Packexe were awarded a Royal Warrant in 2016 for supplying Packexe protection film to the royal household and last year, the company added a Queens Award for Enterprise to their name.
Recognized in the category of innovation for their time critical glass management tool, Packexe SMASH, Packexe have been supplying emergency teams across the globe with their innovative extrication tool for the last decade.
Packexe SMASH is designed to hold glass securely in place, reducing the risk of injury from glass fragments and dust, protecting rescue teams and casualties during road accident rescues.
Packexe SMASH makes vehicle extrication safer in 3 ways;
- Proven to strength glass - The strength of glass in increased by approximately 42%* with Packexe SMASH, greatly reducing the use of breakage under stress.
- Glass can stay in situ during extrication - With Packexe SMASH applied, glass is safe. Hydraulic cutting and spreading tools can be used to free casualties without the delay caused by prior glass removal.
- Safe glass removal - With Packexe SMASH applied, a window can be broken or removed without danger to the casualty. In many rescue situations access to the casualty can be achieved most quickly by the removal of a single window or windscreen.
Originally developed as a road accident extrication aid, Packexe SMASH is increasingly used by emergency services worldwide for glass management in a variety of situations, especially forced entry to buildings.
Packexe Sharpswrap, extra-strong self-adhesive protection, is a high-visibility yellow and effectively covers hazardous projections, points and edges in rescue situations, so as to reduce the risk of injury to both casualties and rescuers. Packexe Sharpswrap covers both metal and glass and is quick and easy to apply.
Identifying the limitations and dangers experienced during vehicle extrication following a road traffic accident, Packexe Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Orchard developed SMASH to provide teams with an effective solution.
Time saving and reducing risk of injury
Managing vehicle glass without a designed tool increased risk to an already challenging task"
"Managing vehicle glass without a designed tool increased risk to an already challenging task,” explains Andrew Orchard, adding “with the addition of Packexe 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 and a lightweight patented dispenser. Applying Packexe SMASH makes glass less likely to break and prevents shattered fragments that can cause further injury if the glass does break.
Effective safety tool for rescue and fire teams
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 Packexe SMASH an essential part of kit for fire teams in over 50 countries.
When asked how it feels to be a 2020 recipient of the award Packexe CEO Andrew Orchard said, “To receive a Queens Award for innovation is an incredible honor, it feels great to be recognized as an innovative company and means we can share this good news throughout the company and the fire and rescue industry during these uncertain times, it’s given us a reason to celebrate!”
Packexe has over 30 years’ experience creating protection films and as a result, continues to grow as a recognizable brand throughout a variety of industries, including the emergency services, healthcare and construction. The company is highly regarded as one of the most forward-thinking market renowned players with innovation at their core.