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This article will take an in-depth look at packaging
What will be covered will include:
What is Packaging Equipment?
Types of Packaging Machinery and Equipment
Considerations for Purchasing Packaging Equipment
Applications for Packaging Equipment
The Benefits of Packaging
And Much More…
Chapter 1: What is Packaging Equipment
Packaging equipment is machinery used to enclose and protect
products by encasing them in a container for sale, distribution,
shipping, storage, and usage. It completes a process that is an
essential part of marketing and presents the proper image and
design of a product. The term packaging equipment refers to the
machinery involved in efficiently and quickly placing a product
in a protective container or wrapping.
The packaging process is a necessity for the protection of
products and provides vital information regarding product use.
Packaging equipment reduces labor costs and increases
efficiency, and productivity. From shrink wrapping, coding and
marking to case packing and sealing, packaging equipment
completes every step of the packaging process efficiently and
The wide assortment of products, packages, materials, and goods
on the market make it necessary to have different types of
packaging equipment to meet the need. In essence, it is
impossible to have one type of packaging equipment that can
package all forms of products, which has led to the development
of a wide assortment of machines each of which has a special
The various types of packaging machines include strapping
machines, pallet wrappers, carton and container sealers, and
industrial scales. Also included are sorting, counting, and
accumulating machines as well as machines that close and seal
products with glue, caps, corks, heat seal, and other methods.
The multiple functions and special designs of packaging
equipment makes it difficult to place them in a single category
since there is a different machine for every type of packaging
requirement with custom designed machines for unique and unusual
There are accumulators for gathering goods. Batching machines
prepare items for processing or packaging while bagging
machines, banding machines, sleeving machines, and box making
machines complete other packaging processes.
Bundling machines form goods into piles for banding or wrapping
while capping machines screw caps, and carton machines make
cartons. Closing machines close and seal packages. Bottling
machines fill bottles for batching machines to collect for
wrapping machines to wrap in plastic before being placed on a
pallet to be wrapped by another wrapping machine.
The intricacy and complexing of the packing process is
efficiently and easily completed by automated or semi automated
Moving from manual through semi-automatic to totally automated
packaging processes offers benefits to some packagers. Other
than the control of labor costs, quality may be more reliable,
and throughput may be optimized.
Efforts at packaging operation automation progressively utilize
robotics and programmable logic controllers.
Large completely automatic packaging operations can include
several parts of major machinery from different manufacturers,
also conveyors and ancillary machinery. Joining such systems may
be a challenge. Often external engineering firms or consulting
firms are utilized to coordinate huge projects.
Differences Between Packaging Equipment and Packaging Machines
“Machinery” and “equipment” are used interchangeably when it
comes to packaging. In this article when discussing types,
“machinery” will refer to machines which do the actual packaging
and “equipment” will refer to machines or materials that are
part of the packaging line.
Costs Associated With Using Packaging Machinery
To understand the cost of packaging machinery, particular needs
must first be understood, the required type of machinery and the
additional selections required for the specific applications. It
is pertinent to also consider including a preventative
maintenance plan or seeking service from a dedicated technician
to arrange downtime on the customer’s terms.
With all these aspects in mind, the reality is that the
packaging machinery cost is an extremely sensitive case. This
implies the cost associated with the packaging line will vary
greatly depending on competitors. Since each packaging line is
exclusive with its own collection of materials, machinery,
energy requirements, geographical location, operators the cost
incurred from one line to the other is seldom identical.
The following discussion will look at the different dynamics of
packaging lines and the incurred costs in relation to purchasing
machines, materials, and the other components required to
properly operate the equipment.
Stages to Understanding Packaging Machinery Cost
To understand packaging machinery cost it is important to
consider the following stages:
First Stage: Questions to Ask
What first comes to mind when thinking of cost?
Price of ownership?
Is the purchasing price more important than the machine
In 3-5 years will it still be so?
How often will the machine be used?
Two times a week?
How efficient are the company maintenance technicians?
Is sophisticated equipment needed or are basic controls
Are equipment operators going to be stationary, or will they
Is it important to be on the forefront of technology, or would
it rather be left to the adventurers in the industry?
Second Stage: Determining Film Usage
Next, it is important to become more acquainted with math
included in packaging materials. Considering shrink film for
instance. Price per roll is vital though price per package is
much more important. Understanding costs of each package,
calculating it, and how to save money will go a long way in
helping to budget properly and exploit cost efficiency.
