Packaging Technology Showcase: Multi-pack Solutions Available for Dairy
Editor’s Note: Multi-pack packaging has become more and more important. Offering milk, yogurt, ice cream and cheese products such as cream cheese in bundles of three, six, 12 or more to retailers and to end users is something more and more dairies need to do to stay competitive. Packaging manufacturers know this, and are offering a greater variety of multi-pack options to the dairy industry. In Mt. Crawford, Va., Morningstar Foods packs its Hershey Flavored Milks and Shakes in 6 packs and 12 packs allowing for easy palletization with minimal secondary packaging material. In Dannon’s West Jordan Utah plant, the same technology (the Delkor Spot-Pak®) is used for much the same reasons for cup yogurt. As in other industries, dairy manufacturers are seeking and finding solutions that provide attractive packaging that palletizes easily and utilizes the least amount of material possible.
Models 400 and 250 are designed specifically for single-serve milk, but have other applications. Coupled with Delkor’s single roll continuous motion print registered film wrapper, the Model 400 becomes an effective multipacker for retail and club store packages. With the option of running multi-packs or regular bundled product in natural film, the Model 400 eliminates the need for costly outsourcing of specialty packages.
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The Schneider TP-35 Tray Packer for aseptic cartons is capable of running 200ml to 1.5-liter aseptic cartons at up to 25 trays per minute. Schneider Packaging Equipment Co., Brewerton, NY also has a new sleeve packer for cartons of frozen dessert and ice cream novelties. It is capable of running up to six sleeves per minute or up to 100 cartons per minute. Most recently the company MP-20 Multi-Packer/Bundler.
The MP-20 will take single product such as aseptic cartons or other product and collate them into a bundle, insert a "J" or "U" card if required, and shrink wrap into a bundle using either PE, PVC, or registered films. Single product is transferred onto the multipacker feed conveyor and divided into balanced lanes. Depending on J-card or registered film selection, the appropriate motions will automatically take place. If registered film is selected, the J-card function will automatically be disabled. Motions are selectable through touchscreen operation.
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For more than 35 years, Ivarson Inc. has served the food processing and packaging industry.
With the use of advanced technology each piece of equipment manufactured under the Ivarson name is engineered to exact specifications. According to Ivarson, each machine is carefully assembled ensuring you a quality product. Turnkey installations give Ivarson the experience for continuous improvement and development of equipment, benefiting existing as well as future customers, the company says. Custom-engineered machines are available to meet exact specifications.
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