GIC to mark 20th appearance and PPMA Total Show

GIC will mark its 20th appearance at the PPMA Total Show in October with a special competition.

As well as seeing the company’s latest vertical form fill and seal (VFFS) machines, visitors to GIC’s stand (C50) will be able to enter a prize draw to win one of 20 prizes, including bottles of fine 20 year old wine, whisky and port with all enquiries made on the stand being entered into the draw.

When GIC made its first appearance at the PPMA Total Show, the company showed off its VFB1, VFB4 and VFB2000 machines. Both the VFB1 and VFB4 machines displayed at the show are still in production, and the machines taken to GIC’s first PPMA Show are still being used today by the companies that bought them.

Twenty years later, GIC will showcase its latest generation VFFS machines, the GIC3100 and GIC4100.

The GIC3100 can package a wide variety of products including fresh produce, snacks, confectionery, powders, pulses, pasta, liquids and non-foods.

This continuous motion machine is suitable for high-speed bag styles up to 250mm wide, such as pillow, gusseted and block bottom, and can accommodate quad, doy and zip applications.

Available in stainless steel and hard anodised aluminium finish, the machine features a 10-inch operator friendly HMI colour touch screen with multi-access facility; the latest specification Allen Bradley Servo Drives; and fully integrated coder station and labeller station amongst other class-leading features.

The intermittent servo driven GIC4100 is ideal for larger bag sizes up to 400mm wide. The machine can produce standard pillow packs, but also includes a unique fully servo controlled tucking mechanism for production of consistent and accurate gusseted and block bottom packs. Like the GIC3100, the GIC4100 can package a wide range of products from fresh and frozen produce through to snacks and confectionery. The GIC4100 integrates seamlessly with a variety of upstream and downstream equipment.

“A lot has changed since 2000 when we made our first appearance at the PPMA Show,” said GIC’s managing director, Andy Beal. “Technology has advanced at a staggering rate, and British manufacturers have had to adapt to this new landscape. One thing hasn’t changed though, and that’s GIC commitment to developing the best possible vertical form fill and seal machines it can and backing that up with exceptional customer service.

“We’re looking forward to this year’s PPMA Total Show. It will be great to show people our latest machines and talk to them about their needs and how GIC can help them.”

For further information about GIC, visit them on stand C50 at the PPMA Total or at

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