ELPLAST currently supplies more than 600 million meters (1.5 billion feet) of press to close zipper annually to customers in over 60 countries on 6 continents. With over 40 years’ experience in plastic processing including both profile extrusion and injection molding, you can be confident in our ability to deliver one of the highest quality zipper products on the market today. We have class leading quality processes and levels of food hygiene. We are able to achieve such high levels due to having new and modern facilities in both Europe and the US. Our plants have airlocks, anti-microbial tiling, conveyer system to minimise product handling and our employees have regular health checks. You will not find a cleaner, more efficient and greener facility anywhere. Our manufacturing processes adhere to EN ISO 22000:2005, EN ISO 14001:2004 and BRC/IoP . ELPLAST certifies compliance with FDA food contact guidelines including the guidelines established in the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990 and the USDA National Organic Program.
ELPLAST is committed to the rapid delivery of product innovation. To support this commitment we have a dedicated Innovation Station with:
- 6 Dedicated R&D extrusion lines
- Production grade pouch making equipment for best in class pack mockups
- Dedicated area for consumer testing
Our global supply network (Europe, US and Asia coming 2020) means that our customers have complete redundancy of supply providing peace of mind. EL-ZIP® brand zippers are available in over 250 different styles from 3 – 50 mm wide with sealing capability to PE, CPP, and OPP sealing layers and suitable for use in the most commonly used packaging machines and processes in the industry today.
We have a range of zippers providing specific functionality:
- Powder Resistant
- Tactile & Sound
- Tamper proof
- High speed / efficiency
We manufacture our own extrusion dies providing a quick development cycle for custom zippers to meet even the most demanding customer requirements.
A few of the advantages associated with using the EL-ZIP® brand of press to close zippers include:
- Keeps products fresher, longer
- Improved consumer convenience and confidence
- Increased original package retention improving brand recognition
- Protection against accidental spills, infestation, and environmental extremes
- Improved product security
ELPLAST press to close zippers are suitable for all products and can be found on packages containing: Coffee, tea, cappuccino, and cocoa - Spices and herbs – Cheese – Meat - Dried fruits, nuts, and snack mix – Cookies - Chewing gum - Rice and pasta - Frozen seafood - Pet food - Tobacco products - Lawn and garden products - Cosmetics and accessories - Household Product