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flow wrap solution for salad kits

Overview:

A Toronto-based fresh fruit and vegetable processor and repackaging company wanted to enhance their existing operations, particularly in serving retail and foodservice clients through salad kit offerings. They wanted to improve the presentation of their product by introducing more effective packaging machine.

To address their needs, Impak technical expert closely examined the company’s requirements and proposed a highly efficient solution: a Flow wrapper equipped with a built-in printer. Printing ink directly onto plastic film can be a complicated task, as the type of film used can impact ink drying time and adhesion.

A flow wrapper sealing salad kits with Best-by date printed film

Impak’s expert not only suggested the perfect blend of film and inkjet technology for the best outcome but also proposed a cost-effective solution by recommending a well-maintained, gently used machine at a more budget-friendly price point. Additionally, this expert customized the pre-owned equipment to align seamlessly with the client’s specific requirements and expectations for salad kits.

Since the implementation of the new flow wrapper, the customer has reduced its packaging cost by 15% and can print best-before dates without any further configuration.

a flow wrapper with a PRinter attached

Challenge:

The customer had a multifaceted challenge on their hands: they needed to package various items like cheese, nuts, and dressing of varying sizes simultaneously while ensuring the Best by dates were accurately printed on each package. Their goal was to achieve higher packaging speeds without any issues of smudged printing. Additionally, they aimed to reduce their packaging costs and sought a solution that would streamline their processes, minimizing labor-intensive tasks and improving overall efficiency.

After (Salad dressing with 'Best By' printed on)
Best-by salad dressing
After (Salad dressing with 'Best By' printed on)
Process & Solution:

A previous customer referred the customer to one of Impak’s Technical Applications Experts. He worked alongside the customer and proposed a flow wrapper(IMPAK AHP 450 Servo) with a built-in printer. The flow wrap machine is fully adjustable to cater to the specific needs of products with a memory of 20 different recipes. All the controls are centrally located with HMI full-color touch screen so it’s easier for the operators to set up. The system cut the packaging by bag lengths setting and print registration setting can be added with additionally installed printer as well. Servos are utilized on the drives for minimal maintenance and long-term reliability.

The people working in the plant are very happy with the ease of system operation and the fact that it is much quieter than the old system. The customer has increased their production and reduced their cost. They are now able to provide safe and secure packaging for a broader range of customers in the food industry with compliance across all sectors.

results

Lowered Cost

Since the introduction of the new system, the customer has reduced overall cost by 25%. Less material is being used resulting in a 15% savings on packaging costs.

Reduced Labour

The system works on demand and only one operator is required to put products on the machine, the customer has reduced labour by 30% and reallocated employees to other key areas in the business.

Increased Production Speeds

Overall production has been increased as the machine runs 30% faster than the previous system.

THE EQUIPMENT USED FOR THIS SOLUTION

  • Impak AHP450
AHP-450 Flow Wrapper
  • Conveyor
  • Hx Nitro Thermal Inkjet

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Impak Packaging Gertex Group Logo
Impak Packaging

400 Flint Rd.
North York, Ontario
M3J 2J4
Phone: 416-299-0960
Fax: 416-299-0961
Email: [email protected]

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FDA Approved Shrink Packaging Solution for Cake/Pizza Cartons

Overview:

A large manufacturer of cake cartons, pie cartons & pizza boxes in Toronto wanted to upgrade their existing process, and incorporate a faster and effective way to wrap cake and pizza boxes. They were wrapping on a sleeve wrapper which left open holes on each side of the package. Their customers needed a fully enclosed package to comply with food packaging guideline’s under CFIA (Canadian Food Inspection Agency) & FDA food & safety regulations.

An Impak technical application expert worked with this company to get a better understanding of their expectations and recommended a highly efficient Automatic Side Sealer for Cake Cartons, Pie Boxes & Pizza Boxes. Since the implementation of the new shrink wrapping system, the customer has reduced its packaging cost by 15% and can run different sized boxes at the required speeds without having to change the film.

Automatic Side Sealer with Shrink Tunnel

Challenge:

The customer wanted a complete enclosure due to CFIA and FDA regulations. They wanted to wrap big and heavy stacks of cake and pizza boxes at higher speeds. They wanted to cut their packaging cost and wanted a solution that was less labour intensive and more efficient.

