Emsur, Karlville, SK microworks and Siegwerk join forces to carry out the #SleeveConnect project
7 September 2023
SleeveConnect represents the pinnacle of excellence in shrink sleeve technology. This groundbreaking initiative showcases the remarkable synergy achieved through the collaboration of four industry giants: Emsur, a global leader in flexible packaging; Karlville, an industry leader in cutting-edge machinery; Siegwerk, a globally renowned provider of customized inks and coatings; and SK microworks, a prominent name in film industry. Together, they have given rise to an ingenious packaging solution that not only facilitates striking bottle designs but also champions environmental sustainability.
The washable inks of the rPET bottle’s c-pet sleeve make it an easily recyclable monomaterial that can also incorporate innovations in the recycling process, such as a digital watermark that allows for accurate detection during sorting.
The bottle produced by the innovative start up “BTC Concept” has a high-quality shelf impact thanks to the high opacity white sleeve which gives more visual "body" to the design and enables a non-coloured bottle to give both high quality shelf impact whilst being 100% recycling friendly under the correct reprocessing conditions. The different finishes, such as Soft Touch or Matt Effect, make the product even more attractive and demonstrate the endless possibilities when printing the sleeve.
Uncoloured bottles will be a good source of high quality recyclate for the future and this sleeve solution is the ideal complement for any type of transparent bottle. The production process is realised on the Karlville machines after the sleeve has been processed in Emsur with washable inks and coatings from Siegwerk and C-Pet shrink film from SK microworks.
The #SleeveConnect project will be launched at the trade fair Labelexpo Europe, the world's largest event for the label and package printing industry. From 11 to 14 September, at Karlville Booth, the production process of these innovative sustainable bottles will be on show.
EMSUR is a global leader in the development and production of packaging solutions for food, beverage, household, personal care and other products. EMSUR works with leading companies around the world to protect their products and the people who rely on them, make brands visible and improve supply chains through a complete range of flexible packaging solutions.
For further information www.sleeveconnect.com
About the companies
EMSUR is the business unit of Grupo Lantero that provides flexible packaging solutions mainly for the food and beverage sector, household and personal care products, with lamination and printing in both rotogravure and flexography. It currently has production centres in Europe and America, which allows it to develop its activity in more than 80 countries in America, Europe, Africa and Asia. Emsur produces almost 600 million square metres of sleeves, lids, banners, labels, die-cuts, pouches and other flexible products per year. www.emsur.com
KARLVILLE through a combination of Karlville-owned manufacturing facilities and strategic manufacturing partners, they offer a wide range of innovative converting and packaging machines to produce shrink sleeves, flexible packaging, pouches and tape multipacks. With support facilities in USA, Europe, and Asia, they are well positioned to service their global customer base.As part of their commitment to customers, they operate a Technology Center in Miami, Florida to showcase their technologies for live “in person” or virtual demos. www.karlville.com
SK microworks Since the establishment of Sunkyung chemical in 1976, It has become a global leading manufacturer of polyester film. They supply various types of film for display, industrial,and packaging applications from global production plants in Republic of Korea, China and USA. Based on long time experience and R&D technology, SK microworks developed and globally commercialized the first 100% fully recyclable shrink film ‘Ecolabel’. They are now focusing on eco-friendly materials for their next step. https://us.skmws.com/
BTC CONCEPT is a French Start-up which was the first company to introduce clippable PET bottle. This innovative solution offers a lot of attractivity for brands. BottleClips® is a new generation bottle which allows bottles to stack and snap together. In a simple move, these unique bottles get interlocked to become one and form a unique packaging. BottleClips® bottles are patented worldwide!
SIEGWERK is one of the leading global manufacturers of printing inks and coatings for packaging applications and labels. Based on 200 years of expertise, we provide customized solutions for all types of packaging needs - from functional and eye-catching to safe and sustainable. As a sixth-generation family business, we have long been aware of our responsibility for future generations. Under the motto “rethINK packaging”, we are therefore actively driving the transformation to a circular economy by developing eco-friendly solutions that enable packaging circularity. Here, 30+ country organizations and ~5,000 employees worldwide ensure consistent high-quality products and customized support around the world. Learn more at www.siegwerk.com
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