Pregis has acquired Sussex, Wisconsin-based Sharp Packaging Systems for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition will enable Pregis to expand its product portfolio to include a complete line of flexible packaging bagging systems and materials. “The shift to dimensional weight-based transport pricing is making bagging an attractive option for a variety of products that do not require cushioning protection. By adding bagging systems to our already robust protective packaging product offering, we can offer customers—particularly those whose market strategy includes ecommerce—another option to deliver their products to consumers,” said Kevin Baudhuin, president and chief executive officer. click Read More below for additional detail
Smurfit Kappa has announced the launch of a new automatic Bag-in-Box® filling machine, continuing the growth of its supply of the bestselling BIB 700 range.
The new machine, called the BIB 700 Double Head, offers high performance along with the innovations of the original simple head version.
This high speed automatic filling machine is designed for large industrial production facilities seeking efficiency, reliability, and high-quality filling. Just like the BIB 700, it features the new generation filling valve, demonstrating the best Total Package Oxygen pickup values thanks to the separate nitrogen and vacuum circuits. This helps to improve the shelf life of the Bag-in-Box® and brings significant value to Smurfit Kappa’s customers and to the final consumer.
Florent Neveu, Smurfit Kappa Bag-in-Box Filling Machines Manager, explains: “When designing and building this machine, we wanted to make the industrial filling process as efficient and clean as possible. Therefore we focused on basic things: accurate filling to avoid wastage, easy maintenance and maximum hygiene. Together with improved shelf life and high performance, these benefits mean that our customers will be able to serve their customers with Bag-in-Box® in the best possible way.”
The BIB 700 Double Head can fill up to 30 three litre Bag-in-Box® products per minute at a high flow. In addition, the cleverly designed and constructed machine ensures efficiency and reliability, and is fully compliant with food contact regulations.