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Sakomoto installs AD*STAR conversion line

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Starlinger has installed a conversion line for AD*STAR block bottom valve sacks at Philippines packaging manufacturer, Sakomoto International Packaging Corp. Sakomoto supplies the local cement industry with polypropylene fabric AD*STAR sacks. It is the 300th AD*STAR conversion line installed by Starlinger globally.

Sakomoto produces around 500 million sacks every year, a figure that is expected to increase as installed cement production capacity in the Philippines rises.

“Philippine cement plants are increasingly recognising the numerous advantages of AD*STAR sacks over paper sacks, causing the market share of AD*STAR sacks to rise continuously,” Starlinger said in a press release.

The ad*starKON installed by Sakomoto is among the first of the new generation ad*starKON HX series. The new series features precise sack conversion at an operating speed of up to 140 AD*STAR sacks per minute. This represents around a 40% increase on the previous model, which has been mainly achieved by the iMOVE dynamic bag transport adjustment feature.

“For the customer, this means not just higher efficiency, but also lower energy costs and reduced manpower, as a higher number of sacks is produced in the same amount of time with the same energy consumption,” Starlinger continued.

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