Packaging Equipment, Labelling Solutions & Equipment

Packaging is the process of enclosing /encapsulating or protecting products for storage, transit, display, sale, and use. There are many different types of packaging solutions available depending on the product and a number of machines to do the job. These can be Overwrappers, Stretchbanders /Sleevewrappers, Product Handling Systems, Shrinkwrappers and custom packaging equipment. Labels are used on every kind of product to brand, decorate or provide information for the consumer and can contain, for example, pre-printed bar codes supplying, batch, stock and price information to the retailer and consumer.

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Packaging’s sustainable blueprint

1 Packaging’s sustainable blueprint

The momentum behind sustainability and shifts in consumer behaviour continues to have profound implications for the packaging industry.

In an increasingly competitive business environment, growing demand for sustainable packaging presents a unique opportunity for brands to differentiate themselves. There is a growing realisation that sustainable packaging, despite short-term cost increases, represents a commercial opportunity and a chance to help the planet.

Twinplast invests £1.5m in new extrusion line

2 Twinplast invests £1.5m in new extrusion line

Twinplast, the UK manufacturer of corrugated polypropylene solutions, has invested £1.5m in a new extrusion line to enhance its ability to deliver bespoke packaging, storage and display products.

Retail sales blossom in May – but mini sales boom is unlikely to impact the election, says Parcelhero

3 Retail sales blossom in May – but mini sales boom is unlikely to impact the election, says Parcelhero

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has released May’s retail sales figures, which show a marked contrast with April’s downturn.

New logistics robotics specialist aims to shape the future of the industry

4 New logistics robotics specialist aims to shape the future of the industry

A new UK-based robotics and automation company has been launched, which is focused on the design and build of sustainable robotic load handing and parcel sortation solutions for logistics warehouses, parcel handling facilities, manufacturing sites and e-commerce fulfilment centres.

INEOS takes steps to prevent one million tonnes of waste going to landfill each year

5 INEOS takes steps to prevent one million tonnes of waste going to landfill each year

INEOS Olefins & Polymers Europe states that it has become the first polymer producer in the world to successfully commission a new pilot line that it will use with customers to co-develop recyclable flexible packaging films.

Secure your spot at London Packaging Week 2024

6 Secure your spot at London Packaging Week 2024

London Packaging Week is set to illuminate the packaging industry this September, with thousands already snapping up free visitor passes for the must-attend exhibition of the year.

FMI view: ‘The future of packaging: Smart bundling machines and Industry 4.0’

7 FMI view: ‘The future of packaging: Smart bundling machines and Industry 4.0’

The global bundling machine market is estimated to hit a valuation of USD 4,095 million in 2024 and anticipated to reach a value of USD 5,721.3 million by 2034.

Sales revenue of bundling machines industry is projected to rise at a CAGR of 3.4% over the forecast period. The revenue generated by bundling machine in 2023 was USD 3,979.5 million. The industry is anticipated to exhibit a Y-o-Y growth of 2.5% in 2024.

Antalis Packaging adds large capacity water-activated tape (WAT) dispenser to its portfolio

8 Antalis Packaging adds large capacity water-activated tape (WAT) dispenser to its portfolio

The Optimax OM700, with a tape roll capacity of up to 255mm diameter and up to 50mm wide, and output of 60 metres per minute, is claimed to be ideal for high volume, fast-paced shipping environments.

Prowrap turbocharges growth with significant equipment and personnel investment

9 Prowrap turbocharges growth with significant equipment and personnel investment

UK-headquartered Prowrap has cemented its position as a leading hospitality food wrapping partner after it made a major strategic investment targeted at boosting multiple parts of the business.

5 ways weather-resistant packaging protects your goods during transit

10 5 ways weather-resistant packaging protects your goods during transit

With 60% of businesses in the UK currently facing supply chain issues, many are struggling to provide a perfect service to customers. 

Labelling Solutions

Labelling solutions are a wide range of products and services that help businesses to label their products and assets. These solutions can include:

  • Label printers: These devices print labels from a computer or other device. They can be used to print a variety of labels, including barcodes, QR codes, and text.
  • Labelling machines: These machines automatically apply labels to products or assets. They can be used for a variety of applications, such as product packaging, asset tracking, and inventory management.
  • Labelling software: This software helps businesses to design, print, and manage their labels. It can also be used to track the usage of labels and to generate reports.
  • Labelling consumables: These consumables include labels, ink cartridges, and cleaning supplies. They are essential for the operation of label printers and labelling machines.

Labelling solutions can help businesses to improve their efficiency, accuracy, and compliance. They can also help to improve the customer experience by providing clear and concise information about products and assets.

Here are some of the benefits of using labelling solutions:

  • Increased efficiency: Labelling solutions can help businesses to label their products and assets more quickly and easily. This can save time and money, and it can also help to improve accuracy.
  • Improved accuracy: Labelling solutions can help businesses to ensure that their labels are accurate. This is important for compliance reasons, and it can also help to prevent errors.
  • Improved customer experience: Labelling solutions can help businesses to provide clear and concise information about their products and assets. This can help customers to make informed decisions, and it can also improve the overall customer experience.

If you are looking for labelling solutions, there are a number of factors that you should consider, such as the type of labels you need, the volume of labels you need, and your budget. You should also consider the features and functionality of the labelling solutions that you are considering.

Here are some of the factors to consider when choosing labelling solutions:

  • Type of labels: The type of labels you need will depend on the application. For example, if you are labelling products for retail sale, you will need different labels than if you are labelling assets for tracking purposes.
  • Volume of labels: The volume of labels you need will affect the cost of the labelling solutions. If you only need a small number of labels, you may be able to use a hand-held label printer. However, if you need a large number of labels, you will need to use a more automated labelling solution.
  • Budget: Labelling solutions can range in price from a few hundred dollars to several thousand dollars. You will need to decide how much you are willing to spend on labelling solutions before you start shopping.
  • Features and functionality: The features and functionality of labelling solutions can vary. Some labelling solutions offer basic features, such as the ability to print text and barcodes. Other labelling solutions offer more advanced features, such as the ability to print images and to track the usage of labels.

Once you have considered these factors, you will be able to choose the labelling solutions that are right for your business.

Types of Packaging Equipment

Filling and bottling machines: These machines are used to fill liquids, powders, and other products into containers. They can be used to fill a wide variety of containers, including bottles, jars, cans, and pouches.

Forming machines: These machines are used to create the basic shape of a package. They can be used to form boxes, bags, pouches, and other types of packages.

Sealing machines: These machines are used to seal packages closed. They can use heat, glue, or other methods to seal packages.

Labeling machines: These machines are used to apply labels to packages. They can apply a variety of labels, including barcodes, product information, and promotional materials.

Palletizing machines: These machines are used to stack packages onto pallets. They can be used to stack a variety of packages, including boxes, bags, and cartons.

Shrink wrapping machines: These machines are used to shrink wrap packages. They use heat to shrink a plastic film around a package, which helps to protect the package and keep it secure.

Aerosol filling machines: These machines are used to fill aerosol cans with products such as spray paint, air freshener, and deodorant.

Blister packaging machines: These machines are used to create blister packs, which are packages that have a clear plastic window that allows the product to be seen.

Vacuum packaging machines: These machines are used to remove the air from packages, which helps to extend the shelf life of the product.

X-ray inspection machines: These machines are used to inspect packages for foreign objects or defects

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