Packexe® SMASH protection film
Combining expert knowledge with unique design Packexe create products for a wide range of industries. Founded in 1989 by CEO, Andrew Orchard, the company’s success is based on constant product innovation, both responding to, and creating market opportunities.
Packexe first came to the market with the distinctive all in one wrapping and bundling tool, Handy Wrap. Later developing into floor and surface protectors, extrication tools for the emergency services and infection control films for healthcare services and retailers.
Awarded a Royal Warrant in 2016 for supplying Packexe protection film to the royal household, (which has been continued for another 5 years, until 2027), Packexe have also added a Queens Award for Enterprise to their name. Recognised in the category of innovation for their time critical glass management tool, Packexe SMASH, the company have been supplying emergency teams across the globe with their innovative extrication tool for the last decade.
Identifying the limitations and dangers experienced during vehicle extrication following a road traffic accident, Packexe CEO Andrew Orchard developed SMASH to provide teams with an effective solution.
“Managing vehicle glass without a designed tool increased risk to an already challenging task” explains Andrew “with the addition of SMASH, time is saved and the risk of injury to all involved is reduced.”
The product is comprised of a perforated film designed with a specially formulated adhesive that strengthens glass by up to 42% and a lightweight patented dispenser. Applying SMASH makes glass less likely to break and prevents shattered fragments causing further injury if the glass does break. The dispenser makes the tool easily operable by one team member and the efficiency at which the film can be applied saves valuable minutes in life saving scenarios, making SMASH an essential part of kit for fire teams in over 50 countries.