15. March 2017 | Products

Variable IML in thermoforming

Variable IML in thermoforming
The Illig FSL 48 form, fill and seal line allows hygienic filling and packaging, especially of dairy products.
Source: Illig

Illig will be showcasing state-of-the-art packaging systems at this year’s interpack. The systems provider for thermoforming solutions will demonstrate their expertise by the great potential provided by in-mold labeling in thermoforming (IML-T) combined with clean and hygienic filling and packaging of dairy products. In live demonstrations the machine manufacturer will show the production of rectangular cups out of PP on the IML-T production line IC-RDM 70K, forming area 680 mm x 300 mm, together with the compact IML unit RDML 70b.

The 18-up mold produces cups with 3 different labels at the same time with an hourly output of 17,280 cups, is to be said. Decoration is performed in photo quality on all four side walls of the pack and also on the bottom directly during forming.

Currently, Illig is the only machine manufacturer from which IML-T can be obtained from one source with all required and optimally synchronized technology modules. IML-T lines integrated in form, fill and seal lines (FSL lines) are also realized for clean and hygienic production, especially in the dairy industry.

Different hygienic demands

The FSL 48 form, fill and seal line is suitable for requirements by the food and especially the dairy industry. The filler with CIP (cleaning in place) and SIP (sterilization in place) functions can be equipped technically in such a way that it meets the different hygienic demands by the food industry, even through to hygiene class IV according to VDMA (hygienic filling machines). All standard materials suitable for FFS lines can be processed on FSL 48, such as PS, PP, multilayer materials (e. g. PS/EVOH/PE), APET and even materials made of the biopolymer PLA (polylactic acid).

The Heilbronn company will present its new sector of packaging development as brand and can offer practical solutions and designs for thermoforming. Illig shows the great potential of thermoforming.

interpack 2017, Hall 6, Booth No. E 02

edited by Norbert Sauermann

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