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We've Moved After 11 Years of Growth

Northbrook Office Pyramid packaging

Pyramid Packaging has moved to 2901 Shermer Road Northbrook, IL 60062. Our new phone number is 847-272-3400.

 

The new office is located only a couple of miles from our old location. The need for a larger warehouse, showroom and office space became more pressing due to the growth of our business and the flexible packaging supplies market. After 11 years of growth, we literally ran out space. Our new larger office allows us to inventory a wider selection packaging films, bags and equipment. We will also have a machine showroom which features the latest packaging equipment (under power) from our leading suppliers like ARPAC, Autobag, LoveShaw and Starview.

 

The move to our new location is an exciting time for all of our employees who are working hard to make the transition seamless for our customers. Since we own our new building, we are able to give it a personal touch and customize it with LED lighting, office decor and outdoor landscape and upgrade our in-house technology.

 

About Pyramid Packaging
Established in 1968, Pyramid Packaging is a value-added reseller of flexible packaging machinery, supplies, and services. We offer the latest in B2B packaging solutions.

 

 

 

 

Autobag 5.9% Financing Special

Buy Autobag Equipment with 5.9% Financing

 

 Autobag Equipment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Short-term financing for your business just got BETTER

If you’re interesting in purchasing a new bagger and want a great short-term financing, Autobag is offering a limited time 5.9% financing option. It allows you to spread your purchase over twelve equal payments and pay only 5.9% in financing cost. It’s FAST, EASY, and AFFORDABLE!


Here’s how it works:

· After selecting what you would like to purchase simply take the purchase price and add the 5.9% financing to give you the total cost. Divide this into twelve equal payments and this is your monthly payment plus any applicable taxes.

· You’ll make your first & last payment at the inception of the agreement along with a documentation fee of $300.00. To show you how easy it is just look at the following:

o  Example – if you purchased $50,000.00

 §   Multiply the purchase price by 1.059 to give you the total cost $52,950.00

§  Divide this by 12 to give you your monthly payment - $4,412.50

§  You make your first & last payment plus document fee when you sign the documents $9,125.00

§  After making your final payment you own the equipment


Promotion Requirements

· Minimum size transaction of $20,000

· Offer good for applications submitted after May 1, 2014 and funded by July 31, 2014.

· Company must be in business a minimum of 4 years under the current ownership to qualify

· For more information click here or call Pyramid Packaging at 847-272-3400

· Promotion is based on your approved credit

Custom engineered equipment is subject to additional approval. For end-user customers only

 

 

 

I Hate Peanuts

EPS PeanutsI really don't like peanuts, not kind you eat at a baseball game but the kind used in packaging. They are also know as expanded polystyrene or EPS. Kids might like EPS peanuts but I find them messy, difficult to clean up and dispose of.

 

Recently I purchased a lighting fixture that was packaged with EPS peanuts. Once I removed the fixture, it resulted in hundreds of peanuts scattered all over my floor along with air-bourne EPS dust. After cleaning up the mess, I had nearly a 30 gallon Hefty bag full of peanuts. Fortunately I found a place that recycled them but I'm sure they are often thrown out with the rest of the garbage and end up in a landfill for hundreds of years. A better, more earth-friendly packaging alternative for my light fixture would of been void fill air pouches. Air pouches are easily reusable and creates no mess after a package is opened. The air pouch would of also offer better protection for my packaged item.

 

void fill packagingVoid fill air pillows are a cleaner, greener and cost effective option to peanut packaging.  The air pillows are inflated with a portable system and take up much less storage space than EPS peanuts. They are available in biodegradable form, recyclable, and reduce shipping cost. 

 

Pyramid Packaging is a Chicago wholesale distributor of void fill air pillows and equipment. Click here for more information on void fill packaging or call us at 847-901- 4300.

 

 

 

 

What will you poly bag?

LDPE poly bags are often used to package and protect an array of goods such as food, industrial and pharmaceutical items. View our presentation to learn more about the types and advantages of poly bags.

