Waterproof, UV resistant and clean are some of the features of packaging powder-type products in Polyethylene (PE) plastic using Form, Fill and Seal (FFS) technology.
Sunstate Cement, a manufacturer and supplier of cementitious products, made the decision to invest in new packaging equipment at its Port of Brisbane manufacturing facility.
“… One [feature] is that customers can store product outside all year long which means increased storage capacity and the ability to optimise overall logistic expenses.” says Michael Fullelove, Operations Manager at Sunstate Cement.
PE bags are also dust-free, which creates safer and cleaner working conditions, and an essential advantage at point of sale:
Following its decision to implement PE bags, Sunstate sought out a PE packing solution, selecting Haver & Boecker as its technology partner, who provided several pieces of equipment to the cement manufacturer.
Sunstate’s complete technology solution comprises:
- packaging machine
- drymix mixer
- stretch hood machine
The products from this production line will start rolling off in November 2016.