Benco Pack, Form-Fill-Seal Division of Sacmi Filling, has recently successfully started up a new fully aseptic packaging line equipped with I.S.A., the integrated device for cup decoration with shrink sleeve labels, to a main European bottler of water and soft drinks.
This FFS packaging line, developed in cooperation with the sister company Sacmi Labelling and patented worldwide, thanks to an innovative and integrated process, allows packaging and labelling up to 18.000 cups/hr. Thanks to this technology unique in the world it is possible to thermoform, fill, seal and sleever the cups in line starting from packaging materials supplied in rolls.
The thermo-shrinkage integrated into the FFS line, allows to apply the sleeve labels onto the cups by steam jets of varying duration but in any case less than 0,8 seconds.
The steam consumption of this innovative system is directly proportional to the working speed and much reduced vs the traditional thermo-shrinking tunnels as pre-heating is not necessary and steam jets are de-activated whenever the FFS line is in stand-by.