At the American edition of the AMI event on Single-Serve Capsules, to be held on 7-8 March 2023 in Tampa, FL, SACMI will present ongoing developments in multi-layer compression molding technology and related materials. The team will also illustrate how greater sustainability is being achieved in the single-serve coffee capsule sector.
Wednesday 7 March 2023 at 09.40: Allan Andersen, Technical Sales Manager of the Rigid Packaging Business Unit illustrates CCMM (Continuous Compression Multilayer Molding), a technology that combines all the intrinsic advantages of the SACMI compression system with ease of use, process uniformity and cycle times shorter than those of competing technologies.
The key advantages of SACMI CCMM technology
SACMI CCMM technology offers intrinsic advantages from a sustainability perspective:
low temperature operation
lower energy requirements
less raw material consumption
and lets manufacturers use layers made from different materials, especially as regards the barrier film and tie layer inserted between other strata.
With CCMM technology, capsules compatible with the most common USA standards can be made with innovative ‘green’ materials.
“In this context”, points out Mr. Andersen, “the SACMI Laboratory has been exploring the trend towards compostable materials: compounds that decompose under industrial or uncontrolled conditions (home compost)”.
After developing PLA-based solutions, SACMI has since added PHA-based proposals and other compostable materials of natural origin.