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Secondary Packaging

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Although primary packaging is critical to making sure that the product is delivered to the consumer in a sanitary, and aesthetic manner. Secondary packaging is just as critical as it creates a barrier from the primary packaging to the outside world. An example of this would be a cardboard box around a bag of cereal, a case around a 12-pack, or a bag that holds individual packets/sachets of sugar. The bags, cartons, pouches, and often shrink-wrapped bundles are often the first thing the consumer sees when walking through the grocery store, which emphasizes the value of attractive labeling and durable packaging for food products.

Why Is Secondary Packaging Necessary for Consumers?

Retail stores play a big part in how secondary packaging is presented to the end consumer. The demand for shelf space and the cost associated with that space drives CPG brands to change packaging frequently to maximize the product on the shelf while keeping the material costs at the lowest possible point. This means that the secondary packaging machinery doing the bagging, cartoning, wrapping, or any secondary packaging needs to be dynamic and often automated or semi-automatic to match these ever-changing requirements.

Developing Secondary Packaging Solutions For Your Products

Packaging line equipment has to be robust in order to meet high-speed and accuracy requirements while handling the package in a delicate enough manner that it doesn’t damage the product presentation when utilizing end-of-line packaging for shipment. Often, secondary packaging automation is utilized with packaging systems to streamline the process.

Reducing or eliminating change over time and reducing the weight of components to accelerate drives are all common thoughts when a new machine is being designed and developed for the packaging process. With vast experience in helping secondary packaging equipment manufacturers develop secondary packaging solutions, there is a great chance that OMNI can help you too. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality polyurethane and elastomeric products in the industry. Explore how OMNI can develop secondary packaging for your products!

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