Zip manufacturer Elplast has designed and built an applicator system for Totani pouch making machines that enables the combination of zip and gusset that was said to be not previously achievable.

The transverse direction zip applicator is claimed to offer additional options for pouch functionality as well as providing new opportunities for pouch styles.

It is also claimed to be very efficient, producing seal quality at high operating speeds thanks to an accurate repeat length control not achievable with other systems.

The applicator can be used to apply a variation of Elplast EL-ZIP products, from simple single track zips, to functional triple track variants.

Elplast Group’s president, Marcin Pawelak, said: “Elplast is more than just a zip supplier as this partnership demonstrates. We are delighted that Totani used our knowledge for its pouch making machines.”

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