Single-materials that are very practical and with savings of between 50% and 70% in plastic, these are Sorma’s latest proposals
Sorma Group has launched packaging and machinery onto the market to effectively reduce the plastic used in the agrifood sector. Mario Mercadini, Sales & Marketing Manager at Sorma, explained the advantages of its most outstanding new developments to Fruit Today.
The first one, the SormaBag made in woven mesh, is prepared using 3.5 g of plastic/kg of product, reducing the amount of plastic used by 50% compared to the Rosapack and saving 30% in costs. In spite of being very light, this packaging can bear up to a weight of 1.5 kg, and its single-material nature (100% polyethylene), simplifies recycling by consumers. The woven mesh Sorma bag is produced using the latest BRS-134 packaging machine model and it is perfect, for example, for citrus fruits and avocados.
On the other hand, the SormaBag flowpack is made from 100% polypropylene (5.5 g/kg). It is completely recyclable and it works as a basket, but using up to 70% less plastic. It is produced using the BSH-134 vertical packaging machine and it is designed for carrots, cherry tomatoes, courgettes or citrus fruits, amongst others, insulating the inside with an anti-misting film or including macro/micro holes as required.
The final great development presented by the company at Macfrut is the extruded mesh or woven packaging with a resealable system label on which all the data relative to the traceability and/or communication of the produce can be directly printed. It has a very practical opening and it allows consumers to reuse the bag once the produce has been consumed (citrus fruit, onions…). It is produced using the CBR 170.
European Packaging Forum
On the 4th and 5th of June, Sorma is sponsoring the European Packaging Forum that is held in Düsseldorf. “According to a study by the University of Plymouth, bio-plastics maintain their resistance three years after manufacture; they do not decompose”, Mario Mercadini comments. “We advocate sustainability through an intelligent, rational use of plastic.”