Manteno, IL (PRWEB) October 24, 2015
Zip-Pak will provide attendees the opportunity to personally experience the many benefits of resealable zipper technology at Andina Pack this year. Representatives from Zip-Pak South America will present the company’s proven zipper solutions that encourage consumer preference for brands marketed in flexible packaging. Pacmac, a leading provider of vertical form-fill-seal (VFFS) machinery, and long-time supply chain partner, will be operating a new 9500 series high speed VFFS machine in the Zip-Pak exhibit. The new machine will run pouch samples featuring Zip-Pak Zipper Tape™ and Press-To-Close™ zippers, allowing visitors to evaluate the high quality and functionality of Zip-Pak zipper technology first hand.
“Zipper Tape and Press-to-Close zippers are two of our most popular and fastest-growing products in South America,” commented James Lieberson, vice president, Zip-Pak South America. “They have been successfully used in the region, and the world, with a variety of consumer products, and that’s why we’ve decided to feature them at Andina Pack this year. Along with Pacmac, we’re excited to give attendees a hands-on experience of zipper technology, to help them discover the many advantages of resealable flexible packaging for their brands.”
Ease-of-use, better access to package contents, improved dispensing and the preservation of product freshness are just a few of the many consumer benefits evident in the zipper solutions that will be on display at Andina Pack. In addition to Zipper Tape and Press-to-Close, Zip-Pak will showcase a number of other proven zipper solutions: INNO-LOK® Pre-Zippered Film, Pour & Lok®, ZIP360® and Slider Select™. These Zip-Pak solutions are ideally suited for poultry, salty snacks, meats and cheese, and many other consumer products.
INNO-LOK® Pre-Zippered Film
INNO-LOK® Pre-Zippered Film is a method of attaching reclosable zippers transversely to the front of packaging film. INNO-LOK can be used for both barrier and non-barrier packaging applications, and provides the flexibility to run both reclosable and regular bags on any packaging line without the need for additional capital expenditures. With INNO-LOK technology, a zipper can be integrated into an existing flexible package on standard VFFS equipment in a matter of weeks.
Pour & Lok®
Pour & Lok® is a resealable packaging solution that combines easy opening with pour spout functionality. A press-to-close, foldable zipper is pre-applied to film in the side gusset, creating a partial opening that forms the package’s easy-to-use resealable spout.
The ZIP360® resealable pouch creates a wider opening for convenient product access, enabling consumers to easily reach package contents. The reclosure is designed to close on itself with no end termination for full perimeter resealability. ZIP360 substantially reduces the amount of materials needed to manufacture when compared to more traditional packaging formats.
The ergonomically designed Slider Select™ enables consumers of any age to reliably open and close a flexible package. Its leak-resistant profile delivers improved processing and manufacturing efficiencies. Slider Select’s advantages include high inside-burst strength; a slider that glides effortlessly; and reduced mass of both zipper and slider.
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ABOUT ZIP-PAK SOUTH AMERICA
With the growth rate for the adoption of flexible packaging in South America being among the highest in the world, Zip-Pak offers end-to-end zipper solutions for flexible packaging. The Zip-Pak facility located in São Paulo, Brazil, manufactures a large selection of zipper styles, all of which are ideal for form-fill-seal applications, and are well suited for many consumer product categories. The Zip-Pak plant in Brazil also warehouses and distributes zippers produced by Zip-Pak facilities in other parts of the world. The Zip-Pak team works closely with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and converters throughout the region, and provides onsite technical assistance for the inclusion of zipper closures to either new or existing flexible packaging.
The Zip-Pak Brazil facility recently opened a new packaging lab and showroom to provide South American packaging professionals with a first-hand experience of zipper solutions for a variety of flexible packaged consumer products. The showroom is interactive by design, allowing visitors to touch and try a wide variety of Zip-Pak resealing zippers, representative of the company’s full range of regional and global capabilities. The packaging lab’s capabilities include prototype production, with the means to provide customers a formed and decorated pouch, complete with a resealable closure.
For more information about Zip-Pak South America, please contact:
James Lieberson, Vicepresidente
Zip-Pak South América
Zip-Pak Colombia SAS
OFC BOG: +1-508-241-6093
CEL COL: +57-312-432-1064
Zip-Pak, a division of Illinois Tool Works, Inc. (ITW) and the global leader in resealable packaging innovation, works closely with original equipment manufacturers, converters, packagers and brands. The company holds over 400 closure and related patents worldwide, and offers the most comprehensive portfolio of resealable zipper solutions. The Zip-Pak culture is one of continuous innovation and close collaboration with customers and packaging partners. Zip-Pak helps build brand preference with a range of quality resealable zipper solutions that deliver an enriched interactive experience, ease of use, and greater convenience to consumers. Headquartered in Manteno, Illinois, Zip-Pak operates seven world-class production facilities strategically located around the globe. This worldwide presence provides Zip-Pak a unique viewpoint from which to readily identity emerging opportunities for resealable flexible packaging. For more information, please visit http://www.zippak.com.
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Ilena Della Ventura
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Alison S. Donnelly
ITW, Director of Communications, Investor Relations
155 Harlem Avenue
Glenview, IL 60025