Aesus Sleeving FAQ's

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Sizes and Speeds

The following is a general indication of sizes handled by Aesus Banding and Sleeving machines

 

Speed Container Index System Max Length Max Diameter of sleeve Cut off system
Eco Neck Bander Up to 60/minute Inline gates 40 mm/1.5" 114 mm/4.5" Reciprocating Blade
Eco Neck Bander Up to 150/minute Starwheel 40 mm/1.5" 114 mm/4.5" Reciprocating Blade
Eco Shrink Labeller Up to 60/minute Fingers Unlimited 114 mm/4.5" Reciprocating Blade
Eco Shrink Labeller Up to 150/minute Starwheel Unlimited 114 mm/4.5" Reciprocating Blade
Delta Shrink Labeller Up to 60/minute Fingers Unlimited 190mm/7.5" Reciprocating Blade
Delta Shrink Labeller Up to 150/minute Starwheel Unlimited 190mm/7.5" Reciprocating Blade
Delta Shrink Labeller Special Up to 80/minute Starwheel Unlimited 220mm/9" Reciprocating Blade
Delta Shrink Plus Labeller Up to 200/minute Starwheel/Feed Screw Unlimited 114 mm/4.5" Spinning Knives
Premier Shrink Labeller Up to 300/minute Feed Screw Unlimited 150mm/6" Spinning Knives



Speeds are also limited by index system, and diameter of container.  Careful!   -    Speed in Containers Per minute

Band Length 1" / 25mm 2" / 50mm 3" / 75mm 4" / 100mm 5" / 125mm 6" / 150mm 7"/175mm 8"/200mm 9"/225mm 10"/250mm
Reciprocating Blade 180 160 140 120 110 100 90 80 70 60
Spinning Knives 300 300 300 275 250 225 200 175 150 125
 



 

 

 

 

 

Shrink Sleeve Materials

The following is a general indication of shrink sleeves and their characteristics. In different markets there may be different price structures and/or other film availability.
Polyvinyl Chlorine (PVC)
Polyethylene Terephthalate gly (PETg)
Polyethylene Terephthalate gLV (PETg) LV

 

 

Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)

Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
Most cost effective of the popular films used in the N. American Market
Very popular material and is still in high demand
Presently use for application that do require high shrink rates (ex. Curve bottles)
56%-64% shrink rate
50-60 degrees C Activation temp
Scuff Resistant
Receptive to water based, UV and metallic inks
Biggest negative is environmental, also use on recycled PET containers is an issue.
 

Polyethylene Terephthalate g (PETg)

Polyethylene Terephthalate g (PETg)

Petroleum based resin – pricing tied to crude oil prices
Gaining in popularity in N American Market
More environmentally friendly than PVC, compatible with most recycling set ups
Higher shrink rates; 70%-78%
70-80 degrees C Activation temp
Scuff Resistant
Receptive to water based, UV and metallic inks
Used for application that require high shrink (ex. Curved bottles)
5-7% more expensive than PVC
 

Polyethylene Terephthalate gLV (PETg) LV

 Polyethylene Terephthalate gLV (PETg) LV

Reduces shrink issues on most challenging containers
Engineered for contoured bottles that require a lot of shrink
Receptive to water based, UV and metallic inks
Shrinks 70-75% depending on container and material supplier, reduces or eliminates shrink in the machine
direction.
Material designed to grow about 1% (MD) on difficult applications to reduce smiles and frowns
Supply chain depending on supplier is usually longer than PVC and PETg
3-5% more expensive than PETg

 
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