At the interpack trade show this coming May, French machinery manufacturer Agami will unveil its "Roll N Blow" thermoforming machine, a roll-fed thermoformer optimized for processing of plastic bottles. According to the company, the unit can form bottles with capacities between 100-500 ml that weigh significantly less than comparable blowmolded bottles.
Agami is a start-up partially owned and funded by packaging machinery manufacturer Serac, which makes filling machines for bottles, cups and trays. A French engineering school graduate, Stylianos Eleftheriou, established Agami in May 2009. Dominique Ledru, communication manager at Serac, told PlasticsToday her company has only a 10% stake in Agami but has worldwide exclusive distribution rights for the Agami machines....