Grange ups pouch pack productivity

Contract packer Grange Packaging and Distribution is producing pouch packs for Kellogg’s and Fox’s Biscuits, thanks to its new Vegatronic 4000 continuous film motion, VFFS (vertical, form, fill and seal) packaging machine.
The high-speed machine from Ilapak is producing snack packs for Fox’s Rocky packs and Kellogg’s cereals.
Grange first installed an Ilapak Vegatronic 4000 machine three years ago, producing pouch packs, but says that since then demand has risen significantly, prompting it to install a further Vegatronic machine to meet growing demand.
“With market demand increasing substantially, most new clients now ask for the pouch design so the new Vegatronic machine has enabled us to increase capacity to meet the demand for this type of presentation,” explains Grange’s engineering supervisor Mike O’Brien. “The machines are versatile, producing pouch packs at high speeds, allowing us to maximise productivity.”
The Vegatronic uses a continuous film motion to form a bag from a single reel of wrapping material, unwound at a constant speed while filling and sealing the bag simultaneously.
Its motorised horizontal sealing jaws cushion the products’ drop, making it ideal for handling biscuits and other delicate snack food products.

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