Making it stick: wraparound packaging for FMCG
Since 2010, Turkish machine builder Vervo Advanced Packaging Technologies (Vervo) has focused on the manufacture of modern end-of-line packaging systems. Typical customers of wraparound packaging machines are mainly local and international producers of fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG).
For the shipment of these products their primary packaging is packed in blocks into serially produced folding cartons. The wraparound packaging machines ensure fully automatic preparation of the cartons, placement of the packaged goods in the folding cartons and reliable gluing of the cartons.
At the international packaging trade fair interpack in Germany back in 2014, Vervo was introduced to Robatech’s modular and sustainable adhesive application solutions and realised these solutions were a perfect fit for the company’s requirements.
“With Robatech, we can offer our customers various hot-melt adhesive application systems and configure the most optimal variants for the desired customer applications on our machines,” explained Ali Ekrem Özüzümcü, Vervo Business Development & Advanced Packaging Technologies.
“The hot-melt adhesive application heads of the SX Diamond family operate quickly and precisely. The various jetting elements and valve heads can be combined. In addition, this allows for easy adjustment of the application angle and quick format changes.”
A lot has happened since the trade fair visit: Robatech is now equipping Vervo’s wraparound packaging machines with hot-melt adhesive application systems for carton preparation as well as carton end gluing.
With the durable SX LongLife application head and the tankless Concept Stream melter in combination with the RobaFeed 3 automatic filling system and the GlueFill granulate container, the gluing process runs automatically, very quickly and without unscheduled production downtimes.
Hakan Tanriöven, Sales Manager at Robatech Turkey, is familiar with the reasons that led to this trusting partnership: “Robatech solutions optimise the consumption of adhesive and energy and also offer maximum safety and precision. We offer a competent and fast maintenance and spare parts service for our modular products worldwide. Proximity is crucial to us. We are continually working on further improvements together with Vervo. This brings innovative impulses for both companies.”
Ali Ekrem Özüzümcü from Vervo is certain: “In Robatech, we have found a partner who is interested in a long-term cooperation and will give us a technological edge. Without this partnership, we would not be able to pass on advantages such as reduced operating costs and increased efficiency to our customers as naturally.”
For 2020, the two companies have already planned to further optimise the hot-melt adhesive application in Vervo’s all-round packaging machines.
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