UK-based packaging machinery supplier Gainsborough Industrial Controls (GIC) has completed a deal worth more than £1 million ($1.3m) for its GIC4100 vertical FFS machine at this year’s PPMA show in Birmingham.

Speaking to Plastics in Packaging, managing director Andy Beal broke the news explaining that the machine will be delivered to Nature Way Foods in Chichester, UK, where it will be used to produce bags of ready-to-eat leafy salads: “We signed off the deal here in Birmingham for our GIC4100 model.”

The GIC4100 is said to be ideal for bag styles of up to 400mm wide, such as pillow gusseted and block bottom. The machine can also be manufactured to accommodate quad applications.

Used to package a variety of products, previous deals for the machine have been within the fresh and frozen produce, snacks, confectionery, powders, industrial hardware and liquid packaging sectors.

It has a maximum speed of 60 packs per minute and can also be integrated with various upstream equipment such as check-weighers, multi-head weighers, augers, pumps, cup fillers and counters, as well as possessing the ability to be integrated with downstream equipment.