Breakthrough packaging innovations at drinktec 2017

Breakthrough packaging innovations… Husky Injection Molding Systems, a leading industrial technology provider to the plastics processing community, today announced that it will exhibit at Drinktec 2017 (September 11-15, Munich, Germany) at Booth #338, Hall A4. Husky will be featuring its breakthrough Multi-Layer Technology and will be running a system with this technology for the first time at a tradeshow. Since its introduction in 2015, the company has sold more than 20 Multi-Layer systems around the world for a breadth of applications including CSD, Juice, Sparkling Water, Beer, Tea, Dairy, Food and Personal Care. As the momentum for this technology continues to grow, the company anticipates an increased demand from customers looking to explore new and exciting applications.

“What is different today, is that consumers are demanding more variety. They are more health conscious and are quick to respond to trends. They expect increasingly higher quality,” said John Galt, President and CEO of Husky. “We are evolving the way we do business to get ahead of these trends and help our customers make plastic packaging more cost effective, more functional and more attractive. Our Multi-Layer Technology is a prime example of how we do this.”

Husky has been at the forefront of PET packaging for more than 30 years and has remained an industry leader by understanding consumer trends and being the first to deliver novel innovations that, through close partnerships with its customers, allows the company to respond to shifts in the market that create opportunities for packaging growth.

A range of solutions and services to optimize the complete package

Husky is the industry’s only supplier of complete manufacturing solutions for both PET preforms and closures. This unique position allows Husky to work closely with customers to deliver closures and preforms that are precisely engineered to work together as an integrated, high-performing package. To demonstrate its capability, Husky will be showcasing industry-leading manufacturing technologies and its global packaging development capabilities, along with an extensive range of proactive services aimed at optimizing performance and extending the life of its manufacturing equipment. Husky will also showcase innovative solutions that promote improved package sustainability, having been developed though collaboration with key industry partners.

Breakthrough Multi-Layer Technology

Husky’s Multi-Layer co-injection technology at Drinktec will be running on the company’s proven HyPET HPP5 fully integrated preform manufacturing system. The system will be producing a 17 gram carbonated soft drink application using a 72-cavity mold and running at an 8.7 second cycle time. Also on display will be many new innovative solutions related to Multi-Layer, including a fully integrated solution for preform inspection that Husky developed in partnership with Intravis Vision Systems. The integrated LayerWatcher preform inspection system automates the assurance of barrier protection and package security. The Husky system will also demonstrate the company’s automated Mold Alignment feature, as well as the award-winning Self-cleaning Mold Technology, which significantly reduces downtime by eliminating hundreds of hours of mold maintenance per year. Live demonstrations of the system are set to take place every day of the show.

Source: Husky Injection Molding Systems