At this year’s PackExpo, groninger will showcase how to master flexibility and efficiency in filling and closing machines. The German, family-owned company will give answers to the complex requirements of the cosmetics market.
Pack Expo is the leading exhibition for packaging and processing technologies within the United States. It will be held from 23 to 25 September. groninger will be one of 2000 exhibitors at the event which will attract over 30 000 attendees who will visit the event to learn about various innovative packaging solutions.
Focus on cosmetics
This year, groninger’s demonstrations will be focused on the cosmetic industry. groninger’s booth will be located in the north hall of the Las Vegas convention centre (N-306) and will include two flexible machines named the Crème 60 and lite series. Each of these machines meet different market demands with their specific technical capabilities.
Flexibility and efficiency are required to reduce the time-to-market and to be able to meet customer requirements. ‘The cosmetics market is changing,’ says Heiner Dornburg, managing director groninger USA. ‘The trend is towards smaller batch sizes and personalized cosmetics, and so our customers have ask for more agile machine concepts with minimal changeover times,’ says Dornburg.
Machines on Display
One of the show machines is known as the “Creme 60”. The Creme 60 is a highly accurate monoblock filling and capping solution for processing cream jars, makeup bottles, airless containers, mini-dispensers, mini-rollers and lotion bottles. The machine has filling and closing capabilities of up to 60 units per minute. ‘Our Creme 60 is part of groninger’s business-line concept and carries on the ready-engineered philosophy of groninger,’ explains Dornburg. It offers short delivery times and versatility (500 configuration options). Additionally, the Creme 60’s compact design is a perfect fit for multiple puck sizes and or multiple puck-less configurations. These are just a few of the key benefits of the Creme 60.
To suit the increasing number of start-up companies and CMOs to the market, groninger offers the precise and cost effective solution: The “lite series”. This smaller foot print machine was developed especially for the US market and is built entirely in the USA. It is a precise and starter system for the filling of cosmetic products.
The lite series can be easily adapted to different production requirements. Quick and easy to convert, Heiner Dornburg summarises the advantages of the compact machine series and adds, ‘And best of all, our site in Charlotte is nearby. That means we are with a local manufacturing, services and support quickly on the spot.’
The local agent for Groninger is Reitech SA