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Edson has entered into a partnership with Green Ox Pallet Technology.

A NEW VENTURE
As mentioned, Edson's latest venture is with
Green Ox to develop a corrugated pallet
assembly machine. When Tissue360° visited
Edson, a prototype was close to completion.
The 700-square-foot machine will feature
up to four stations and can assemble 200-250
corrugated paper pallets per hour, providing
just-in-time pallet production for end-of-line
real time pallet availability.
In a press release, Green Ox President
Adam Pener said, "The case for switching
from wood pallets to corrugated paper pallets
was originally made by IKEA, and they have
saved more than $1 billion since making the
change in 2012."
Evans adds the venture makes good sense
for Edson because of its 55 years of experience
with end of line packaging. "We understand

corrugating and product control, so going
from a case packer to Green OX is in line
with what we do and how we can leverage our
experience in the market, our engineering
know-how and financial strength. "
The cooperation dates back to the Tissue
World conference where Green Ox proposed a
project. "They were looking for an innovative
manufacturing process with innovation at
its strength," notes Evans. "That's our whole
value offering.
"There is a lot of potential for the product,"
Evans adds. "It is lighter than wood, environmentally-friendly and less expensive."
Compared with wood, the light weight corrugate will reduce transportation costs due
to fuel savings.
However, he is quick to point out the end
solution is not to eliminate wood pallets. A

About Edson,
a ProMach Product Brand
In February 2012, Edson had become part of ProMach, Inc., which is now the largest packaging machinery company in North America. ProMach, Inc. is a leading provider of integrated
packaging products and solutions for food, beverage, household goods, pharmaceutical, and
other diverse consumer and industrial companies. ProMach provides equipment, training,
installation, and parts in primary packaging, end-of-line packaging, and identification and
tracking. ProMach is headquartered near Cincinnati, Ohio, with manufacturing facilities and
offices throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Europe, United Arab Emirates,
and China. For more information about ProMach, visit http://www.ProMachBuilt.com.

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standard 48x40 corrugated pallet weighs
less ~10.5 pounds and can hold up to
2,300 pounds.
In conclusion, Evans said that Edson is
continually looking to innovate. "We are trying to be more predictive, not 'run to fail,'
and we're also looking to have a machine be
able to correct itself. We'll continue to work
on diagnostics and predictors."
He again goes back to e-commerce and
how it will affect companies such as Edson.
"These changes are coming fast. Products
that may not have been packed in cases may
need to be for e-commerce."
Mixed case lots are a possibility, according
to Evans. "This lends itself to e-commerce
and shows the flexibility of the technology.
If you order from home and want tissue
products, what if you could get them in one
delivery. Give me what I want when I want it.
"It is the solution and help we can provide
our customers so they can do the same for
their customers. It is translating the consumer need to what we provide and must be
able to provide in the future."
The philosophy has been to buy the leading
industrial supplier in a sector. "Edson has a
strong presence in packaging with its technology and people," Evans explains. "ProMach
is the largest packaging machinery company
in North America, providing best in class
solutions to the marketplace."
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018

Setpoint
Tissue Industry News
Welcome to Scappoose
Meeting the Challenge of e-Commerce
Tissue 2018 Comes to Appleton
Ensuring Rolls Run Right
Streamlining the Parent Roll Supply Chain
Gomà-Camps Creates an Edge, Again and Again
iT’s Tissue 2018 Set to Roll
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - Intro
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - cover1
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - cover2
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 3
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 4
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 5
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - Setpoint
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 7
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 8
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - Tissue Industry News
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 10
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 11
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 12
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 13
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 14
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - Welcome to Scappoose
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 16
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 17
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 18
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 19
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 20
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 21
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 22
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - Meeting the Challenge of e-Commerce
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 24
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 25
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 26
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 27
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - Tissue 2018 Comes to Appleton
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 29
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 30
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - Ensuring Rolls Run Right
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 32
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 33
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 34
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - Streamlining the Parent Roll Supply Chain
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 36
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 37
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 38
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - Gomà-Camps Creates an Edge, Again and Again
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 40
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 41
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 42
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - iT’s Tissue 2018 Set to Roll
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 44
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 45
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 46
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 47
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