The math begins with a calculation of actual film utilization
and then leads into definite cost per package.
Film usage is found by dividing film length by film cut off and
subtracting the rewrap percentage. A film length has a standard
of 4,375 ft/roll or 52,500 inches for a 60-gauge center-folded
film. The film cut off point is 11 inches. If this is divided,
it comes to approximately 4,772 packages in each roll.
Subtracting the percentage rewrap of 3%, this film leaves
approximately 4,629 packages/roll of film.
Math Equation example:
4,375 feet/roll = 52,500 inches/roll
52,500 ÷ 11 inches of film cut-off = 4,772.73 packages/roll
4,772 × 0.03 re-wrap percentage = 143.16
4,772 - 143.16 = 4,629.57 packages/roll of film
Third Stage: Determining the Price per Package
This is much easier math, since it’s only how much each roll
costs to buy, divided by film usage. For instance when paying
$128/roll of film. This number is divided by 4,629 packages and
then multiplied by 1,000. The result is a real package fee of
$27.65 per one thousand packages.
Math Equation Example:
128 ÷ 4,629.57 = 0.2765
.2765 × 1,000 = $27.65/thousand packages
A tangible anticipation of shrink wrap package price can be
formulated using these calculations. The following tips must be
considered to reduce that number.
Negotiating Equipment Costs
While meeting with the sales rep, questions about rebates,
special offers and extra opportunities must be asked to reduce
the purchasing cost. Packaging machines are a huge investment
and there might be various methods in which the price of
purchase can be reduced.
Packaging Machinery Quotes
When buying packaging machinery there will be offers from many
sales representatives. Questions should be addressed about base
machinery and the needed options for effectively packaging
products. Many manufacturers should be contacted to get
Sometimes a virtually identical quote from one company can be
received thousands of dollars cheaper than their competitors
regardless of any major variance between theirs and other
vendors of machinery.
At times customers simply pay more for a brand name. When it
comes to packaging machinery, buying a product for its famous
brand does not always mean it will package goods the best. A
better machine could be gotten from lesser known brands which
Things to Consider When Purchasing Machines
There are many things to consider in buying and functioning
packaging machines which are not cookie-cutter answers for every
business. There are some facets of purchasing and running
packaging machines in which there are about two options. One
option might be correct for a business and wrong for another.
Buying used, refurbished or new equipment. Each of these
choices come with many diverse price points and their own
major advantages and disadvantages. As for which is correct
for a company, this will mainly depend on the budget, product
and materials chosen to run on the equipment.
Contracting versus hiring technical service. For some
companies having huge production and a packaging line which
operates 24/7, a steadfast internal service technician might
be a worthy investment, but it’s not the best choice for every
Working with distributors versus purchasing direct. Each of
these choices have different pros and cons. Which makes the
most sense is entirely reliant upon the business’ unique
needs. Getting quotations from both an OEM and a distributor
will allow comparing the pros and cons of both and help make
an informed choice on which vendor is the better fit for a
A preventative maintenance strategy is an extra cost to consider
when purchasing packaging machinery, but it’ll save thousands of
dollars. When components wear out, they might cause failures
that might result in extended interruption and lead to very
costly repairs. When on top of consistent maintenance, the risk
of more damage will be reduced.
Damage may happen to other parts of equipment when a damaged
part fails, or even risk injuring the workforce. A consistent
preventative maintenance plan strategy will significantly reduce
downtimes, keep machinery operating at peak performance and
guarantee fast repair and service calls.
Trying Different Formulations for Material
A different formulation for material might reduce cost on the
machine that runs it, such as shrink machinery and stretch
wrappers. What many companies at times miss is that there can be
more than one type of material which works for a certain
Getting a Machinery Analysis
Having representatives from several different vendors give an
analysis of existing packaging lines will provide information
about the particular packaging procedure like current materials,
equipment, and procedures. This information will enable the
company and the rep to find methods to improve upon current
procedures before progression to new machinery.
How Packaging Equipment Functions
Packaging is essential to protect products. It is now done
primarily through the usage of packaging machinery. Machinery
plays progressively significant roles such as:
Improve labor productivity. Some machine packaging equipment
is a lot quicker than manual packaging. One good example is
the candy packing equipment, as hundreds and thousands of
candy may be wrapped in minutes.
Ensuring packaging quality. Mechanical packaging is mostly
important for exported products to obtain reliable packaging.
Handle specialized needs, like inflatable packaging, skin
packaging, vacuum packaging, and pressure packaging.
