Rapak invests in Bag-in-Box to meet demand for flexible packaging

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Rapak installing a sixth line for Bag-in-Box packaging at its Bulgaria plant. Photo: Rapak.
Rapak installing a sixth line for Bag-in-Box packaging at its Bulgaria plant. Photo: Rapak.

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Rapak, part of DS Smith Plastics, is installing a sixth line for Bag-in-Box packaging at its Shumen plant in Bulgaria to meet demand.

The company, which manufacturers bags, fitments and filling machines for Bag-in-Box, is growing in Eastern European markets like beverages, liquid food and chemicals, among others. 

Delivery times

The plant has been manufacturing flexible bags for Bag-in-Box in sizes ranging from 0.75L to 1400L since 2005.  

The high-speed line opens up opportunities for Rapak, Bulgaria as it offers more flexibility to adjust to demand while reducing delivery times to customers. 

Demand for Bag-in-Box packaging in Eastern Europe is rising, and now we are fully prepared to cater to the market needs​,” said Ivo Pavlov, director, Shumen Site, Rapak. 

Recent product innovations from Rapak include an active scavenger bag that extends the shelf-life of Bag-in-Box wine, and the ultra-resistant monolayer bag for Bag-in-Box that preserves the quality and appearance of hot-filled juice products.   

The equipment can produce Bag-in-Box bags of any size between 2L and 220L in MetPET, EVOH, Nylon or other materials. It meets all safety and food hygiene standards, is in line with good manufacturing practice (GMP) and is integrated in ISO 2200 and BRC. 

DS Smith Plastics, part of DS Smith Plc. Is a €5bn(£4bn) plastics and packaging multinational with operations in 37 countries, employing 27,000 people. 

The Plastics Division focuses on three main areas: flexible packaging, dispensing, rigid packaging and foam products. 

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