ALFA Machine - Kourtoglou S.A.

Nea Kios, 21035 Argolidos
Greece

Telephone +30 27510 51561
Fax +30 27510 51191
sales@alfamachine.gr

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interpack 2017 hall map (Hall 6): stand C01

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interpack 2017 fairground map: Hall 6

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Packaging machines and devices
  • 01.02  Filling and packaging
  • 01.02.02  Form, fill and seal machines (FFS)
  • 01.02.02.03  Form, fill and seal machines (FFS) for Cups

Form, fill and seal machines (FFS) for Cups

  • 01  Packaging machines and devices
  • 01.02  Filling and packaging
  • 01.02.04  Fill and seal machines (FS)
  • 01.02.04.13  Fill and seal machines (FS) for Cups

Fill and seal machines (FS) for Cups

  • 01  Packaging machines and devices
  • 01.02  Filling and packaging
  • 01.02.04  Fill and seal machines (FS)
  • 01.02.04.20  Fill and seal machines (FS) for Tubes

Fill and seal machines (FS) for Tubes

  • 01  Packaging machines and devices
  • 01.02  Filling and packaging
  • 01.02.05  Filling machines
  • 01.02.05.12  Filling machines for Cups
  • 01  Packaging machines and devices
  • 01.02  Filling and packaging
  • 01.02.10  Packaging machines with special equipment for hygienic packaging
  • 01.02.10.02  CAP (controlled atmosphere packaging)

CAP (controlled atmosphere packaging)

  • 01  Packaging machines and devices
  • 01.07  Complete packaging lines
  • 01.07.01  Primary packaging

Primary packaging

  • 02  Packaging materials, packaging means, auxiliary packaging means and packaging production
  • 02.04  Machines for the production of packaging and packaging components
  • 02.04.11  Machines for the production of Cups

Machines for the production of Cups

Our products

Product category: Form, fill and seal machines (FFS) for Cups, Fill and seal machines (FS) for Cups, Filling machines for Cups, CAP (controlled atmosphere packaging)

Packaging Solutions

Packaging Solutions

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Product category: Form, fill and seal machines (FFS) for Cups, Fill and seal machines (FS) for Cups, Filling machines for Cups, CAP (controlled atmosphere packaging)

FM30-R1

Key Features FM30-R1/2

  • Rotational operation
  • Preformed cups/ containers/ tubs utilization
  • Up to 30 cycles per minute
  • Compact size
  • Easy to operate

The FM 30-R1/2 model is a compact fill-seal machine for preformed cups/tubs/containers, capable of working up to 30 strokes per minute. It offers high reliability with low power consumption, low maintenance costs and easy-to-use operation.

It is suitable for low up to high viscosity products as well as liquids and solids.

The operation of the machine is rotational providing many stations for different functions such as filling, sealing, inert gas supply, printing, plastic lid application etc.

FM30 - R1/2's main frame and working stations are constructed by stainless steel and anodized aluminium.

All systems are controlled by a PLC unit. All the settings and error messages are displayed on the panel.

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Product category: Form, fill and seal machines (FFS) for Cups, Fill and seal machines (FS) for Cups, Filling machines for Cups, CAP (controlled atmosphere packaging)

In Mould Labelling system

Key features and Advantages

  • Label material savings
  • Suitable for any cup geometry (vertical  or conical wall)
  • Easy label changeover
  • Superior adherence properties
  • Compact size unit
 

A very important aspect of packaging is cup decoration and labelling.

It is the most effective tool to accent the characteristics of a product, giving it a unique identity. From the practical point of view, it gives the consumer vital information about the product itself (ingredients, usage directions etc.).

So far, there have been only a couple of methods to decorate a cup/container produced by a Form Fill Seal machine. One is to install a labelling machine at the exit of the FFS line, the other to have an in-line banding system which, while it is effective in applying a 360° label around the cup, limits the shapes of cups to be labelled to only straight-wall (vertical) ones.

Alfa Machine has developed an innovative system for In Mould Labelling decoration on Form Fill Seal machines that can apply a label on vertical or conical cups, it is very effective, flexible (in terms of label changeovers), compact and cost efficient in comparison to the traditional methods. 

The available label types are suitable for adhering extremely well on virtually any cup material including polystyrene (PS), polypropylene (PP), PET etc. 

The system was presented for the first time at the Interpack 2008 and has immediately drawn attention and very positive comments due to its unrivalled advantages and applications range. Alfa Machine has already applied for a patent protection on this innovative system (Patent Pending).

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About us

Company details

After twenty six years of continuous efforts Alfa Machine is righteously considered a leading company in the field of packaging. Regarding our future, along with the innovative spirit which characterizes us and the vast experience in machine manufacturing, our best guide is our past.

1983: Alfa Machine is founded by Dimitris and Yannis Kourtoglou as a machinery manufacturing company, specializing in the food packaging sector. The Kourtoglou brothers brought with them many years of experience in the food processing industry, mainly in the canning and juice production fields. Dimitri's past employment as a mechanical engineer and Yanni's background as an electronics/electrical engineer, provided the foundations of Alfa Machine's technological expertise.

1985: While the company began its course as a Fill-Seal machinery manufacturer, in late 1985 built its first thermoforming machine – a real milestone for the company in terms of its future technological and business growth. Needless to say, this machine is still working...

1989: Alfa Machine is making its first international appearance in packaging exhibitions in Italy, Egypt and Saudi Arabia.

1995: Driven by its innovative spirit and the market's demand for a wider range of packaging solutions, Alfa Machine has developed the FRV series. The FRV was characterized a revolution of the FFS field, since it offered special cups/containers in shapes that were previously impossible to be formed on traditional FFS machines.

1996: Another milestone in the company's evolution. As a result of the acquired technological experience in manufacturing food packaging machinery, Alfa Machine has adopted a completely new designing and manufacturing system based on a holistic approach. This, also, allowed the company to modernize its facilities and international image which was further reinforced by the first participation in the Interpack exhibition. Since then, Alfa Machine has a permanent presence to the Interpack and Emballage exhibitions.

1999: In that year Alfa Machine developed a Quality Assurance system to ISO 9001 specifications, which led to obtaining the ISO 9001 Certificate in 2001. The company maintains and updates the Quality Assurance system ever since.

2007: Twenty four years since Alfa Machine was founded, it was necessary that the machine range offered should be revised to meet the future packaging demands. In this context, these future needs of the company were defined which led to the launching of the MiniForm project - in order to satisfy small/medium sized production volumes - and the total review of the machine range design. In addition to the above, the manufacturing methods were optimized and the company's facilities were further extended.

2008: After six years of strenuous research and in an effort to provide another innovation for the FFS world, Alfa Machine is launching the In Mould Labelling (IML) application system during the Interpack 2008 exhibition. This is considered a breakthrough of the thermoforming machines as the IML decoration method was only used in injection moulding until then.

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Company data

Target groups
  • Food
  • Confectionery products
  • Beverages