In-person fair to bring together the big plastic processing players. An opportunity for SACMI to promote its complete range, from beverage caps and preforms to proposals for food and pharma containers. Good reasons to go with SACMI include 30 years of experience on this market and technological solutions that offer excellent performance and user-friendliness.
Across the US market, everyone’s eagerly awaiting the opportunity to meet the main plastic processing protagonists face to face. Following the postponement of key events in 2021, the industry is now gearing up for Plastic Technology Expo (PTXPO), the international fair to be held from 29 to 31 March 2022 in Rosemont, Illinois.
For SACMI, booth# 516, this is a strategic opportunity to catch up with customers on the increasingly dynamic stars-and-stripes market, which prioritizes the ability to supply comprehensive solutions that offer outstanding efficiency, sustainability, performance and user-friendliness.
Through SACMI USA, the company has played a pivotal role on the American market for over thirty years. Coordinated by RP area manager Stefano Chiozzini with the support of Allan Andersen (caps, containers) and Nadeem Amin (preforms), the SACMI Rigid Packaging team provides constant technical and sales assistance, plus a US-wide spare parts service.
The hallmarks of the SACMI range are the ability to provide complete, integrated solutions, from design-development of caps, preforms and containers to their final manufacture. Needless to say, the focus is on the Beverage world, where SACMI strives to respond effectively to new trends and needs, especially on the dynamic American market where sustainability (lighter cap-bottle systems, tethered caps) and ease of use are crucial.
Trends & Technologies
SACMI is a worldwide player with thousands of installed machines; in recent years it has invested heavily to boost its recognizability and reputation on the US market. This has proved to be a winning strategy, as the recent acquisition of major clients in cap manufacturing (where hundreds of CCMs are installed) and container/preform production clearly demonstrate.
At PTXPO, SACMI will be showcasing the advantages of compression technology for the manufacture of both caps and containers (CBF range); this last sector, in fact, is enjoying renewed vitality, particularly on the pharma front. Moreover, the IPS range has been expanded further with the launch of the new IPS 300, which incorporates the innovative COOL+ post-cooling system, the FLOW+ hot runner injection system and cutting-edge machine controls. The latter are designed to ensure constant quality control and, consequently, provide valuable process control feedback.
Beyond the beverage sector
In addition to the already-cited pharma sector, SACMI solutions target the single-serve capsule packaging sector by focusing on the use of sustainable materials and excellent oxygen barrier properties (quality and seal). Here, manufacturers can benefit from CCMM (continuous compression molding multilayer), an innovative SACMI solution that takes compression to the next level.
With CCMM, versatility is again paramount, as it enables manufacturers to manage layers (resins, barrier materials) dynamically according to the specific product being packaged (generally coffee but also tea and other single-serve products).
Computer vision software
SACMI develops and produces dedicated vision systems for all its machines /technologies. These feature next-gen hardware/software and make full use of A.I. And they go beyond mere ‘vision’: they revolutionize production line management by using machine data to optimize the process, opening the way towards zero defects manufacturing.
The advantages of this approach - and SACMI’s policy in general - ensure that even technicians and operators without specific training can still get the most out of SACMI machines. For example, the integration of smart packages allow constant monitoring and optimization of KPIs on both individual machines and complete lines.
We look forward to meeting you at Plastic Technology Expo (PTXPO). HALL A-D&F #516