Reduce labor and better working conditions for heavy or bulky
Protect employees from health problems brought by toxic or
hazardous products, dust, and avoid environmental
Reduce packaging expenses and save storage expenses for loose
goods, such as tobacco, cotton, linen, silk, etc., by easily
utilizing compression packaging.
Reliably ensure good hygiene by eradicating hand contact with
medicines and food.
Chapter 2: Types of Packaging Machinery and Equipment
This chapter will discuss the different types of packaging
machinery and equipment used.
The different types of packaging machinery include:
Filling machines or fillers are utilized for packaging, mostly
for beverage and food but for other products also. These are
used to fill either a pouch or a bottle, depending on the
product. The following are the most popular.
Auger or Agitator Filler
Augers or agitator fillers are made to fill dry mixes, like
flour and sugar. The fillers have a hopper in a cone’s shape
which holds the mix and fills it in a pouch utilizing an auger
conveyor which the agitator controls.
The mix is put in a pouch which is made from poly or paper which
is made in a collar and the pouch is sealed by a consecutive
number of dies and heaters. The interface which has the process
applying the powder is of key importance to guarantee an
Vibratory Weigh Fillers
These offer a blend of speed, versatility, and accuracy for
linear feeders. Every weighing-hopper is constructed to
accommodate the requirements for precise weights.
Constructed for oils, liquids, and thin edible products. These
fillers are constructed when they fill a tub or bottle that
enters the machinery. This emits the open bottle back on another
conveyor machine for sealing.
These are constructed for products which are counted by portions
instead of weight. These are constructed for small bottles like
other flow fillers. The filler’s hopper is set up to allow scan
counting of candy pieces or tablets.
Positive Displacement Pump Filler
Positive displacement, pump filling machinery handles a broad
range of container dimensions, fill volume, and types of
product. While originally constructed for filling gels, lotions,
and creams, these fillers also accommodate water heavy and thin
Some of the products this machinery simply fills are heavy
sauces, cosmetic creams, hair conditioners and thick shampoo,
honey, paste cleaners, hair gels, and car wax.
Vertical Form Fill Sealing Machine
Vertical form fill sealing machinery is a type of automatic
assembly line packaging system, normally utilized in the food
packaging industry, and a wide range of other products. The
machine makes stand-up pouches and plastic bags out of a flat
film roll, while filling the bags simultaneously with products
and sealing filled bags. Both liquids and solids can be bagged
utilizing this packaging system.
The machinery is loaded with a continual flat plastic film roll,
which has had labeling and artwork on the interior or exterior
of the film. While plastic is the most normally utilized
packaging material in the food industry, the machinery can also
be utilized to make continuous metalized paper, film/foil, and
fabric products vessels by altering the edge seaming/sealing
methods. For other products the film might first be put through
a sterilizing chemical wash and drying before using in the
Cartoning machinery or cartoner, is packaging machinery that
makes cartons: close, folded, erect, sealed and side seamed
cartons. Packaging machines which make carton board blanks into
cartons filled with products or bags of products or many
products into single cartons, after the filling process, the
machinery engages its slots or tabs to put adhesive and cover
both the ends of cartons wholly sealing the carton.
Cartoning machines may be grouped into two types:
Horizontal cartoning machines
Vertical cartoning machines
Cartoning machines which pick single pieces from stacks of
folded cartons and erect them, fill them with products or bags
of products or many products horizontally via open ends and
close by tucking carton end flaps or applying adhesive or glue.
The products may be pushed into the cartons by pressurized air
or through mechanical sleeves. For other applications, the
product is put manually into the carton. This kind of Cartoning
machinery is commonly used for packaging confectionery,
foodstuffs, medicine, sundry goods, cosmetics, etc.
Pallet Wrappers or Stretch Wrappers
Pallet wrappers are pervasive in numerous packaging lines
worldwide. Having substantial cost savings for big operations
over wrapping manually, utilizing pallet wrappers also exploits
the stretching capabilities of the stretch film. This guarantees
saving both money and time.
A stretch wrapper helps ensure that exact load containment for
wrapping operation is being used. For load containment, three
variables are considered:
The amount of layers or wraps on the load
The wrapping force
The thickness or gauge of the film
With this machine, a pallet is placed on a turntable that
rotates while a wrap applying system distributes the stretch
wrap onto the load. The wrap delivery system usually starts at
the bottom and up to the top then back to the bottom.
A turntable wrappers is one of the most common types of stretch
wrapping machinery and can be set up to work harmoniously with
different kinds of applications.
