Hygienic and Decorative Packaging of Dairy Products

At Interpack 2011 (Düsseldorf, May 12 – 18), ILLIG will present innovative and economical technology concepts for food packs manufactured by thermoforming. The newly designed FSL 48 form, fill and seal line will be presented there for the first time to demonstrate the compliance with hygiene class IV according to VDMA for filling and packaging. At the same time packs with brilliant decoration can be realized by employing an also newly developed IML (In-Mold Labeling) station which can be integrated in the production unit. There is a great variety of cup shape options since for IML decoration walls don’t have to be vertical.

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Hot Developments in Thin Wall Packaging

The Packaging Community has undertaken a survey into decision making in packaging across 9 European countries and concluded that there is a big move towards environmentally-friendly and sustainable products. This is partly met in the trend towards lower weight, as discussed at the October 2009 AMI conference on Thin Wall Packaging held in Cologne, Germany.  Jon Nash of AMI described typical applications: yoghurt, cheese, cream, fresh produce, bakery, yellow fats, ready meals, sandwiches, pet foods, frozen foods, etc. Dairy is the largest sector at almost 25% and chilled meals are among the fastest growing areas. PP and PS dominate, followed by PET and PVC with a small percentage of other materials. READ THE FULL ARTICLE