Before (Cake Boxes on a Bundle Wrapper)

Process & Solution:

A previous customer referred the customer to one of Impak’s Technical Applications Expert. He worked alongside the customer and recommended an Automatic Side Sealer capable of running several sizes of cartons. The machine has a larger range of sizes and is fully adjustable with unlimited length. All the controls are centrally located so it’s faster and easier for the operators to set up. Since the introduction of the new side sealing system, less material is being used. The system works on demand and no operator is required. Servos are utilized on the drives for minimal maintenance and long-term reliability.

The people working in the plant are very happy with the ease of system operation and the fact that it is much quieter than the old system. The customer has increased their production and reduced their cost. They are now able to provide safe and secure packaging for a broader range of customers in the food industry with compliance across all sectors.

After (Pizza Boxes on the Automatic Side Sealer)
After ( Pizza Boxes on the Skid)

results

Lowered Cost

Since the introduction of the new system, the customer has reduced overall cost by 25%. Less material is being used resulting in a 15% savings on packaging costs.

Reduced Labour

The system works on demand and no operator is required, the customer has reduced labour by 30% and reallocated employees to other key areas in the business.

Increased Production Speeds

Overall production has been increased as the machine runs 30% faster than the previous system.

Side sealer sealing and shrinking pizza boxes, cake boxes with complete enclosure

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Name
Impak Packaging Gertex Group Logo
Impak Packaging

400 Flint Rd.
North York, Ontario
M3J 2J4
Phone: 416-299-0960
Fax: 416-299-0961
Email: [email protected]

Inquiries

416-299-0960

Parts and Service

416-299-0960

Lowest Cost Beer Can Packaging: No Corrugated!

Overview:

A craft brewer wanted to reduce their material costs by 60%, increase production by 300%, and eliminate manual labour. They were wrapping cans in a printed cardboard case and were looking to wrap both supported and unsupported cans in clear or printed shrink film with or without trays.

An Impak technical application expert worked with the craft brewer to get a better understanding of their expectations and recommended a highly efficient automatic shrink wrapper with an automatic infeed.

Since the implementation of the new shrink wrapping system, the brewer has reduced their packaging cost by 60% and reallocated labour to other key areas of their operation.

Challenge:

The Brewer had a tight budget and needed the equipment quickly. They wanted to cut their packaging costs by replacing printed cardboard cases with printed film while at the same time increase their production speeds. Their current process was very labour intensive. Production was under significant pressure from sales to deliver more product immediately.

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Process & Solution:

The craft brewer and Impak’s applications expert worked together to find the best solution. Three different options were considered. Impak combined several configurations and then proposed a system that ran at 30% over the required speeds and fit within the customer’s budget.

The solution enabled the craft brewer to shrink wrap their unsupported cans in 6 packs, 12 packs or 24 packs in printed or clear shrink film. With a quick changeover, the system can also wrap printed or clear shrink film around trays OR run trays through without wrapping them. The automatic bundle wrapper was delivered on time. To help the customer get through their immediate production surge Impak was able to supply a semi-automatic bundle wrapper on a rental basis until the system ordered was delivered and installed.

Before (4 Cans in a Cardboard Sleeve)
After (6 Cans in Printed Shrink Film)
Before (24 Cans in a Cardboard Box)
After (24 Cans in Shrink Film Supported)

results

This packaging solution has helped the brewer to reduce their overall costs by 50% and given them the ability to wrap cider, beer or other beverage products in printed or clear film. It has also enabled them to do extra profitable work as a contract packager for several of their smaller and larger competitors.

Lowered Cost: The brewer reduced its packaging cost over 50%.

Reduced Labour: With an automated system the brewer reduced labour by 60% and reallocate employees to other key areas in the business.

Increased Production Speeds: The implementation of an automated system has also increased production speeds by 50%.

Increased Product Offering: With the ability to use high quality printed graphics the customer has now begun producing higher margin products in convenient 4 packs, 6 packs, 12 packs and 24 packs and also expanded their product range.

Watch the automatic system in action wrapping 6 cans as well as 24 cans of beer!

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Name
Impak Packaging Gertex Group Logo
Impak Packaging

400 Flint Rd.
North York, Ontario
M3J 2J4
Phone: 416-299-0960
Fax: 416-299-0961
Email: [email protected]

Inquiries

416-299-0960

Parts and Service

416-299-0960

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