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Illig RV 53d pressure former for production of PP packaging

Illig RV 53d pressure former for production of PP packaging

News 27.02.2019
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The RV53d pressure forming machine enables economic and hygienic thermoforming of different batch sizes also with PP

The German manufacturing company ILLIG is a leading global supplier of thermoforming systems and mold systems for thermoplastics. With its unique 360° packaging development, Pactivity®, and its high-performance packaging systems, ILLIG supplies its customers with resource-friendly and sustainable solutions. ILLIG will be from February 28 to March 04, 2019, at IndiaPlast in Greater Noida near New Delhi. ILLIG will show the latest RV 53d pressure former with 3 bar support for high output of perfect thin-walled thermoformed parts out of i.e. PP, PS or PET. On the booth, the RV 53d with print mark control – a USP for this machine segment in India – produces lids made of PP film, which can also be pre-printed.

Lightweight PP packaging for easy recycling

Plastic is the ideal material for hygienic, durable and secure food and non-food packaging. In particular, thin-walled packaging made with PP offers benefits for consumers and vendors alike. At the exhibition ILLIG will present the production of thin-walled PP lids for easy recycling (one-stop solution) without the need for other branding media such as paper or plastic sleeves.

Benefits of ILLIG thermoforming

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The RV 53d with print mark control – a USP for this machine segment in India – produces lids made of pre-printed PP film

The benefits of a thermoforming production line RV 53d from ILLIG are unmistakable: Thin-walled packaging means tangible savings in raw materials and thus lower production costs. The high working cycle results in a high output of flawless formed parts and the thermoforming molds with multiple cavities are comparatively inexpensive to make and can be quickly and easily exchanged. With a connected stacking station, the thermoformed plastic parts can be hygienically stacked without any undesirable contamination (no human contact).

The demand on the Indian subcontinent for affordable high-quality plastic packaging according to European standards that are also suitable for export is growing at a steady rate. More and more packaging suppliers and subcontractors for large international brands have recognized the market trend and decided to invest in thermoforming.

ILLIG India expands production

The ILLIG India Pvt. Ltd. production plant in Malur, some 30 km east of Bengaluru, has already been supplying the Indian market for over three years with RV 53 automatic vacuum forming machines with separate forming and punching. ILLIG India expanded its capacity by adding the RV 53d pressure former series as well as the sheet processing machine UA 100Ed. This machine is designed for small and medium batch sizes. Get the latest information about this thermoforming machine with manual loading at a very reasonable price-performance-ratio.

ILLIG RV 53d pressure former

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ILLIG RV machines

The RV 53d stands for high performance and formed part quality – even for complex part geometries. Short cycle times and a high degree of automation during the forming, punching and stacking processes, combined with sophisticated quick-release retooling technology, enable high availability and the required high productivity. The RV 53d is able to process a wide range of material films including i.e. PP, PS or PET. The basic version of the RV 53d is equipped with heating, forming and punching stations, and it can also be upgraded to include a stacking station. Its standard heating and material transport enable seamless processing of PP material film. A modular preheater can also be included for applications that require a preheated material film. Short filling times for individual cavities make shortened cycle times possible with optimally defined formed parts.

The upper and lower tables can be supplied with forming air or vacuum as required. The entire forming pressure is available in the shortest of time thanks to shortened forming air channels. This increases the forming dynamic and the forming definition of the mold cavities. Through servomotor-driven prestretching of the heated material film the part is formed very evenly and consistently along the entire part contour. PP material film is processed at 3 bar with material spreading and enhanced cooling performance.

RV Machines for Economic Batch Sizes

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ILLIG RV machines: Applications of automatic roll-fed machines with separate forming and punching

The RV machines from ILLIG stand for simplicity in mold technology design for forming, punching and stacking thermoformed parts. This enables the customer to be able to construct his own simple-design forming and punching tools according to his own requirements and at a very low cost. ILLIG's manual for mold making that was designed specifically for this machine type lets customers realize the machine's full potential; ideal conditions for manufacturing formed parts economically and efficiently, even for small series production. The included mold making manual will also help the Indian toolmakers as well as customers with their own moldshop to create complete forming tool sets. ILLIG India provides the necessary technical support to both customers and toolmakers in India. The RV 53 machines utilize vacuum forming technology, offering all the possibilities of forming, punching and stacking thermoformed parts. It's ideal for manufacturing technical parts like transport pallets or tray inserts, but also for packaging products for both non-food and food applications. In automatic operation mode high packaging hygiene standards can be met.

 About the company

ILLIG is a leading global supplier of thermoforming systems and mold systems for thermoplastics. The company's product and services portfolio includes the development, design, manufacture, installation and commissioning of complex production lines and components. With its unique 360° packaging development, Pactivity®, and its high-performance packaging systems, ILLIG supplies its customers with resource-friendly and sustainable solutions. With branches and sales agencies in over 80 countries, ILLIG is locally present in all markets around the globe.

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