Pack Expo 2013: Rinco calls pouch-sealing technology a ‘game changer’

Rinco Ultrasonics is well-versed in the design and manufacture of ultrasonic bonding and cutting machinery to weld plastic components and to cut food products. But a few years back, the company asked itself: Why not get into flexible packaging?

"We saw an opportunity in flexible where we can do [seal technology] better," Gordon Hull, managing director of Rinco Ultrasonics, told PlasticsToday. "We believe we have created a new market for pouches."

Hull said that Rinco's PPS0145 film-sealing technology has significantly expanded what is possible in ultrasonic film sealing. The technology permits seal patterns with a greater surface area and allows the production of contour-shaped seals, as opposed to the more traditional straight-line seals. The seals can take almost any configuration, which Hull said is a key way for brand owners to differentiate their products from the competition. This patented seal geometry also eliminated any film or pouch slipping....

Read more