Ampac Flexibles, the flexible packaging division of Ampac Packaging, LLC, and PROPAC Industrial Pty Ltd, have announced a partnership to bring integrated, solutions-based liquid hot fill packaging systems to the North American market. The collaboration between Ampac Flexibles and PROPAC will provide packagers with Vertical Form Film Seal (VFFS) systems combining Ampac’s Apex 9000 VF series films and PROPAC’s state of the art VFFS packaging machines. Ampac and PROPAC will be demonstrating the joint VFFS system capabilities at PACK EXPO 2008 in Chicago.
Ampac’s Apex 9000 VF Series films are engineered for hot- or ambient-filled VFFS food applications. The Apex 9000 VF films feature multi-layer constructions to provide a range of film properties including: tear, heat, and puncture resistance, oxygen and aroma barrier, and have fin or lap seal capability.
PROPAC Industrial’s line of VFFS systems bring to the North American market a more comprehensive and flexible vertical packaging solutions for customers. PROPAC’s systems are ideal for either cook or chill applications, and are exceptional for pumping liquids, pastes and sauces. PROPAC VFFS systems offer operational choices to the customer, including: continuous motion for high speed operations, the ability to accommodate large bag sizes, heavy duty systems for high viscosity applications, and a unique squeegee system to ensure a cleaner, more uniform, seal.
“This partnership results in a complete, high performance, liquid hot fill packaging system. It also offers North American packagers a new, lower cost option for packaging liquids”, says Sal Pellingra, innovation and marketing director for Ampac Flexibles. “In addition to the capabilities of the highly engineered film and packaging equipment, the partnership offers a new level of personal service to packagers.”
Through the combination of high performance films and equipment, Ampac Flexibles and PROPAC are able to bring a complete solution for a variety of applications. Ideal market applications are products where liquid containment and maintaining the integrity of key product properties is critical. With the ability to perform one or two part fill, the Propac VFFS systems can accommodate products from tomato sauces and fruit purées, to pickles in brine and soups or stews, providing an optimum system for retail, food service, restaurant, and institutional applications.
Ampac Packaging, LLC (ampaconline.com) is privately held, and is owned by senior executives together with equity backing by Prudential Capital Group and Falcon Investment Advisors. It is a diversified, international, flexible packaging company with 14 manufacturing centers in North America, Europe and Asia employing approximately 1,300 people with revenues in excess of $300 million annually. In addition to products offered by Ampac Flexibles, the company is the preeminent supplier of domestic and overseas retail specialty shopping bags and security bag solutions.
PROPAC Industrial Pty Ltd is a significant force in the flexible packaging industry in both Australia and abroad. The Company manufactures a complete range of vertical form fill seal machines (VFFS), specialty horizontal form fill seal machines (HFFS), associated filling equipment such as auger fillers and weighers and provide unparalleled application experience.