LoeschPack introduces cardboard wrap for chocolate bars
This September, LoeschPack will present its LTM-K cartoning machine for wrapping chocolate products at the FachPack industry fair in Nuremberg.
Ever-increasing importance is being attached to the cardboard wrap, as secondary wrapping for chocolate bars and tablets, for product sales. Depending upon the design of the articles being fed, the LTM-K packaging machine can wrap up to 1,000 products per minute as a multipack; while the fold wrapping machine, with flexible format, can produce both single and multipack styles.
Andreas Graf, LoeschPack CEO, comments: “Tightly sealed flow packs guarantee a high level of protection for the products. That’s why the flow pack solution in the carton offers an efficient, low-cost and visually attractive option for presenting products”.
He continues: “At Fachpack, we will demonstrate how two bars pre-packed in flow wrap are efficiently wrapped in carton label with the help of our compact LTM-K fold wrapping machine”.
The version of the machine being showcased in Nuremberg has a maximum output of 170 cartons per minute, with each pack containing two square-shaped chocolate bars. “Depending upon the articles being fed into it, the LTM-K even allows for a mechanical output capacity of up to 220 products per minute”, Graf adds.
Rapid and flexible format changeover
The cardboard is processed from a flat, pre-cut blank. “In contrast to pre-glued carton blanks, this alternative is clearly more economic as this step in the value added chain takes place on the fold wrapping machine itself”, Graf notes.
The bottom seam is sealed using hot-setting glue, and the side tabs are then tucked in and also optionally sealed as a temper-evident seal. This allows for the processing of differing quality cartons. The machine features a large format range for rapid, flexible changeover.
Graf continues: “In contrast to horizontal cartoning machines, this allows for the creation of innovative packing styles with a flexible format and enables us to seamlessly replicate the typical contours with bar tapers. The premium packaging quality optimised the impact of the chocolate bar display at the point-of-sale.”
– FachPack 2016 takes place in Nuremberg, Germany on September 27-29. LoeschPack will be located at Hall 1, Stand 1-216.