- Intelligence in Simplicity

"High-speed roll wrapping systems do not have to be large, complex, and expensive!"

• Rational, compact design can be installed in even the smallest of spaces
• Few moving parts= Uncomplicated, user-friendly operation
• Capital investment and maintenance are equivalent to a small fraction of conventional wrapping systems costs

MiniWrapper Key Concept:
1. Spiral Wrap Application
2. Eliminate all adhesives in the wrapping process
3. Eliminate outer headers
4. Precision, cut-to-diameter headers
5. Superior label protection
6. Single-station film and kraft media application
7. Never “waste” your wastepaper again
8. Maximized roll edge protection
9. Fully recyclable package

MiniWrapper Key Concept: 1. Spiral Wrap Application
“One Wrap Size Fits All Rolls”

Why should it be necessary to store and apply many different widths of roll wrap material, when spiral application allows for all roll sizes to be wrapped with a single width of wrap? The MiniWrapper utilizes one unwind stand each for stretch film and/or kraft paper, both mounted on an individual machine. The spiral application process eliminates the need for costly and space-consuming backstands. The wrapping unit traverses parallel to the roll body, applying separate layers of film or kraft wrap spirally. Simple, straightforward, effective.

Simplify and rationalize:
• Eliminate unnecessary multiple backstands
• Store only one width of wrap media
• Minimize storage space and wrapping material costs

PE stretch film is spirally applied to the roll body by a single dispenser traversing parallel to the rotating roll to be wrapped The 300mm or 500mm width kraft media sheet is applied spirally to the widest of rolls - in this case a 5 meter (16 ft.) wide roll

MiniWrapper Key Concept: 2. Eliminate all adhesives in the wrapping process
“No glue, no tape is necessary!”

Hot melt systems can cause many operational problems, not to mention the fact that hot melt glues are expensive. Tapes, used in many conventional wrapping systems, can amount to substantial expenditures on an annual basis.

With the MiniWrapper, the leading edge of the stretch film is attached via static electricity—no adhesives whatsoever are used!

Film tails are bonded permanently to the package by rotating Teflon heat sealing rollers incorporating conductive filaments. Again - no adhesives whatsoever are used!

Remove the pain from the roll packaging equation:
• No more loose film tails and lost labels!
• No more necessity to scrape glue and dirt from turning rollers!
• No more refilling hot melt tanks and tape dispensers!

Electro-static start: The leading edge of the film is attached to the roll with proprietary static guns. No glue or tape is used. Heat seal: Four heat weld strips seal the stretch film completely beyond the end of the film tail. Never worry about loose film tails again.

MiniWrapper Key Concept: 3. Eliminate outer Headers
“One inner header per each roll end is secured in position by tensioned stretch film.”

Outer headers are necessary only because of the crimping process inherent to conventional kraft wrapping, and to seal the package with melted PE-laminate. The multi-dimensionality of stretch film allows it to be naturally tensioned over the roll ends to hold inner headers in position without crimping folds. Unnecessary outer header application (and cost) is eliminated.

Less is More:
• Crimping arms are eliminated
• PE-laminated outer headers are eliminated
• Heated header presses are eliminated = Substantial energy savings are achieved!

Header Holder Arms maintain the corrugated inner headers in position until they are secured by the stretch film

The stretched film tensions down naturally over the roll edge, securing the board header in position without crimping folds, and without glue or melted polyethylene

MiniWrapper Key Concept: 4. Precision, cut-to-diameter headers
“The pair of Inner Headers are cut to the precise diameter of each roll to be wrapped.”

The MiniWrapper system incorporates a unique technology for measuring and cutting the inner headers to the precise diameter of each roll to be wrapped. The roll ends are protected all the way out to the most vulnerable part of the product – the roll edges.

The inventory of inner headers is reduced to 3-4 diameters only.

Superior Protection with Less Complication:
• Optimized roll edge protection
• Minimized inventory of inner headers

Header Holder Arms maintain the corrugated inner headers in position until they are secured by the stretch film

The film is tensioned down naturally over the roll edge by the applicator mechanism, securing the board header in position without crimping folds, and without glue or melted polyethylene.

MiniWrapper Key Concept: 5. Superior label protection
“Labels arrive in perfect condition.”

Too often, labels glued to the outside of conventionally wrapped rolls are damaged during transport. Labels should arrive to your customers’ premises in perfectly readable, bar code scannable condition.

