Newtec has been exhibiting its new LASER FLOWPACK700 laser welding machine for ultra-thin film at Fruit Logistica, with the resultant films set to package fruit and vegetable products, amongst other applications.

The LASER FLOWPACK700 is reported to be cost-efficient and operates in line with the EU-2025 plastic targets. Newtec asserts that the machine ‘guarantee[s] a sustainable solution’ with a minimal use of film and reduced consumption of plastics.

Furthermore, it is said to combine laser sealing and cutting into one machine to simplify and automate the production of plastic films, as well as preventing the build-up of fused plastic on its welding jaws and negate the need to re-sharpen tools.

The solution is also thought to operate at a high production capacity of up to 80 punnets per minute – a rate than can be adjusted to suit the needs of the customer.

Previously, MULTIVAC announced its R3 thermoforming machine, compatible with recyclable mono-material packaging films. The machine was designed for easy use with its modular construction while also prioritising the prevention of creases in the film itself.

Ishida Europe’s vertical form fill seal bagmaker, INSPIRA Box Motion, also sought to provide snacks manufacturers with a lower-cost and flexible operational process – also reducing energy consumption by 17% in operation and 25% on standby.