Barrier packaging: Tuna fish moving from metal to plastics


In an interview with PlasticsToday during the Medtec trade show in Stuttgart, Germany, Wolfgang Czizegg, CEO at Waldorf Technik, which makes robotics and automation for injection molding cells, confirmed his company is part of a team tasked to create an injection molding cell for an as-yet unnamed brand owner that wants to test whether its tuna fish can be packed and marketed in plastics packaging rather than in metal tins.

Waldorf and the other companies involved-co-injection molding technology supplier Kortec (Ipswich, MA) and Intravis, a supplier of quality assurance vision inspection systems, just delivered a molding cell at an unidentified processor, who will run a 32-cavity mold for the brand owner as part of its production trials and for initial marketing purposes. "This will be a huge market," said Czizegg. If the packaging proves suitable, as Czizegg predicts, then the brand owner will order another nine large molds to convert its production from metal to plastics....
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