Packaging Resource Center: The Latest in Foils
A provider of induction-sealing technology offers a solution for applying a foil barrier or a protective seal when a cap is not required or when it’s advantageous to seal the container before applying a cap. The foil-direct, or capless, technology can be applied to a variety of container shapes and sizes. The sealing system can be configured for rotary-filling, benchtop, and pick-place-and-seal applications. Pillar Technologies, Hartland, WI; 262/ 912-7200; www.pillartech.com.
A supplier of single-use packaging offers a foil-laminate package that is tube-like in shape and ranges from 1 to 30 ml in capacity. The Stick Pack is designed for liquid products and features a directional-flow channel at the tip. High-level flexographic printing can be applied to the foil-laminate film. Unette Corp., Wharton, NJ; 973/328-6800; www.unette.com.
A converter of films and foils offers small runs of flexo and rotogravure printing. The service is available for surface printing of standard blister foils such as push-through foil, child-resistant foil (both peelable and push-through), and paper-backed foils. A variety of configurations and options including two-sided and multicolor printing are available. Application of overlacquers is also offered. The company’s laser-engraved flexo printing sleeves are produced in-house and are designed to provide precise registration and to accommodate small print. Hueck Foils LLC, Wall, NJ; 732/974-4100; www.hueckfoils.com.