With straddle wrappers a load stays fixed while a wrap applying
system rotates around the load. This type of wrapper wraps light
weight and heavy unstable loads and is able to wrap low to high
Orbital wrappers are also referred to as “ringer” wraps the
pallet by going under and over the load as the load moves on a
conveyor machine into the machinery. Orbital wrappers are mainly
utilized for packaging oddly shaped or flattened products like
rolled carpets, pipes, and windows.
Ring Straddle Wrapper
These are fast wrappers that are typically capable of wrapping
200 loads an hour. These machines are at times found in the
beverage and toiletry industries. They are exceedingly
specialized equipment and only contribute a small part of
stretch wrapping machinery presently in use.
They enable the load to stay fixed while the wrap applying
system rotates around the pallet.
A shrink tunnel is a staple of many packaging lines. When
configured with the correct temperature settings, it is a
packaging powerhouse. It works by conveying a product that has
been put inside a shrink bag produced from a shrink film via a
hot tunnel which causes the heat sensitive film to shrink evenly
around the item inside.
Airflow from the machinery avoids the products from becoming too
hot. If a product is mostly sensitive, particularly heat sensing
tapes are put through the machinery to identify if the product
is suitable for packaging using a heat tunnel.
If the tapes identify that the heat tunnel is inappropriate for
packaging a product, other choices can be recommended by the
Carded Packaging Machines
These put products into a plastic shell which is backed either
by a blister board piece or another plastic piece. The three
kinds of carded packaging are skin packs, blister packs, and
clamshells. Skin packs and blister packs have plastic shells
which are built-in with blister board backers and clamshells are
entirely made from plastic shells which close as their namesake
For numerous goods, carded packaging like skin packs, blister
packs, and clamshells give safety dynamics or a visual appeal
which won’t be gotten otherwise. Blister packs are usually
utilized to package fishing lures since they provide safety from
the hooks at the same time giving a clear window to see the
product contained inside.
Skin packaging has a particular shelf appeal for tools like
wrenches, pliers, screwdrivers, and hammers. As skin packs are
frequently sealed to fit the outline of the product inside, they
enable potential customers to more closely see the package
contents physically and also hold the product within securely.
Blister Packaging Machines
They come in semi-automatic and automatic models. They have
rotating sections which hold the plastic part of the blister
pack in position.
As the section of the machinery rotates, empty plastic shells
either automatically or manually are filled with the product.
Next, blister board backers are put on the plastic shell’s back
either by machine or hand with a glue and the blister pack is
Skin Pack Machines
While blister packs and skin packs share similarities, the
machinery that makes the two are very different. Skin pack
machinery has a platform for resting the backing substrate or
blister board. The products to be packaged are placed on the
The machine puts a heated soft plastic layer which shapes itself
over the products. Vacuum sealing is often implemented to
guarantee a tight fit. The substrate then binds to the heat-seal
layer on the cardboard.
There is a distinctive dissimilarity between blister and
clamshells packs. Clamshells are a one-piece molded plastic
having a hinge. They could be sealed by a number of ways
including staples, pressed fit closures, buttons, RF, heat, etc.
Clamshell machines have an automatically closing the lid that
could be done but needs a lot of space.
These are machines which erect or unfold cardboard boxes for
filling with products. There are manual, automatic, and
semi-automatic types of this machine. On a manual machinery, a
human is needed to unfold a box, fold it or tape the box flaps
into shape by a taping machine or by hand and the box is handed
to the next worker or sent through a conveyor.
Semi-automatic erectors carry out the third and second stages
automatically through a conveyor machine which conveys the box
via areas which force it into the exact shape. The erected box
is now conveyed to a pile by conveyor machine or by hand.
An automatic case erector utilizes mechanical components like a
robotic arm to take a box from the pile, unfold, and put it onto
an automatic conveyor machine. The box then moves through the
conveyor machine and it is filled with the products and sealed
either by easy human interaction or mechanically.
The different types of packaging equipment include:
Lasers for Packaging
Lasers, in particular CO2 laser, are at maximum stage of
efficiency when processing packaging materials like paper and
cardboard, wood and derivatives, and plastics and derivatives.
A beam vaporizes a part of material as set by a defined path.
