innovation & performance
Elplast developed the EL-ZIP® range of Press to Close Zippers for all key processes; both horizontal and vertical form fill seal machines along with pouch making lines. The key objective was to provide a range that would improve both the quality and functional aspects of a pack in a simple yet effective manner.see product range
Elplast is a global supplier of zip profiles with production facilities in both Europe and the US. Our progressive and innovative face is supported by the production of more than 3.2 billion feet of EL-ZIP® Press to Close Zippers in 2019 alone, which would not have been possible without our constant commitment to developing new solutions for our customers. We currently supply EL-ZIP® Press to Close Zippers to more than 1000 customers in over 60 countries on 6 continents. Our expansion plans will allow us to produce several billion metres of zip. With over 40 years’ experience in plastic processing, including both profile extrusion and injection moulding, you can be confident in our ability to deliver one of the highest quality zipper products on the market today.
innovation & performance
Dairy & Cheese
Range of easy to close, contaminant resistant and high performance zippers. Suitable for block, gated, shredded and powdered cheeses. Even our highly functional multi-profile sound zippers maintain their airtight properties which means multi serve products stay fresher for longer. Grated cheese or starch powder in the closure? The zip closure will continue to function. Our products are developed to satisfy consumers and production managers alike.
Instant Beverages & Spices
Our powder resistant closures make life easier for any powdered product. Our zippers are easy to close even when powder is present in the closure. Zipper remains airtight to protect contents from humidity ingress. Product can even be aromatised to match the contents or coloured to match your brand.
Our powder resistant products continue to work even with whey/creatine/BCCA powder in the closure. Not only do they continue to work they protect the product from any potential contamination whilst closed. If that’s not enough our zippers are created with dissymmetric opening forces. That means a 5kg pouch can be dropped on the floor and due to the high internal resistant opening force there is no spillage. However, ease of use is not comprised as the consumer side opening is kept low.
We can even colour match the zipper to your brand to further enhance your identity.
High performance reclose for high performance products.
With our multi-profile zippers closing is easy, no need to look at the zipper. Just feel it close. Perfect for consumers on the go or walking their pet. Sound features can be added to all our zippers so the opening of the pack acts like a recall for your consumer’s pet. Our range includes zippers suitable for heavy packs for main meal products and more discreet zippers ideal for treats.
All our products are engineered for high line running speeds irrespective of the process type.
Cereal & Snacks
Our zippers offer unparalleled protection against humidity ingress to keep products fresher for longer. Ideal for multi serve cereal and snack packs. Easy to close and open whilst our dissymmetric opening forces protect from accidental spillage from the product side.
Want to further enhance your brand and draw attention to the reclose feature? Zipper profile can be colour matched to reflect your brand identity.
Elplast has unparalleled levels of food hygiene and safety – see certificates. We understand the challenges of supplying this market and the importance of keeping consumers trust and confidence. We have a range of easy to use zippers that are ideal for powdered products and can have anti-tamper functionality built in.
We have robust and easy to close zippers ideal for heavier multi serve packs of meat, fish and vegetables. We also use specific polymer technology so the zipper does not become increasingly difficult to use at very low temperatures.
Bakery & Confectionary
Multi-profile zippers are ideal for packs that change shape as the product is used up. They also retain functionality even when contaminated with flour or chocolate powder and will keep products sensitive to drying out fresher for longer.
We have plenty of experience developing products for high output lines and can often bring both functional and quality improvements to any project.
Chemical & Detergent Products
Our zippers are ideal for large apertures and can have built in sounds which alert the user to pack closure. An aroma can even be added to the closure to match the contents. There are increasing options for producing child resistant zippers to protect contents from unintentional access.
Multi profile closures are ideal for the challenges posed by tobacco products. They are easy to use single handed and can be coloured to match branding. They can also have built in anti-counterfeit measures to further protect your brand.
With over 250 products in our range you are certain to find something to enhance you packs and improve consumer satisfaction. With unprecedented levels of hygienic production our products are perfect for personal care items. Our zippers can be colour matched to your brand, have anti tamper features built in and a range of functions such as feel and sound can be added. Our engineers are also on hand to help your packaging teams develop new to market pack formats. Just ask..
Lawn & Garden
Our zippers are ideal for seeds or powdered products We have a range of powder resistant products that continue to function even when contaminated as can often happen when pouring product out of the pack. Our products can also be designed with dissymmetric opening forces making them suitable for heavy packs whilst remaining easy for the consumer to open.
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