Packaging group Optima has developed a new set of carton cans that can be made, filled and closed as part of a single continuous process.
The new InlineCan on-site carton can solution from the German manufacturer can also be further processed to end packaging, and results in “immense” benefits to efficiency in warehousing and logistics. Optima claimed that it was neither economically or ecologically logical to deliver empty cans for carton packaging; instead, the InlineCan system provides material on a reel for the can bases and bodies. Only the closure caps are manufacturer in advance and delivered as ready-to-use parts.
This can increase the efficiency of warehousing by as much as 30 times, with 15,000 InlineCans obtained from a single roll. The new “unique machine concept” is the result of a collaboration between Optima and machine manufacturer Hörauf.
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