The MiniWrapper inserts the body label under the final layer of the stretch film applied to the roll body. The label is well protected, and the bar code is easily scanned through tinted films.

Deliver the customer clear, scannable product information:
• Labels are well protected and clearly visible through the transparent stretch film
• Labeling can easily be made fully automatic
• No glue is necessary to attach the labels

The body label is inserted under the final layer of film applied to the roll. No glue is necessary to hold it securely in position.

The body label is easily readable, and bar code scanning is possible
through tinted films.

MiniWrapper Key Concept: 6. Single-station film and kraft media application
”Total Flexibility: Wrap with either Film or Kraft using a Single Applicator”

A single MiniWrapper easily dispenses either polyethylene or kraft paper. Kraft and film applicators are mounted on the same wrapping unit that traverses along the rotating paper roll.

Changing from film to kraft is made “on the run”, without stopping or moving the roll to a second wrap station.

Maximum flexibility in minimal space:
• Choose the external wrap media that you (or your customer) prefer: kraft paper or polyethylene film.
• Polyethylene is used to capture the kraft wrap and apply it to the roll. This eliminates the requirement for glues (including hot melt) or tape to attach the kraft paper to the roll.
• Space requirements for either kraft and/or film wrapping are minimized: no additional backstands are required. One wrap width for either kraft or polyethylene packages all roll sizes.

Both film and kraft dispensers are located on the same wrapping unit

Kraft is applied on top of the film layers. Headers are secured tightly in place by the previously applied layers of stretch film

MiniWrapper Key Concept: 7. Never “waste” your wastepaper again!
”No need to purchase expensive kraft wrap—wrap with your own wastepaper!”

The Miniwrapper’s uniquely designed kraft wrap dispenser is self-aligning, which allows it to apply off-spec wastepaper (or any other paper of sufficient strength) as roll packaging when extra mechanical protection is required.

Because polyethylene film is applied separately as a moisture barrier, there is never a requirement for laminating any paper grade which a mill wants to use as a wrapping material.

Make your off-spec wastepaper profitable:
• Cost savings over conventionally purchased laminated wrap result in a short return on investment!
• Selling “Gross for Net”? Get full price for your “wrap waste”!

Selling ‘gross for net?’ Get full price for wastepaper “wrap” you would normally re-pulp!


MiniWrapper Key Concept: 8. Maximized roll edge protection
”Superior edge protection at a rational cost!”

By simply applying a length of paper wrap beyond the ends of the roll to be packaged-- and then tensioning the paper down over the roll ends with polyethylene stretch film -- MiniWrapper solves an age-old problem: Edge protection is reinforced naturally, without the use of crimping arms and with absolutely no need for outer headers and heated header presses.

The addition of precision cut-to-measure corrugated headers ensures that every roll edge is protected to the outermost layers.

Mechanical crimping of wrapping paper over the roll ends is a thing of the past. Polyethylene film naturally tensions the paper wrap over the roll ends without the use of expensive crimping arms. The potential damaging effects (marking) of the crimping apparatus on the surface of the roll ends is never again a worry.

“Let Nature Take Its Course” - The simplest, most intelligent approach!:
•The inherently three-dimensional characteristic of stretch film naturally “bends” kraft paper over the roll edges, reinforcing edge protection
•No edge damage whatsoever from “unnatural” mechanical crimping arms - No crimping marks on the roll ends
•Neither outer headers nor heated header presses required
•No expensive “edge protective” films or foams required

1. Kraft (or other paper grade) is extended approximately 30-50mm (1-2 in.) beyond the roll ends by the paper applicator

2. The additional length of kraft is naturally “crimped” and tensioned down over the edges by the stretch film, resulting in a neat, tight package

MiniWrapper Key Concept: 9. Fully recyclable package
” The Most Environmentally Friendly Roll Packaging System Available!”

Kraft wrap and polyethylene are applied separately—no difficult-to-recycle laminated materials are used in the wrapping process.

Perfect for recycling:
• No more laminated, difficult-to-recycle ‘moisture-barrier’ kraft wrap: Completely independent application of film and kraft results in a fully recyclable package wherein both materials are easy to separate and handle

Clean, pure Kraft wrap and uncontaminated polyethylene are easily removed during the unwrapping process and are perfect for recycling.