Designed to fit conveniently into travel bags, diaper bags, car consoles, and many other small pockets or spaces, individual on-the-go disinfectant wipes are handy for unexpected messy situations and as a general germ destroyer. However, individually packaging these wet wipes can prove to be a little tricky. Fortunately, FL Tècnics, a ProMach product brand and market leader of horizontal form fill machines, manufactures rollstock sachet and small pouch forming machines that make the packaging process quick and efficient. Their 1.7 and 1.7B HFFS rollstock machines, for example, customize feeds based on the product’s folded and wet condition, and the machines can be sized to match desired throughput. Use the link provided below to see their website and to find out more about their pouch filling abilities. Rollstock pouch machines effectively and efficiently packaging disinfectant wipes, at ProMach, #WeDoThat
For products that come in bulk, such as bottles, cans, jars, and other food and beverage products, shrink wrapping is an ideal secondary packaging solution. Shrink wrapped products are not only convenient for the consumer to hold and carry, they also protect the stability of the products during transportation to the store, allowing for wholesalers and retailers to sell these items as multipacks or in bulk, while providing a clean shelf display. The open end of the film shown here, also known as a bullseye enclosure, even doubles as a handle, furthering its convenience! Texwrap, a ProMach product brand, offers Tekkra shrink wrapping and bundling systems, such as their 1000 Series Continuous Motion Tray Wrapper, which is ideal for products such as bottles, cans, tubs, and other items to be multi-packed or bundled. Their shrink bundling innovations can integrate with tray packers, collation systems, labeling, palletizing, and more. Read more about these systems, ideal for supported or unsupported stable products, and watch a video of the machine in action, below. End of line packaging solutions, such as shrink wrapping bulk items for convenience and safety, at ProMach, #WeDoThat!
Texwrap produces automatic shrink wrapping systems, L-bar sealers, side sealers, tunnels, infeed solutions, and conveyor systems for the food, bakery, industrial, mailing, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, retail, printing, and publishing industries. As part of the ProMach End of Line business line, Texwrap helps packaging customers protect and grow the reputation and trust of their consumers.
4-packs and 6-packs of craft beer… A common sight at your local grocery or liquor stores, but have you ever thought about how you carry these beverages home? It’s by the can handle carrier. A lightweight piece of plastic that is easily overlooked, yet so important as it holds our cans altogether and provides us with such carrying convenience. Roberts PolyPro is a leading supplier of on-demand innovations that meet the challenges of today’s packaging marketplace for plastic packaging handles and components, such as these can handle carriers. Their Craft-Pak™ 4-pack and 6-pack can carriers have grown in popularity due to its open ring design that uses up to 30% less plastic compared to other can carriers and is 100% recyclable, as well as having two patent-pending T-clips on each can ring that securely hold cans until a consumer flips up the T-clips, releasing the can with absolutely no tugging or struggling. Creating convenient, no fuss, and better-for-the-environment can handles, at ProMach #WeDoThat!
From bottle, can, and box handle solutions, Roberts PolyPro provides on-demand innovations that meet the challenges of today’s packaging marketplace for plastic packaging handles and components. Head to the Roberts PolyPro site where you can learn more about their can and bottle carrier solutions, carton carriers, and more. www.robertspolypro.com
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!
As part of the bottling process for wine, a decision must be made around how the wine bottle is sealed and capped. There are a variety of options when it comes to closures…traditional cork, screw cap, synthetic cork, vinoseal, and more. In recent trends, there has been a rise in the use of screw caps, for which there are many benefits to using. For example, these benefits include less chance of oxygen permeating the bottle vs traditional corks, which lowers the percentage of tainted, or “corked,” bottles. Other benefits of screw caps include a generally higher quality and more reliable process compared to a few others, and it can end up being a more cost-effective application for the manufacturer.
Zalkin, a leading manufacturer of high-performance capping and cap handling systems, offers screw-on + roll-on capping heads which provide dual function cap applications designed specifically for the wine and spirits industries. These machines are capable of applying TOPP closures to glass bottles at speeds up to 900 cpm (54,000 cph). TOPP closures short for Torque-on Pilfer-Proof closures, feature a plastic, screw-on fitment inside an aluminum closure, allowing for twist-off and twist-on functionality. Said another way, it’s a capping solution that provides reclose convenience for the consumer as well as essential product security via roll-on tamper evident or pilfer proof band.
What’s more, these dual function screw-on + roll-on heads apply TOPP aluminum closures in a single operation, maintaining constant torque and adding efficiency to the bottling line operation. For a more visual demonstration, this one minute video shows how the Zalkin TM135 single head roll-on capper transfers the aluminum caps and highlights the precision at which the machine applies them to the glass bottles.
Roll-on sealing capping heads, like all Zalkin capping heads, are compatible with Zalkin freestanding rotary cappers, monobloc rotary capping turrets, and single head freestanding cappers.
Not sure what kind of capping technology you need for your product? Zalkin has written an informative white paper that reviews how to choose the appropriate capping technology based on the application. Find it here! And, you can read more about Zalkin’s capping capabilities here. Screw cap sealing for wine bottles, at ProMach, We Do That!