RICHMOND, Va., March 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Liqui-Box, a world leader in flexible liquid packaging solutions continues its investment in innovation and R&D with the introduction of a new Maverick Dream Machine development bag line in the Global Technology Center located in Ashland, OH. "We are pleased to introduce this new bag line to our engineers, designers, and technicians. This new line will allow quicker process and product development, and also allow us to run bag samples for customers and potential customers without the need to interrupt production facilities," stated Greg Gard, SVP R&D. While a smaller scale version of the Maverick production lines that are in operation at all Liqui-Box manufacturing locations today, this line incorporates the majority of those industry leading bag line features.
"This line will also be an avenue to test new engineering and equipment upgrades prior to commercial introduction on our manufacturing lines," states Hilton Traviss, Liqui-Box VP Engineering and Maverick cofounder.
In addition to the new Maverick bag line, Liqui-Box has begun upgrades to the DOT Transportation testing station in the Global Technology Center. This test equipment allows Liqui-Box to test products under several shipping and environmental conditions. These additional testing capabilities deliver valuable insights to Liqui-Box customers that improve not only packaging technology, but also transportation, safe handling and logistics.
Filling equipment is also an important part of the Liqui-Box product portfolio. In order to maintain an edge in the marketplace, a new Aseptipak steam filler will be operational in the Global Technology Center in the 1st quarter of 2018. The new filler will allow testing of Liqui-Box bags and fitments under higher temperature conditions; important to our customers filling requirements.
"We continue to invest in our capabilities in R&D, process, and equipment in our Global Technology Center so we can continue to meet the growing product demands of our customer base," added Gard. These capital additions continue to support Liqui-Box's strategic plan and commitment to create the most technologically advanced bag-in-box company in the world.
Liqui-Box is the leading innovator of sustainable packaging solutions for quick, fresh and cost efficient delivery of liquid and semi-liquid products. The company manufactures bag-in-box flexible packaging and pouches to serve a wide variety of global industries, including dairy, beverage, food and non-food markets. Liqui-Box also designs, manufactures and services state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment that supports the bag-in-box and stand-up pouch industries. Product applications include fountain beverage syrup, milkshake mix, coffee drinks, pumpable liquid foods such as concentrates and sauces, as well as non-food products like oils and paints. Liqui-Box offers the fastest filling equipment in the industry, best-in-class bag-making equipment, as well as consumable packaging, including film substrates, bags with fitments, and pouches. Liqui-Box is a portfolio company of Olympus Partners, a Stamford based middle market private equity firm with over 25 years of experience improving and growing packaging and other businesses.
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