Scholle is a unique company with many different businesses. What ties it together is the vision of our founder and my father, William R. Scholle, who began the company in Chicago, Illinois, in 1947. From the invention of the bag-in-box package over 40 years ago to the introduction of aseptic filling technology, Scholle has been at the forefront of innovation in flexible packaging.
Today, Scholle Corporation has evolved into a multinational enterprise with over 2,000 employees supplying the world with such diverse products as bag-in-box packaging, metallized plastics and paper, flexible shipping containers, marine salvage devices and battery electrolyte. As always, we remain committed to providing the highest levels of quality, service and value for money in all our businesses. And we continue to find new ways to bring innovative solutions to our customers.
Liquid packaging refers to the containment of any pumpable or pourable fluid. Scholle is a leading worldwide supplier of liquid packaging solutions for food, beverage and industrial processors. Among our products are bag-in-box packaging, and bag-in-box filling equipment.
Scholle is a major global provider of flexible packaging for bulk shipping, including IBC bags and liners, FIBCs and liners, and flexitanks. These bags hold from 220 to 6,000 gallons of bulk liquids or bulk dry solids, and are used mainly for the storage and transportation of industrial compounds, food ingredients or chemicals.
Scholle ReLiner - Bottle-in-Cage Liner for Industrial and Food Products
Scholle is proud to announce a solution that eliminates the challenges associated with bottle-in-cage usage. The Scholle ReLiner is a form-fitted polyethylene bag that serves as the product contact surface, eliminating the need to clean the bottle after each use. A fresh liner every trip eliminates the potential for cross contamination and represents significant cost savings.
Scholle is the inventor and leading global supplier of bag-in-box packaging for food, beverage and industrial processors. Originally developed nearly half a century ago as a disposable container for sulfuric acid battery electrolyte, this unique packaging system consists of a flexible spouted bag held inside and supported by a rigid outside container.
Bulk Packaging and Liquids
With the growing popularity of semi-bulk IBCs as an alternative to metal cans, drums or tanks, the use of Scholle bags as liners for large-volume shipping of pumpable fluids has rapidly expanded. Scholle liquid liners are compatible with all types of IBCs: disposable collapsible returnable rigid returnable and nesting rigid returnable.
Bulk Dry Powders and Solids
Scholle now offers a full line of flexible bulk bags (FIBCs) under the brand name of Rhino®. Together with Rhino Form-Fit Liners, these create a cost-effective, durable system for storing and transporting dry products. The liners also work in boxes and bins, and come in a variety of specialty films to protect moisture-, oxygen- and static-sensitive products. The patented design of the Rhino Form-Fit Liners allows total filling capacity and complete discharge with no entrapment of valuable product.
Filling Equipment with Microprocessor Based Controls
Scholle Corporation offers a range of equipment that is designed to fill flowable products (both food and non-food) into bags for bag-in-box packaging.
- Compact, efficient design
- Durable, corrosion-resistant construction
- Microprocessor-based controls
- Flow-meter or scale volume control
- Optional vacuum cycle pre-fill
- Optional inert gas purge post-fill
Scholle offers an extensive product range to suit your needs, from single-head, manually operated filling machines to high-speed rotary equipment.
Metallized Plastics and Paper
Vacumet Corp, a wholly owned subsidiary of Scholle Corporation, is a recognized leader in vacuum metallizing and is the single largest commercial metallizing company in the world. This process imparts decorative and/or barrier properties to plastic film and paper used mainly in packaging applications but also for industrial uses.
Vacumet's metallizing process puts a precision vapor deposition of aluminum on a range of gauges of plastic film substrates. We can metallize one side or two sides of the film in one machine pass. The amount of metal laydown is carefully controlled by online optical monitors, and can vary from transparent to opaque.
Vacumet Corp. currently metallizes the following types of film: polyester, polypropylene, polyethylene, and nylon. We can handle film widths up to 130" and custom slit down to rolls as small as ½". We will metallize customer-supplied film, or we can supply the customer with film as required. Metallized film is used mainly in packaging, but has industrial applications as well.
Vacumet now offers metal deposition, surface treatment, solvent and aqueous coating, and metallizing of paper substrates primarily for labels and decorative packaging. In addition to coating and metallizing, the paper can be slit or sheeted into custom sizes.
Vacumet metallized papers promise "The Look That Sells" because they add a high-quality image that attracts customers at the point of sale. In blind side-by-side tests, consumers preferred metallized labels over their plain paper counterparts by an average of 68%. Consumers reported that metallized labels do the following:
- Are easier to read
- Convey an impression of quality
- Give brand name identification
- Appear new and improved
- Look colorful and more appealing
- Catch their eyes
Scholle has been a major supplier of electrolyte-grade sulfuric acid under the Qual brand for over half a century. Dilute sulfuric acid in bag-in-box packaging is far easier to handle than drums or carboys.
Two Bag-In-Box Package Sizes:
- 6-Quart Bag-in-Box Z-PAK
- 5-Gallon Bag-in-Box EZE-PAK
Scholle Chemical Supply produces ink and lacquer bases as well as many protective and specialty coatings for medical, printing and other applications.