Barcelona, 4 september 2018.- The Philippine food and beverage market is expanding rapidly. The holding of the 27th Asia Food Expo (AFEX), the trade fair devoted to the food processing industry, technology, and packaging and handling equipment and machinery, set to take place at the World Trade Center in Manila from 12 to 15 September, will provide a new opportunity to find out more about the latest developments and trends within the sector.
As in previous years, Mespack will attend the event. The international flexible packaging machinery manufacturer will be present at the show together with Aumpack, its representative in the Philippines, in order to display all its know-how to its customers: “We want to help companies grow, and to do so we will offer them products that are different from those of our competitors in terms of shapes, caps and twin formats”, declares Santi Alberich, Mespack’s Marketing Director.
Thus, the Duravant Group subsidiary, which already has a significant presence in the Philippine food and beverage sector, “especially in sauces, juices and snacks”, explains Alberich, will use the fair to promote its MS1200 solution, a large-format stick pack machine for packaging snacks which is noteworthy for its high level of technology and precision (being fully servo-motorised).
The MS1200 is a 4-track machine, prepared for 6, which manufactures a large-format stick pack (90 mm wide, although this model can make them as wide as 115 mm) that can reach 65 cycles per minute, as a result of which it can produce a total of 260 nut sachets per minute, “a speed which is always subject to the characteristics of the product and the volume to be dosed”, clarifies the company’s Marketing Director.
At AFEX Mespack will also reinforce communication regarding the HFFS and HFS series machines (for pre-packaging) which, together with a multi-weigher, can make larger formats for the same market.
Solutions with dual savings
Alberich continues, “Besides this, the solutions we offer for sauces such as tomato sauce and others (with which we’re also very strong in Latin America) with front, top and corner caps allow for increased production and very high levels of flexibility and differentiation. We are interested in shapes and rapid-format changes”.
In this regard, a few months ago, Mespack started offering a solution for the HFFS equipment that considerably reduces downtime, especially format changeover times, providing the best quality in terms of the edges and shapes of the sachets. This is the optimised version of the laser-cutting system recently developed with MACSA ID, enabling the operator to cut and code the packaging at a single point, bringing an end to the need to work with different sets of equipment, which means fewer components and much less maintenance time. “In addition, companies which manufacture sachets with round edges or shapes will also obtain considerable savings on film, as there won’t be any need to leave the margin required by the cutting moulds”, concludes the company’s Marketing Director.
Mespack will be at Stand 1020 at AFEX.
Mespack is an international manufacturer of flexible packaging solutions which designs and manufactures high-efficiency and high-speed machinery for leading consumer goods companies throughout the world. Based in Barcelona, the company, set up in 1994, has a broad portfolio of equipment with cutting-edge technology and specializes in the forming, filling and sealing of 4 sided sealed sachets, stick packs, stand-up pouches and other flexible packaging solutions for the food and drink, pharmaceutical, chemical, confectionery, cosmetics and personal care industries.
Mespack joined the Duravant Group in 2015 and currently has a workforce totalling 180 employees and 25 highly-specialized engineers and designers. With more than 1,500 machines in operation around the world, it provides excellent export management, with a sales network in more than 70 countries and regional centres facilitating rapid access to spare parts and services.
More information: www.mespack.com
About AFEX 2018:
Asia Food Expo showcases the most comprehensive line of food machineries and equipment for the food and beverage industry. This year, the fair will celebrate its 27th edition with the confirmed presence of more than half a thousand international exhibitors.
More information: www.afex.com.ph