If you are searching for an efficient packaging process for a range of solid items, from food products to medical and pharmaceutical or even technical products, horizontal flow wrapping machines are a perfect fit. A wide range of items can be packed horizontally in pillow pack style wrapping – products are wrapped in a film that is then heat sealed at each end to ensure secure packaging.
In any industry, competition is fierce, so improving processes to get a head start over competitors is vital. Manufacturers and packaging specialists are increasingly turning to horizontal flow wrappers to pack their products and there are a range of reasons why.
Why invest in horizontal flow wrapping machines?
Reduce your costs and increase margins
Whilst horizontal flow wrappers require an initial investment, in the long term, switching to automated processes helps you save on labour costs and reduce waste. Technology ensures that the precise bag length is used every time, making sure that less film is left over. Money saved on waste and labour can quickly make up initial investment costs and help to add to profit.
It’s important to consider that flow wrapping also allows for certain products, particularly food items, to be sold in small quantities, helping to provide more choice and value for consumers, and helping to increase profit margins.
Prevent contamination and maintain freshness
Flow wrapped pillow packs are an ideal choice for products that need to be protected from outside contamination in order to ensure they are safe for the end user. Flow wrapping creates a protective barrier that seals out anything that may spoil the packaged items. For example, sealing out oxygen helps to preserve food items for longer.
Easy storage, transit and display
Flow wrapped products are easy to box or stack neatly, meaning that they take up less space when stored, are easier to pack in bulk for transport, and can safely and efficiently be stored and displayed on retail shelves without requiring extra resources.
Flow wrap films can be printed with your branding, helping to ensure that products stand out on retail shelves. From clear plastic film to completely colour printed flow wraps, there are endless possibilities to catch the consumer’s attention at the point of sale.
Increase packaging efficiency
Perhaps the biggest benefit of horizontal flow wrappers is that they are designed to complete effective packaging of larger orders in short periods of time, whilst ensuring the same level of quality packaging for each item. Faster, more efficient packaging processes mean that businesses can deal with increased demand and can meet short lead times for large orders. More efficient packaging and fast delivery helps to make a business much more attractive to potential customers.
Switch to Horizontal Flow Wrapping today
If you are ready to choose horizontal flow wrapping machines to upgrade your packaging processes, you can contact Intamac Packaging Systems today.