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Equipment Spotlight: Hudson Sharp Ares 400-SUP

May. 20, 2020
pouch equipment

pouch equipmentWe have a new addition at Associated: the Hudson Sharp Ares 400-SUP! A new addition means new capabilities and acquiring an extra pouch machine will enable us to reduce our lead time on pouches and bags. Some features of the new machine are as follows:

  • Runs recycle-ready PE, laminated films, and bio-films with ease and a low scrap rate
  • Great for short or medium production runs
  • Servo driven sealers:
    • Independent servo on each sealer
    • Independent dwell control on each sealer
    • Independent temperature control on each sealer
  • Reclosable SUP, 2-side seal and 3-side seal (3SS) configurations
  • 30" maximum web width
  • 18" maximum roll diameter

One of the key benefits of this machine that we are working toward is the ability to run recycle-ready PE. As you may already know, sustainability is a massive focus for Associated, and we pride ourselves on being able to offer environmentally friendly alternatives for many forms of packaging. This machine will allow us to produce recycle-ready pouches (both stand-up and flat pouches). This is a huge opportunity for any companies looking to get closer to a closed-loop system with their packaging!

We're so excited to be able to offer these new capabilities to our customers in the near future! Our new machine is currently on its way from the U.S. and should be up and running in the next few weeks - we can't wait!