SUSTAINABLE
MACHINE TECHNOLOGY

THE BEST PACKAGING PROCESS. INTELLIGENT AND SUSTAINABLE.

Outstanding packaging quality and greater sustainability: we bring these requirements together with compelling,
all-in-one solutions comprising packaging design and packaging technology. With a reduced product-pack ratio, with optimum utilization of the machine format. Innovative processes and technologies to save material and make the packaging process even more productive.

 

INTELLIGENT PROCESSES
AND TECHNOLOGIES


Functionally equivalent: Packaging is sustainable if it replaces packaging that has a (greater) impact on the environment and fulfills all its functions - protection, presentation, information, logistics.

1. FILM SAVING

Reduced film consumption and perfectly sealed blisters: we achieve this using ultrasonic welding. This process allows significantly narrower sealing edges to be realized. Moreover, as identical forming and sealing materials can be used, the packaging can subsequently be fed directly into the recycling process without the need to separate the components.

 

PROCESS AND BENEFITS

  • Sealing using ultrasonic welding
  • Reduced film consumption through narrower sealing edges
  • If required, mono-material packaging for improved recyclability

 

2. SMART HEATING

Our patented Smart Heating process uses a digital heating function to accurately control the heating energy, permitting perfect regulation of the material thickness at any position on the packaging. This reduces the overall film thickness while optimizing blister quality.

 

PROCESS AND BENEFITS

  • Digitally controlled heating station
  • High-precision control of film distribution
  • Optimized film thickness for greater stability
  • Reduced energy consumption for heating the film
  • Less material used due to overall reduced film thickness

3. SMART FORMING

The innovative forming process enables completely uniform, high forming pressure over the entire forming surface. This allows thinner films to be used, while still ensuring robust and high-quality blisters.  Thanks to the increased pressure, the forming process is also faster and more productive. Temperature-controlled tools ensure perfect blisters from the first cycle, while an air shower in the forming station provides for optimum temperature control of the film even when the machine stops. The process can be restarted without material loss.

 

PROCESS AND BENEFITS

  • Innovative forming process with increased forming pressure
  • Negative forming with pre-stretching of the film, positive forming with forming punch
  • Uniform pressure distribution over the entire forming surface for optimized material distribution and reduced film consumption
  • Further reduced material consumption through the use of thinner films
  • Faster forming for more blisters per minute
  • Perfectly formed blisters of the highest quality – from the first cycle, even after machine stops

4. CLEVER CUTTING

Smart cutting processes ensure significant material savings, especially for small products. Depending on the packaging format, we select the appropriate process and also ensure that minimum to zero film waste is produced in the process by making optimum use of the machine format.

 

PROCESS AND BENEFITS

  • Longitudinal and transverse cutting for packages with right-angled corners, with zero film waste
  • Star cut: Punching out a star shape for rounded corners, then separating the packages by longitudinal and transverse cutting; with minimum waste
  • Bone cut for packages with a perfect radius, without sharp edges; no film waste in the running direction and reduced material usage due to narrower intermediate webs
  • Shifted cut: Due to the special arrangement of the cavities in the punching tool, the webs/waste strips between the cavities can be significantly reduced

5. PROCESS BENEFITS

The more productive a packaging machine, the more sustainable it is, and the lower the use of resources in terms of energy and materials. To achieve this, a large number of technical features are used throughout the entire packaging process, which, when combined, add up to a higher overall machine and line availability.

 

PROCESS AND BENEFITS

  • Specific removal of individual faulty blisters or cycles
  • Film changeover during the process
  • Short format changeover times
  • Fast batch changes “on the fly” without machine stops

SUSTAINABILITY FILLED WITH LIFE

1

COMPANY

Thinking and acting sustainably, acting responsibly to reconcile economic, social and ecological interests is a commitment that we take very seriously – individually and collectively. And not just since today.

 

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2

PACKAGING TYPES

Protecting the product, presenting the brand in an appealing way, conserving resources and achieving full recyclability: We can deliver on all these objectives. With different types of packaging made of eco-friendly materials, designed to meet the EU’s plastic waste policy.

 

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CONTACT PERSONS

Claus Weinert

Product Management