Flexible Pouch Trend

flexiblepouchRemember when grocery store items mainly consisted of rigid packaging such paperboard boxes, glass and plastics? Today many of these rigid packaging products has been repackaged with flexible plastic pouches. Items like meats/poultry, snacks, drinks, dry foods condiments, detergents and even alcohol are packaged in flexible pouches. Because of their advantages, flexible plastic pouches are the fastest-growing type of packaging.

 

Flexible pouches are lightweight, used for a variety of applications, customizable, printable, and reusable. Flexible pouches also come with re-closable zippers. This makes it unnecessary to use scissors or knives to open the pouch and will keep products fresh after its initial use. With gusseted bags, the bottom folds out when filled so it can stand up on its own without tipping over.  Flexible pouches are environmentally friendly since they use few resources to produce them resulting in a smaller carbon foot print and waste. Unlike rigid packaging, flexible pouches take up less room on a store shelf, and are less bulky so they are easier to transport. Since flexible pouches are available with oxygen barriers, they are also used for liquids like milk, wines, and juices.

 

Pyramid Packaging is a value added reseller of flexible pouches and bagging equipment. We offer a variety of flexible pouch sizes, and colors. For more information call 847.272.3400 or click here to email us.

 

 

 

Biodegradable Air Pillows

 

EarthAware XD Blend Biodegradable Premium EZ-TearTMPillows (EGXD)AirPouch® EZ-Tear void-fill XD Blend Bio air pillows are engineered using the latest polymer technologies to provide an air pillow with superior physical properties that also promotes sustainability.

XD Blend Bio is contains a proprietary additive that causes biodegradation of the poly in one to five years, depending on exposure conditions. XD Blend Bio is fully recyclable, and contains up to 20% pre-consumer recycled material. Each XD Blend Bio pillow uses less material than the industry average, and once inflated, can be used over and over again.

 

Like all AirPouch pillows, XD Blend Bio pillows come fan-folded in a box, providing substantially more yield than competitive, rolled materials. Each box contains nearly a mile of uninflated pillows, reducing changeovers, shipping costs and storage requirements.


User Benefits

• Exceptionally strong material with unmatched puncture resistance
• Nearly a mile of material per box reduces changeover, storage space and shipping cost

• EarthAwareTM Biodegradable formula minimizes environmental impact
• Infinitely recyclable
• Unique EZ-TearTM Perforations between each pillow are packer-friendly and designed

for increased speed and efficiency

 

For more information, click here  or call Pyramid Packaging at 847.272.3400.

 

 

Bad Clamshell Idea

Here's a case where clamshell packaging probably wasn't the best packaging solution.

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LoveShaw's Case Sealer TradeIn Promo

LoveShaw Trade In ProgramLoveshaw's Case Sealer Trade-In Program

Receive up to $2,000 dollars in savings on the purchase of a new Little David Case Sealer, while upgrading from your existing case sealer.

Any case sealer model will be accepted and Loveshaw will cover the freight.

Total trade-in value is dependent on the model being purchased and the condition of the machine being traded in.

For more information, click here to contact Pyramid Packaging or call us at 800-547-5130.

Packaging Films for Food Products

Food Packaging FilmsPackaging films are often used to wrap food related products like produce, meats, candy bars, snack bars, frozen or microwavable  foods. The wrappings are referred to as films.

 

Plastic pelletsScreen Shot 2014-03-12 at 1.50.22 PM are heated up, melted and extruded to form the plastic film.  The film can be clear, opaque or high gloss and made from polypropylene, and polyethylene. Some packaging films offer high-barrier properties like laminated metallized films. They provide protective properties for food items requiring restrictive visibility and will increase the product's shelf-life, and freshness.

 

If you have just created a new food related item and need help selecting the proper type of film packaging then click here to contact Pyramid Packaging Inc or call us 800-547-5130. We are a value added reseller and stocking supplier of flexible supplies, bags, films, equipment and services.
Established in 1968, we have the experience and packaging industry knowledge to solve your packaging needs.

  

 

 

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