MULTIPACKING AND CLUB PACKING
Many retailers and club stores are looking for food suppliers to offer products with less plastic packaging. In addition, companies like Costco and Sam’s Club sometimes require a trial launch to see how a product does in a club store setting. This puts pressure on the food manufacturer requiring them to have a flexible solution for a quick product launch. At Felins, we have sustainable secondary packaging equipment that uses eco-friendly materials to help you launch your products in multipacks or for retail in club stores. Whether you've been struggling to find the best food packaging machinery for multi-packing, need to reduce waste and labor costs or want to improve product quality and in-store brand awareness, we have the solution!
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Lots of material options
- Transparent, paper, film, recyclable, compostable
- Different widths
- FDA approved
- Easily switch between materials
- Fully customizable
Sustainability, especially from food processors, is demanded by consumers today. One hot dog maker identified a way to reduce packaging for club packs by 62% and kept the essential security and brand recognition packaging needed for their product.
How will you help me meet my company's cost saving mandates?
Banding is a highly sustainable form of bundling and provides a return on investment for the purchase of banding equipment and consumable materials. Switching to banding lowers transportation costs, eliminates product damage and optimizes throughput and productivity.
Are your machines safe for operators who spend upwards of 8 hours handling products?
Absolutely. Our banders reduce repetitive motion for workers, reduce labor needs and reduce the likelihood of worker injury by removing banding without sharp tools. Clean processing and excellent accessibility make handling and service simple.
Are Felins' machines available in stainless steel? Are they wash-down?
Our banders, both manual and automated, are available in stainless steel and powder coat, food-grade paint that can expand and shrink in changing temperatures without cracking or rusting. However, on all of our machines, the parts that come in direct contact with products are fully stainless. Ultrasonic banding solutions are typically at the end of the line for secondary packaging. While we offer fully stainless steel machines, they are wipe-down, not wash-down. Many customers have their banding solutions in their pack out rooms or wheel their machines in and out to avoid washdowns.
How can you help my company improve our environmental footprint?
Switching to banding reduces landfill waste by using less material, reducing transportation costs and lowering your overall carbon footprint.
Can you help serialize my products (incorporate track & trace technology)?
Inline printers allow for track and trace information, and other variable data, to be printed directly on each band as it's applied. Smart labels can be incorporated into bands for alternative tracking methods.
Can we test our products on your machines?
Yes! Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (800) 843-5667 to get in contact with a sales manager to discuss your banding project.
I have additional questions. Who should I speak to?
Fill out our contact form and a member of our Sales team reach out to answer any questions you may have. You can also email us at email@example.com or call (800) 843-5667 to get in contact with a Sales Representative.
Does banding use adhesives or glues?
Our ultrasonic banding technology does NOT require heat or adhesives to apply label bands. In fact, we refer to it as a "cold weld." With a sonotrode and generator inside the machines, ultrasonic welds are made in seconds, adhering banding material to itself.
Is banding expensive?
The most widely believed myth about banding is that the technology and consumables are too expensive. However, the most widely overlooked statistics (and prices) are those related to post-purchase productivity. Not only does introducing banding (and automation) to a production line reduce labor costs, it decreases material waste from a master carton, helps increase productivity and, ultimately, quickly generates ROI. The majority of our customers have an ROI in 12 months or less.
Are banding machines and materials FDA approved? Recyclable?
All of our materials are recyclable. With banding, minimal materials are needed to label and unitize products, therefore reducing waste. We offer papers, plastics and transparent films, all FDA-approved to come in contact with food and healthcare products. All of our materials can be pre-printed with stunning graphics to suit your branding needs and, with variable data printers, data such as expiration dates can be printed live on the banding material.
Are strapping and banding the same?
They're similar but banding is distinct with its wider yet thinner material that offers exceptional tension with zero damage to the bundled product. Also, using an ultrasonic weld instead of a heat weld improves machine performance and decreases the likelihood of jams and maintenance problems over time. Our systems have tension-adjustable ultrasonic technology. This allows for custom welds to be created for nearly any application; material can be welded just strong enough to pull apart or strong enough to require a tool for removal
Can we run your machines in a cold room?
Yes, our machines are able to run in a cold room. Our ultrasonic banding technology does not require heat to apply the bands, saving energy by not adding unnecessary heat to a cold room.