"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," says Greg Gard, senior vp-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," adds Hilton Traviss, Liqui-Box vp-Engineering and Maverick co-founder.
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 Q1 2018. The new filler will allow testing of Liqui-Box bags and fitments under higher temperature conditions; important to our customers filling requirements.