ARBURG at Drinktec 2022

From 12 to 16 September at Drinktec in Munich – Hall C 5, Stand 244 – ARBURG will be presenting an innovative packaging concept: foamed IML cups from Bockatech that are lightweight, highly insulating and recyclable.

Strong partners

The cups, which are injected on an electric Allrounder 520 A with GESTICA control system and MuCell® package, are the product of a partnership with Bockatech and the other partners Borealis (material), Trexel (MuCell), Roboplas (IML automation) and MCC Verstraete (IML labels). The combination of EcoCore® technology from Bockatech and ARBURG’s high-performance machine with the aXw Control ScrewPilot and the aXw Control PressurePilot allows the cups to be manufactured quickly and with low energy consumption. The cycle time for a 430 millilitre container is only around 5.5 seconds.

Lightweight and insulating reusable cup

The material is enriched with nitrogen, both chemically using a blowing agent (CO2) and physically using the MuCell process. The foam-moulded walls have a thickness of two millimetres, making them almost four times larger than those of a compact cup. The cup therefore has very good insulating properties and is suitable for hot and cold drinks. At the same time, it is very stable and can be produced with any design using the IML process.

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