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Whether you need to package and protect your products for storage, pallets or transport, we’ve got the right solution for you.
Holland Packaging offers the Autopack line of shrink film packaging machines that deliver versatile shrink wrap options like total enclosure, clear wrap, registered print and bullseye wrap.
These machines offer high standards of performance and reliability. With sturdy stainless-steel construction and simple operation, they are well-suited for distribution packaging in the food & beverage, dairy, personal care & cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries.
With the easy-to-use Allen-Bradley interface, these shrink film packaging machines provide quick change overs with less down time or end of line defects.
With over 25 years of engineering and manufacturing experience, Holland Packaging provides expert packaging solutions with reliable customer service and support.
Shrink Wrapping, Shrink Packaging, or Bundle Wrapping is a packaging process in where a group of products are wrapped in shrinkable plastic film which, after exposing them to hot air, holds the products firmly together for transport as either a sales unit or for ease of inventory management.
Cost-effective, water-resistant, and causes less scuffing of labels.
Easier and much cheaper to automate in comparison to tray or case packing.
The product can be seen through the film (unlike cardboard)
Leaking is mostly contained to single packs, which prevents damage to full pallets.
Like any packaging process, shrink packaging involves preparation of wrapping material (film), preparation of products, enclosing (wrapping) in a sleeve of LDPE film, then shrinking / cooling and discharge.
The shrink wrapping process consists of 3 main steps:
A sheet of shrink film is wrapped around the products, forming a bundle. There are currently two main ways of wrapping the product:
Using two rolls with hot knife cutting and sealing
Using single roll with cold knife cutting and overlap sealing in the tunnel
The bundle passes through a heated zone of the shrink tunnel, where re-circulated hot air causes the film to shrink and conform to the shape of the enclosed products. Once outside, the pack is cooled by forced air to tighten the film; this creates a semi-rigid pack that's ready for stacking on pallets or to be moved further down the packaging line.
Weld Bar Sealing vs Overlap Sealing
There are two ways of wrapping the shrink film around the products.
Weld Bar Sealing
Most bottles, cans, cartons, and boxes are ideal for shrink wrapping. It is also possible to shrink wrap many other sorts of products. If you're not sure if your product would lend itself well to shrink wrapping, then give us a call--we'll have the answer.
Due to the short exposure time and protection offered by the shrink film itself, very few products are affected by the process. Even foil-wrapped chocolate can be shrink-wrapped. However thin PVC trays, thin PET containers, or not fully filled CSD bottles can distort during the shrinking process.
It depends on the size and weight of the products. 12 drink cans (4×3) can be securely wrapped. With smaller products, more can be included. Note that we have vertical stacking options to allow multiple layers of cans and boxes
No. Although the film shrinks around the products, there will be a round opening in the film on either side of the pack, called "bulls eyes".
Certainly!. Most Autopack machines are designed to be rapidly adjustable to a wide range of products. Contact us if you would like to find the best machine to suit your needs.
For additional pack strength or ease of handling, a cardboard pad or tray can be introduced under the product before being shrink-wrapped.
All these forms of packaging can have custom designs printed on the packaging.
One or more products are fully enclosed. The box can be sealed with glue/tape, or with interlocking flaps (like toothpaste cartons).
The products are placed in a cardboard tray for easier handling.
Similar to trays; however, crates are more durable and reusable.