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Starlinger & Co. GmbH
The Austrian engineering company Starlinger provides the
complete portfolio of production equipment and process technology
for packaging made of woven tape fabric. A sack concept developed
by Starlinger that is perfectly suited for pet food packaging is the
PP*STAR® pinch bottom bag.
Flexibility in filling and closing, quick and easy to open
PP*STAR® pinch bottom bags can be used on any common openmouth filling line; for closing, modified regular pinch bag closing
lines are perfectly suitable. The heat sealing of the pinch top during
the filling process is quick and clean and guarantees secure closure
against external agents. A practical feature is the one-time easy-open
system: With the easy-open strip, unpacking of a PP*STAR® bag is
easy and comfortable.
Safe and attractive packaging for dry pet food
Animal lovers opt for high-quality nutrition and pet care products to
keep their furry, feathered or scaly friends happy and healthy.
To ensure that pet food, nutritional supplements or litter do not
spoil or are infested by insects, a safe and protective packaging
solution is required. PP*STAR® bags keep the packaged content safe
during transport and storing, and also make it look good on the
PP*STAR®: A cutting-edge packaging solution
PP*STAR® pinch bottom bags consist of polypropylene or PET tape
fabric covered with reverse printed BOPP/OPET film. Being 100 %
recyclable, they are exceptionally lightweight, tear-resistant, and at
the same time hygienic and appealing to the eye. Even more
important: PP*STAR® bags have an excellent aroma and grease
barrier which makes them perfect for packaging pet food with high
rPET for 100 % closed loop packaging
Now it is possible to produce PP*STAR® bags out of rPET pellets or
directly from PET bottle flakes; food-safety is guaranteed thanks to
Starlinger PET decontamination technology. From bottle to bag -
rPET PP*STAR® bags offer a sustainable packaging alternative for all
pet food producers who want to contribute their share to reduce
waste and CO2 emissions.
Fully automated production
PP*STAR® bags are produced by Starlinger customers on the
pp*starKON conversion line - the world's first fully automated
conversion line for poly-woven pinch bottom bags with a yearly production capacity of 31 million bags/machine. The specialised pinch
bottomer converts flat fabric to open-mouth pinch bottom bags with
side gussets and a stepped cut. The pinch bottom is closed in-line
with special glue, while on the pinch top reactive glue is pre-applied.
This ensures fast and clean sealing after the filling process. As a costsaving opening solution, the easy-open strip can be produced inline,
avoiding extra production steps and production costs.
Starlinger & Co. GmbH is a market-leading provider of machinery
and process technology for woven plastic packaging production and
plastics recycling and refinement. Founded in 1835, Starlinger has
over 45 years of global market experience and supplies machinery to
customers in more than 130 countries. Starlinger branch offices are
located in Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Russia, South Africa, USA
PP*STAR® is a registered trademark and produced
exclusively on Starlinger machines.
General Manager Consumer Bags Division
Starlinger & Co. Ges.m.b.H.
1060 Vienna, Austria
T: +43 1 59955-0
F: +43 1 59955-180
2017 Petfood Forum