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Packaging Digest, Fall 2016

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44 NEW TECHNOLOGY // FALL 2016 www.PackagingDigest.com new products Pack Expo Foil closure A new closure decorating process now lets distillers add a luxurious metallic look while still offering consumers the functionality, economy and easy opening of a plastic closure. The Luster process gives spirits packaging a premium look by adding foil to the tops and sides of 33mm smooth-wall closures (other closure sizes and finishes can be developed too, according to the company). For now, stock foil colors are gold, silver, black and white. Custom colors, finishes (such as shiny or matte), textures, patterns and special effects are also available or can be developed. According to the company, the Luster foil decoration does not change the closure's storage or handling needs, except that soft material capping chucks, such as rubber or neoprene, are recommended to protect the surface during application on the packaging line. Berry Plastics, www.berryplastics.com Pack Expo 2016 Booth N-5339 VFFS food baggers The continuous-motion, dual-axis servo BVC 260 vertical form-fill-seal machine (shown) operates at up to 210 cycles per minute at a maximum forming width of 260mm and is capable of producing a range of bag sizes and styles such as pillow, flat-bottom, Stabilo (quad-seal), stand-ups, zipper recloseable and more. The BVC 260 is equipped with the company's innovative "Premium-Seal" system that has the option to pre-heat and then compress multilayered seal seam packing material for optimum tightness. Developed specifically for the BVC Series, the versatile, programmable and sensitive sealing technology can be used for other applications as well. The company will also display the BVK 260 VFFS machine with a servo-driven auger and Aroma perm gas flushing system for residual oxygen levels below 2%. It can run basic bags such as pillows, flat bags and flat-bottomed bags at rates to 120 cycles per minute at format sizes ranging from 60 to 260mm. Rovema North America, www.rovema-na.com Pack Expo Booth N-6150 www.hapa.ch Swiss printing solutions for your success Boost your lean production strategies Innovative and reliable printing systems and individual inks even in small volumes: Hapa designs UV flexo, UV DOD, and hybrid printing systems for lean production. And delivers comprehensive know- how. We plan, implement, and support a customized solution for your market success. Hapa is part of Coesia, a group of innovation-based industrial solutions companies operating globally, headquartered in Bologna, Italy. www.coesia.com Visit us at PackExpo, Chicago Stand S-2501

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