The final characteristic of the cut is dependent on the
material. CO2 laser cuts make very clean edges on many
materials. The final piece needn’t be further finished and is
Laser cutting can be utilized to cut openings and windows on
packages, to make details like easy-to-open tabs, tear openings,
filtering systems, cutting parts of packages for assembling
Laser Engraving and Marking
Laser engraving and marking utilize lasers for imprinting a mark
on material. The two procedures are very similar. In laser
marking transformation of the material happens superficially
only. Even if the sign is permanent, the material is
decolorized. In laser engraving, a deeper transformation is on
the material. The sign is very deep and it is possible to
achieve tangible feeling on the incision.
Lasers allow manufactures to engrave their logos permanently in
remarkable detail. Production batches or expiry dates can be put
on the packaging.
A label is a piece of plastic film, paper, metal, cloth, or
other material attached to a product or container, on which is
printed or written symbols or information about the product.
Packaging might have labeling affixed to or integrated with the
These can carry barcodes, pricing, UPC identification, usage
guidance, advertising, addresses, recipes, and so on. They also
can be utilized to help indicate or resist pilferage or
Pallets for Packages
A pallet is a flat transporting assembly, which supports
packages in a stable manner when it’s being lifted by a pallet
jack, forklift, a front loader, an erect crane, or a jacking
device. It is the structural basis of unit loads, which enables
storage and handling efficiencies. Shipping containers or goods
are at times placed on pallets protected with stretch wraps,
strapping, or shrink wraps and shipped.
It works perfectly with modern packaging such as intermodal
containers and corrugated boxes generally utilized for bulk
shipping. While many pallets are wooden, they can also be paper,
plastic, metal, and recycled materials.
Marking is the same as labeling. Marking is an identification
number, descriptive name, instructions, cautions, specification,
weight, or UN markings, or combinations, needed on external
packaging of dangerous materials or hazardous goods.
A collaborative robot is a double or single robotic arm which
can be trained to imitate motions or gestures. These robots
repeat the operation over and over again. Some of these robots
improve on the trained gestures. After learning from repeating
motions, they learn to carry out better work.
These robots are also made with safety measures. They have
sensors that sense when a human moves into a collaborative
space. When this occurs, the robot slows down or comes to a
complete halt. When the human exits the collaborative space, the
robot carries on with work. Many companies utilize collaborative
robots for packaging to create efficiencies in their tasks.
Collaborative robots aid companies in getting their products on
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Chapter 3: Considerations for Purchasing Packaging Equipment,
their Applications, and Benefits
This chapter will discuss the considerations when purchasing
packaging equipment as well as applications and benefits of
Important Considerations for Purchasing Packaging Machinery
A summary of considerations when purchasing packaging equipment
Type of product being packaged
Product shape, weight, and dimensions
Objectives for color and labeling
Can film be printed to meet requirements?
Way of packaging product into the flexible film
Product journey from conception to shipping to the shelving
Will it be handled frequently and/or put to rough handling
The types of environments/climates it will experience
Whether it needs specific film additions to keep it fresh
Requirements for security and anti-tampering of the completed
These considerations can be expanded and discussed as below:
Buying Direct VS. Working With Distributors
Choosing to go to the manufacturer directly is a common choice.
The manufacturer knows their machinery inside and out. As such,
they must be capable of answering a customer’s most astute
That being said, a manufacturer will evidently be biased when
answering questions about the best brand or service. There are
many semantics when purchasing from an OEM, and it is the same
with a distributor. From goods cost, to customer service, and
repair quality, distributors have their pros and cons.
Depending on many factors involving your location, budget and
other subtleties like production lines existing infrastructure,
distributors might or might not be the best option for a
There is an absolute multitude of considerations when selecting
packaging machinery and materials are some of the most important
things to consider.
In addition to packaging equipment and materials, the atmosphere
and environment also are imperative dynamics to ponder. Working
with a distributor allows review of an excess of choices and
they will be capable of helping with acquiring the correct
advice, information and products.
Extreme cold or heat must be counterbalanced by cooling or
heating systems where extreme temperatures are normal. Ensuring
the proper cooling and heating systems are in place is
One thing is for sure no customer wants to operate pneumatic
machinery. Pneumatic machinery is not only exceedingly obsolete,
but it is also negative to the environment since it utilizes an
excessive amount of electricity.
Some machinery has completely removed pneumatic parts which
results in big cost cuts since compressed air is a very costly
utility in a plant.
Since air cylinders wear out, removing pneumatics will lower
buying replacements and having to dispose of them. Other
machinery offers “lean technology” which removes film breaks.
