Pyramid Packaging Inc.

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Supplier of Flexible Packaging Supplies and Equipment


Autobag Pack Expo 2014 Exhibit

Pack Expo 2014 - AutobagIf you plan on attending #PackExpo 2014, be sure to stop by Automated Packaging System's exhibit #2442. The show takes place in Chicago and runs from November 2-5 at McCormick Place's South Hall. Since Pyramid Packaging is a Chicagoland APS dealer, our sales engineers will be at their exhibit during the show. APS will be displaying all their latest bagging, mail order fulfillment and void fill equipment.

While visiting APS, be sure to take a break and relax in their hospitality area and enjoy complimentary refreshments. They'll feature cappuccinos on Sunday, baked cookies on Monday, roasted almonds on Tuesday and breakfast items on Wednesday. Also be sure to ask one their sales associate how you enter for a chance to win an Apple® iPad® mini. Click here for FREE registration to Pack Expo International 2014 and use code 28G52.


APS - Pack Expo 2014 - Featured Products
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FAS SPrint Revolution™ SidePouch® Bagging System

Specifically designed for fresh and frozen food packaging applications, this high speed bagging system has a wide loading area of multiple, pre-opened bags for hand load or fully automatic operations.

  • Operates at speeds up to 900 inches per minute
  •  State-of-the-art components and AutoTouch™ Control Software
  • Stainless steel construction for daily washdown procedures
  • Mounted on casters for mobility

Autobag Accu-Count® 200

Autobag® Accu-Count® 200

This vibratory automatic infeed system will count and batch small parts at speeds up to 2,500 packages per hour.

  • Accuracy for parts from 1/8” diameter to 2.5” long
  •  AutoTouch Control Screen provides easy access to job storage
  • Speed & accuracy increased with Overcount Discharge Funnel
  •  Modular Replace-n-Repair™ components for maximum uptime

Autobag® Maximizer™

Autobag® Maximizer

This packaging conveyor allows a single operator to package individual or mixed parts into kit packs with increased productivity.

  • Easily integrates with the Autobag AB 180 bagger
  •  Variable speed control up to 70 batches per minute
  • Ideal for hand-load, mixed parts kit packaging
  •  Ideal for kit packaging of small parts

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Autobag® PaceSetter PS 125™ Tabletop Baggers

The Autobag® PaceSetter PS 125™ and PS 125 OneStep™ Tabletop Baggers are specifically designed to bring simplicity, versatility, quality and value to hand load packaging applications.

  • All-electric system does not require compressed air to run
  •  Compact design is ideal for low- to mid-volume packaging
  • Operates at speeds up to 25 bags per minute
  • Stores jobs for later recall using operator-friendly controls

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AB 255 OneStep™ Horizontal Mail Order fufillment

The Autobag AB 255 OneStep is uniquely designed to provide flexible solutions for the dynamic packaging environments, such as mail order fulfillment.

  • Fast, efficient operation allows increased throughput
  •  Prints the next bag out — no product to queue
  • Tilt-back printer head for easy maintenance
  • Available in horizontal or vertical configurations

Autofulfillment™ SPrint™ System

The Autofulfillment™ SPrint™ System is uniquely engineered to bring automation, speed and flexibility to high-volume mail order fulfillment applications.

  • Automates the order fulfillment process to increase productivity
  •  Easy to use operating system simplifies job changeovers
  • Shipping labels are automatically printed, applied and verified
  •  3-point scanning verification process ensures order accuracy

AirPouch® Express 3 Void-Fill System

The AirPouch Express 3 Tabletop Void-fill System provideson-demand, easy-to-use air pillows for high packing productivity, reduced shipping costs and increased customer satisfaction.

  •  Compact and lightweight for portability
  •  Knifeless design eliminates primary wear item
  •  Adjustable air volume and run timer
  •  All-electric design does not require compressed air to operate

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AirPouch® FastWrap™

The next generation AirPouch® FastWrap™ is the industry’s most flexible, reliable and user-friendly on-demand protective packaging system.

  •  Tabletop, all-electric system operates at 65 feet per minute
  •  Designed for easy maintenance and serviceability
  • Highly flexible system produces on demand bubbles or tubes
  • System-matched films: Biodegradable* and Recycled
  • *Biodegrades in one to five years. California currently prohibits labeling any plastic product as biodegradable.


Void Fill Packaging

Void fill air pillows are a cleaner, greener and cost effective option than stuffing a box with paper or polystyrene peanuts. The air pillows are inflated with a portable system and take up much less storage space than other supplies. They are available in biodegradable form, recyclable, and also reduce shipping cost. Read our Void Fill presentation to learn more about the types an advantages of void fill packaging.

The Bagging Race

This funny video from Automated Packaging compares the Autobag PaceSetter PS125 One Step Tabletop Bagger to manual bagging  operations. The characters include Print who represents the PS125 OneStep bagger and Pack the manual bagger are dressed as racecar drivers. Autobag's PaceSetter PS 125 Tabletop Baggers bring simplicity and value to hand load packaging applications. The video does a great job comparing the advantages of bagging machines over manual bagging operations. The best line in the video is when Pack says to Print "Do you even do anything, the bagger does all the work."

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


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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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