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| By Suzanne Shelley






Round foil seals are peelable, allow for residue-free removal

To eliminate tampering or contamination throughout the entire supply chain, the outlet valves of intermediate bulk containers (IBCs) often include a seal foil that must be removed by cutting prior to initial product discharge. This solution can incur some problems of its own, as the product may come in contact with metal in the aluminum residues of the foil at the cut edges and the side facing the outlet valve. This new, easy-to-handle peelable seal foil (photo) protects the outlet valve of IBCs. It consists of several layers (mainly polyethylene terephthalate). In use, a flexible tab on the round seal foil is lifted, allowing the seal to be removed completely with no tools and no residue. The new seal foil is approved for use with food, says the company. — Schütz GmbH & Co. KGaA, Selters, Germany