Tech Team Innovation experts

Tech Team Innovation experts


Applied Polymer Research Center

Sprang-Capelle/the Netherlands

The Tech Team pushes boundaries and explores new methods and solutions. Always searching for the optimal result at the lowest cost and always at the cutting edge of technology. This is precisely why KIEFEL Packaging invests in research and development.

Our customers get support in product development, R & D, materials research, product analysis and simulation.

In Sprang-Capelle we run the following material and product tests:

  • Sample preparation
  • Impact test
  • Tensile strength
  • Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA)
  • Differential scanning calorimeter (DSC)
  • Melt Flow Index (MFI/MFR) and intrinsic viscosity
  • Moisture analysis
  • Hardness measurement
  • Density measurement
  • Oxygen permeability (OTR)
  • Layer thickness measurement
  • General microscopic examinations
  • Product measurement incl. statistical analyses
  • Product development
  • Testing of alternative materials such as PLA and other recyclable materials
Thermoforming Packaging - Lab


Prototyping up to the perfect product

Our expertise makes your prototype concept successful. We produce samples with your product design and your materials on our own thermoforming machines. Further downstream automation like rim rolling, printing, sealing and sleeving can be tested.

Sample production

We offer you the opportunity to execute trial runs on our own thermoforming machine. After a minimal investment in a simple matrix tool we quickly supply your desired sample.

Thermoforming Packaging - Lab

Research & Development

One step ahead with your products.

Lighter packaging? Increased stability? Or can material distribution be optimized so that the stack height can be reduced? These are all typical examples of development challenges that we deal with in research and development. We have the experience, the specialists and the opportunities to handle such projects ourselves.

Thermoforming Packaging - Lab
Thermoforming Packaging - Lab
Thermoforming Packaging - Lab
Thermoforming Packaging - Lab
Thermoforming Packaging - Lab

Production start

Our support for an optimal start-up.

Anyone planning a new thermoforming production plant or a new production department will find KIEFEL Packaging to be an experienced partner who can competently advise on many aspects of the thermoforming process.

We are familiar with the details of extrusion equipment, thermoforming machines, stacking systems, rim rollers and product handling systems. Together, we analyze all of the options and select the most reliable and economical systems that exactly match fit your requirements.

Continuous optimization

In order to stay competitive in the marketplace, it is important to keep up-to-date with the latest state-of-the-art production lines in the marketplace and to aim for competitive comparisons. After various analyses, we can provide information about possible changes to optimize product quality and output. We also offer training that is tailored to your needs.

Contact the Tech Team

Kiefel Packaging B.V.

Tilburgseweg 2 a
5161 DA Sprang-Capelle
The Netherlands

More Kiefel Packaging applications and services

Extensive know-how for high-performance products

Thermoforming Packaging - Trays

We provide the best conditions for manufacturing your plastics packaging.

Our KMD thermoform systems (steel rule cutting machines) produce a wide variety of packaging types including trays, containers, hinged packaging, pallets, blisters, lids, technical applications and much more.


Materials for processing e.g.: 

  • PET, PP, PS, PLA, PE

Food articles:

  • Baby food, bakery products, chocolate, ready meals, delicatessen, eggs, fruit, margarine, meat, patisserie, pet food, salad, seafood, vegetables


Non-food articles:

  • Products for medicine, horticulture, transport, cosmetics, technology, electronics
Thermoforming Packaging - Cups
Thermoforming Packaging - Coffee Capsule
Thermoforming Packaging - Cups
Thermoforming Packaging - Flowerpot
Thermoforming Packaging - Cups
Thermoforming Packaging - Flowerpot

Cup production at its best: Intelligent technology, perfect quality and high production speed combined with low costs – with Kiefel as your reliable partner.

The combination of our thermoforming machines (cup forming machines) with our efficient and innovative stacking solutions allow you to gain maximum productivity.

In short: You profit from the best price-perfomance ratio for the production of cups, lids and coffee capsules.


Materials for processing e.g.:

  • PET, PP, PS, PLA, PE

Food articles:

  • Coffee and tea capsules, drinking cups, yogurt cups, cups for deli, ice cream and fruits

Non-food articles:

  • Flower pots

One stop turnkey solutions

For product development to turnkey systems - contact us!

Turnkey Solution - Thermorunner KTR

The Blowliner flawlessly meets the high demands of the premium sector cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and foodstuffs industries.

Advanced injection-stretch-blow molding technology makes a multitude of product variants possible. High quality and transparency of packaging is a matter of course.


Materials for processing e.g.:

  • PET, PP