R&D support for the development of tailored solutions
SAES Packaging offers R&D support for the development of tailored solutions for both special and standard applications. Drawing on years of experience in innovation and advanced solution development in the packaging market, we now provide guidance for transitioning to sustainable and high-performance solutions.
Taking an evolutionary approach to packaging design, we offer a comprehensive 360° spectrum of expertise for the creation of innovative sustainable packaging solutions. Our holistic Advanced Packaging consulting process begins with detailed analysis and seamlessly transitions to development.
Advanced Packaging now offers a consultancy service for tailored product development in specialized applications. Building on our rich R&D history and industry-leading packaging innovations, we work closely with clients and film suppliers to create top-tier, sustainable packaging solutions: collaboratively identify, design, and deliver the best materials and turn-key solutions for next-generation packaging needs.
Industry oriented R&D
Any evolution of the packaging must take into consideration the characteristics of the product contained in it. The requirements are different for a fresh food or a detergent; an industrial or electronic product. For this reason, when designing barrier or active packaging it is of fundamental importance to know the effects on the product of external factors such as light, humidity or oxygen.
We delve into mechanical and chemical attributes, sustainability compliance, and material comparisons. Our specialties include assessing barrier properties, durability, package integrity, optimizing packaging processes, failure analysis, and material characterization, setting the benchmark for innovative solution designs and consultancy.
R2R Pilot line
The SAES R2R coater pilot line can apply solvent-free and water-based materials onto various mediums, including paper and biodegradable webs. With two coating stations, it boasts versatile printing capabilities such as gravure, flexo, and slot die. Complemented by hot air dryers, IR-lamps, and a UV-lamp array, these technologies ensure precise material polymerization and consolidation. The addition of an all-inclusive dry and wet lamination facility guarantees impeccable final product finishing.
Our R&D unit has recently introduced a pilot line designed for coating and lamination, emphasizing versatility and adaptability to varying coating technologies. This advanced infrastructure not only tests the industrial scalability of our innovations but also assures the optimum performance of our products, to the advantage of our customers and film suppliers alike. All our investments pivot towards fulfilling the flexible packaging market’s demand for unmatched quality combined with sustainability.
Advanced Packaging + ResearchLab
ResearchLab is optimized for post-production evaluations. It’s designed for comprehensive testing of various materials, from neat to laminated, assessing their thermal-mechanical attributes, surface structures, physico-chemical features, gas barrier capabilities, and more.
We meticulously test barrier properties, assessing the permeability of various gases and compounds to ensure optimal packaging-product interaction. It’s imperative for us to ensure the real-world applicability of our innovative solutions; thus, we rigorously evaluate the mechanical properties of films with new coatings, considering a spectrum of conditions they might encounter throughout the supply chain. The chemistry at the surface level of both the base and coated films is scrutinized, predicting performance trends under diverse conditions. Additionally, our labs are equipped for in-depth optical analyses, utilizing techniques like FTIR and Raman spectroscopy for chemical assessments and SEM for morphological examinations, ensuring comprehensive quality and performance checks for even the smallest product samples.