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North America’s First In-line Sandwich Packaging Testing Lab at ProAmpac’s Collaboration & Innovation Center (CIC)

Nov 10, 2022 Press Releases
North America’s First In-line Sandwich Packaging Testing Lab at ProAmpac’s Collaboration & Innovation Center (CIC) Group Image

CINCINNATI (Nov. 10, 2022) – ProAmpac, a leader in flexible packaging and material science, has partnered with JBT Proseal, a leading tray sealing machine manufacturer, to offer North America’s first in-line sandwich packaging testing lab at ProAmpac’s Collaboration & Innovation Center (CIC). Designed to form and seal fresh sandwich packaging, Proseal’s GTSV machine will be used to optimize packaging design while allowing customers to run trials on new packaging formats without disrupting commercial production operations.  

“The recyclable fiber board sandwich packaging format is in early-stage adoption in North America. Having a facility to showcase the packaging functionality on a commercial scale sealing line allows our customers to experience this new technology,” states Irma Randles, ProAmpac’s global market manager food service/fresh food packaging. “The fiber format has been an industry mainstay in the UK for years and continues to grow. However, Proseal’s GTSV is the first in-line sandwich high-speed sealing machine in North America,” concludes Randles.

ProAmpac Sandwich Wedge
Available in day fresh and modified atmosphere options for longer shelf stability, ProAmpac’s Sandwich Wedge is a fiber-based package that includes a thin film lining for product viewing and freshness. Once the film is peeled away, the fiberboard packaging can be introduced into paper recycling streams. With minimal materials used and the majority made from certified renewable sources, the Sandwich Wedge is lightweight and shipped in a flat-pack design for easy distribution and storage. 

Proseal GTSV
The GTSV is the world’s first modified atmosphere in-line carton sandwich wedge erecting and sealing machine with capabilities of up to 50 packs per minute in the Vacuum/Gas cycle. Also offering Atmospheric Seal mode, capable of up to 70 packs per minute, greatly reducing packaging time compared to rotary options and hand packaging. Along with increased efficiency, the hermetically sealed packaging extends sandwich shelf-life from one week up to one month while maintaining product quality which ultimately reduces food waste to landfill.

“We have been working with ProAmpac for 20 years in Europe, and we are excited to extend our solutions and service partnership to North America. When customers see the Proseal machine erecting and sealing ProAmpac’s wedge packaging, they will be astounded at the speed, efficiency, and look of the product,” Kathy Lawrence, Category Sales Manager.

“We’re looking forward to having guests visit ProAmpac’s CIC to see first-hand how this in-line wedge machine, coupled with ProAmpac’s Sandwich Wedge and other award-winning fresh food-to-go packaging, will be a game changer in North America,” says Randles.

For a video demonstration of Proseal’s GTSV machine forming and sealing ProAmpac’s Sandwich Wedge click here. To learn more about ProAmpac’s Sandwich Wedges or other fresh food-to-go offerings, contact Irma Randles at Irma.Randles@ProAmpac.com.To learn more about Proseal’s GTSV or other equipment and technology, please contact Kathy Lawrence at Kathy.lawrence@jbtc.com.

About ProAmpac
ProAmpac is a leading global flexible packaging company with a comprehensive product offering, providing creative packaging solutions, industry-leading customer service and award-winning innovation to a diverse global marketplace. ProAmpac’s approach to sustainability – ProActive Sustainability® – provides innovative sustainable flexible packaging products to help our customers achieve their sustainability goals. We are guided in our work by five core values that are the basis for our success: Integrity, Intensity, Innovation, Involvement and Impact. Cincinnati-based ProAmpac is owned by Pritzker Private Capital along with management and co-investors. For more information, visit ProAmpac.com or contact Media@ProAmpac.com.

About Pritzker Private Capital
Pritzker Private Capital partners with middle-market companies based in North America with leading positions in the manufactured products and services sectors. The firm's differentiated, long duration capital base allows for efficient decision-making, broad flexibility with transaction structure and investment horizon, and alignment with all stakeholders. Pritzker Private Capital builds businesses for the long term and is an ideal partner for entrepreneur- and family-owned companies. Pritzker Private Capital is a signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). For more information, visit PPCPartners.com.

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