Hilda’s automated viscous and semi-liquid machines at PackPlus

FFS - High-speed filling, sealing, and sleeve application

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Hilda Automation |sleeve application
(left) Nandkishor Waghmare, Sales & Marketing executive, (right) Rizwan Yusuf, Sales & Marketing executive of Hilda Automation exhibits the 4-head piston filing machine at the PackPlus 2022. Photo PSA

Hilda showed its automatic 4-head piston filling machine and sleeve applicator at the PackPlus 2022 in New Delhi in early July. Designed for packaging products such as pharma, oil, cosmetics, chemicals, adhesives, and other viscous and semi-liquids in HDPE or PET bottles, the machine can fill volumes ranging from 100 milliliters to 1000 milliliters. The maximum production capacity and speed of the machine is 35 bottles per minute for 100-milliliter bottles and 25 bottles per minute for 1-liter bottles.

The automatic high-speed sleeve applicator can apply PET or PVC sleeves on the neck and body of HDPE, PP, PET bottles, or cups with sleeves of a thickness above 50 microns. The speed varies from 40 to 200 units per minute, depending on the cut length of the sleeve.

Talking about the visitor response at PackPlus 2022, Nandkishor Waghmare, the Sales and Marketing executive of Hilda Automation, said that as the exhibition started, visitors were looking at the technologies that to implement in their business to help them to ease their processes. “It is a three-day show, and one cannot expect all the days to be equally busy. But we hope for the best, and we want customers to come to our stand and look for the technologically driven machines that we provide for filling and sealing,” he said.

The company deals in rinsing, filling, sealing, cutting, capping, labeling, and wrapping. It provides a wide range of machinery for liquid and semi-liquid filling. The company has filling lines in customers such as Allure Pharmaceuticals, Nivea, Mahananda Dairy, Amul, Henkel, Astral, Pidilite, Fortune, and several other established brands.

Hilda Automation actively participates in each PackPlus. According to Waghmare, the exhibition has been an excellent platform for learning about global markets. The company’s primary markets are South Asia, the Middle East, and Africa.

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Correspondent-Delhi & NCR Girish has been working and editorially contributing to both Indian Printer and Publisher and Packaging South Asia since 2021, covering the western regions of India. He has extensively covered a variety of verticals in both the printing and packaging industries. Skilled in taking Interviews and Story Writeup, Communication, Writing, and Research. Strong education professional with a Master of Arts - MA (MASS COMM.) focused in Mass Communication/Media Studies from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh.

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