configured for bundle size, production rate, and bundle integrity.

Attendees at SuperCorrExpo will have an opportunity to see these banding machines in action in the Felins USA booth #2947.  The booth will feature banding machines specifically for the corrugated box producers’ needs. 



Helpful Links

Felins USA – Corrugated Bundling Solutions

                     ATS-US-2200 LBA-LR Worlds first longitudinal banding


AICC –        Independent Packaging Association

         -         AICC Innovator of the Year Competition


Board Converting News

Corrugated Today


International Paper Board Industry Magazine



About Felins, Inc

Felins® supplies specialty and custom engineered bundling solutions, serving virtually every industryOur sustainable packaging solutions reduce labor, packaging mass and maximize total savings.  A proud distributor of the ATS brand banding machines, Felins provides damage free bundling for corrugated boxes and many other industry bundles. 

For more information, contact Felins at 800.843.5667 or visit

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