Roberts PolyPro shows solution for multi-pack handles

Mike Verespej

Published: November 13, 2012 6:00 am ET

Related to this story

Topics Packaging, Machinery

CHICAGO (Nov. 13, 1:05 p.m. ET) — Consumer packaging goods packaging equipment and carrier handle manufacturer Roberts PolyPro Inc. has introduced a new two-in-one packaging machine that automatically applies high density polyethylene handles on multi-pack items such as larger bottles of water and edible oils.

The new Inline Intermittent Motion Applicator from Roberts — when used in single bottle mode — applies twin-pack handles. It then, in the same motion, separates them creating two single bottle handles at a speed of 20 cases per minute. It operates at the same speed when single bottle handles are applied.

“There is no comparable solution available ... when one considers the moderate acquisition cost, the flexibility of two machines in one ,the 20-case-per-minute throughput [and] the smaller footprint of one machine versus two,” said Roy Tetreault, general manager of the Charlotte, N.C., company which is a subsidiary of Cincinnati, Ohio-based Pro Mach Inc.

The net effect is two single bottle handles that are 25 percent thinner than injection molded handles. In addition, the same packaging line can used to produce cases both for club stores and convenience stores, said Roberts PolyPro when it introduced the inline motion applicator at Pack Expo in Chicago in late October.

The company said its extruded HDPE handles and HDPE multi-pack carriers consume on average 5 to 35 percent less resin compared to injection molded products, and that its new motion applicator can apply handles in two-, three-, four-, six-, and eight-pack configurations.


Comments

Roberts PolyPro shows solution for multi-pack handles

Mike Verespej

Published: November 13, 2012 6:00 am ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Interactive map aids polypropylene recycling efforts

April 24, 2014 1:34 pm ET

Folks interested in recycling polypropylene products now have a new tool at their disposal.    More

Image

CPM Extrusion, ECON launch new line of underwater pelletizers

April 23, 2014 11:25 am ET

CPM Extrusion Group and ECON GmbH unveiled their brand new EUPC line of underwater pelletizers today at ChinaPlas held in Shanghai, China.    More

Image

How CEO Santi is changing ITW

April 23, 2014 2:48 pm ET

Scott Santi is showing he can do more than just cut costs at Illinois Tool Works Inc.    More

Image

TSM growing into a second generation of leadership

April 23, 2014 12:50 pm ET

This is a time of great growth for the Dundalk, Ireland-based TSM Control Systems, a company that has created a name for itself since 1977 by...    More

Europe's bag use still expected to climb despite possible bag restrictions

April 22, 2014 9:29 am ET

Ceresana, a Germany-based research company, has released a report forecasting that by 2020 the sales volume of bags and sacks in Europe will reach 9.1...    More

Market Reports

Market Data Book - Rankings & Lists

A one-stop download of Plastic News' exclusive annual lists and processor rankings containing essential data including sales, employees, end markets, materials and more.
EXCLUSIVE EXCEL FEATURE: full mailing address details for available plant locations.

Learn more

Thermoformed Packaging 2014 Market Review & Outlook North America

This in-depth report provides analysis and discussions of economic and political conditions, market trends, legislative/regulatory activity impacting supply and demand, business opportunities and threats, materials pricing, manufacturing technology, as well as strategies being implemented by thermoformed packaging companies. In addition, there are reviews of 25 leading thermoformers in the packaging segment, assessing their growth initiatives and performance metrics over 10 years.

Learn more

Mold Making and Tooling Review and Outlook 2014 North America

This report provides in-depth analysis of the mold and toolmaking market for North America, including discussions of trends, opportunities, threats, the latest developments in production and labor and equipment trends impacting moldmakers.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

May 6, 2014 - May 8, 2014Plastics in Medical Devices 2014

May 12, 2014 - May 12, 2014Plastics News Brazil Pharma Summit

September 10, 2014 - September 12, 2014Plastics Caps & Closures 2014

February 3, 2015 - February 7, 2015Plastics News Executive Forum 2015

More Events