Clear Lam Packaging Inc. (Elk Grove Village, IL) and Triangle Package Machinery Co. (Chicago) have announced a new North American equipment manufacturing licensing agreement for the PrimaPak program. The deal allows Triangle to manufacture and supply the proprietary PrimaPak System Interface on its Model XYT15 Vertical-Form-Fill-Seal (VFFS) Bagging Machine. This is Clear Lam’s second equipment licensing agreement for the innovative PrimaPak technology, which produces a six-sided package with a reclosable feature made from a single roll of flexible film. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
“Our global licensing agreement with Triangle continues the momentum behind our revolutionary PrimaPak System,” said James Sanfilippo, President and Chief Executive Officer, Clear Lam Packaging. “Like Clear Lam, Triangle is a vertically integrated manufacturer known for high standards of excellence and the latest packaging innovations. Our companies are committed to providing our customers with the most advanced packaging solutions to deliver improved sustainability and material savings.”
Technically advanced and operator friendly, the new Triangle PrimaPak VFFS Bagging Machine is suitable for food and consumer packaged goods products and is available in continuous motion, so it can perform at faster operating speeds up to 100 bags per minute, depending on the package size. Applications for the PrimaPak technology include confectionery and snack products, cereal, coffee, detergent pods, pet food, cheese and produce.
“Our focus at Triangle is to be a market leader by giving our customers the flexibility and versatility they require to achieve their packaging objectives,” said Bryan Muskat, President, Triangle Package Machinery. “We understand that cube utilization is often an important part of the equation to enhance supply chain efficiencies. Our collaboration with Clear Lam addresses this need and gives our customers the most innovative bag styles on the market today.”
PrimaPak is the first of its kind, flexible, stackable, reclosable package produced from a single roll of film on a Vertical FFS machine. Designed as a replacement for preformed trays, platters, jars or stand-up pouches, the PrimaPak technology can help processors and retailers achieve measurable cost savings and sustainability improvements throughout the supply chain. The packaging retains its shape even when empty, giving it greater merchandising as opposed to stand-up pouches and similar packaging that may fall over on the shelves. In addition, because it is produced from flexible rollstock, the PrimaPak package uses up to 70% less plastic compared to Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) cans, bottles, jars or trays.