Dairy industry packaging expert and inventor of FFS technology, as well as in-mould wrap-around labelling and open mould technology, Erca has more than 50 years of experience in designing packaging solutions to ensure maximum productivity combined with the expertise necessary to provide highly customized designs to enhance customer’s competitive advantage.
Erca develops FFS machines for cups and can offer an extensive variety of shapes through efficient thermoforming solutions and pioneering formats. Additionally Erca offers FS solutions for pre-formed cups with different outputs handling liquid to pasty products.
Covering all aspects of the packaging process – from consultancy and design (also the design of cups for which Erca has already got several supplier awards for the pioneering cup shapes) to production planning Erca provides equipment to fill in thermoformed cups or pre-formed cups.
Erca machines have been delivered to many of the world’s leading dairy companies all around the globe. The demand for fresh-tasting products with an extended shelf-life and retailers’ requirements for low-cost logistic concepts can only be jointly satisfied by utilizing modern machine technology capable of meeting all hygienic, economic and high efficiency requisites.
Erca’s broad range of equipment offers the appropriate machine for each product. Our customized FFS and FS machines for cups can handle all types of approved materials.
Built to ensure maximum flexibility, different products can be processed on the same machine, which can also handle both small and large volumes.
Depending on the market and product requirements, the following hygiene levels are available: ‘clean’, ‘ultra-clean’, and ‘aseptic’.
Erca can assist in the design of new packaging solutions. The research and the design for an original shape are simulated in a 3D Computer Aided Design facility. In its’ own laboratory test containers can be produced and, to date, more than 2000 different shapes have been prepared.
Samples are made to full size, from resin models or resin moulds. With the samples, it is easy to judge the suitability of a new shape and to
discuss changes with the designers.
In parallel with the standard FFS technology, Erca has developed a technology that allows you to achieve a wide variety of innovative
thermoformed shapes, with or without label, offering a wide range of cups at cost effective conditions. The economy relates primarily to the reduction of the scrap material but also on the separation of the plastic and lid scrap for easier recycling.
All machines are known for their extremely high filling accuracy. They can fill all kinds of liquid-to-pasty products, with or without particulates. Covering a wide range of filling styles, countless customized and tailor-made design possibilities are available to satisfy specific requests.
Fillers benefit from automatic, fully controlled SIP/CIP systems for maximum hygiene, and are supplied in full compliance with European regulations.
Erca S.A.S. offers you products from these product groups:
Packaging and filling machinery (340)
Machinery for moulded plastic packaging like cups, blister, trays (61)
- Forming machines for moulded plastic packaging (17)
- Sealing and closing machines for moulded plastic packaging (33)
- Multipurpose machines for moulded plastic packaging (36)
- Machinery for moulded plastic packaging like cups, blister, trays (61)