For Immediate Release: 5 Nov 2020


Tony Kemp
Traco Packaging

Traco Packaging Ends Dependence on High-Volume, High-Inventory Pre-forms for Tamper-Evident Seals

Orem, UT: Traco Packaging, a division of Traco Manufacturing, Inc., has created an automatic solution for high-volume pre-form users with a newly designed machine called the SuperSealer Shrink Band System. After analyzing trends in the use of pre-formed shrink bands, Traco sought to make a machine capable of reducing the inventory, labor, and costs needed to apply pre-formed tamper-evident shrink bands. The new machine automates the creation and application of tamper-evident bands.

Of the recent debut, John Palica, President of Traco Manufacturing, Inc., said, “This new machine will save a lot of money because it eliminates the need of having to store inventory of millions of pre-forms in different sizes. You can reduce an entire truckload of pre-forms to just one pallet. The machine also saves time and money in labor because you won’t need someone standing there hand-applying pre-forms. The new shrink band system can automate up to 35 PPM, and if you need to change to a new size, you can do it in less than a minute.”

SuperSealer Shrink Band System Logo
SuperSealer Shrink Band System

7 Lean Benefits of the New SuperSealer Shrink Band System

  1. Reduced Labor Costs
    The Shrink Banding System automatically forms and shrinks the film onto the container, matching the shape and size automatically—all in-line without manual labor.
  2. Reduced Material / Film Costs
    Slash 50% – 70% off the material costs for conventional pre-forms.
  3. Reduced Freight Costs
    You can now ship one pallet of film that equals an entire truckload of pre-forms. One pallet vs. one truckload—you do the math!
  4. Drastically Shorter Lead Times
    Traditional pre-forms require multiple SKUs with long lead times and are labor intensive to apply. Now you can have one pallet of film on your floor that will form to any size, any shape of custom container and application is automated up to 35 PPM.
  5. Remove Supply Interruptions
    Changeover from one size to another in 45 seconds—run random-sized containers of similar height with zero changeover time.
  6. Reduced Inventory Carrying Costs
    One film roll size fits any size or shape container. That’s it. No more nesting and de-nesting of multiple shapes and sizes and trying to juggle inventory space. Reclaim your warehouse space.
  7. Eliminate Obsolete Inventory
    Eliminate all pre-form aging and obsolescence. With one-size-fits-all film, you’ll always have the perfect amount.

Traco Packaging is a leading U.S. packaging manufacturing company and importer of packaging equipment and shrink film products. Traco Packaging started in the shrink wrap industry by reinventing a shrink I-bar sealer to solve customers’ repackaging needs. It’s through these humble beginnings of the SuperSealer I-bar sealer, Traco has continued to focus on the customer’s needs no matter how large or small the customer. Now, 35 years later, Traco produces more than 1 million printed and clear shrink sleeves and tamper-evident bands every day. Traco Packaging along with its sister division, Packaging Utah, continues to emphasize value-added products that help our customers build brand awareness, increase revenue, and improve their businesses. For more information, please visit