The national leader in medical bedside facial tissues was searching for higher throughput on their fully integrated converting line. Chronic seasonal opening force issues associated with this low caliper, narrow width, CRB folding carton were the focus of these efforts.
Upon contract award, SPBCo's carton consistency, primarily coming from state-of-the-art tooling and equipment, yielded a moderate level of immediate product throughput improvement. Internal SBPCo brainstorming amongst experienced folder/gluer operators developed a proprietary method to enhance carton "fluff" thereby lowering the opening force required. Significant and consistent product throughput increases resulted, which allowed for upstream converting line de-bottlenecking, previously not pursued due to the folding carton limitations. Two years later the customer is enjoying a 50% improvement in the filling line throughput of this critical converting asset.