Corrugated packaging company Smurfit Kappa has delivered its 150th automatic web filling line for the liquid and semi-liquid industry.
Produced by BIB Equipment division of Smurfit Kappa Bag-in-Box, the machine will be used for filling bag-in-box and pouch-up products.
It comprises a filling valve with a separate vacuum and nitrogen circuit that decreases oxygen pickup.
The machine also features a raised buffer tank to allow improved flow and accurate filling as its ‘soft drop’ technology reduces the number of leakers.
BIB Equipment manager Florent Neveu said: “Following extensive research done by our in-house experts and using the experience we have built up over the years, filling is one of the most important steps of the whole Bag-in-Box process.
“To succeed, it is important to define the characteristics of the project from the beginning, and make sure all the steps are approved by the customer.”
The web filling machine also fulfils HACCP health and safety requirement standards.
BIB Equipment has been producing automatic web filling lines for the liquid and semi-liquid industry for more than 20 years, catering to various regions such as Europe, Americas and Asia Pacific.
The machines are available in four versions for different production requirements, while the BIB 700 and the BIB 900 are available both single or double head.
In addition to manufacturing automatic machines, Smurfit Kappa Bag-in-Box makes multiple semi-automatic and complementary machines to support the whole filling system.
Image: BIB 700 double head comp. Photo: courtesy of Smurfit Kappa Group.