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WaveGrip, the first genuine alternative to current beverage multi-packing solutions, and the WorldStar-winning Twist Cup with screw lid, the latest in a long line of award-winning packs, are just two of the highlights of the RPC Group stand at this year’s Interpack.
RPC will showcase its ability to create packaging solutions across a huge range of markets and applications, such as food and drink, personal care, healthcare, industrial, garden and household products, and surface coatings. The company will also demonstrate its expertise in polythene film products through RPC bpi Group as well as its capabilities in mould design and manufacture.
A major theme on the stand will be RPC’s design and technical expertise in the creation of both standard and bespoke containers and closures, demonstrating plastic’s flexibility in producing solutions that deliver both superb aesthetics and complete functionality. The selection of packs on display will highlight this use of design combined with advanced manufacturing and decoration techniques to help create brand image and product differentiation.
Another important focus will be the availability of a variety of solutions to provide effective product protection and extended shelf life for food products. This ability to help minimise food waste will also be part of RPC’s sustainability message, underlining the different ways that plastics can contribute to businesses’ environmental programmes and CSR commitments.
The new WaveGrip solution is the most efficient and environmentally-sustainable beverage carrier system on the market, with the versatility to be adapted for all types of drinks businesses, from smaller artisanal producers to high volume operations. The applicator technology can improve line efficiencies by up to 30% while WaveGrip Carriers are produced using advanced lightweighting technology and strength-enhancing polymers to create a carrier that securely and efficiently collates product according to individual customer requirements. Carriers have been rigorously tested to meet the high standards of the retail sector, and enables easy pack reconstruction to avoid spoilage.
The Twist Cup from RPC Superfos and RPC Promens, which will receive its WorldStar Award 2017 at a ceremony during Interpack, is an innovative packaging solution developed for a range of premium cold salads from Orkla Foods Norway.
The pack successfully mixes two different resin materials and two different technologies to create a thermoformed cup with an injection moulded lid. The result has similarities with a traditional glass jar which makes it stand out as something special in the cold salad segment. In spite of the challenges that come from using two different resin materials, perfect compatibility between the thermoformed polyethylene body and the injection moulded lid of propylene has been achieved. The lid latches into the locking groove of the cup and, when closed correctly, the consumer hears a comforting click-sound.