Spartech teams up with packaging equipment maker Orics to help food brands looking to transition to using Spartech's 1-Seal lidding technology

ST. LOUIS , October 19, 2012 (press release) – A recent collaboration between ORICS, a designer and manufacturer of high-speed packaging equipment and Spartech Packaging Technologies, a business segment of Spartech Corporation, has resulted in a turnkey solution for food brands seeking a comprehensive single-source option for food packaging.

A new option for food brands in the North American market, the 1-SealTM lidding technology is a durable, sustainable, re-sealable packaging solution. The polypropylene label-lid combo serves dual purposes; capping and sealing rigid plastic containers in one step and eliminating the need for foil or film membranes in the sealing process. The 1-Seal lid is heat-tolerant, microwavable, freezer-to-microwave ready and recyclable in streams that collect polypropylene.

The 1-Seal technology was awarded the 2012 SPI International Plastics Design Competition Packaging Award and is featured in Packaging World’s 34 Best Packaging Designs of 2012.
Jeffrey Best, Director of Marketing for Spartech Packaging Technologies, believes ORICS’ reputation as an innovator and trusted leader in automated packaging solutions will be an added value to any food brand looking to transition to using 1-Seal technology.

Best stated, “I have worked with ORICS for many years and during this time they have consistently incorporated new packaging technologies and materials into their production capabilities. ORICS is an innovator and has been recognized by the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI) for their efforts. When Spartech decided to commercialize the 1-Seal technology, I contacted ORICS because I was sure that they would want to promote this technology within their portfolio of packaging production capabilities.”

Through this partnership, customers can be assured that both equipment and packaging will work in harmony.

To highlight this new technology, Spartech will exhibit an ORICS MR-35 Rotary Packaging System at Pack Expo International in Chicago, IL, from October 28 to October 31, 2012. The MR-35 is ORICS' most affordable rotary packaging system. The equipment will de-nest containers and fill and heat seal in a roughly 36 inch square footprint. The machine can support small single serve containers and fill, seal, and overcap at speeds up to 30 containers per minute. Show attendees are encouraged to visit the ORICS Booth, S-1334, and the Spartech Booth, N-5111, to learn more about ORICS equipment and the Spartech 1-Seal lidding technology.

About ORICS:
ORICS is a leader and innovator in the field of Modified Atmosphere Packaging (M.A.P.) and tray sealing technology. Since 1990, ORICS has designed and manufactured award-winning denesters, fillers, sealers and turnkey systems for the packaging of virtually any product that is packaged in rigid tubs, trays or cups. In addition, all ORICS equipment is manufactured in the USA at their Farmingdale, NY Headquarters.

About Spartech Corporation:
Tel: (440) 520-4138
Spartech Corporation is a leading producer of plastic products including polymeric compounds, concentrates, custom extruded sheet and rollstock products and packaging technologies for a wide spectrum of customers. The Company's three business segments, which operate facilities in the United States, Mexico, Canada, and France, annually process approximately one billion pounds of plastic resins, specialty plastic alloys, and color and specialty compounds.

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