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Taking the mystery out of shelf ready/retail ready packaging

Shelf Ready & Retail Ready (SRP & RRP) products from National Steel Rule are targeted toward box designs that need to double as both a shipper and a display dispenser. These box styles have easy opening features and tear out panels that provide consumer access to the product inside. An example would be a shipping container that was designed to become a bin style dispenser by ripping part of the box away at the retail location. The objective is to incorporate a specialty perforated rule that will be strong enough to survive the logistics from box maker to retailer but to also be easy to transform by the stocking clerk and ultimately result in a neat and tidy presentation to the consumer.

We believe that effective perforating rules for SRP/RRP should accomplish the following 6 major goals:
  • Create packaging that consistently stands up to transportation and handling stress - if the packaging fails at this point, all else is meaningless
  • Make packaging that is easy to open and to merchandise
  • When torn, the resultant edges should be "safe" to handle (eliminate consumer paper cuts) and have an excellent look and feel.
  • Have strong teeth, at a consistently even height, that will not only produce consistent perforations, but will be sturdy enough to stand up to the forces of rule insertion and diecutting
  • Make it simple to choose the right perforation for the specific application at hand
  • Be reasonably priced and readily available

The unique "house shaped" tooth design and tooth height consistency, provide a stability and strength of tooth that easily withstands the stresses of both rule insertion and diecutting. The look and feel of torn PERFormaX perfs, are superior to those created by conventional SRP/RRP perfs.

Hold strengths from 45%-63% provide a range that can effectively handle virtually all stock weights and grades.

Extensive testing proves that new PERFormaX is a superior choice for taking the mystery out of SRP/RRP rules, providing sturdy, easy to open packaging, with a superior look and feel, at a reasonable cost.

The 4 primary patterns of the New PERFormaX family are specifically designed and engineered to effectively address the preceding goals:

9 TPI (.061" Tooth) x .050" Space
Creating a 45% Hold Strength

9 TPI (.051" Tooth) x .060" Space
Creating a 55% Hold Strength

8 TPI (.050" Tooth) x .075" Space
Creating a 60% Hold Strength

7 TPI (.053" Tooth) x .090" Space
Creating a 63% Hold Strength

Thickness Available Heights Available
4 Pt. (0.71 mm) .937" (23.80 mm)
.970" (24.60 mm)
.995" (25.27 mm)

Standard Features
.230" (5.83 mm) deep top notch
.375" (9.5 mm) back notch for curved
Accu Tooth alignment on all cut segments


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