Box Bag is the latest addition to Schur Star Systems, said company representative Stefanie Engel. The four-sided bag creates a stand apart look from its two-sided competitors. Its side panels allow additional branding and a firmer base means the pack has better standing characteristics, said Engel, key account manager for tobacco business at Schur based in Flensburg, Germany. The Baltic seaport is home to one of two Schur Star Systems operating centres. The other site is in the US, in Oceanside, California.
Star Systems linked production gives manufacturers not just flexible bags but also greater flexibility in changing bag size and functionality. The company promises changeover times within five minutes. The 2060C Schur Star packaging machine can handle 80 bags per minute, running bag sizes from four to 20 inches (100–500 mm) in length and four to 18 inches (100–450 mm) tall. Maximum bag weight is 27 lbs (12 kg). It features a fully enclosed sealing cabinet and all stainless steel construction. The minimum required footprint is 28 feet (8 metres).
In November, Schur International bought Burgess Printing and Packaging in Melbourne, Australia. The company said it made the acquisition as part of a strategy to expand the Schur Star network worldwide. The Burgess acquisition “firmly anchors” Schur Star in the region, the company said.