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Tetra Pak Unveils a Range of Hot-melt Adhesive for its Own Filling Machines

Published on 2015-05-04. Author : SpecialChem

Tetra Pak has launched a range of hot-melt adhesives and lubricants specifically formulated for use with its own filling machines.

The adhesives, developed in partnership with one of the world’s leading adhesive producer, Henkel, offer improved bonding, lower adhesive consumption and reduced maintenance costs for cap, straw and secondary packaging applications.

The products were recently trialled by Al Buheira Lacnor Dairies LLP (Lacnor), the United Arab Emirates’ category leader in fruit juice and dairy, with impressive results.
“The new adhesives delivered marked improvements in operational performance,” said Alfred Fernandes, Production Manager at Lacnor. “During the two month trial, we saw a 49 per cent reduction in maintenance costs and our total consumption of hot melt adhesive dropped by 37 per cent. These results would translate into annual saving of more than US$100,000 across all our packaging lines, significantly offsetting the additional cost of the new adhesive.”

Improvements of a similar order of magnitude have also been achieved by Tetra Pak’s new range of synthetic H1 Food Grade lubricants. Initial testing found that the lubricants last up to three times longer, and wear rates are reduced with 67%, compared with conventional mineral oils. The lubricants are specifically designed for food manufacturing equipment and are certified by NSF International – a leading independent food assurance organization.

“Better performing consumables mean much better performance throughout the line,” said Klas Wimmerstedt, Director Parts, Consumables and Upgrade Services.
“As a trend we’re seeing increased interest from customers in improving overall operational performance as the industry looks to become more efficient and control costs. This launch is an indication of our continued focus on helping customers to get the best from their equipment”.

About Tetra Pak

Tetra Pak is one of the world's leading food processing and packaging solutions company. Working closely with its customers and suppliers, the company provides safe, innovative and environmentally sound products that each day meet the needs of hundreds of millions of people in more than 170 countries around the world. With more than 23,000 employees based in over 80 countries, the company believes in responsible industry leadership and a sustainable approach to business.

Source: Tetra Pak
 


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