NEW YORK--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--It is a rare occurrence in any industry when a new innovation increases productivity by three to four times. But that is what International Dispensing Corporation (IDC) (IDND) and Sealed Air Corporation (SEE) have accomplished by jointly developing the IDC/Cryovac SpeedFlex™ Bag-in-Box ultra-high-speed filler, which over the past two weeks made its industry debuts in Europe and the United States.
“a superior alternative to existing bag-in-box beverage packaging, offering operational efficiency advantages including bag filling speeds of three times that of standard bag-in-box fillers.”
Alfa Laval, the Parma, Italy-based manufacturer selected by IDC and Sealed Air to design and produce the proprietary machine, introduced the IDC/Cryovac SpeedFlex™ Bag-in-Box system on September 16 at Drinktec in Munich, Germany. A week later on September 23, Sealed Air officially launched the new ultra-high-speed filler at its booth at Pack Expo in Las Vegas (press releases from Alfa Laval and Sealed Air, as well as a Sealed Air video and various trade press articles, can be found on IDC’s website, www.idcinnovation.com).
Developed through a strategic alliance between IDC and Sealed Air’s Cryovac® food packaging brand, the IDC/Cryovac SpeedFlex™ system is, in the words of Sealed Air’s September 23 press release, “a superior alternative to existing bag-in-box beverage packaging, offering operational efficiency advantages including bag filling speeds of three times that of standard bag-in-box fillers.
“The IDC/Cryovac Speedflex™ Bag-in-Box system offers a complete solution comprised of equipment, bag-in-box packaging materials, customizable dispensing fitments including proprietary IDC technology, and industry-leading customer support from Sealed Air’s Food Care division. The solution, FDA accepted for aseptic packaging of low-acid food and beverage products, is optimized for high-volume processors of liquids such as dairy, flavorings, fruit purees, juices, sauces, smoothies and ice cream mixes, tea and coffees.”
The Sealed Air press release went on to say that the IDC/Cryovac SpeedFlex™ Bag-in-Box system offers a smaller footprint than the multiple machines it replaces, efficient changeover capabilities, remote diagnostics tools, and unmatched speed and efficiency.
After returning from Drinktec and Pack Expo, IDC’s Chairman and CEO Greg Abbott said the following: “With The Answer® aseptic tap and now the IDC/Cryovac SpeedFlex™ Bag-in-Box system, IDC has achieved two of the aseptic industry’s most stellar innovations, which together are changing the way the packaging industry and global beverage brands look at bag-in-box. In Sealed Air’s Cryovac Food Care division, IDC has partnered with one of the world’s most respected and forward-looking packaging companies.”
About International Dispensing Corporation
IDC is a packaging research and development company that specializes and manufactures game-changing innovations for the food and beverage industry. To learn more, visit www.idcinnovation.com.
About Sealed Air
Sealed Air is a global leader in food safety and security, facility hygiene, and product protection. With widely recognized and inventive brands such as Bubble Wrap® brand cushioning, Cryovac® brand food packaging solutions, and Diversey™ brand cleaning and hygiene solutions, Sealed Air offers efficient and sustainable solutions that create business value for customers, enhance the quality of life for consumers, and provide a cleaner and healthier environment for future generations. Sealed Air generated revenue of approximately $7.6 billion in 2012, and has approximately 25,000 employees who serve customers in 175 countries. To learn more, visit www.sealedair.com.
About Alfa Laval
A leading global equipment manufacturer, Alfa Laval is dedicated to assisting customers in optimizing the performance of their processes. Its solutions help clients to heat, cool, separate, and transport products in industries that produce food and beverages, chemicals and petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, starch, sugar, and ethanol. Alfa Laval’s products are also used in power plants, aboard ships, in the mechanical engineering industry, the mining industry, and for wastewater treatment, as well as for comfort climate and refrigeration applications. Alfa Laval’s worldwide organization works closely with customers in nearly 100 countries to help them stay ahead in the global arena. The company has approximately 16,400 employees and posted annual revenues of approximately 3.5 billion Euros. To learn more, visit www.alfalaval.com.