Volpak promotes sustainability in pouch packaging at Interpack 2020

Achieving sustainability through partnerships

SC+ - High-speed HFFS machine. Photo - Volpak

Volpak, a Coesia company, leader in the design and manufacturing of pouching machines and solutions, will participate at the Interpack trade fair, from 7 to 13 May 2020, to showcase its latest innovations. The result of over forty years of investment in product and process innovation to support a consumer industry that is moving increasingly faster, with a renewed focus on sustainability and efficiency with flexibility.

SC+ – High-speed HFFS machine, now in a ‘sustainable ready’ version

The company will showcase three machines, all with sustainable ready versions, selected to represent a wide range of solutions capable of meeting the packaging needs of consumer goods companies, from high to low speed and with ample flexibility in terms of formats, from ‘flat pouch’ to reclosable ‘doypack style pouch’ with zipper, and corner cap options. According to the company, the star of the stand will be the SC+ machine. It is a continuous high-speed pouching machine and the leader in the HFFS range, already adopted by a global client base. The SC+ exhibited at Interpack will be producing 1-liter ‘doypacks’ with corner cap at speeds of 280 pieces in a minute, equipped with features as quick size changeover and the capability to run with recyclable material, ensuring our customers a sustainable solution.

SC+ – High-speed HFFS machine. Photo – Volpak

The system integration (SI) platform, features all the internet 4.0 capabilities needed nowadays as well as the ability to run recyclable materials, will be present with the SI280 model, running in an integrated line with a RAJ cartoner and Flexlink’s conveying and palletizing solution. Last but not least, the Enflex line will be showcased with the new F-17DX machine, a flat pouch, and easy to handle the machine.

SC+ – High-speed HFFS machine. Photo – Volpak

Beyond machines: achieving sustainability through partnerships 

Volpak’s objective at Interpack is also to highlight and strengthen a new concept of collaboration. This includes the involvement of every player in the value chain, from machine suppliers to packaging material producers to the end customer, to develop sustainable and added value projects for the society. For this reason, in 2019 Volpak created the PouchLab, a research and development focused venue, where customers and partners carry out various tests to evaluate different materials’ technology features and to define, case-by-case, the optimal pouch packaging, taking into consideration sustainability, ease of use and shelf life needs. Volpak will be available at Hall 6, Stand D57.

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