This year at DJAZAGRO, the North African tradeshow for agricultural food production, ProMach product brand P.E. Labellers won a prestigious award for the revolutionizing Simpl-Cut labeler. The DJAZ’INNOV is awarded to the most innovative equipment, products, techniques, and services in the food industry from exhibitors and the Simpl-Cut labeling technology won the top prize. Simpl-Cut, which solves two main challenges of traditional roll-fed labeling, hot-melt adhesive build-up on the cutting drum and the use of complex cutting blades, has already received PMMI’s Technology Excellence Award from Pack Expo Las Vegas 2021, and DJAZ’INNOV makes it the second award the innovation has received. Read more about the accolades below. Congratulations again, P.E. Labellers!
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In a tech talk at the 2022 Petfood Forum, Troy Snader, Senior Vice President of Business Development for ProMach’s Secondary Packaging, discusses recyclable and compostable films and machine compatibility for the pet food industry. Snader brings his 39 years of packaging experience to his talk titled, “Compostable/Recyclable Materials and Machinery Compatibility – Choices and Options.”
“In today’s environment, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a transformational change like we have going on today with film and machinery in terms of recyclability and composability,” says Snader. “There have always been advances in film and machinery but to the extent that we’re doing it today, in my lifetime, it’s unheard of.”
As one of the largest retailers in North America recently announced their objective 100% recyclable or compostable material by 2025, the reality is that these films are here to stay in the packaging industry. Flexible machinery is adapting to meet the new standards and new machinery is being built to accommodate these films.
As Snader discusses in his presentation, recyclable film materials today are oriented polyethylene or oriented polypropylene materials, which are mono-layers. Historically, packaging machinery has been based on running laminates, but this is a single material which older machinery wouldn’t be able to seal. Today’s technology allows the machines to use the same heat sealing mechanisms, such as bars, cartridges, and thermocouples, to run PE film as it has previously for laminates. However, there are still issues. Oriented PE tends to have narrower temperature sealing bands and plant-based films for compostable films have higher stretch properties.
How do we deal with this from a machinery perspective, he asks?
- Multiple seal stations are desirable for dealing with oriented polyethylene, and cooling stations are added for desirable cosmetic seal. The combination of the two ensures maintaining similar speeds to laminated films.
- Using multiple feed rollers in forming machines (roll stock) for plant-based films
Snader offers much more expertise in his presentation below. Watch the 13-minute video to hear his advice for producers and packagers and be sure to visit Matrix website to learn more about ProMach’s flexible packaging solutions.
We’re kicking off the CBC show today in Minneapolis, offering solutions for brewers from the beginning of line to end of line. With ProMach’s recent acquisition of TechniBlend, the pro’s behind ProBrew, ProMach now offers front-end solutions such as processing, fermenting, and carbonating that pairs perfectly with our primary and secondary packaging solutions. We’ll be posting videos from the show, machines in action, Q&As with the packaging experts, and much more. Be sure to follow along right here on The Packaging Observer for all the action!
To see ProMach’s full line-up of solutions for the craft beer industry, head to the Craft Brew Solutions website for all the details: www.ProMachCraftBeerSolutions.com
From brewing to filling, to labeling and packing, your customized production line now starts and ends here with. Brewing and packaging craft beer? Superior packaging solutions start and end with ProMach.
For years, ProMach has delivered superior packaging solutions, and now with ProBrew joining the family, we have the front-end brewhouse suite of solutions to help you every step of the way along the beer production line. ProMach supports the brewing process with a brewhouse suite of solutions on the processing, fermenting, and carbonation matched by a lineup of superior primary and secondary packaging solutions on the back-end.
Watch the video above to see how and check out the Craft Beer Solutions site to learn more about the ProMach solutions.
Packaging solutions for the craft beer industry, at ProMach, #WeDoThat.
The folks at ProMach Pharma have put together a great infographic to visually explain how ProMach product brands come together to provide complete solutions for their customers. By utilizing ProMach’s wide range of packaging capabilities, the opportunities for creating an integrated solution for a packaging line are extensive, especially for the pharmaceutical industry. This infographic shows three tiers of product brands that have a hand in helping Pharma customers’ packaging solutions.
Dedicated: These are the marquee pharma product brands whose sole solutions are serving pharmaceutical companies. These brands specialize in pharma packaging solutions such as Aseptic Liquid Processing Systems, Blister Packaging Systems, bundling, cottoning, capping, labeling, tablet counting, and more. For the full range of solutions, click here.
Complementary: Complementary brands are those that are obvious fits for those packaging pharmaceuticals. These include brands that can unscramble, label, shrink sleeve & tamper-evident band, integrate robotics, and provide digital intelligence so data is received from the line. This data provides information such as reasons for downtime and machine performance reports.
Extended: Further from the heart of pharma solutions but still relevant are the extended ProMach product brands. These brands include packaging solutions such as cartoning, coding, thermoforming, conveying, robotic pick and place, and integrators for complete turnkey lines.
With the wide range of solutions ProMach product brands provide, there are many opportunities for collaboration. With 44 product brands and counting, ProMach will only have more of these infographics to share going forward and with different versions, such as specific markets and ProMach business lines.
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