V-Shapes to feature its V-Shapes Prime at Fachpack

The company will print and convert single-dose sachets during the show

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V-Shapes to showcase machine portfolio at Fachpack
V-Shapes to showcase machine portfolio at Fachpack

V-Shapes, an innovative supplier of vertically integrated products and services for convenient, hygienic, and sustainable single-dose packaging, reported it will exhibit at Fachpack, scheduled for 28-30 September in Nuremberg, Germany. The company will be featuring V-Shapes Prime, its entry-level print/fill & seal converting machine, in Hall 6, Stand 6-143, in partnership with AstroNova’s TrojanLabel and Steuckart Verpackungstechnik

During the show, V-Shapes will be printing and converting single-dose sachets filled with generic hand sanitizer as well as featuring various brands and artwork. This will enable attendees to experience how easy and efficient it is to operate this vertically integrated machine with a single operator, and they will have the ability to produce an accurate brand image on the sachets. 

The version on display will feature an inline TrojanLabel T2-C high-volume full-color digital label press for inline printing on the top of the sachets. Sachets can be printed using Sihl Artysio substrates that are certified recyclable for a more eco-friendly product. In addition to the excellent printability in an aqueous inkjet, they also have outstanding sealing properties to provide the best protection with barrier properties tailored to the filled product.

“We are looking forward to the opportunity to share our excitement about the new innovative single-dose sachets with Fachpack visitors to our stand, where they will be able to see the V-Shapes Prime in action,” says Klaus Steuckart, general manager for German partner Steuckart Verpackungstechnik in Viersen. 

V-Shapes to explain for AlphaFlex fill and seal converting/packaging machine

V-Shapes staff will also be explaining to attendees its unique AlphaFlex fill and seal converting/packaging machine. This compact, professional-grade system features high-quality synchronized printing on both sides of the sachets, powered by Memjet DuraFlex technology and ColorGate Packaging Production server. This unique machine brings vertical integration of high volume production of patented single-dose sachets on-site, speeding time to market and eliminating the need to outsource printing or accomplish it as a separate offline step. 

Vilius Kryznauskas, EU sales director for V-Shapes, states: “This revolutionary filling/converting machine was made possible through a variety of important partnerships, including Memjet, Siemens, and SIHL, as well as the talented V-Shapes engineering team. It was no small challenge to develop synchronized feeds and printing for the upper and lower layers of our patented single-dose sachets, and we think the visitors to FachPack will be amazed when they learn what our partners and we have accomplished!”

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