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REELEX Package Components
REELEX Packaging benefits:
Less waste, more recyclability
When compared with other packaging methods, REELEX allows the greatest opportunity to use recyclable, reusable, compostable, and reclaimed materials. Compost it, recycle it, or sell it. When you use REELEX, you have disposal choices beyond just the dumpster.
Worried about jobsite waste volume? Because spools and reels rarely get broken down prior to disposal, the volume they take up is enormous compared to their weight. Empty REELEX packages take up to 39% less volume when broken down as comparable spools.
Damaged box? No problem!
Unlike spools which can be rendered unusable if dropped or damaged, the REELEX coil will still dispense perfectly, even when the package isn’t so perfect.
Because the REELEX coil does not rely on any internal packaging component for payout, a destroyed package will still dispense. That means fewer returns, and happier customers.
Easy to carry, stack and store
Spools are awkward to carry, a pain to set up and often require extra equipment just to make their use easier. With REELEX, the built-in handles make it easy to position and carry, and because there is no rotating mass, you can start dispensing whenever you want. No need for stands or brakes.
When shipping, no additional packaging is necessary. Just put on a label and send it out the door. And because REELEX packages have no internal structure, they are far more lightweight than spools or reels.
More reasons to use REELEX packaging:
Because the REELEX coil does not rotate, products wound in REELEX do not depend on the package itself to dispense properly. Because the package is literally just a container, the coil can be packaged in a unlimited number of designs and materials. This flexibility allows manufacturers to present their products in unique and innovative ways; providing opportunities for product differentiation and competitive advantage.
This flexibility also allows REELEX to be one of the most environmentally-friendly packaging options currently available to linear products – providing a plethora of material and package design methods to achieve presentation, usability or environmental goals.
All REELEX packages require a payout tube. The purpose of the payout tube is to ensure that each twist in the coil is resolved inside the package prior to existing the coil so as to result in smooth, twist-free payout. Payout tubes also serve to prevent the coil from rotating inside the package. If a payout tube is not used, some loops of the coil would exit the package resulting in twists and possible tangles.
Payout Tube Types
There are two common types of payout tubes – REELEX I “EZ-Tubes” and REELEX II. In addition to these types, the new EcoCore payout tube uses a cardboard “core” tube and splits the difference between REELEX I and REELEX II.
REELEX I payout tubes range from 2-inches (5cm) to 6-inches (15cm) long. REELEX II tubes come in a single size, because nearly all products using REELEX II dispense best when using a 6-inch (15cm) long tube. EcoCore tubes are 2-inches (5cm) diameter and can be purchased in any length.