Volpak: technology and sustainability in response to the crisis

21 September 2020

SC+: one machine, three versions, endless possibilities

The SC+ machine is the leader in the HFFS range and it has already been adopted by a global client base. Among the different versions, which are already operational, three are especially significant. The first one is actually the pilot version of the machine, which has been working since 2018 in the plant of an important brand from Latin America and is set up to form and fill stand up pouches for home care products, boasting excellent performance and great sturdiness. A different model is producing stand up pouches with “corner cap” closing: this specific configuration is capable of reaching a speed of up to 280 pouches per minute, boasting features such as quick size changeover and package size optimization, offering customers a highly performing and sustainable solution. The third one is a special version without the forming group, since it’s set up just to fill pre-made pouches. This configuration attests to Volpak’s versatility; the company, starting from a standard platform, is indeed capable of developing different solutions according to the specific needs of its clients, even in the case of a technically advanced unit such as the SC+. This specific configuration is suitable to effectively cover the needs of co-packers.

Not only machines: Volpak at the forefront of sustainability

The Spanish company makes extensive efforts not just in developing state of the art technologies, but also in studying both packaging materials and their applications. Volpak is in fact the only company among its segment, which has an actual R&D laboratory inside its premises: the PouchLab, a unique place where customers, as well as material manufacturers, can experiment the evolution and the behaviour of different types of packaging material, while also gathering precious data on packaging performance, thanks to the testing equipment infrastructure provided. Recently, leveraging both its knowledge and the possibilities offered by its Pouch Lab, the company has successfully sealed a recyclable All-Pe material from a leading flexible packaging film manufacturing company with an anti-choque type cap. The parameters of sealing quality, airtightness and finish quality have been satisfactory and are a guarantee for the success of the product when running in an industrial environment. This is indeed another important milestone on the path for a more and more sustainable packaging process.

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