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Example Of Packaging Design For Meat Manufacturers

Sep 11, 2020 11:02:20 AM / by Harpak-ULMA posted in Packaging Materials, Packaged Food, Packaging, packaging product, packaging automation, meat

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Packaged meatballs are one of the leading products for an industry-leading meat manufacturer.

Their product flies off grocery store shelves, and they’d like to expand into convenience stores and dollar stores. And while they do sell their meatballs in club stores, their current packaging simply isn’t efficient.

To tackle the introduction of meatballs to convenience and dollar stores, along with revamping of their club store packaging, they teamed up with Harpak-ULMA to design the proper packaging for each store.

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3 ways industrial controls help future-proof your packaging line

Sep 10, 2020 3:14:02 PM / by Harpak-ULMA posted in Packaging, packaging automation, IOT, industrial controls, open architectures

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Investing in a new packaging line requires a considerable amount of due diligence. It’s a significant expense, and an asset you expect to utilize for a long time. Maybe a very long time.

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What you need to know to quickly start syringe packaging

May 27, 2020 4:01:39 PM / by Harpak-ULMA posted in Packaging Machines, cobots, packaging automation, medical packaging, thermoforming, covid-19

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COVID-19 has created an increase in demand for medical equipment including syringes. Hospitals are increasing orders for syringes because of the influx of more patients requiring care and the inevitable mass immunization of COVID-19 once a vaccine is created and approved. Early estimates suggest that at least 70% of the population will need the vaccine including more than 300 million people in the United States.

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Time to Protect Your Produce, Peace of Mind and Bottom Line!

May 12, 2020 1:43:48 PM / by Harpak-ULMA posted in Food Packaging, Sustainability, Flowwrapping, tray seal, MAP, packaging automation, thermoforming, covid-19, produce

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Our current situation has placed a strain on the fresh food supply chain. Issues like border restrictions and workforce shortages have caused increased delays in the fresh produce trade causing large shipment of fresh produce to sit for prolonged periods of time. From the time produce is picked on a farm to when it’s eaten there’s a race against time. The tried, tested, and accepted way of packaging produce in the U.S. is not to package it at all. Most fruits and vegetables make their way through the food chain in crates, totes, cartons or some sort of vessel for distribution. This method of transporting produce through the supply chain, from farm to table, can (and does) expose the produce to germs and spoilage, ultimately resulting in health risks and unnecessary waste. 

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7 Tips on Choosing the Right Packaging Equipment & Supplier

May 6, 2020 11:23:57 AM / by Harpak-ULMA posted in Automation, Sustainability, Packaging, packaging automation, legacy equipment

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Choosing the right packaging equipment and supplier can make or break a project. There are so many different variables that it can be challenging to find the exact equipment and support that will meet your needs for now and for the future. Here we have outlined some things to consider when evaluating your options

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What are 6 points to consider when automating your cheese stick line?

Apr 29, 2020 9:54:25 AM / by Harpak-ULMA posted in Automation, Packaged Food, investment, packaging automation, flow wrapping, thermoforming, cheese

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Automation affords several major benefits for CPG packaging manufacturers. It reduces operational costs by lowering labor costs and minimizing waste from human interaction, increases throughput and productivity, and creates a safer work environment by replacing repetitive and strenuous manual jobs. 

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Go with the Flow: New Trends in Flow Wrapping

Mar 10, 2020 9:23:07 AM / by Harpak-ULMA posted in Manufacturing, Technology, Flowwrapping, cobots, sanitation, packaging automation, Industry 4.0

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Flow wrapping is a versatile packaging technique that is used for types of products. The technique is favored by production managers for its ease of use, its capacity for high volume with minimal waste, and its cost effectiveness.

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What Type of Flow Wrapping Film Should I Use?

Feb 25, 2020 3:01:46 PM / by Harpak-ULMA posted in packaging product, packaging automation, flow wrapping, film, seal integrity

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Finding the correct film type and film usage is just as important as choice of packaging method.

Flow Wrapping accommodates many types of products; from candy bars to medical devices, flow wrapping offers extensive benefits for production managers. Factors like cost-effectiveness, minimal waste and a high volume of production makes flow wrapping a preferred choice for packers.

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