No less than 6 complete cap manufacturing lines using compression technology, designed and supplied by Sacmi: this is what emerges from the latest Sacmi sales data for Bangladesh, a country that has installed numerous production plants in recent years and will soon see the Group play a leading role at IPF 2016. This trade fair - to be held in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, from 20 to 23 January (Bangabandhu International Conference Center) – is the most important plastics and industrial packaging technology event in the Far East.
By attending this fair the Sacmi Group aims to reinforce its role as the prime partner of both the global beverage brands that operate in the country and the many local producers, among whom there is growing demand for the technological solutions needed by this very dynamic market; such solutions regard both CSD and - according to the most recent data - non-carbonated drinks, mineral water and fruit juices. Sales figures for Bangladesh illustrate local producers’ growing confidence in Sacmi solutions (the colossus Padma alone, to which Sacmi supplied the first complete CSD line for the production of two-piece caps back in 2004, now boasts no less than three complete installed lines in which Group-built compression presses play a pivotal role; then there are the recently completed orders for Partex Beverage, Pran and Ast Beverages, which cover virtually the entire range of solutions Sacmi provides for such manufacturing types).
By providing integrated plant engineering solutions, Sacmi has a unique role as a pivotal global player in the industry. It has profoundly innovated international closure manufacturing standards and was the first to develop CCM (Continuous Compression Moulding) technology. Developed and perfected over more than two decades – following commercialisation of the first press prototype in 1992 – the CCM range is currently offered in versions having from 24 to 80 cavities suitable for the manufacture of both single-piece and two-piece caps at very high output rates (up to and beyond 2000 caps per minute for the 48-cavity model).
In addition to the inherent advantages of compression technology – lower extrusion temperature with consequent energy savings and extended machine life, higher cap quality and very short cycle times - Sacmi has, in recent years, implemented innovations crucial to boosting press performance even further. Such solutions include the COOL+ enhanced cooling mould. On the market since 2013, dozens of such moulds have already been installed all over the world; compared to alternative technologies, the mould gives a further reduction in cycle times of some 35%. Then, there are devices to produce ever-better performing caps (weight remaining equal) as part of a wider green packaging approach and efforts to optimise energy/raw material consumption and transport costs.
Sacmi will be exhibiting at stand 658 at the fair, where the over 20,000 visitors expected to attend this eleventh edition can find out more about this specific technology and, more generally, the all-round engineering solutions that have been at the core of the Sacmi Group’s international market policy for some years. This complete range spans from machines for the manufacture of containers and preforms to solutions for filling, blowing, labelling and end-of-line quality control.
In addition to a structured presence within the country and an extensive portfolio of customers who have experienced all the advantages of compression technology in the field, Sacmi also provides the added value of a far-reaching, efficient after-sales assistance service. Thanks to a facility in Dhaka itself, Sacmi is able to provide customer support right from the design stage with personalised, turnkey plant engineering solutions.