wrapping sustainably can mean savings
wrapping sustainably can mean savings
Food is the number one municipal solid waste. Packaging is a distant second. What we should do about it.
Here is a sample of a brownie wrapped on our TTDF wrapper. It saves our customers from sore fingers. We have been hearing lots of complaints from artisanal food and candy makers about sore fingers. The more successful they are at selling their brownies, cookies or candies, the more wrapping they have to do by hand […]
Candy wrapper triples productivity for small candy company.
The product has an impact on packaging options. Keeping the needs of the product and its consumer in mind may alter the selection of packaging.
Whether it is the customer with fifteen SKUs to overwrap, the one with five wrap sizes or the one that wants to wrap double stacks of some SKUs but not others, changeover on overwrapping equipment can be time consuming. Servo controls shorten the time by allowing for recipe storage and digital setting of parameters.This feature […]
packaging trends and thoughts for 2011 – What to expect and how to think about the issues.
A recent suit in England over excess packaging leads me to wonder what constitutes excess. The article illustrates the continuing concern of consumers for reduction in packaging due to shortages of landfill space and the methane gas creation by landfills. In the December 25, 2010 New York Times, Elizabeth Rosenthal writes, “British regulations on excess packaging […]
Demand for wrapping machinery will pick up in 2011 and affect sustainable operations.
See our newest whitepaper on bio-plastics roles in wrapping containing info about what makes a plastic a bio-plastic, where they come from, what they issues in using bio-plastic films.
help entrepreneurial companies grow through wrapping wrapping efficiently
The TTDF wrapper was a big hit with candy companies and interested bystanders alike. Everyone was impressed with its ease of use and speed. Equally attractive was the candy wrapped on it. Thank you to Kelly and her staff for the delicious treats.
Halloween at Pack Expo can be fun. Join us at booth S-1251.
Package Machinery will be presenting at PAC Green Den at PACK EXPO. The inventive program, “Fast Tracking Sustainable Innovation,” takes place Tuesday, Nov. 2, 1:00–4:30 pm; at McCormick Place. Lakeshore building Level 3 Room 350. PAC Green Den brings together the ingredients of successful reality television and business matchmaking: “Innovators” will present their solutions to […]
“From the entire team at Kelly’s Karamels we want to thank Package Machinery Company for their top notch service. Not only did they work with us to create a candy wrapping machine that suit our needs perfectly, PMC provided the very best in customer service and earned a life long customer. It didn’t matter which department […]
The New England Confectionery Company ( NECCO ) purchased a FAST Overwrapper from Package Machinery. At the beginning there were some reliability issues. A team from Package Machinery came in and in the true spirit of continuous improvement, they worked with us to solve any issues. The results are an incredibly reliable, robust machine that […]
Your equipment is almost “bulletproof.” I would be honored to be quoted and we are always open for you to send prospects here. Doug Farrell General Manager Redco Foods
simple, easy wrapping machinery at Pack Expo
Manufacturers should help educate consumers about packaging disposal
Treats being offered at our booth S 1251.
As we were reading Green Your Supply Chain: 7 Questions and 7 Tips, we were thinking about how inexpensively one can buy new packaging machinery these days. The question is what value do you get for your money? One critical point this article makes is that more durable and reliable equipment usually costs more. What makes […]
Recently we listened to a consumer products company’s director of manufacturing talking about how the packaging machinery people cannot speak about the consumables, but the consumables people do understand the machinery. This triggered a wrapping issue story in our brain. The first is about the customer who called last week because their wraps had become […]
There are lots of new wrapping materials out there today. Between normal new product introductions and deletions, we are also seeing films from new sources, such as cellulose, and corn. Reductions in gauge as a way of reducing both weight and cost is also a factor in changing wrapping materials. We see many customers switching […]
There has been an interesting dialog this week on the Green Packaging Forum on LinkedIn. It started with someone looking for clear but green packaging for sandwiches “for a retailer who still wants to show the sandwich ingredients while still being green.” The cool parts was this was a global conversation. Comments ranged from specific suggestions […]
One of the fun parts of our job is trying to figure out how to wrap or package different things. Here are some of the things we have been asked to package. hot dog bundles powdered metal tissues asparagus stacks of hexagonal waxed paper telephone cards scotch tape bundles fruit cake brownies frozen pies stamps […]
What our customer taught us and you can benefit from. Our customer bought a new FA-ST overwrapper to replace his 1940’s vintage FA overwrapper last year. They bought with the initial intent of using it only to wrap their shrink-wrapped, two-piece boxes of candy in seasonal gift paper. After some issues around programming the glue […]
It is not too soon for us to be thinking about what wrapping machinery we will take to Pack Expo 2010 at the end of October in Chicago….. We will be showcasing how you can save film and energy by using overwrap rather than shrink wrap or flow wrap. We have demonstrated up to 50% […]
When our customers permit and it is consumer safe, we donate all our FAT products to the local Food Bank for distribution to people in need. We might not have found this perfect outlet for product that ranges from a few cartons to a pallet load if it were not for the fact that our […]
There is a great recent article Maximizing Your Equipment Life by Determining Failure Modes by Terry Harris, in which he discusses how machinery failures can be prevented and preventive care enhanced. He says, “I have been in a few textile and oilseeds plants where the fan guard on the motor is covered with product. This […]
As we were reading Green Your Supply Chain: 7 Questions and 7 Tips, we were thinking about how inexpensively one can buy overwrappers these days. The question is what value do you get for your money? One critical point Green Your Supply Chain makes is that more durable and reliable equipment usually costs more. We do […]
Why the FA-ST is the best overwrapper on the market – technology, flexibility, customization, training and experienced support.
Productivity of candy company is enhanced by new TTDF diefold machine from Package Machinery.
Collaboration and sharing knowledge and expertise of product and wrapping machine is key to successful implementation and start up. Nothing substitutes for knowledgeable people working together.
The packaging people that Package Machinery follows to learn and think about state of the art packaging and package design are reviewed here.
New inexpensive semi-automatic machine for individual candies and small items wrap that provides quality wrap with all folds on bottom.
Green and sustainable or Green vs sustainable. Answering questions about how “green” are sustainable wrapping materials or other “new” plastics and what are the issues to consider
Overwrapped bundles (vs. shrink and flow wrap) look better and use less film and usually less energy. This makes for tremendous material savings over the life of a machine.
Lots to learn from Sustainable Packaging Coalition spring meeting. Most interesting items were WRAP, Global Packaging Partnership, World Wildlife Fund partnerships and debates over oxy-degradables.
Products from Wal-Mart were unwrapped and re-wrapped using overwrap to demonstrate reduction in film consumption and more attractive packaging.
Wal-Mart’s Sustainable Packaging Exposition is an opportunity to discuss making more attractive and sustainable wraps on products and bundles.
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