Sidel’s stretch film technology offers green solution for secondary packaging

Sidel’s latest stretch film technology, EvoFilm Stretch, is designed to offer the beverage and food, home markets a new sustainable solution for secondary packaging.

Sidel notes that as consumer trends, such as sustainability and SKU proliferation, continue to affect distribution and production needs, customers require alternative secondary packaging solutions which can address these demands, in a more cost-effective way.

In response, Sidel says its stretch film technology will revolutionise wrapping processes.

Complementing its existing packaging portfolio, the EvoFilm Stretch achieves 90 per cent energy savings and a 50 per cent reduction in plastic film (see below)

Compared to traditional solutions, based on the following assumptions:

1.75 L – 3×2 (figures for 1000 packs)

Shrink Solution
Stretch Solution
Plastic used [kg]
– 8.3%
– 49%
Energy consumption [kWh]
– 22.3%
– 89%

Plastic film continues to be an ideal material for secondary packaging due to its best-in-class lightness and density ratio per selling unit.

Removing the need for any heat, the wrapping technology involves pre-stretching the film and wrapping it around the primary packaging.

With this advantage, Sidel believes EvoFilm Stretch reduces plastic film consumption while using significantly less energy.

“Compared to traditional solutions, our new stretch wrapping solution is a sustainable choice for customers who are looking for alternative secondary packaging. This solution mainly targets multipacks and logistics packs, where printed film is not required, ensuring material reduction, low ecological impact and cost-savings,” said Giorgio Rocca, end of line product manager. “With the ability to handle recycled film, EvoFilm Stretch addresses our customers’ sustainability objectives while being a competitive option.”

With speeds up to 80 packs per minute, the new solution quickly stretches the film and applies the correct wrapping force to any packaging format.

Applicable to all types of containers from 0.1 to 8 litres, in bulk or multipacks, and for a wide range of pack formats, EvoFilm Stretch is a versatile solution which can meet the demands facing the beverages and food industries.

Suitable for all SKUs and primary packaging types, EvoFilm Stretch is a modular solution that can be sold as a single unit as well as part of a complete line.

The technology is user-friendly and achieves a toolless manual format changeover in less than 12 minutes/module.

EvoFilm Stretch also removes the need for a shrink tunnel and tunnel discharge equipment, creating a smaller, compact operational footprint for customers.

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