This means there is no need to re-wrap loads and put extra
material away. Usually, machinery with lean technology utilizes
less materials with an exceptional metered delivery system of
Running eco-friendly materials is also a significant
consideration. While most of the metals which make up packaging
machines could be recycled, some materials cannot or are simply
Moving the Production Line
Depending on the machinery types running and layout of
equipment, it might be wise to make a strategy for moving the
appropriate equipment at the appropriate time. Depending on the
volume, electrical requirements, location on the line and
machinery weight, some early planning is a significant dynamic
of this procedure.
Depending on the flow of a packaging line, particular machinery
must first be installed to guarantee a timely and efficient
installation. A technical service contact or company must choose
which machinery to move first.
Buying or Leasing Packaging Machinery
Buying is a big investment for many businesses. Frequently
buyers are uncertain or uninformed about the process. One thing
to decide is whether to buy or lease the machinery. The reality
is none of the options is one size fits all. Both have their
pros and cons and a different selection of line dynamics and
applications that may suggest one is better than the other.
The considerations that will aid in deciding which the best
option for a packaging line are.
Focusing on time frame and overall needs.
Type of technology is needed?
Choosing a Packaging Machine and Material Supplier
It is important to research and investigate three suppliers and
be informed on several significant dynamics in all of them.
Location – A packaging machine supplier quite close to a
company’s geographical location will easily travel when needed
for emergency service or repairs.
Technicians – Certified and experienced technicians who
are trained to operate on packaging equipment.
Customer Service – It might be tempting to buy the
cheapest packaging material to cut costs, but buying from a
business with poor customer service, may cause a loss of the
anticipated savings. Poor service frequently means lost dollars.
Cost – When comparing, there are commonly cheap films
which have low clarity and high cost films which will shine
better and have more clarity.
Parts – Depending on the running frequency of machinery,
your downtime because of repairs or emergency service will
differ. It is imperative to ask machinery suppliers about parts
availability, lead times, and preventative maintenance
Applications of Packaging Equipment
The different applications of packaging equipment include:
Pharmacy – tablets, capsules, granulation, oral liquid
dosage, ophthalmic and ent, injectables, gels, and oral dosage
Others – agrochemicals, adhesives, fertilizer, lube oil,
coolants, varnishes, paint powder, pet foods, hardware, cement &
wall putty, pigments and dyes, foundry, inoculants, and flux.
Benefits of Packaging Equipment
Some of the benefits of packaging equipment include:
Production – When producing numerous quality products, a
full-bodied packaging line will break or make a company. This is
especially true when producing high volumes of goods in short
amounts of time. Investing tens or in some instances millions of
dollars in packaging equipment can be discouraging over the
long-term and may make it a worthy investment.
Total Cost of Ownership – This is one of the most vital
dynamics to consider while weighing options in the packaging
department. With the ideal packaging machines, a smaller labor
force will be required therefore paying out very fewer wages.
Indeed, packaging machines may come with a large price tag, but
when total cost of ownership of a packaging line is taken and
compared to manual laborers, then machinery is the most
Speed – Packaging machinery enables the packaging of more
packages per hour than manual labor. When the speed of getting
products to market is a pertinent dynamic for a business,
packaging machinery is extremely important.
Reliability – Packaging machines do not take personal,
sick, or vacation time. While interruption may happen because of
mechanical failure these issues are simply remedied. Coupled
with a scheduled preventative maintenance, packaging lines save
thousands of fruitless dollars and time.
Drawbacks of Packaging Equipment
Some of the drawbacks of packaging equipment include:
Cost –Packaging adds to production cost and the
subsequent retail price. Packaging can allude to as much as 40%
of the products selling price in industries like the cosmetic
industry. New packaging may be costly to develop, alluding to
the product's cost.
Landfill Impact – Packaging is accountable for
significant parts of waste streams. Packaging is accountable for
at least one third of municipal waste in the USA. Some waste may
be recyclable, but most materials are not suitable for
recycling. For example, recycled plastic might not be utilized
in food containers, though the original plastic was from food
containers. Much of the packaging waste ends up in landfills.
Production Footprint – Products having more packaging
also utilize more resources. About 12 million oil barrels are
utilized to produce shopping bags in the U.S.A for consumers
every year. Above 10 million barrels are utilized for making
water bottles. The production also needs energy, generally
sourced from fossil fuels, and might produce water and air
Packing equipment is pertinent in every industry because it has
the ability to influence the production cost of given products
in the business. The more competent the packing machines are,
the less costly the production is sustained and the higher the
number of sales done for that given product.
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