You can pack powders, granules or liquids. Popular widths for stick packs are 23 mm and 35 mm. A width of 17 mm is the smallest achievable and is internationally known as the “sugar stick”.
The on-the-go trend is here to stay and so are stick packs as a result. Stickpack machines can easily form, fill, and seal the small bags that other machines would struggle with, which is perfect for single- serving mixes and powders that many consumers find convenient for on-the-go consumption of coffee, drink flavors, sugar, spices, sauces and more. Pre-packaged food mixes for easy cooking often require multiple flavoring packets to be included in the box – and that’s exactly what the Stick Pack machine is designed to do.
Whether it’s a spice mix bag or a one-ingredient addition, the stick pack is the perfect packaging solution.
Another popular industry using the Stick Pack machine is the nutraceuticals industry, packaging liquids and gels. Nutraceuticals often include powders, but they also focus on gels and liquids for athletes and those wanting to live a healthier lifestyle.
Stick pack machine offers multi-lane packaging for all types of products. Stick to your budget with a rugged packaging machine running up to 70 cycles per minute.
Is servo-driven stick pack machine available with powder and liquid fillers and can accommodate film web widths of up to 600mm and run up to 80 cycles a minute.
Is IQ/OQ compliant an a multilane stick pack machine and therefore an ideal solution for packaging large runs of liquid or powdered pharmaceutical. It can produce stickpacks up to 80mm wide by up to 200mm long.
Is able to package up to 20 lanes simultaneously. It’s the newest high-performance stick pack machine and can produce 1600 bags a minute with maximum size of 100 mm × 200 mm.
How does a stick pack machine turn a single roll of film into multiple shelf-ready packages. Check out this article from Viking Masek describing the process in seven simple steps:
The ancillary equipment Viking Masek is available for the Stickpack machine, which allows automation from tote to pallet. Examples include stick counting using a chute with trap gate and takeaway conveyors that count in a carton and printing options that can print a use-by date and lot number on each stick. If desired they can also integrate cartoners and case-packers to prepare your product for shipment.
Viking Masek offers full-service options for turn-key packaging solutions if you are looking for a way to quickly form, fill, and seal flexible packaging for your product.
If the heat transfer can be an issue, Viking Masek uses high-quality aluminum in those areas of the machine to protect your product and the machine. In addition, no matter the material of the product you’re packaging – even liquids or acids – these machines are built to pack in any condition without rusting or malfunctioning. Viking Masek also performs size and film test for their customers, and even though machine problems are very rare, they have excellent skills and technical service for any questions.
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