RPC's impressive stand at Interpack 2014 highlights the Group's capabilities and expertise across a wide range of end markets, and the company's ability to deliver added value through innovative packaging solutions.
As one of the major global packaging exhibitions, Interpack provides the ideal platform to demonstrate the diversity of the RPC Group, with its extensive choice of manufacturing processes and polymers that enable the company to tailor a pack to the precise requirements of each customer.
A key focus of the impressive RPC stand at Messe Düsseldorf Hall 10, Stand D21 (8-14 May) will be demonstrating how its market-leading technologies and in-depth knowledge and experience have made a difference across a number of key sectors.
Examples include different solutions for single-serve beverage systems; the combination of design and technical skills that lead the market in airless dispensers, cream jars, deo sticks and lip care packs; the choice of barrier technologies to deliver extended ambient shelf life for food products and technical innovations in pharmaceutical dispensing and dosing systems.
Among the brand new products on display will be Bebo Swing, developed by RPC Bebo Plastik to integrate easy-opening, reclosing and tamper-evidence, for a variety of spreadable products such as cheese, margarine and butter.
The patented design can be designed for various shapes and is suitable for products both with and without lidding film. Bebo Swing can be manufactured in monolayer or multilayer PP where EVOH provides a barrier against oxygen ingress for extended ambient shelf life. A light barrier can also be incorporated for light-sensitive products.
And for pharmaceutical markets, RPC Formatec has introduced a new cost-effective system that enables users of PMDIs (pressurised metered dose inhalers) to easily countdown the number of doses taken from their inhalers. The Single Dose Counter allows users to keep track of their medication and alerts them when the inhaler needs replacing.
RPC Emballages Moirans has launched the first UN certified 20 litre container to weigh just 700g. The new 320 range, blow moulded in HDPE, is part of an ongoing enhancement programme at the site which over the years has seen the weight of its 20 litre UN container reduced from 900g to first 800g and now 700g.
Key to the success of this project has been RPC's ability to reduce the amount of material required to manufacture the container, while ensuring that it retains the necessary robustness and strength to safely handle and transport hazardous products.
SuperLock® from RPC Superfos combines an oxygen barrier on all surfaces with a membrane seal to ensure an almost non-existent oxygen transmission rate, providing an ambient shelf life of up to 24 months. RPC Superfos has also developed a new pack for pet food producers to replace aluminium trays. It offers longer shelf life, recloseability and high-speed filling.
Also during Interpack, RPC Superfos will be receiving a prestigious WorldStar award for its custom oxygen barrier packaging for Bornholms' sea food. Bornholms, a market leader in seafood in Scandinavia, is converting most of its packaging solutions from cans to plastic boxes. RPC Superfos developed a series of four types of packaging with an entirely new oxygen barrier solution to deliver a shelf life of two years, although in the longer term, Bornholms and RPC Superfos expect it to be extended up to three years.
At the same time, as well as its excellence in bespoke projects, RPC will also underline how it uses the same design and manufacturing expertise to help customers create product differentiation and on-shelf impact throughout its comprehensive standard ranges.
Equally important, the company's many initiatives in weight and energy savings during manufacture help to deliver carbon reductions and valuable sustainability benefits.
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