BEVERAGE INDUSTRY PACKAGING
BEVERAGE CONTAINERS have undergone many changes over the years, but secondary
packaging has consistently remained a significant marketing element. The competition among brands continues as manufacturers design packaging in various sizes, unique geometric shape bottles, easier-to-handle packaging, and vivid graphics to gain consumer attention.
Our machines have beverage shrink wrap and cardboard packaging equipment solutions for all types of beverage containers, including:
Wine and Spirit Bottles
Pad Supported Products…and MORE!
BEVERAGE PACKING OPTIONS
Printed Shrink Film
Print registration allows for the exact placement of graphics on a shrink wrapped beverage pack. Photo eyes detect the presence of an “I-Spot” and initiate separation of the film so that each piece of film is applied to the products at the same location every time. Printed shrink wrap film continues to make headway into all industries, especially for point-of-sale retail environments. Polypack's Clearprint Machine offers equipment that can run print registered, random printed, and clear film all on the same machine.
Polypack has a patented offset packaging system to intentionally "nest" round products into predetermined geometric shapes on our Clearprint machines. Since the products are pre-nested in the shrink wrap process, there is no room for the products to shift during handling. The resulting Nested Pack® is an extremely strong, super dense pack that completely eliminates the need for trays or pads. This amounts to HUGE Savings in material costs.
Pads are typically used in order to prevent products from chiming or cutting through the shrink film during stacking and palletizing. Polypack offers pad feeding modules on several different beverage packaging machine types. We can also provide pad-support combined with printed film to create a retail ready pack that can easily stand up to the rigors of the distribution channel.
Polypack, Inc. offers patented systems for automatically applying tape carry handles to your beverage packaging shrink multipacks or singular products. These carry handles offer an important, functional consumer convenience feature that also helps to enhance shelf appeal. The carry handle bears the full load of the product, without using any corrugated material.
Corrugated trays offer pack support and help keep the rows of product properly aligned. Tray and shrink packs represent up to 50% in cost savings when compared to traditional RSC’s. Polypack offers tray loader former machines, as well as tray wrapping equipment. Our tray loader formers and beverage packaging shrink wrappers can be combined to create packs that are both distribution and retail-ready.
Label Orientation is popular in clear film multipack applications, particularly in Club Store retail packs. It allows the branding of each individual product to engage the customer head on. Label Orientation is also beneficial when products must have printed expiration dates or codes added to pre-existing graphics. Polypack offers stand-alone label orientation systems, or we can integrate a label orientation module into a shrink wrap system for a complete solution.
Glass & Plastic Bottles
Small bottles of spirits can be shrink wrapped on Polypack equipment for distribution and retail sale.
Aseptic bricks for beverages are most often sold in mutlipack format. Polypack designs and builds shrink wrap equipment for these aseptic cartons. Tetra bricks can be shrink wrapped in total closure at high speed in continuous motion. Combined with a high clarity polyolefin film, these multipacks have a high aesthetic appeal and are ready for the retail shelf.
Gable Top Cartons
Polypack's system for creating palletizable gable top multipacks uses vertical risers to provide the support needed for stacking and palletizing. As the products are collated, a vertical riser is inserted between the rows of cartons. The collated products are then shrink wrapped, resulting in a gable top multipack that can be stacked and palletized without using milk crates!