Food shrink wrappers and cardboard case PACKAGING
Food products are one of Polypack’s largest markets. Shrink packaging offers protection against dust, dirt and humidity and offers the potential for club store packs and eye-catching printed film packaging. Case and tray supported bundles are also a great way to increase palletization strength and ease the effort of distribution. Secondary Packaging presents a commercially viable promotional and merchandising canvas, having a direct impact on sales. Food producers are looking to cut their packaging costs, while placing more emphasis on creating an aesthetically pleasing package.
Polypack offers food shrink wrappers to package all types of food products, including:
Food Shrink Wrapper Packaging 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.
The JacketPack™ is an ideal alternative to RSC packaging. The JacketPack™ consists of a band of corrugate that is formed around the products and glued on a single flap. The jacketed products are then shrink wrapped to create a completely enclosed pack. This provides stacking strength and corner protection to a wide range of products, and food shrink wrappers save up to 50% on material costs when compared to traditional RSCs.
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.
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.
Bagged products are typically shrink wrapped either in bullseye (sleeve) wrap or in total closure wrap, unsupported. Because of the flexible nature of bagged products, the use of pads, trays and other supported packaging methods prevent stable palletizing, so they are not typically used. Plastic bags can be wrapped using coextruded shrink film to prevent the bags from bonding to the film during the shrink process.
Polypack's high speed total closure shrink wrap machines can be used to collate cartons and place them on a pad at high speeds. Using multiple sealing bars, higher speeds can be achieved than previous shrink wrap equipment designs.
The WR series machines are Polypack’s high-speed continuous motion and intermittent motion wraparound case packers. With corrugated wraparound packaging, a sheet of cardboard is die-cut and folded.Create tight distribution cases with less corrugate and save up to 30% on material costs .
Polypack manufactures continuous motion shrink wrappers that can be combined with a stacking product collation module on the front end of the machine. Total closure wrappers can be built to also run print registered film for retail purposes.