The machine was officially opened on Friday for its“first gluing” by Corby MP Tom Pursglove.
The new machine will enable Solidus to manufacture a wider range of environmentally friendly solid board products for its customers. Solidus is committed to supplying sustainable packaging solutions and has a longstanding reputation for developing innovative products such as solid board enriched with tomato plant fibres, which won Packaging Europe’s 2016 Sustainability Award for bio-based packaging.
The Tanabe JD BoxR can produce shallow boxes that are particularly suitable for Solidus Solutions’ strong customer base in the fish and seafood industry, as it can glue to a minimum depth of 30mm. The machine also features a T-unit for folding leakproof boxes suitable for meat and fish.
The Tanabe JD BoxR is able to produce a wide range of box styles, such as four point glued, four point leakproof glued, double long sided glued, six point glued, crash lock, and straight line, which Solidus will utilise to develop new packaging compositions specifically tailored to client needs.
While Solidus has traditionally focused on solid board, graphic board, and solid board packaging, the new machine will unleash the potential to manufacture corrugated packaging, opening up access to new markets in all food sectors.
Source: News – Packaging News