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JBT’s PLF International Expands Capabilities of SeamTec™ for Infant Formula Powder Technology

SINT-NIKLAAS, Belgium (Sep. 04, 2023) — JBT Corporation’s PLF International, a leading technology solutions provider to the global food and beverage industry, announces updates to the SeamTec™ for Powder, a high-speed edition of JBT’s SeamTec™ Seamer created to better serve manufacturers of the infant formula processing industry. The new SeamTec™ for Powder handles infant formula cans with both conventional Peel Off Ends (POE) and Deep Drawn Ends (DDE) to meet the demands for more flexible packaging.

The DDE is a design innovation that enables scoops to be stored separately from the powder to ensure maximum hygiene, a top priority for infant formula producers today. Manufacturers no longer need to choose between POE or DDE with the SeamTec™ for Powder handling both solutions on the same seamer, allowing customers to switch between systems with minimal change-over time. The SeamTec™ for Powder was developed by JBT and PLF International engineers in association with a in 2014. Today, the solution is now available to all infant formula producers, making it the benchmark for clinching and closing technology for infant formula.

“The SeamTec™ for Powder is the premier seaming technology available today with its superior hygienic design, quick can diameter change-over, minimal powder spill and consistently high-quality can and seam quality,” said Ronald Annendijck, JBT’s Global Product Line Manager Filling & Closing. “As the needs of formula producers and the end-consumer evolve, JBT and PLF International continue to push the envelope in technology innovation to effectively serve them.”

The SeamTec™ for Powder and its new adaptation allows JBT to offer three solutions for infant formula producers. For customers with existing JBT SeamTec™ for Powder, POE or DDE solutions, JBT can convert their SeamTec to handle both DDE and POE. In the cases where customers operate a non-JBT seamer, JBT can take back the existing machine and install a new DDE/POE SeamTec™ for Powder.

Additionally, JBT now offers its PRoCARE® preventative maintenance with its SeamTec™ Seamers. Remote, real-time support and scheduled visits from JBT technicians will ensure the seamer is maintained in an optimum condition, thus avoiding unexpected stoppages and keeping production running.

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About PLF International

JBT Corporation’s PLF International (PLF) is the premiere provider of powder filling systems for the global food and beverage markets. For nearly 30 years, PLF International has been the leading designer and manufacturer of flexible, gentle, user-friendly powder filling machines for both rigid and semi-rigid containers. PLF’s range of filling machines are built to facilitate the stringent demands of the food, beverage, cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries with semi or fully automatic capabilities so that performance can be enhanced to meet production demands. Each machine is easy to clean with quick changeover, and ensures minimum giveaway, maximum accuracy and gentle product handling. JBT Corporation acquired PLF International in 2017. To learn more about JBT’s PLF International products, visit here.

About JBT

JBT Corporation (NYSE: JBT) is a leading global technology solutions provider to high-value segments of the food & beverage industry. JBT designs, produces and services sophisticated products and systems for a broad range of end markets, generating roughly one-half of annual revenue from recurring parts, service, rebuilds, and leasing operations. JBT Corporation employs approximately 5,200 people worldwide and operates sales, service, manufacturing and sourcing operations in more than 25 countries.