Davis-Standard LLC has introduced a new triplex extrusion coating and laminating line for films, paper and aluminum foils used to produce aseptic and liquid carton packaging.
The Pawcatuck, Conn.-based company says the dsX Aseptic 400 offers quick changes, waste reduction and precision web handling for widths up to 53 inches (1,350 mm) and speeds from 820-1,312 feet per minute (250-400 meters per minute).
Demand for the aseptic packaging is increasing in emerging markets and the machine is suitable for those needs, according to Davis-Standard officials.
“We have sold aseptic lines with similar outputs in the past, but based on market analysis, there was a need for a dedicated product line for emerging markets,” Michael Schröder, head of sales for Europe, the Middle East and Africa and product management at Davis-Standard’s German subsidiary ER-WE-PA GmbH, said in a news release. “The dsX Aseptic 400 is pre-engineered to provide optimum specifications for emerging market customers in terms of output and technology for process efficiency.”
In the aseptic packaging process, the product and package are sterilized separately and then brought together in a sterile environment. Typically a mix of paper, polyethylene and aluminum with a tight PE layer inside, the materials form a tight seal against microbiological organisms, contaminants, and degradation and eliminate the need for refrigeration.
Aseptic packaging is often used for milk and dairy products, puddings, fruit and vegetable juice, soups and sauces
Davis-Standard says its line configuration can be customized with options for aseptic and fresh milk and beverage filling machines.
The company also offers regional after sale service and support.
“One of the most significant benefits to customers in emerging markets is knowing they are getting value for first-rate technology and service, which is based on experience,” Schröder said. “Each component on this line is designed for performance and efficiency, and we have the global resources to support them.”
For more information about, go to visit davis-standard.com/flex-packaging-films.