At last biodegradable PLA plastic capsules retain the coffee aroma perfectly - a Swiss partnership has made this possible
The good quality of PLA (biodegradable plastic) coffee capsules attracted a lot of interest at NP 2018 on the Switzerland Global Enterprise joint stand. The system was jointly developed by Swiss partners Netstal, Fostag, Beck and IMD and presented to the North American market for the first time at NPE 2018. IMD contributed a complete range of products to this system – both with and without decoration and/or barrier layer. The IMDvista BTIR inline inspection system checks labels and barrier layers without stopping. This is the kind of quality control that customers require these days.
When market leaders combine their different skills in a single system
The high-tech solution developed by partners Netstal (injection moulding machine), Fostag (tool), Beck (automation & IML) and IMD (camera inspection system) uses the option of multilayer technology and, thanks to their joint know-how, they have achieved the highest levels of quality and efficiency.
“Yet again, this shows what can happen if leaders from different branches of industry cooperate and develop the best solution for the customer together,” commented Matthias Hermle, CEO of IMD Ltd.
IMD contributes a complete product range for label and barrier inspection
Everything is possible – both with and without decoration and barrier layer. The IMDvista BTIR inline inspection system checks labels and barrier layers without stopping. These space-saving and fully integrated inline inspection systems are flexible and reliable. They are just waiting to be used in other areas of application too, such as tea, baby food, soft drinks, cocktails or medication.
Now that it is possible to manufacture efficient plastic capsules (made of PLA biodegradable plastic) with reliable barrier action instead of aluminium capsules, other areas of application will follow the consumer megatrend of coffee capsules. IMD is ready for this with its range of label and barrier inspection systems.