A glance at the list of projects Sacmi, both completed and in progress, highlights the popularity of cap-making machines that use compression technology, a part of the CCM (continuous compression moulding) range, deemed to be the best technology the market has to offer in terms of super-short cycle times, energy savings and product quality (thanks to total process repeatability). Available in a broad range – from 24 to 80 cavities – and in several different versions to match cap type and requested productivity, the compression press can also be provided with the innovative enhanced-cooling Cool+ mould to give further reductions in cycle times and boost productivity by up to 50% compared to standard moulds. From the intrinsic advantages of compression to preform production solutions that make use of injection technology, another area in which Sacmi leads the way via the development and expansion of IPS (injection preform moulding) range. These series includes IPS 400 for moulds with up to 128 cavities, a platform that incorporates features such as new preform unloading methods, low specific consumption and design solutions that reduce lock-to-lock times to 2.1 seconds. Recent developments include Colora Cap system for high-definition colour digital printing on caps and closures.