Press Release

Tamper-Evident Shrinkbander Delivers Big Performance

Pack Expo 2015. (Booth Number: C-2232) PDC International Corporation, a world leader in tamper-evident packaging and labeling machinery, displays its F-160 Evolution Shrinkbander, a flexible system for applying shrink bands around the lids of tapered and straight-wall tubs. Notably, these robust, all-mechanical systems do not use vacuum, pneumatics or spinning knives – the 3 major causes for banding machine downtime.

F-160 Shrinkbanders apply tamper evident bands 1 to 2.3 inches (25 to 60 mm) high and 2.5 to 6.75 inches (63 to 172 mm) in diameter to dairy tubs and prepackaged deli containers. Systems operate at 30 to 400 cpm, depending on container dimensions, and use dual servos for greatest reliability in product handling and sleeve feeding.


Manufacturers and contract packers who need a high-reliability shrink bander for dairy spreads, ice cream, oatmeal, prepackaged delicatessen foods, cultured products, yogurt and dessert toppings.

The F-160 is an excellent example of a compact system with a modest floor space requirement. Systems have a touch screen interface, static eliminator, and low material sensor. Other standard features include full safety enclosure, heavy-duty mechanical construction, Mitsubishi PLC control and servos, tool-less changeover, keyed run/jog switch and upstream photo-eyes. Systems also have motorized material unwind, and material-out sensors.

F-160 Shrinkbanders can be customized with additional sensors, solid stainless steel construction, Allen-Bradley PLCs and Touch Screens, power transformers and motorized height adjustment.

PDC machines band virtually all commercial packaging films, (including freezer grade films) including PVC, PET, PETG, OPS and PLA films in gauges as thin as 40 micron, (1.5 mil) depending on throughput and cap configuration.

Like all PDC packaging systems, the F-160 is made in the USA using high quality, off-the-shelf components, assuring that the cost of ownership remains low throughout the system’s long life. Systems incorporate field-proven controls technology and can be UL certified.

Demonstrations of F-160 Shrinkbanders and other PDC packaging technology can be arranged at Booth N-5136, or at the PDC research lab. The R&D lab has extensive testing capabilities, and the ability to evaluate system performance using various films and production speeds. Contact Gary Tantimonico, 203-853-1516 or PDC International. Corp., 8 Sheehan Avenue, Norwalk, CT.

Notes to Editors: Representatives from PDC Corp. are available for media interviews and speaking opportunities. If you would like to be added to the PR distribution list for future news, or to arrange an interview, please contact Gary Tantimonico.

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