Profitable’ sustainability, with advanced ready-to-use solutions, lies at the very heart of SACMI technology. This philosophy spans from lightweighting to solutions for the new tethered standard, from preform production with recycled resins to sustainable labeling, all helping to create a returnable PET supply chain: with SACMI as a partner every step of the way, its Laboratory and new Packaging Center providing expertise and advanced services. All the latest soon to be showcased at the Drinktec fair in Munich (Messe München, 12-16 September 2022).
The green transition means a better society, yet it also means regulatory obligations. This is the challenge facing converters and bottlers throughout Europe, as they seek to comply with EU Directive 2019/904. The latter requires, among other things, they adopt caps that meet the tethered standard (i.e. caps must remain attached to the bottle after opening). This move is designed to reduce the risk of dispersal into the environment and favor the establishment of proper recycling chains.
The world’s leading provider of cap manufacturing technology, SACMI has developed effective responses to these regulatory changes several years ahead of the deadline: this puts it in a position to offer customers complete solutions and offer close support during the transition.
Profitability and standardization are the two key concepts here. The former concerns the competitiveness of the solutions. The second regards the ease with which producers can make the technological switch to more environmentally-friendly production while still maximizing the consumer experience, containing investment costs and streamlining integration of new solutions on the standard machine range.
This far-reaching, complex topic focuses on effective management of raw materials to reduce the consumption of virgin resins and promote proper cap-container recycling for food-grade use. Without, of course, forgetting the artificial vision systems and advanced controls that significantly boost efficiency, reduce waste and, above all, improve and simplify process adjustments.Alongside these innovations, SACMI will also be showcasing the progress stemming from its R&D into new biocompatible materials.
All the latest soon to be showcased at the Drinktec fair in Munich (Messe München, Messegelände, 12-16 September 2022)