Secondary Food Packaging, Packaging Sustainability, Cost Savings, and Packaging Performance news and information Secondary Food Packaging, Packaging Sustainability, Cost Savings, and Packaging Performance news and information

SECONDARY FOOD PACKAGING CASE STUDIES

  • Paramount Citrus Implements End-Of-Line Solution To Accommodate Multiple Packaging Types
    Paramount Citrus Implements End-Of-Line Solution To Accommodate Multiple Packaging Types

    When projected growth surpassed manual palletizing capabilities, Paramount Citrus looked for a solution that combined the speed of automation with flexibility to accommodate multiple packaging types.

  • African Confectioner Finds Sweet Success In Energy-Efficient Packaging Line
    African Confectioner Finds Sweet Success In Energy-Efficient Packaging Line

    Kenafric is a true success story. Founded more than 25 years ago as a small family business in East Africa, the company has grown into an award-winning and market leading manufacturer across several different industries. Initially dedicated to footwear manufacturing, the company soon entered the confectionery market with a plant solely focused on candy production. Based in Nairobi, Kenya, Kenafric currently counts approximately 1500 employees, making it one of the main players in Africa’s confectionery industry.

  • Grain Millers Gets A Smooth Fill
    Grain Millers Gets A Smooth Fill

    There’s tired and there’s down for the count. Eugene, Oregon-based grain processor Grain Millers, Inc. was both before changing bagging machines in 2008. Today, with a new machine on its floor and workers who no longer have to break their backs to get the bagging job done, Grain Millers increased its production by about 40 percent.

  • How End-Of-Line Packaging Helped Save Hostess Brands
    How End-Of-Line Packaging Helped Save Hostess Brands

    From Twinkies to Ho Hos, Ding Dongs and Cup Cakes, Hostess’s various product brands are a part of the childhood memories of many Americans. Not surprisingly, the news of them vanishing forever from store shelves at the end of 2012 started a large public outcry with last supplies being bought out within hours of the news and the temporary development of a flourishing market on eBay.

  • Chocolate Manufacturer Increases From 100 To 400 Packages Per Minute With Horizontal Flow Wrapper System
    Chocolate Manufacturer Increases From 100 To 400 Packages Per Minute With Horizontal Flow Wrapper System

    Endangered Species Chocolate does not only measure success by dollar signs. As evidenced by its name, the premium chocolate company headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, donates 10 percent of its net profits to species and habitat conservation efforts. 

  • Bosch Helps Increase Production For A Leading Apple Processor With Bag Sealing Equipment
    Bosch Helps Increase Production For A Leading Apple Processor With Bag Sealing Equipment

    The company began using a patented blend of vitamins and minerals (vitamin C enriched) to stop surface browning and packaged their sliced apples in individual, family sized, and food service packages.

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SECONDARY FOOD PACKAGING WHITE PAPERS & ARTICLES

  • The Packaging Landscape: Global Trends & Regional Factors Impacting Demand, Packaging Machinery, And Market Growth
    The Packaging Landscape: Global Trends & Regional Factors Impacting Demand, Packaging Machinery, And Market Growth

    Here is what you need to know: the global packaging market is sustaining growth. According to Smithers Pira, the 2015 global packaging market was valued at about $400 billion. Growth underlines a shift in balance toward emerging markets, such as BRIC. North America showed a moderate increase from the prior year and is valued at $108 billion. Food packaging is the largest segment, accounting for 51 percent of the total market value. Beverage packaging accounts for 18 percent, followed by 6 percent for pharmaceutical.

  • Pucks: Not Just For Unstable Bottles
    Pucks: Not Just For Unstable Bottles

    Pucks are common in the cosmetics industries, particularly fragrances, where they are needed to hold odd shaped bottles. Highly finished bottles are sometimes run in pucks to keep them from getting scuffed by guide rails or other bottles on the line. Pucks with metal inserts are be used with a magnetic conveyor to carry aerosol cans through a water bath to check for propellant leaks.

  • It’s In The Can: Craft Beverage Companies Gain Speed-To-Market With A New Packaging And Labeling Strategy
    It’s In The Can: Craft Beverage Companies Gain Speed-To-Market With A New Packaging And Labeling Strategy

    For craft beer and other beverage manufacturers, business is booming. So it’s no wonder that these new and growing companies are seeking packaging and labeling solutions that help them compete effectively in the market.

  • Picking The Best Robotic Tooling For Palletizing
    Picking The Best Robotic Tooling For Palletizing

    By asking the right questions, companies can design robotic systems that maximize end-of-line efficiency and ROI.

  • Conventional Vs. Robotic Palletizing: Is Conventional Palletizing Dead?
    Conventional Vs. Robotic Palletizing: Is Conventional Palletizing Dead?

    Conventional automatic palletizers have been available since the 1950’s. In the 1990’s, gantry and then jointed arm robots made significant inroads in palletizing, leading many to conclude that the conventional palletizer’s days were numbered. Rather than getting immersed in ambiguous statistics and marketing buzzwords like “flexible” or “fixed automation,” this paper will look at the specific applications that favor each technology to determine if the future of palletizing is exclusively robotic.

