UFlex’s engineering division demonstrated its 3-side seal multitrack and stick pack multitrack machines at CPHI-PMEC India held from November 28-30, 2023 in Greater Noida.
The 3-side seal multitrack machine scores over the 4-side seal multitrack machines available in the market because of saving in laminate and the better speed and leak-proof sealing. According to the company, in packs with 4-side seals, the fourth side is a necessity owing to existing available designs, leading to extra usage of laminate.
The UFlex 3-side seal multitrack machine is appropriate for the spice and pharma industries as it can pack liquids, powders, and granules. The 3-side seal multitrack machine makes a hundred strokes per minute, and, depending on the number of tracks, can produce up to 800 pouches a minute. The continuous motion machine is said to be more robust long-lasting and less prone to breakdowns. At the same time, the cost per pouch is reduced.
The multitrack stick pack machine, on the other hand, is available in three models – the STP 200, with a maximum laminate width of 200 mm; the STP 400, with a maximum laminate width of 400 mm; and, the STP 600, with a maximum laminate width of 600 mm. This is a very popular format in the packaging industry currently for coffee and premixes as stick packs save laminate and provide ease of use for pouring for customers and end-users. The solution works well for the pharma industry as well. The multitrack stick pack machine produces 200 plus pouches a minute.
“We could see a great enthusiasm and positive approach to these new technologies from the clients who visited the show,” said Sanjay Malik Sabharwal, joint president and COO-PAM Marketing, Engineering Business, UFlex Limited.
In addition to pharma and food, the machines have been appreciated and liked by the cosmetics industry. An interaction with the team of Modi Care was good and the company has shown its interest in the machines, he said.