The packaging industry is continuing to find ways to use recyclable materials, which brings significant challenges for manufacturers on equipment performance levels.
Volpak has been working on this for a number of years and has developed the technology to operate with recyclable materials.
Stability in the forming process, control of film stretching, precise settings and accurate control of sealing parameters (including time, pressure and temperature) are key elements to producing good quality and leak-proof pouches, especially if made with lower-gauge packaging films.
Volpak’s new SI 280 is equipped with cutting-edge solutions for management of different quality packaging materials. Moreover, as with all the latest VOLPAK machines, the SI 280 addresses the needs and requirements of Industry 4.0 and Digitalization. It also comes with a set of “Smart” advanced devices such as an Asset Performance Evaluation System, Central Data Storage, Web-based Self-Diagnosis System and Plug & Play Interconnectivity.
Michael Lindsay, managing director, Engelmann & Buckham has already been spending time with many of his customers discussing the SI series. “We have been working closely with Volpak to bring this technology to the market,” he said. “The UK market desperately needs a machine of this quality that can cope with recyclable materials. With all the recent press around plastics this is perfect timing for this incredibly versatile machine to hit the market.”
Taken from an article in Packaging News (4/10/18) www.packagingnews.co.uk