  • What To Consider When Investing In Shrink Wrapping Equipment
    What To Consider When Investing In Shrink Wrapping Equipment

    What we know from experience is that business changes. Not only does the nature of packaging loads tend to change, but that labor costs, staffing, throughput, and a slew of other things change as well. Because of this, it's worth looking at options for upgrades and flexibility throughout the life of a machine before you buy one.

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SECONDARY FOOD PACKAGING PRODUCTS

Vertical Form Fill Seal Packaging for Food Applications Vertical Form Fill Seal Packaging for Food Applications
Bosch Packaging Technology offers a wide range of vertical form fill seal machines to suit your needs. Fast, repeatable changeovers between bag sizes and styles offers you the flexibility to run multiple products on a single machine or adapt to changing market demands. Bosch's proven film handling and sealing technology combined with multiple reclosure options and opening aids produces packages of superior quality that help distinguish your product at the point of sale.
Horizontal Flow Wrapper Equipment Horizontal Flow Wrapper Equipment

Bosch horizontal flow wrapping machines apply technology to achieve package quality and operation efficiency. Even our entry level flow wrapper features full servo technology for precise operation and fast changeover. Bosch wrappers, automatic infeeds, and software features save you labor and increase wrapper machine uptime.

Robotic Food Packaging Equipment Robotic Food Packaging Equipment

Using vacuum cups or mechanical grippers, a Bosch Delta robot can be created to suit nearly any application.  Two forms of automated packaging robots are available.  One is a Top Loader, the other is a Feed Placer.  In Top Load applications, the product is picked from an incoming flow and placed in a case, carton, or tray.  Feed Placers pick product from an incoming flow and place it directly into your wrapper infeed, thermoformer infeed, bucket chain conveyor, or nearly any form of a flighted or pitched conveyor.

Cartoner Forming Equipment For Food Applications Cartoner Forming Equipment For Food Applications

Bosch's Doboy line of carton formers and tray formers accommodate a wide range of blank formats and material types.

Food Bag Sealing and Closing Equipment Food Bag Sealing and Closing Equipment

Bosch offers the widest selection of bag closing machines available anywhere. For over 60 years, Bosch's Doboy line of bag sealers have led the industry. Our reputation is built on being a supplier of high-quality and dependable packaging machines.

Full Line Bagging Solutions Full Line Bagging Solutions

Umbra Packaging manufactures bag filling and sealing machinery for all sorts of dry products in the food, pharmaceutical, chemical, and agricultural industries.

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SECONDARY FOOD PACKAGING MULTIMEDIA

Robotics Expand Rapidly In Food Packaging Robotics Expand Rapidly In Food Packaging

In this podcast, Scott Reed, VP of sales, marketing and customer service with Adco Manufacturing, addresses automation and robotics in secondary packaging. Major reasons for the rapid growth of robotics in  packaging include the fact that the automation has become less expensive and offers increased precision, speed and flexibility. Reed also discusses how cartons and cases play a role in the protection of food products, while helping to build product brands.

Process Expo Sponsor Explains Show Highlights Process Expo Sponsor Explains Show Highlights

In this podcast, Grace Cular Yee, sales director of the Food Processing Suppliers Association Process Expo, discusses the mission of the FPSA and the opening of the 2015 Process Expo with more than 1,000 exhibitors. Yee explains that in addition to displays of the latest technology in food processing and packaging, the show offers educational opportunities, networking and a food collection campaign.

ISTA Addresses The Hazards Food And Packaging Face Throughout The Supply Chain ISTA Addresses The Hazards Food And Packaging Face Throughout The Supply Chain

In this podcast, Eric Hiser, VP of Technical at the International Safe Transit Authority (ISTA), discusses with Food Online Voices the safe distribution of food products and what is driving the total distance a food and its packaging travel throughout the supply chain. Hiser continues by addressing some of the hazards food products face during transit and how food manufacturers, logistics companies, and retailers are addressing them. Further, Hiser offers advice to packaging producers on how to design packaging to prevent the impact of those hazards on them.

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SECONDARY PACKAGING

Secondary Packaging designates the packaging used to group various pre-packaged products together.  Secondary packaging does not come in direct contact with the actual product and as such, its use and application usually differs distinctly from those of Primary Packaging.  Secondary Packaging is said to have two central functions:

 

Secondary Packaging plays a vital role in branding and marketing the product.  This is especially relevant in display packaging.  Secondary packaging serves to group several products together for ease of handling, transport and storage.  Logistics is a primary concern of secondary packaging.  Not only must the packaging provide for easy moving and storing, it must also be durable enough to protect the primary packaging during transport and storage.

 

Secondary packaging materials include cardboard cartons, cardboard boxes, cardboard or plastic crates, shrink wrapping.

 

Tertiary packaging is perceived as whatever specific form of packaging is used for the purpose of wide spread distribution, such as a pallet system for example, where a large number of cases of cans of soda are wrapped in shrink wrap and carried on large wooden pallets to their destination. Tertiary packaging of large objects can include the use of robotics to lift, stack and palletize products. Tertiary packaging is not often seen by the consumer, since it is typically removed when it arrives at the retail/business establishment.