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Pactur expands to South Africa.

PACTUR, a leading player in the packaging industry, is embarking on a strategic expansion into new markets, with a keen emphasis on South Africa. This ambitious initiative is marked by a collaborative partnership with Megapack Engineering, a move aimed at capitalizing on synergies and enhancing market penetration.

Megapack Engineering will play a pivotal role in this expansion, taking charge of sales and support operations in Johannesburg. The company will serve as the local arm for PACTUR, ensuring seamless distribution and efficient after-sales services for its state-of-the-art shrink wrapping machines. Johannesburg, a key economic hub, provides a strategic base for reaching diverse industries and clientele.

This collaboration signifies a commitment to offering cutting-edge packaging solutions to South African businesses. PACTUR’s advanced technology, coupled with Megapack Engineering’s local expertise, aims to address the unique needs of the market. The partnership extends beyond product distribution; it emphasizes building lasting relationships by providing reliable and prompt support services.

The decision to expand into South Africa reflects PACTUR’s recognition of the region’s growth potential and the demand for innovative packaging solutions. As the African market continues to evolve, PACTUR is positioning itself to meet the rising requirements of various industries, from manufacturing to retail.

In addition to the economic advantages, the collaboration with Megapack Engineering aligns with PACTUR’s commitment to sustainable business practices. Both companies share a dedication to environmental responsibility, ensuring that their packaging solutions are not only technologically advanced but also eco-friendly.

As PACTUR takes this significant step into the South African market, it underscores the company’s vision for global expansion and leadership in the packaging industry. The partnership with Megapack Engineering exemplifies a strategic approach to navigating new territories, combining international expertise with local insights for a mutually beneficial venture. Through this expansion, PACTUR aims to not only reach new customers but also contribute to the development and growth of the South African packaging landscape.

Pactur expands to South Africa.


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October 3(Tuesday)-6 (Friday), 2023 *Opening Hours for Visitors:10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Tokyo Big Sight East Exhibition Halls
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Pactur’s participation to Japan Pack exhibition, Tokyo, 3-6 October 2023. An important international exhibition for the Far Eastern countries. Pactur is one of the Italian flags in this international event

Striving for the realization of a better society through the promotion of trade and the prosperity of packaging and related industries as well as their user industries while contributing to industrial rationalization and the improvement of people’s lives via the exhibition of domestic and overseas packaging machinery, packaging materials, packaging material converting equipment, food processing machinery, pharmaceutical/cosmetic/daily product manufacturing machinery, logistic equipment, and related technologies and services.Japan Pack 2023
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An announcement to all our Customers and also to those, who are not our Customers yet:  PACTUR will be present, with its own booth, in the prestigious, international Exhbition INTERPACK 2023,  in Düsseldorf, from the 4th to the 10th  May (Hall 5 / Booth D01)


The new S602 shrinkwrapper presented as a novelty at INTERPACK 2023 is smaller and more compact and is managed like the others by PLC and an intuitive touch screen: positioning the second film reel up or down is a choice left to the user’s convenience .


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Paola Dozza

From pinholes to burn out, find out what your shrink wrap is telling you.

Nothing is more satisfying than a perfect shrink wrap when the package comes out of the shrink tunnel. Experienced operators know that when, on the other hand, a package comes out with imperfections, the result itself provides clues on how to adjust the system configuration to correct the problem. If you’re having problems with shrink film, all you need to do is “read” these clues about the film.

The article “Problems with Shrink Film” explains the potential underlying cause of six of the most common film problems, including burnout and pinholes, as well as the configuration adjustments that usually resolve the issue.

Three variables that affect the results of shrink wrap

 Prima di esaminare questi sei problemi comuni, è importante comprendere le variabili che influenzano il processo di retrazione. Queste tre variabili sono: dimensione del sacco, evacuazione dell’aria/perforazioni e temperatura o velocità del tunnel.

Diamo un’occhiata a come queste tre variabili influenzano il film.

Bag size

During the shrinking process, the bag must be large enough to allow the film to peel away from the product and collapse just before exiting the tunnel chamber. If the bag size is too tight, the film will contact the product too soon, resulting in fish eyes or crow’s feet. The film must first swell from the product and then collapse.

Air evacuation (drilling)

Bleeding the air out too quickly does not allow the film to inflate properly, resulting in wrinkles, crow’s feet or fish eyes. Bleeding the air out too slowly will cause bubbles, a cloudy film and potential burns. Placement of Perforations: Checking which part of the bag holds air the longest can help control shrinkage. The most critical element for the appearance of the package is the control of the air evacuation!

Tunnel temperature and speed

For a good appearance of the package, it must spend 3 to 4 seconds in the tunnel chamber. The size of the tunnel depends on the productivity. Always adjust the speed and temperature of the tunnel conveyor so that the film balloon collapses just before exiting the tunnel chamber.

