With sustainability firmly at the forefront of today’s packaging supply chain, Flint Group Packaging Inks, one of the largest consumables suppliers to the global print and packaging industry, has detailed its vision for supporting circular economies in a new white paper that reveals the formation of a dedicated Sustainability Task Force. The paper outlines the environmental challenges faced by the industry past, present and future, and examines how Flint Group Packaging Inks, through the actions of its task force, can provide sustainable solutions, insight and collaboration for its key stakeholders. According to the company, there are four core areas of activity where Flint Group Packaging Inks is supporting the supply chain to become more circular, while at the same time adding value. These include addressing sustainability concerns on a broad scale, supporting converter operations, solving recycling complexities and delivering greater industry networking and partnership to drive change and innovation.
Used for filling Bag-in-Box® and Pouch-Up® products, the machine was produced by the BIB Equipment division of Smurfit Kappa Bag-in-Box.
Smurfit Kappa’s automatic web filling machines offer high productivity and efficiency thanks to a number of innovative technologies including:
• The revolutionary filling valve with separate vacuum and nitrogen circuits which decrease the oxygen pickup during filling
• The “soft drop” of the bag reducing the number of leakers
• The raised buffer tank which enables a better flow and more accurate filling
The web filling machines also meet strictest standards in terms of HACCP health and safety requirements.
For over 20 years, BIB Equipment has been producing automatic web filling lines for the liquid and semi-liquid industry in Europe, Russia, Latin America, North America and Asia Pacific.
This accomplishment is the result of Smurfit Kappa’s experience and expertise in the end-to-end process of packaging liquids. In close collaboration with R&D and Quality departments, the BIB Equipment department carries out a lengthy process to serve each project from the evaluation of the specific needs of each customer to the construction, testing, installation and after-sales service.
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