Kwik Lok Corp. (Booth No. 4643) rolls out its new “bakery closing line of the future” at IBIE 2019. The new closing line includes features that are part of the world’s first sustainable closure.

“Kwik Lok is proud to lead the way for a more sustainable future, maintaining safety and quality standards and preserving the environment for customers, employees and the planet,” said Don Carrell, chief executive officer of Kwik Lok. “Our customers are demanding more sustainable packaging solutions, and Eco-Lok is a high-quality product that reduces our carbon footprint and that of our customers.”

The line features include Eco-Lok, the 910A and a new tamper-evident laser stitch technology to keep bakery items safe. Eco-Lok, a bag closure made with sustainable materials, is the first step in the company’s drive to reduce its environmental impact. The Eco-Lok, used as a closure on consumer food products such as bakery items, is formulated with a plant-based biopolymer called NuPlastiQ that requires up to 20% fewer greenhouse gas emissions to produce than standard plastic bag closures. The new 910A Automatic Bag Closing Machine offers the reliable technology, providing a number of improved safety and operational features which can close up to 120 bags per minute.

Kwik Lok teamed up with Matthews Marking Systems (Booth No. 2708) to develop a new Laser Stitch Technology for customers looking for bag closure systems that include tamper-evident options. The 909A provides a uniform “laser stitch” that indicates whether a bag has been opened. The 909A works on high-speed lines of up to 55 bags per minute and requires minimal modifications to existing lines while taking only 10 inches of space.

“We are very excited to bring new and innovative solutions to our bakery customers,” Mr. Carrell said. “Our customers require the best, most forward-thinking solutions available so we have partnered across the industry to bring products to the show that meet the sustainability, safety and efficiency needs of today’s baker and bakery customer.”