The most competitive solution currently on the market, providing an always-fresh, top-quality ready-to-drink, easily transported, low cost product: that’s the Bag in Box, the integrated filling-packaging unit that Sacmi will showcasing soon.
Already marketed extensively overseas, this Sacmi brand solution is now steadily increasing its market share in the “old world” thanks to design specifications that ensure both maximum economy and absolute product integrity. Designed and built at Sacmi Pakim – the Sacmi Group company that specializes in designing, producing and marketing packaging solutions – Bag in Box lies at the core of a comprehensive turnkey range that includes the entire packaging line, from the filling-packaging combi unit, made entirely of stainless steel, to the handle application and pick and place units.
The key strength of this integrated filling-packaging unit, which combines all the functions needed to create the characteristic Bag in Box packages – from carton forming with hot melt closure to filling, which includes in-box bag insertion and box closure – is the high degree of automation, which allows efficient control of 1.5, 2, 5 and 10-litre bags. The unit is user-friendly, requires no supervising worker and stands out on account of a design that, thanks to vacuum technology, allows evacuation of air prior to filling: moreover, the special pouring tap, through which the wine is drawn from the bag, ensures the product never comes into contact with air or any other oxidant or contaminant. The same tap – and the as-standard software for automatic machine steam-cleaning – thus ensures complete “ultra-clean” management of the entire process.
Hygiene, precision filling, a total absence of oxygen in contact with the product at both the filling and pouring stages: just perfect, then, for a product such as wine, which, once opened – simply on account of contact with the atmosphere – risks seeing its organoleptic and taste qualities altered. And since the market demands both painstaking attention to quality and constant cost control, the Bag in Box solution is highly attractive because the pack is made of low cost materials such as plastic film and cardboard. Wine makers have already shown widespread appreciation of Sacmi Pakim solutions, as the numerous complete filling/packaging plants installed by all the major Italian wine producers – Caviro, Zonin, Moncaro, Tenuta Sant’Antonio, Barone Ricasoli and Enoitalia to name but a few – clearly demonstrate.
Yet the Bag in Box solution is also aimed at, in addition to producers and final consumers, restaurant owners: they can continue the Italian tradition of pouring directly to the customer without compromising on product quality while enjoying bulk buying. There are also evident advantages in terms of transport and storage thanks to the shape of the packaging and the materials used to make it, less fragile and lighter than glass.
‘Made in Sacmi’ packaging, then, that meets the demands of today’s wine makers, yet also designed to respond to the growing need – in Europe as in the rest of the world – to minimize environmental impact. Bag in Box packs can, in fact, be fully recycled and at lower cost compared to Tetrapaks.