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January 23, 2019updated 24 Jan 2019 8:54am

Smurfit Kappa expands BIB 700 portfolio with new filling machine

Smurfit Kappa has expanded its BIB 700 portfolio with the addition of a new high-speed, triple-head, automatic filling machine.

Smurfit Kappa has expanded its BIB 700 portfolio with the addition of a new high-speed, triple-head, automatic filling machine.

According to the company, the machine has been designed for industrial plants as well as optimised for efficiency and speed.

It features a touchscreen and ergonomic design, while it has three filling valves, which allow it to fill around 45 3l Bag-in-Box containers per minute.

Smurfit Kappa Bag-in-Box BIB equipment manager Florent Neveu said: “During the design and development of the machine, the focus was on high output rates, precision, ease of use and maximum hygiene.

“These advantages, combined with longer shelf-life and high performance, allow our customers to offer consumers the very best Bag-in-Box solutions.”

The BIB 700 triple-head machine features supply, separation of bags, opening, vacuuming, filling, capping, packing and release capabilities.

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The company has also tested the machine for total package oxygen values for filling with separate nitrogen and vacuum systems.

“These advantages, combined with longer shelf-life and high performance, allow our customers to offer consumers the very best Bag-in-Box solutions.”

Smurfit Kappa’s BIB 700 automatic filling machine is flexible, compact and has a filling speed of 15 3l BIB per minute.

It is capable of filling bags from 1.5l-10l and pouches from 1l-3l.

Bag-in-Box from Smurfit Kappa currently offers integrated solutions to customers in 12 countries.

Earlier this month, the packaging major unveiled a packaging design competition in a bid to encourage the development of sustainable packaging solutions through ideas given by designers, engineers, inventors and creative thinkers. The competition is open until 29 March.

Last month, Smurfit Kappa acquired cardboard and corrugated board packaging firm Papcart in a move to expand its product range in France.

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