Founded in 1984, PDC Europe specialises in shrink technology and stretch-sleeve packaging solutions, and says a commitment to excellence underpins its business.
Headquartered in Montdidier, France, PDC Europe is a global company that designs and manufactures sleeving systems for the entire packaging industry. The company constructs shrink-sleeve systems, applicators and shrink tunnels, and is the world leader in stretch-sleeve applicator technology.
Thanks to its global reputation and presence in Europe and in the US, the company manages to cover all five continents. This provides PDC Europe with a major advantage: it is close to its customers and ready to answer all their needs.
PDC Europe brings standard and bespoke solutions to its customers, providing state-of-the-art technology.
The PDC team works with customers throughout the entire process: from the early stages of the project, through to equipment installation, training and excellent post-sales service. PDC Europe is proud of its customer-focused team of engineers as they never stop thinking, innovating and looking for new solutions.
This technology is used mainly to label containers of complex or unique shapes: partial-body labelling or full-body labelling, tamper evidence and grouping/bundling. PDC Europe has a wide range of applicators entirely dedicated to shrink technology.
This variety of machines adapts to all sizes and speeds of production. Moreover, shrink sleeving cannot exist without heat. Therefore PDC Europe also builds its own heat tunnels with hot air and steam solutions, depending on customers' applications.
Stretch sleeve packaging
This technology is used in the labelling of containers with a straight or curved label panel, when the customer only wants partial labelling and bundling of products. For this technology, you have to stretch the sleeve, and when you apply it to the container it naturally 'sticks' to it thanks to natural elasticity.
Once again, PDC Europe has a wide range of machines in order to satisfy multiple customer needs. The smallest speed of production in stretch is 10ppm, while the highest is 700ppm.
The latest innovations have allowed the stretch sleeve to go one step further in its ability to cover containers with large differences in perimeters. PDC can now apply on linear or rotary machines sleeves with up to 50% deformation. If you should need more, PDC also provides dual-technology solutions, offering the best of both worlds.
Excellence in everything
'Excellence' is PDC Europe's motto: each machine has to be perfect in order to guarantee the customer a great application. The technology used is innovative, and respects the sleeve and product features.
PDC Europe is also very concerned about getting the same result it has in its laboratory back to its customers' plants. In order to do so, PDC Europe provides sleeve specification sheets and machine settings so that the customer knows exactly what type of material to use and the temperature needed for ideal shrinkage.
Excellence for the customer also comes from the manufactured machine; all parts are manufactured on site by a sister company. This vertical integration allows PDC to keep track of the industrial process and enables it to maintain high quality. The confidentiality of your projects is also under control.
PDC Europe does not provide the material, giving its customers the freedom to choose their own suppliers. Nevertheless, should a customer want help with their decision, PDC Europe has a large network of partners including converters and co-packers.
PDC Europe was founded in 1984 by Jean-Claude Vandevoorde and is today run by his children, Derek and Céline Vandevoorde. From a small business to a global company, the family adventure continues with a team of employees dedicated to their work, who "live, breathe and dream sleeving technology".
You have the questions; PDC Europe has the answers you are waiting for.