Wrapping Frozen Vegetables with Waxed Paper

March 21st, 2012

A certain percent of consumers prefer to buy their frozen vegetables in boxes rather than bags. The process calls for using waxed paper to wrap the boxes. Today we did a run off for a company looking to do a classic wrap: frozen vegetables in a box wrapped in waxed paper. They plan to run […]

March 9th, 2012

We are almost ready  to unveil our new wrapping machine. Coming soon!!

Packaging Follows Production Back On Shore

February 23rd, 2012

Calculating total cost of ownership is encouraging manufacturers to bring production back to the US. Higher productivity and increasing costs overseas are only 2 factors at work.

The Cost of Packaging by Hand

February 8th, 2012

Food and candy entrepreneurs approach us daily to learn more about automating their wrapping process.  In most cases they are either using pre-made packaging that they seal or they are packaging by hand. Sometime the packaging process has a festive atmosphere, as in those who invite friends over for wine and wrapping. At some point […]

Energy savings in Overwrapping vs. Shrink Wrap

February 3rd, 2012

When we sell an FA-ST overwrapper to replace a shrink wrapper, we always ask if they are calculating the energy savings. To a person, they never do. They calculate the film savings but never the energy savings. Last year I was touring a production facility with seven shrink wrappers. It was a lovely warm March […]

Happy New Year

December 20th, 2011

Package Machinery will be closed December 26 through January 2. If your need is urgent, please leave a message in our general mail box (which will be monitored) and someone will call you back.

Views on Packaging

December 20th, 2011

many views on packaging need to lead to sustainability and reduction of waste.

How fast can this wrapper wrap my product?

December 13th, 2011

This is probably the second question we get asked when someone inquiries about wrappers. It comes right after “How much does a wrapper cost?” It is painful to have to ask that the inquirer back up and tell us a little about their product. What factors go into answering the question of how fast can […]

Food Entrepreneurs and Packaging

December 6th, 2011

For a while now, we have been providing a guest post to the Foodpreneur Domenick Celentano. Food & Beverage on About.com focuses on food and beverage trends food entrepreneurs need to know plus tips and techniques for starting a food business or growing a food business. Our role is to provide advice on packaging and […]

scheduling 2012

December 2nd, 2011

It is not too soon to discuss the timing of wrapper installation in 2012. Talk to us soon, so that we can meet your timetable for operations. Email sales@packagemachinery.com for more info.

Happy Thanksgiving

November 23rd, 2011

Thanksgiving is a time for thinking about the things we are grateful for. I am thankful for a great group of people to work with and customers that share our value. After a year that saw record snowfall, a tornado hit our building, flooding in our neighborhoods and power outages for up to a week […]

ROI on Overwrapper

November 16th, 2011

how to calculate the ROI on overwrappers vs. alternative packaging including shrink wrappers and flow wrappers

Resource Efficient Packaging

November 9th, 2011

What tradeoffs should be made on product waste and packaging? Is there a perfect wrapping material? Progress is being made. See the discussion.

Thinking About Package Design

November 9th, 2011

The color pallet for packaging design may be changing. What will be the impact on your or your customers’ products?

October 25th, 2011

Used FA-ST overwrapper available for resale to qualified buyer. Machine is in mint condition and can be bought with full warranty. Call 413.732.4000 or email sales@packagemachinery.com quickly.

What healthcare delivery and customized wrappers have in common?

October 18th, 2011

Occasionally my worlds intersect and I find myself applying lessons from my different roles to my other life: from hospital trustee to running a customized overwrapping machinery builder. Today it was about patient satisfaction, in my role as a trustee of a hospital. Satisfaction is about meeting or exceeding expectations. Patients have expectations about what […]

Thank you for Pack Expo

October 4th, 2011

We are grateful to the many visitors we saw last week at our booth at Pack Expo who came to discuss their wrapping projects and problems. We appreciate the many compliments on our machines exhibited there.

Pack Expo next week

September 13th, 2011

Please join us at Pack Expo Booth 1308 to talk wrapping, how we can save you money and time and make you more sustainable.

Packaging Issues and Requirements for Budding Food Entrepreneurs

August 9th, 2011

Package Machinery is very pleased to be assisting Domenick Celentano The FoodPreneur and About.com in discussing packaging issues and requirements for budding food entrepreneurs. Mr Celentano’s blog is dedicated to Tips for helping the entrepreneur start a food business.Check out the Foodpreneur and Packaging 101 Food and Beverage Packaging Basics

Pure Source Recommendation

June 28th, 2011

The machine is running perfectly after all this time. You guys have a tremendous, bullet proof work horse you have built there. I know where to go for this type of equipment in the future. Steve Casper Engineering Director Pure Source Inc. FA-ST customer in 2006

Partnering for Packaging Waste Reduction

June 21st, 2011

Retailers have led the working to reduce waste in the system. Worldwide Wal-Mart has led the way by working with its vendors to find new ways to reduce packaging. For five years Wal-Mart has hosted an annual Packaging Sustainable Vendor Network and conference. This conference is designed to support Wal-Mart vendors in search of ways […]

Pack Expo Las Vegas Sept 26-28

June 21st, 2011

Please join us next week at Booth 1308 in the Central Hall to discuss what your wrapping issues are and what new machines we may have to help.

Package Machinery reopens

June 7th, 2011

Package Machinery is reopened for all business Tuesday June 7. We continue to assess tornado damage and make repairs but we have phone and email service running and will be shipping parts for customers immediately. Thank you for the outpouring of care and concern.

Tornado closes office

June 2nd, 2011

The tornado passed near our facility June 1. We are without power or phone, and State emergency rules apply, so we are closed today June 3. We are happy to report that all Package staff are safe and well. We will reopen as soon as power is restored and we are permitted to do so. […]

Packaging in the Landfill

April 4th, 2011

Green means more than reducing the carbon impact of product manufacture. Consider energy and water use too.

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