With the spread of the coronavirus, it’s no surprise disinfectant products (including common household cleaners) are flying off the shelves. And, while the virus is an unfortunate situation that continues to plague our world, the focus on maintaining a clean and sanitary space has never been greater.
Fortunately, ProMach, across its spectrum of product brands, has a lot of experience supporting packaging lines that produce all sorts of disinfectants and household cleaners. From filling disinfectant solutions into bottles to shrink-wrap bundling multi-pack disinfectant wipes, and from wrapping labels in a variety of ways onto different sized containers to packing cases of bottles, the proven examples run deep! Basically, if the customer can produce the product, ProMach most likely has every packaging application available to get the product out the door to retail outlets.
Bleach is a great example of a disinfectant product that ProMach is able to provide packaging solutions from beginning to end of line. This popular product, and derivations of it, is out of stock just as quickly as it is coming in. Thus, companies are needing to ramp up production goals to help keep supply in balance with the heightened demand. On the packaging side of production, a plastic bottle filled with bleach has packaging specifications from filling, capping, bottling unscrambling, bottle orienting, shrink or stretch sleeving (or other primary labeling), conveying, bundling, case sealing, palletizing, stretch wrapping, and more.
More specifically, take for instance prepping a load of unused bottles/containers that are needing to get filled. Pace works with the manufacturers of bleach to design and build bottle unscramblers that help get them organized and onto the line in the upright position. Moving down the line to filling, accuracy is often a top concern for these packaging lines. Pacific manufacturers top-fill nozzles with displacement style automatic shutoff valves that provide accuracy and high production capacity for non-foamy liquids. When zero drip is required, Pacific incorporates a nozzle-based vacuum system into both top fill and bottom-up fill nozzles. Zalkin’s high-performance capping system effectively and efficiently applies caps to the bottles. Using custom conveyance systems built by Benchmark, bottles carefully make their way to case sealing, where Wexxar Bel provides various levels of automation to bring in and form the boxes necessary to transport cases of bleach. With the help of Dekka’s tapeheads alongside Wexxar Bel’s equipment, proper seals are applied to the top and bottom, which is especially important for heavier products, such as with multiple bottles of bleach.
Of course, as mentioned earlier, the packaging solutions for bleach are not the only solutions that ProMach offers for the disinfectant industry. There’s a lot! This is why ProMach has created a campaign surrounding all the capabilities they provide for the disinfectant industry, called the We Do That for the Disinfectants Industry. With that, ProMach has tried to make the learning process quicker and easier by narrowing in on the most applicable solutions for the disinfectant industry and highlighting them on a dedicated website. We invite you to check out the website here to learn about the many parts of the packaging line that are handled by a ProMach product brand. And, be sure to be on the lookout for We Do That for the Disinfectants Industry images across all the social media sites, especially LinkedIn, which try to share relevant industry data and stories. Some past examples can be spotted here. Packaging solutions across all aspects of the packaging line for the disinfectants industry, at ProMach #WeDoThat!