Kibar Holding's subsidiary Ispak Ambalaj opened a new manufacturing and production facility in Asim Kibar Organized Industrial Zone (AKOSB), Izmit, Turkey, marking one of the biggest flexible packaging plants in the country.
Ariflex SpA (Comital Group) is one of the most important European companies specialised in the production of aluminium foils for flexible food packaging. Its core business is producing soft cheese packaging, chocolate packaging and lids.
Ariflex is provided with the latest equipment to transform plain aluminium foil by printing, lacquering, laminating, embossing and the slitting process according to the customer’s needs.
Lacquered / laminated aluminium foil for flexible packaging
Ariflex, located in Spinetta Marengo – Alessandria (north-west Italy), transforms plain aluminium foils into flexible packaging mainly for the food sector, providing top quality and solid application experience to the biggest flexible packaging converters at a worldwide level.
Ariflex can process a full range of thin aluminium foil from 7µm to 50µm in various alloys. The aluminium foil undergoes a lacquering process by vinyl, thermo-sealing, polyester varnishes and or by laminating with PET, PE and any plastic films. Plain aluminium foil can also be directly submitted to the rotogravure printing process creating any kind of graphic arts according to the customer’s design.
Blisters for pharmaceutical packaging
Ariflex offers first-class service and high quality levels using its highly skilled workforce and state-of-the-art technology equipment, which have been recently upgraded in terms of mechanics and electronics. Compliance testing and product reliability measurement certify the high quality achieved by Ariflex.
Pharmaceutical packaging, such as blisters, can be manufactured by using hard-tempered aluminium foil.
Flexible packaging for food and drinks
Aluminium is often used in the food industry because direct contact between foil and food and beverages causes no reaction. The packaging of food with long shelf life requires materials that can provide an excellent barrier to oxygen. Aluminium is ideal due to its light weight and exceptional durability. Ariflex’s particular speciality is chocolate and dairy products, and it is one Europe’s leading producers of soft cheese packaging.
Aluminium foils for cosmetics and domestic hygiene flexible packaging
Aluminium is a very versatile material and can be used in a variety of industries. Ariflex converted foil can be used in a considerable number of other technical applications in the flexible packaging markets, most notably the cosmetics, chemical and technical industries and for domestic hygiene products.