"Our new state of the art facility contains a host of world firsts in zipper manufacture. Elplast will have levels of hygiene and quality that are quite simply best of class" - Caine Folkes-Miller – Marketing & Innovation Director.
The new facility will benefit from automated polymer delivery to its 30 lines with a capacity of over 2 billion metres. Conveyers and auto roll changers will minimise hand contact with the finished product which will then depart from a dedicated goods out facility. Each element has been carefully thought through from the airlocked production area, water & air treatment and rigorous procedures; providing unprecedented levels of product hygiene. Zipper profiles are systematically checked for dimensional conformance and opening force levels. Not only as these tested at the batch level but every single roll is individually checked as part of Elplast’s world leading quality procedures.
"This considerable investment in our European facility underlines our commitment to providing the best products produced under the most hygienic conditions. Elpast will continually follow our customers’ needs and we see that food hygiene and excellent levels of product quality are part of that' - Marcin Pawelak – President
Is that was not enough Elplast is also taking this opportunity to develop a centre of innovation excellence. This new facility will have 6 dedicated R&D extrusion lines and pouch making equipment that will not only show case Elplast’s range of high performance zip applicators but will also be able to produce short run prototypes. This service will allow customer to try out new zip development in pack styles that reflect production grade products using their own branded film.
Currently with over 250 products in the EL-ZIP range our new facilities will provide the possibility for brand owners and converters to continually out innovate the competition with Elplast as their partner. All this with the peace of mind provided by having their products manufactured in the most modern and hygienic facilities available in the world today.
This expansion will further strengthen Elplast’s position as Europe’s No.1 press to close zipper manufacturer with a host of unique services aimed at reducing both the time and cost of innovation.