High Barrier Packaging Gets a Fresh Look in Amcor's AmLite Metal-Free Packaging, at PackExpo in Las Vegas

ZURICH, - Amcor, a global leader in packaging, will show AmLite, their latest innovation in metal-free packaging technology, at PackExpo in Las Vegas (September 28 - 30). AmLite will be running on Inever's new MVC1200 machine (Central Hall -- Booth 3323). AmLite utilises Amcor's extensive experience in high barrier coating and film extrusion to create a lightweight, transparent material that offers excellent product protection, a strong seal and improved packaging appearance.

"Brand owners can now easily choose transparent packaging, even for sensitive products," said Marco Hilty, VP Strategy and RD for Amcor Flexibles Europe and Americas. "Packaging that shows the product inside increases consumer trust and the likelihood of purchase. For sensitive products however, this was typically not a practical option, and they were hidden behind aluminium-based or metallised packaging. AmLite gives packaging designers and marketing teams a cost competitive alternative." In addition to transparent, AmLite is also available with a white sealant layer, resulting in brighter printed colours by eliminating the grey background of metal-based materials.

AmLite was developed using Amcor Barrier Coating, a micro-thin transparent barrier layer that is deposited on a base web. The result is a lightweight material with barrier levels approaching that of aluminium. AmLite also utilises special high performance grades of PE or OPP sealant, for excellent performance on packing machines and a reliable seal.

"AmLite can offer a significant environmental benefit by reducing material use," said Wojciech Skalbani, Global Sales Marketing Director Technical Products for Amcor Flexibles Europe Americas. In a lifecycle assessment, AmLite provided a 40% carbon footprint reduction and 21% weight reduction compared to standard Alu-based materials. "Additionally, it can help our customers ensure product safety by allowing the use of metal detectors after packs are filled and sealed," said Mr. Skalbani.

AmLite can be used for a range of ambient wet and dry food products, as well as medical and personal care products like powders and lotions. AmLite also offers excellent sealing properties and a strong seal to create a variety of pack formats, including regular, stand up and spouted pouches, as well as flow packs, sachets, and more.

Its performance on packing lines will be demonstrated at PackExpo on Inever's new MVC1200 machine, which will be running the white version of AmLite. The MVC1200 machine from Inever is as new concept in VFFS4 side seal sachets; offering speed, efficiency and quality. Available in 900 mm and 1200 mm film reel, it is suitable for high production output. The new MVC introduces a new way to fill and seal, by combining a continuous technology and intermittent seal process, providing high quality seals at high speed. This technology allows the use of high quality films, (up to 100 micron thickness) and is able to produce up to 120 strokes/minute per lane (for example: 1,000 sachets/min 70x120 mm, 50 ml).

The New MVC is tailored for filling liquids and pasty products at high speed, making it an ideal machine for dressings, sauces and the cosmetic industry.

For more information about AmLite go to: www.amcor.com/AmLite

About Amcor

Amcor (ASX: AMC) applies art and science to create responsible packaging solutions that enhance the products people use in everyday life. With global leadership positions in flexibles and rigid plastics packaging, Amcor continually innovates to find new and better ways to protect essential products such as food, beverage, pharmaceutical, medical, personal and household goods. Headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, Amcor employs 27,000 people worldwide and has operations across 43 countries. For more information, visit www.amcor.com

About Inever

Our expertise dates back to 1995 with the creation of the first form-fill-seal national company specialised in the innovative stick pack format. Inever has progressively grown to be today amongst the four main stick pack manufacturers worldwide. The company focuses their design and manufacturing activities on stick pack and 4 side seals machinery, delivering smart equipment for Food, Dairy, Pharma and Cosmetic sectors. All models are customized depending on product and format needs, such as the request of a semi-automatic and automatic cartoners. For more information visit www.inever.es

For further information about AmLite please contact:

Wojciech Skalbani

Global Sales & Marketing Director Technical Products

Tel: +48-602-729-706

Email: wojciech.skalbani@amcor.com

Cassandra Biehler

Marketing Communications Manager

Email: cassandra.biehler@amcor.com

For further information about the MVC1200 machine please contact:

Joan Cubi

Export Area Manager

Mobile: +34-635-028-214 (Spain)

Tel: +34-937-919-611 / Fax: +34-937-919-341

Ext: 7022

Email : j.cubi@inever.es


Web Site: http://www.inever.es/

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