Six common shrink films problems

Now that we have an understanding of the three most important variables in the shrink process, let’s look at how an incorrect machine or film setting can be seen in the final package, the most common cause, and how to correct the problem by adjusting the set up.

Problems with shrink film
Burnt problems with shrink wrap

BURNOUT: Holes or cracks in the film outside the weld line

COMMON CAUSE: Insufficient air exhaust

ADJUSTMENT: Add some perforations so that the air escapes more quickly


Problemi coi film termoretraibili

CLOUD: Film is foggy/blurred

COMMON CAUSE: The tunnel temperature is too high

ADJUSTMENT: Adjust the temperature or try speeding up the conveyor belt. You may also need to add some perforations.

Problems with shrink film
Crow’s feet

CROW’S FEET: Wrinkles at the corners and near the edges

COMMON CAUSE: Inadequate bag size: bag is too small or has too many perforations

REGULATION: The bag should inflate away from the product during the shrinking process. Adjust the size of the bag and remove some of the perforations.

Problems with shrink film
Dog ears

DOG EARS: curled film protruding at the end of the seal

COMMON CAUSE: incorrect bag size, too many perforations, time and temperature in the tunnel

ADJUSTMENT: Make adjustments to ensure the bag has 3 to 4 seconds of dwell time inside the tunnel chamber.


Problems with shrink film
Fish eyes

FISH EYES: Rounded spots near the edges

COMMON CAUSE: Inadequate bag size and/or too many perforations

REGULATION: The bag should inflate away from the product during the shrinking process. If there are too many holes, the bag won’t inflate properly, or if the bag is too small, it will contact the product too quickly. It will help to adjust the size of the bag and remove some of the perforations.

Problems with shrink film

PIN HOLE: Small holes along the gasket

COMMON CAUSE: An installation problem where there is too much tension on the film during the sealing process

ADJUSTMENT: Try making a bigger bag and loosening the tension on the film.



Do you have one or more of these problems with shrink films?

Learning to read the film markings and properly adjusting bag size, perforations and tunnel settings are the keys to ensuring proper film retraction and flawless presentation. We at Pactur have a very long experience in setting up heat-shrink machines in relation to the various products and therefore if you have problems with heat-shrink films we advise you to call us immediately if you have problems packaging your products: we will find a solution together!


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Paola Dozza - Pactur srl
Paola Dozza

Global value chains are at a critical juncture, sandwiched between growing international demand following the post-pandemic economic recovery, on the one hand, and a combination of supply shortages and transport bottlenecks, on the one hand. other. These two factors that are causing increases in the prices of raw materials, unimaginable until a few months ago. In this regard, we would like to bring you some data and some reflections, which we have, in turn, collected from popular sites.


What are the causes of increases in the prices of raw materials?

aumenti dei prezzi delle materie prime

According to authoritative experts in the field, the cause is the strong imbalance between supply and demand; this gap is constantly growing, which cannot be bridged. The most recent estimates have marked an increase in the prices of some materials in the order of 200% only in the last year and thanks to the collapse in prices that had characterized the first months of the Covid-19 pandemic, made the increase so substantial . A striking example, which closely involves our production, is made up of steel, which went from $ 380 per ton in June 2020 to $ 1,100 per ton in September 2021: a dizzying increase that reaches almost 300%. As for oil, the cost of which had collapsed in 2020 (-68%) and has since then risen sharply (+ 203%), it is possible that its price could settle at 60-75 dollars a barrel. However, all materials have had a similar story, but the negative primacy of the increases goes to copper, iron, steel, corn, coffee, wheat and soy, timber, semiconductors, plastics, cardboard for packaging, rare earths, lithium. To translate the situation into numbers, the purchase of raw materials accounts for 46.6% of the turnover of manufacturing companies and 33.1% for construction companies. To these dynamics was added towards the end of last summer (but in a process that had already been developing for some months) also a surge in energy prices, consequent to an increase in demand for hydrocarbons (natural gas in particular ) and, also in this case, the lack of supply. In fact, natural gas went from $ 1.22 per MMBtu (British Thermal Unit, a unit of measurement that is used to quantify natural gas and whose unit corresponds to approximately 28 m3) in May 2020 to $ 25.81 in September 2021. Certainly these two peaks cannot be considered as immovable reference values ​​given the frequency of price changes, but the difference gives an idea of ​​what is happening in the global energy market. The transition will lead to an increase in the costs of fossil energy sources and these are the first consequences. Within the EU, the increase in prices is also partly linked to the implementation of some of the EU’s climate policies. The increase in the cost of energy is compounded by the increases in gas and diesel, thus compromising the expected post-pandemic recovery. Meanwhile, the governments of many countries will have to manage rising inflation. Indeed, the US Fed and the ECB in Europe are already taking steps to prevent uncontrolled increases in inflation. The strong push on costs, unsustainable in some sectors, is reducing company margins and causing a rise in producer prices which in November 2021, net of energy, rose by 8.9%, a rate of change never recorded since 2001.

