Packaging Graphics, a leading provider of consumer product packaging solutions, and a Matlet Group company, has installed an eight-color Komori Lithrone GX40RP (GLX840RP) as part of the focus on investing in cutting-edge technologies that position the firm for expected growth. This latest financial commitment continues Matlet’s investment across all of its operations as the firm works to ensure it meets the growing needs of clients that include some of the world’s most famous brands. “We have responded to customer demand by investing in growth capital to position Matlet Group for our long-term future. In just the past six months, we have invested more than $5.0MM on new press and auxiliary finishing equipment,” says Gary Stiffler, CEO of the Matlet Group. “Today, more than ever, our customers require agility and speed-to-market and this investment demonstrates our continued commitment to meet their most pressing requirements. The GLX840RP gives us the advanced technology, efficiency and capacity to penetrate new markets.” click Read More below for additional detail
Rapak develops a cost-effective, sustainable and convenient Bag-in-Box packaging and dispensing solution for chilled coffee.
According to Statista, in 2017, sales of cold brew coffee jumped to $38.1 million, a 370% increase from the $8.1 million in 2015. With specialty coffees on the rise both in and outside of the home, Rapak North America, part of DS Smith Plastics, has developed a Bag-in-Box flexible packaging and dispensing solution for cold brew and nitro coffee, concentrates, and iced coffee. Rapak’s Bag-in-Box offering is ideal for retail, at home and for commercial dispensing machines at restaurants and convenience stores.
Bag-in-Box flexible packaging is a perfect solution for specialty coffee products when compared to plastic bottles or kegs. Rapak’s specially-designed high barrier bag for Bag-in-Box cold brew coffee is comprised of a Nylon-EVOH co-extruded film, providing puncture resistance and excellent oxygen barrier which preserves product freshness longer than other packaging alternatives.
Whether used at home, on-the-go or in foodservice, Rapak’s Bag-in-Box dispensing taps and connectors for cold brew coffee are user-friendly and provide low oxygen transmission rates (OTR) which extends the shelf-life and freshness of the product. For retail applications, Rapak bags are available with three different dispensing taps: Mustang™, a self-closing front-push dispensing tap; TruTap, a top-twist dispensing tap; and VINIflow™, a self-closing top-pull dispensing tap. For commercial dispensing applications, Rapak bags are available with the PCSS fitment that easily connects the Bag-in-Box directly to commercial dispensing machines.
Bag-in-Box formats can also be used along with nitrogen cartridges or tanks to provide the thick, creamy pour of nitro cold brew.