Case sealer for end-of-the-line packagingWelbound promotes HotCase 500 at Bobst Competence ‘15Welbound used the platform of Bobst Competence ’15 to introduce and promote HotCase 500, a top and bottom case sealer for end-of-the-line packaging. This is the company’s first move into an end-of-the-line packaging solution for sealing transport cartons. The idea behind promoting the machine was to create awareness about the advantages that hotmelt adhesive has over tapes when it comes to packing transport cartons. The usage of tapes is overwhelmingly dominant in the shipping carton packing industry.
P Sajith, marketing director, Welbound at Bobst Competence ‘15. Photo PSAAccording to P Sajith, marketing director, Welbound, the numerous
advantages of replacing tapes with glue for shipping cartons are —
superior tamper proofing due to visibility of fibre tear; low downtime
as gluing is faster; lower operational costs; tape free surface which
augments brand promotion; structural rigidity as all flaps are glued
together; long-term storage and shipping; sustainability improvement in
hotmelts versus tapes to name a few.
In terms of features
HotCase 500 has speeds up to 20 cases a minute, and has a Nordson
hotmelt dispensing system with optional automatic hotmelt feeding.
Moreover, the machine has an interlocking safety shield. “Our core
strength is application of adhesive and folding paper and we wanted to
expand into a vertical where we could utilize our core skills,” said
Sajith while explaining the reason behind entering into an
end-of-the-line packaging solutions space. Sajith added that this
concept is relatively new in India and has a lot of room for growth.
a few players in the beverage industry are applying this concept but
companies in the FMCG and food industries are still using the
traditional method of taping. It will take some time for a large-scale
shift to happen but the transition will definitely take place,” Sajith
said. “A few machines have been installed at some customers but only on a