As we said in the beginning, we transmit this information to you for disclosure purposes, as we have received and collected it. In turn, we suffer from this situation, which inevitably affects our prices. Nonetheless, we have kept our increases as low as possible and have absorbed these general increases in a very high percentage.




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Paola Dozza

Before showing you the latest example of customization that led to Automatic packaging machines integrated with robots, I would like to report some concepts of industrial robotics and its interaction with other machinery.


The Cartesian robot is the simplest of candidate robots for automatic assembly. A Cartesian robot, also known as a linear robot and in the version as a portal robot, moves the product on Cartesian planes, i.e. in straight lines along the X, Y and Z axes.

According to the needs required by the application, a Cartesian robot can be made with linear units with belt, screw, rack or with linear motor.

The application requests dictate the work area which is however scalable, consequently it can be safely stated that the Cartesian robot is an extremely flexible robot.


Collaborative robots are anthropomorphic robots with movements on six axes designed to comply with safety, flexibility and compactness criteria and designed to work in close contact with the operator even without protective barriers around them.

Most collaborative robots can operate without the aid of protective barriers around them, unlike traditional robots which instead require expensive fences to separate the space where they operate from that in which people operate.

Ease of programming is another feature that emphasizes the flexibility of collaborative robots and Cartesian robots.

Robots allow you to optimize packaging operations because they are simple, fast and efficient. The automation of this phase of the process reduces the costs of new packages.

We at Pactur are very careful to make our automatic packaging machines comparable with fully automatic or robotic production lines.
as you can see in this example of integration with the Sysdesign line (Automatic Packaging Machines that can be integrated with robots).

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The most suitable packaging machines

There are different types of shrink wrappers and cellophane wrapping machines that differ in technology, production capacity, more or less specific needs. For example, there are packaging machines for trays – widely used in an absolutely efficient way for perishable products – there are automatic, manual, vertical and horizontal packaging machines, based on the orientation required for the packaging. The importance of a packaging machine should not be underestimated, even if the product in question is not perishable or fragile, but it must still arrive at its destination unaltered.

Furthermore, the packaging machines are distinguished from each other by the hourly production capacity. This parameter allows you to choose the model that best suits your needs while maintaining the price / performance ratio that is always efficient and favorable for the company. In fact, it is our pride to advise in the best possible way based on real needs. For us, a customer who is satisfied with the quality (and costs) is a customer with whom a continuous and lasting relationship is established with benefits on both sides.

Packaging machines: types and sectors of use

As we said before, packaging machines are necessary and indispensable tools nowadays, as they give the possibility to package the product in a safe and effective way.

The packaging machines are used in many sectors, therefore it is necessary to choose the packaging machine that best suits your needs.

Protect the product with packaging

Packaging is an element that is born with the precise purpose: to protect the product.

In fact, packaging is a barrier for various factors, such as atmospheric agents, transport, time and much more.

Based on this functionality, there are different machines capable of making a different product depending on the chosen application.

When choosing a cellophane wrapping machine, various important aspects must be considered in addition to cost, for example: the space available, the speed and the material used for packaging.

On the market we find different packaging machines based on the type of packaging and often also divided into different areas, in general you can find:

Machines for packaging in bags: it is available in model variants and the machine required for the packaging of heat-sealed bags on 4 or 3 sides (heat sealers).
Cellophane wrapping machines for stick packaging: this cellophane machine offers single-dose stick products.
Complete lines for packaging: All the machines can be designed to be integrated in a different way according to the counting, boxed and or carton groups.
Vertical packaging machines for the pharmaceutical sector: machines capable of making pharmaceutical packaging according to the diversity of the product to be packaged.

Attention to the sector

To understand exactly the importance of cellophane wrapping machines, it is necessary to shift attention towards large-scale distribution as often one of the biggest problems encountered concerns the organization.

Putting aside the size of the work environment, the choice of the packaging machine must be made through a certain criterion: THE SECTOR.

The first factor to consider is precisely this sector, as the processing area is the fundamental information for which the machine will perform its work: the food and pharmaceutical sectors are different from each other, right?

Some sectors, especially when it comes to such different areas as pharmaceuticals and food, must respond to different regulations and hygiene standards.

The areas in which they are used

Packaging is very important, as we have previously said because it acts as a barrier for the product it contains.

