A very wide number of operations made to enclose and protect products for distribution, storage, sale and use. Inside this industrial appliance, goods can be packed at different stages over their distribution chain: primary in case of first enveloping step, secondary when grouping together primary units or end of the line for bulk handling in warehouse storage or transport shipping.
Along with typical operations strictly belonging to packaging, a variety of ancillary processes related to specific products handled are commonly considered as part of the packaging industry: filling, capping and labelling in beverage, filling, dispensing, inspection and blistering in pharma, and more in food, dairy, coffe/tea, tobacco, confectionery, according to the distinctive requirements of each segment.
Still water, carbonated soft drinks, beer, wine, juice, isotonics, tea or liquid dairy products: the enclosure of liquids and capping in their bottles or containers is one of the main operations of the packaging process.
End of the line
Final stage of the entire packing process, where generally tasks are heavy duty because of the high payloads and still throughput is a mandatory need. Palletizing, wrapping, load handling are typical operations.
Flow pack operation is packaging and protecting a product with material supplied in roll stock format, ensuring flexibility in a cost sensitive task. Items can be wrapped individually, in groups, on cards or in trays.
On marketing driven business, labelling is an essential instrument to communicate branding, product placement and information to consumer. This process, that is expected from OEMs to be flexible but accurate, turns to be one of the most strategic stages of product packaging.