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New packaging technology reduces film usage by up to 35%

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article image Packetto reduces film usage by 35 per cent and also allows branding to be printed on the shrink wrap

The new Packetto packaging technology from OCME S.r.l. is designed to reduce film usage in shrink wrapping bottles and cans by 35 per cent. OCME is a world leading Italian manufacturer of packaging, filling, handling and palletising systems for the beverage and consumer products industries.

The OCME Packetto technology was recently showcased at Interpack in Dusseldorf, Germany.

Developed by OCME engineers, the Packetto is a new pack design technology that significantly reduces the width and gauge of film used to produce shrink wrap packs for bottles and cans, effecting a saving of up to 35 per cent of film.

A specially designed integrated carry pack handle ensures no additional packaging is required, further reducing cost in addition to the company benefitting from energy savings and waste reduction to improve their carbon footprint.

The Packetto system also allows companies to directly print their branding onto the shrink wrap, significantly enhancing the pack’s visual appeal on the shelf. Packetto also allows for innovative marketing opportunities such as ‘party tray packs’ that can be used as a cooler when ice is added.

The Packetto technology can be installed on new OCME packaging machines and retrofitted to existing OCME machinery.

Steve Wyard - Director of OCME UK expects that the 25-35% savings in film will ensure ROI for the company within a year.

OCME S.r.l. is represented in Oceania by HBM Packaging & Plastics Technologies .

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