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Körber’s Casmatic Zephyrus: a new era for sustainable and e-commerce ready packaging

Flexible and modular, the new equipment is designed to help develop the e-commerce business and the transition to sustainable packaging

Helping customers to develop or expand their e-commerce business, through a modular and flexible solution, easy to install and able to offer the desired degree of customization in a simple and agile way: this is the achievement of Casmatic Zephyrus, Körber’s new solution for sustainable packaging.

The global pandemic highlighted two important trends that will drive the tissue market in the next few years: e-commerce and sustainability. Toilet paper is one of the categories that has grown the most in the e-commerce sector: Visual Capitalist calculates an increase of around 190% between 2019 and 2020. The other fundamental driver, common to all sectors, is sustainability, which in the tissue industry mainly concerns raw materials and packaging. Casmatic Zephyrus is able to respond to both challenges with an integrated, highly automated solution.

“Complex market demands imply the need to always think outside the box. For this reason, over the past few months Körber Business Area Tissue’s R&D in Bologna, which is specialized in the design of machines for the packaging of tissue products, has been working on a new machine that, for the first time in the tissue industry, uses Delta robots, a technology first used in the pharmaceutical field. The introduction of this technology will allow our customers to develop and increase business related to e-commerce, in a personalized, simple and fast way,” Francesco De Luca, General Manager Packaging Division Körber Business Area Tissue, commented.

The new Casmatic Zephyrus is a modular and highly automated packaging solution for toilet tissue products. The machine is made of four main modules:

  • Box former constructs the boxes
  • Infeed receives the toilet tissue for packaging from the cutting machine
  • Pick and place inserts toilet tissue products into the boxes
  • Outfeed closes and glues the boxes

Thanks to this modular design, installation and testing times are significantly reduced. The possibility of adding box construction and pick & place modules enables you to go from a production capacity of 45 boxes per minute up to 180.

This innovative system makes it possible to handle different types of products, even with boxes of different formats. Furthermore, it allows you to work in three different ways: full production, bypass and mixed production. In the first, it packs all the products made by the conversion line; in the second, it lets through all the product that is packaged by a traditional wrapper, and the third is a mix of both. Thus, the customer can add a new product and expand their business, without giving up what they have always done.

Körber’s new solution allows you to enhance even the most environmentally sustainable aspects of packaging; the box can be made with recyclable cardboard and, by improving stability during palletization, it may not need a secondary packaging. In addition, once opened, the box can be closed again, keeping the product uncontaminated and easy to store.

The new Körber Casmatic Zephyrus allows you to be responsive to growing and often changing e-commerce needs while remaining sustainable. Contact the Körber team to learn more about the latest breakthrough Kӧrber innovation for sustainable packaging technology.

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