Latest Sacmi innovations for caps and labels at CBST

At CBST 2015 (4-6 November) Sacmi will be presenting the latest additions to the range, the CCM 48 SC, equipped with moulds for the production of ultra-light caps, and the ARENA RF labeller, produced directly by Sacmi Nanhai.

The CCM 48 SC presented at CBST (hall W1, stand 1D02) will be equipped with a mould suitable for the manufacture of S30W3-type HDPE single-piece caps for still water: with a diameter of 29mm and weighing just 1.85 g, they have specially been designed for this market. This design is part of the Sacmi range developed, in recent years, to allow the manufacture of ever-lighter caps and containers as part of a green packaging policy that aims to optimise energy and raw material consumption while lowering transport costs.

The press on show at the fair will also be equipped with Cool+, a mould which features a dual cooling circuit that acts closer (and therefore more effectively) to where it’s needed (i.e. on the tamper band and plug). On the one hand Cool+ gives manufacturers, alongside the intrinsic advantages of all CCM machines, good quality capsules with very short cycle times (35% less than with alternative technologies); on the other hand it offers productivity that, in the case of the caps being made at the fair, can reach 1,600 caps per minute with just 48 moulds (cycle time 1.8 seconds).

In addition to the cap manufacturing line, visitors to CBST will be able to take a close look at the Group’s range of integrated beverage & packaging solutions, which enjoy close support in China thanks to local companies Sacmi Shanghai and Sacmi Nanhai; both the latter have their own production facilities and spare parts/after-sales services and constitute the main in-country support hub. Sacmi Nanhai, in fact, is where the Arena RF labeller, specifically designed for the Chinese market, is made. Soon to be showcased on the Group stand, the labeller features the roll-fed technology. The advantages of this machine are the flexibility of use and output, which can reach 36,000 bottles/containers an hour.

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