SGL Co-Packing Novus VFFS

The new Novus 350 packing machine in situ at SGL Co-packing's clean room at one of its factories in Nelson, Lancashire, UK

SGL Co-packing Limited, the Nelson, Lancashire-based contract packer and contract manufacturer, reports that it has invested in new packaging equipment this year in response to customer demand – extending its ability to provide flexible, high-speed packing solutions. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Keswick Enterprises Group – the UK-based supply chain services specialist.The investment includes a new Novus 350 continuous motion vertical form fill and seal packing machine from Hayssen Flexible Systems. This robust, reliable and flexible unit may be adapted to create various pack styles – including quad pack, Doy and block bottom, as well as the standard pillow pack.

SGL Novus CloseUp

The new Novus 350 will extend SGL Co-packing's ability to provide flexible, high-speed packing solutions

Andrew Palmer, Chairman of SGL Co-packing, commented: “We are looking to build on our success as a leading UK co-packer by investing further in systems and equipment to support the development of customers’ products. The new Novus machine meets our requirements for high quality, flexibility and cost-effective operation, and has already generated considerable interest from existing and prospective customers.”

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N&C Building Products based  in Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire, produces various Nicobond products for the  building trade in the UK. Nicholls and Clarke is currently using an integrated Simionato Logic system, complete with 2 augers to pack their brand  of tile grout. N&C is a long established builder’s merchant, established in  1875, and now provides over 60,000 building products to various trade professionals around the UK.

The Logic intermittent motion packaging  machine is highly flexible and can pack a range of bag types, such as doy, quad pack and pillow pack. N&C Building  Products’ packaging line system has been installed with a twin auger feed system with supporting  gantry, which has been specifically designed to fit their unique requirements.  For this particular system, both augers load two different types of grout,  which produce a bag with mixed product.

The system is capable of mixing two  different products of specific weights, with the option to pack either one or two products.
Michelle  Crayton, Production Manager at N&C Building Products, explained their  recent purchase, “We decided to purchase the Simionato system because we were  looking for a machine suitable for our packaging requirements that would fit in  our budget. We are confident that we will always have great support.”

N&C Building Products’ Simionato system is currently packing  1kg, 2.5kg, 5kg and 10kg block bottom bags of tile grout in various colours in their factory in Stoke-on-Trent


Quad Pack Truffles: Video of Packaging Line

The Annual NW Food Manufacturing & Packaging Expo is the largest regional food manufacturing trade show in North America. The 2014 event will be held January 12-15 in Portland, Oregon.

HayssenSandiacre will be exhibiting the Logic VFFS bagger in BOOTH 709. A preview video of a Logic VFFS Packaging Line has been uploaded by HayssenSandiacre. The specific install has four packaging lines with an impressive output of quad packages filled with wrapped praline truffles.

HayssenSandiacre is also offering an exclusive VIP Food Processor Code for food processors to receive a complimentary Expo Hall Pass. Simply click this link, then select the FOOD PROCESSOR registration type and enter the following code to attend NWFPA at no cost! Use Invitation Code: PROCESSORVIP709


Taken from Three Sixty, Packaging Solutions from Concept to Completion:

Frozen food packaging is undergoing a transformation – from pillow pouches and carton to stand up bags and steamable packaging. This shift away from the industry standards can be confusing and definitely is more of a journey than a destination. In one case, the journey just took an advantageous turn… see full article @ Three Sixty

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