For this reason, the cellophane wrapping or filmmaking machines have the purpose of creating a specific packaging for each type of sector, among which we can find:

for the packaging of food products: salt, oil, baby food, pet food and much more.
in the beverage sector: drinks, coffee, water, soft drinks and so on.
filmmaking machines for personal care and home care products: wipes, detergents, detergents and so on.
Vertical cellophane wrapping machines for the pharmaceutical sector: they collect everything related to the world of medicine, therefore blisters, single-dose stick formats and so on.
Packaging machines for shrink film
The packaging process is necessary to maintain, store, transport and sell any type of product.

Having the opportunity to create packaging suitable for your type of product is essential as it means offering your customers an impeccable product and packaging in total safety by communicating all useful information for sale and consumption.

Automatic shrink wrapping machines are machines that use shrink-wrapped materials that shrink with heat.

There are several main classes of cellophane wrapping or filmmaking machines, the main differences of which are the type and thickness of the materials used:

Shrinkwrappers: normally used for polyethylene films (filming machines), for example for heat-shrink films to be applied on water bottles. The package thus obtained is called “bundle” and has two open sides, in order to facilitate the grip of the product; the bundle can also be fitted with adhesive handles, glued automatically when exiting the cabinet.
Bell-shaped shrink wrapping machines: normally used for PVC and polypropylene films.
Angular or linear shrink tunnel packaging machines.
(Pactur produces almost exclusively Shrink Wrapping and Shrink Wrapping or Wrapping Machines)

Here is a quick rundown of our shrink wrapping machines, 100% made in Italy. Also Pactur, a small company “with an artisan heart, but with an industrial vocation”, makes its modest contribution, so that the flag of Italian manufacturing flies proudly around the world.

Shrink Packaging Machines


First of all, they are economical bell-shaped packaging machines for shrink film, very performing, since they are equipped with powerful heating resistors, so that the shrink is rapid. It belongs to a category of aesthetically beautiful and economical packaging machines that can be the ideal solution for small productions.


Shrink Packaging Machines


Subsequently a range of manual angular shrink wrapping machines, moreover complete with shrink or shrink tunnel included. Overall this range is available in three models, 45, 65 and 80; in this way the packaging needs of various products are satisfied, albeit with machines that are easy to use and, moreover, with a low price. The mod. 45 also belongs to the Economic Packaging Machines such as the KLOK550.

Shrink Packaging Machines


Furthermore, the wide range of semi-automatic angular packaging machines, as they are equipped with one or two conveyor belts and a manual or semi-automatic welding arm, therefore the range of models available is really wide. As a result, nearly every packaging need is answered here. Overall, this shrink wrapping machine range includes about fifteen models.


Shrink Packaging Machines


Regarding the Auto Unica compact angular automatic angular packaging machines, some special versions have been created, based on customized customer requests, so that these simple, compact and high-performance shrink wrapping machines could meet even very specific needs. In this way, for example, the versions with stainless steel structure were born, so that they were perfectly compatible with the most demanding food environments.


cellofanatrice in acciaio inox


First of all, the compact angular automatic heat-shrink packaging machines, that is, with shrink or heat-shrink tunnel included in the same structure of the machine. Consequently, the overall dimensions are considerably contained; despite this, the performance is still considerable, especially thanks to the height adjustments of the welder, which therefore make welding very quick and thanks to the power of the tunnel, which allows excellent retraction, although its structure is decidedly reduced.


impacchettatrici per film termoretraibile


As an alternative to the compact automatic angular packaging machines, a range of automatic shrink film machines with separate shrink tunnel, rather than joined to the machine structure, in order to increase shrink performance. Therefore, the automatic angular packaging machine is connected to a longer, therefore more powerful, shrink tunnel.


impacchettatrici per film termoretraibile


In addition to the angular models, a range of automatic packaging machines for continuous sealer shrink film, consequently suitable for the packaging of both short and long products. Therefore a very flexible range, which responds to various needs. Furthermore, depending on the width of the product, it is possible to choose the most suitable model.


cellofanatrici per film termoretraibile



And even more options within the range segment of automatic continuous sealer packaging machines; in fact, for larger products, two models of continuous welding machines are available, particularly wide, therefore suitable for the packaging of medium – large size products. Moreover, the same continuous packaging machines offer the possibility of using both thick and resistant films, as well as bright and thinner films.


confezionatrice termoretraibile automatica


Otherwise, for those with very high productivity needs, a packaging machine not only with a continuous side sealer, but also with a translating transverse sealing bar, in order to speed up the sealing process. In conclusion, the most performing model of the range of automatic continuous welding machines


Shrink Packaging Machines


Finally, in addition to the range of full-closure shrink film packaging machines, there is a different segment of the range, namely shrinkwrappers. In addition, Pactur shrinkwrappers have a peculiar feature, namely both film reels placed in a low position, so that the operator can change the film easily and safely. In conclusion, a semiautomatic or automatic shrinkwrapper machine, which has its own specific distinctive character.


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