Russian packaging producer Kazanskiy Zavod Sovremennoy Upakovki (KZSU; Kazan) officially inaugurated its new production plant for Ad Star block bottom sacks, which is situated in the “Himgrad” technology zone in Kazan, the capital city of the Republic of Tatarstan.
At the new plant, KZSU is producing Ad Star block bottom sacks for the packaging of cement, gypsum, chemicals, fertilizer, animal feed and other dry bulk goods. The entire production equipment for the sacks, which are made of coated polypropylene (PP) tape fabric, was sourced from Austrian bagging machine manufacturer Starlinger & Co. Ges.m.b.H (Vienna).
The investment includes extrusion, weaving, coating and printing lines, as well as 2 Ad StarKON sack conversion lines and a recoSTAR universal recycling line for treating the production waste from Starlinger. The plant will produce 44 million sacks per year for local and foreign markets. In the past few years, Starlinger has installed 10 Ad Star production plants in other former Post-Soviet states; this is the first complete Ad Star production plant that has been set up in Russia.
Ad Star sacks are a very safe alternative for packaging dry bulk goods. Because of the coated PP fabric they do not break when dropped, squeezed or bent, and are resistant against humidity, providing reliable protection for the content.
The brick-shaped sacks are perfectly suited for automated filling and palletizing and can be used on every high-speed roto-packer. The highly automated production process of Ad Star sacks is very accurate, guaranteeing minimum size variations and consequently trouble-free filling. The sacks are tight, ensuring that their entire content stays inside. Also with the optional micro-perforation (600 000 holes/m2), which is necessary for aeration during the filling process of cement, the Ad Star sacks are leak-proof and virtually dust-free.