Exopack and Kobusch to offer modified atmosphere packaging

Published: March 26, 2013 1:31 pm ET
Updated: March 26, 2013 4:30 pm ET

Related to this story

Topics Packaging, Film & Sheet, Extrusion, Food packaging

SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Two flexible packaging converters, Exopack LLC and Kobusch Group, have struck up an agreement with PerfoTec BV to offer packaging technology that improves the shelf life of produce.

PerfoTec, a developer of modified atmosphere packaging technology based in Mijdrecht, the Netherlands, says it has developed a system that can extend shelf life and reduce product spoilage.

According to a March 26 news release, the firm supplies specialized equipment that measures the respiration rates of fresh fruits and vegetables prior to film packaging. Software provided by the company calculates the film permeability required for optimal respiration of the packaged produce. A laser perforation system then uses that information to adapt the film permeability through precise micro perforations, and an integrated camera inspects each perforation for accurate diameter and space.

The agreement will allow Exopack and Kobusch to expand their current film offerings to fresh produce customers in North America and Europe, according to the release.

"The PerfoTec ... technology will allow us to expand our current product offerings to the produce market and provide our customers with a sustainable alternative to their current packaging methods," said Virag Patel, vide president of international strategies for Exopack, in the release.

PerfoTec will manufacture and deliver the required equipment and software to customers, as well as provide training and ongoing system support.

Exopack and Kobusch will supply those customers with film and offer ongoing product support.

Exopack, based in Spartanburg, S.C., makes flexible plastic and paper packaging for a variety of food, consumer, industrial and medical applications. The company has estimated annual film and sheet sales of $500 million, according to the most recent Plastics News ranking.

Kobusch, based in Warburg, Germany, makes custom packaging, both rigid and flexible, for the food, chemical, hygiene and medical markets. It has six manufacturing sites in Germany, Egypt and the United Kingdom.

Both converters are owned by private equity firm Sun Capital Partners Inc.


Comments

Exopack and Kobusch to offer modified atmosphere packaging

Published: March 26, 2013 1:31 pm ET
Updated: March 26, 2013 4:30 pm ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Image

Atkore expands in PVC conduit, buying American Pipe & Plastics

October 20, 2014 6:06 pm ET

Atkore International Inc. of Harvey, Ill., has acquired PVC conduit maker American Pipe & Plastics Inc. of Kirkwood, N.Y., which serves the...    More

Image

PolyOne denies report it's bidding for Klöckner Pentaplast

October 16, 2014 11:44 am ET

UPDATED — Compounding leader PolyOne Corp. is denying a report that it bid as much as $2 billion for film and sheet major Klöckner Pentaplast...    More

Image

New Amcor, Method project taking sustainability to a platinum level

October 16, 2014 11:28 am ET

Amcor Rigid Plastics will have a bottle production operation within a factory which is aiming to be the world's first LEED platinum certified...    More

Image

Ameriform plans $7.5 million expansion

October 16, 2014 12:57 pm ET

Ameriform Inc. has earmarked $7.5 million to expand its thermoforming, extrusion and rotational molding operations in Muskegon, Mich.    More

Image

Peiyu looks at Vietnam expansion

October 15, 2014 11:21 am ET

Taiwanese packaging firm Peiyu Plastics Corp. is making a big bet on Vietnam, with plans to significantly upgrade its factory there to tap local marke...    More

Market Reports

Plastics Recycling Trends in North America

This report is a review and analysis of the North American Plastics Recycling Industry, including key trends and statistics based on 2013 performance. We examine market environment factors, regulatory issues, industry challenges, key drivers and emerging trends in post-consumer and post-industrial recycling.

Learn more

Plastics in Mexico - State of the Industry Report

This report analyzes the $20 million dollar plastics industry in Mexico including sales of machinery & equipment, resins and finished products.

Our analysts provide insight on business trends, foreign investment, top end markets and plastics processing activity. The report also provides important data on exports, production, employment and value of plastics products manufactured.

Learn more

Plastics Caps & Closures Market Report

The annual recap of top trends and future outlook for the plastics caps & closures market features interviews with industry thought leaders and Bill Wood’s economic forecast of trends in growing end markets. You will also gain insight on trends in caps design, materials, machinery, molds & tooling and reviews of mergers & acquisitions.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

January 14, 2015 - January 14, 2015Plastics in Automotive

February 4, 2015 - February 6, 2015Plastics News Executive Forum 2015

June 2, 2015 - June 3, 2015Plastics Financial Summit - Chicago 2015

September 16, 2015 - September 18, 2015Plastics Caps & Closures - September 2015

More Events