The most competitive solution currently on the market, providing an always-fresh, top-quality ready-to-drink, easily transported, low cost product: that’s the Bag in Box, the integrated filling-packaging unit that Sacmi will be presenting from 7th to 10th April - area 5 booth E5 - at the Enolitech fair in Verona, the international event that, since 1998 – in concurrence with Vinitaly – has been bringing together wine and olive oil packaging and bottling firms.
Designed and built at Sacmi Pakim – the Sacmi Group company that specializes in designing, producing and marketing packaging solutions – Bag in Box lies at the core of a comprehensive turnkey range that includes the entire packaging line, from the filling-packaging combi unit, made entirely of stainless steel, to the handle application and pick and place units.
The key strength of this integrated filling-packaging unit, which combines all the functions needed to create the characteristic Bag in Box packages – from carton forming with hot melt closure to filling, which includes in-box bag insertion and box closure – is the high degree of automation, which allows efficient control of 1.5, 2, 5 and 10-litre bags.
The unit is user-friendly, requires no supervising worker and stands out on account of a design that, thanks to vacuum technology, allows evacuation of air prior to filling: moreover, the special pouring tap, through which the wine is drawn from the bag, ensures the product never comes into contact with air or any other oxidant or contaminant. The same tap – and the as-standard software for automatic machine steam-cleaning – thus ensures complete “ultra-clean” management of the entire process.
And since the market demands both painstaking attention to quality and constant cost control, the Bag in Box solution is highly attractive because the pack is made of low cost materials such as plastic film and cardboard. ‘Made in Sacmi’ packaging, then, that meets the demands of today’s wine makers, yet also designed to respond to the growing need - in Europe as in the rest of the world – to minimize environmental impact. Bag in Box packs can, in fact, be fully recycled and at lower cost compared to Tetrapaks.