St. Paul, MN — Delkor Systems, Inc. announces Cabrio Case™, a new design that easily converts a corrugated shipping case to an attractive retail-ready display. The case design also offers a cost-saving alternative to tray/hood or regular slotted cases (RSC).

Many retailers are eager to employ retail-ready cases in their stores since these containers can reduce labor requirements for stocking, while improving safety and reducing product damage when cases must be cut open. However, many convertible cases can be difficult to form due to tear strips, score lines and other features that inhibit the ability of packaging equipment to form the case. Once opened in the stores, these designs may have jagged tears or rough edges that reduce retail shelf impact.

Delkor has recognized the growing importance of retail-ready packaging in the marketplace, says Dale Andersen, Delkor president and CEO, and in recent years has developed numerous packaging and equipment types to meet the rising demand.

Delkor’s patent-pending Cabrio Case is based on a conventional flange-seal case (FSC) that is formed with angled flaps that create a display which is open at the front with a higher wall at the back. The case is top-loaded and sealed. Once opened, it is tilted forward to display product on a shelf. The rear wall provides support for products presented in flexible packaging. This makes the Cabrio Case ideal for products that must be loaded flat for transit and then displayed upright.

“The Cabrio Case solves the problem of loading flat products that need to be presented verticallly for instoredisplay,” says Rick Gessler, Delkor sales manager and designer of the case.

Precuts on the front and sides of the cases allow easy tear-away of the case top, providing clean lines that enhance the display. Meanwhile, a tear strip is used on the back of the case, away from the customers’ view. Sizes can be varied to match product dimensions or rows of product loaded into a case. In addition, the Cabrio Case has no perforations around the corners that could compromise the structural integrity of the container.

Employing a flange-seal case also may result in significant corrugated material savings of 10-20 percent versus an RSC or 34-53 percent versus tray/hood cases. In addition, RSCs must be preglued where the seams overlap, adding an additional machine step that increases costs. The Cabrio Case can be formed on the Delkor Trayfecta® former and closed on Delkor F and S Series closers.

To view the Cabrio Case at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2013, please visit Delkor at Booth C-3939. PACK EXPO will be held Sept. 23-25.

About Delkor Systems

Delkor Systems manufactures state-of-the-art packaging equipment for cartoning, case and tray packing, flat pad (Spot-Pak®) shippers, as well as an assortment of shelf-ready packaging solutions for retail needs. With 35 models of automated machines designed to form, pack, close and seal secondary packaging, Delkor serves a large cross-section of the packaging industry.

For more information, contact John Kalkowski at or call (651) 348-6724.

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