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Shrink Bag Replacement

SBR™ technology

The food packaging industry is a mature Industry being constantly challenged to reduce costs and squeeze profitability. The only way to achieve competitive advantage and long term commercial gains, is to reduce cost or gain price advantages from product and brand differentiation. 

Since the 1950’s, the shrink bag market has been a manual and labour intensive process of packing foods. Therefore labour costs remain the critical cost in any food factory. The only way to reduce labour costs is to reduce working numbers through automation. For over 10 years, Krehalon has innovated and developed proprietary patented films to run on high speed automated packing systems. 

SBR™ (Shrink Bag Replacement) systems offer benefits of cost reduction and pack differentiation by challenging the traditional packaging methods and operational efficiencies through automated packaging solutions.

Krehalon has developed two products that are particularly well-suited for automation:

  • Formshrink®: utilises a thermoforming technology with two separate shrink films. This is ideal for consistent and uniform shape, high volume products. Formshrink® maximises the number of packs/m², resulting in efficient material usage per pack.
  • Flovac™: uses HFFS flow wrapping technology as a bag maker and product packer and uses a sensor to measure the length of the food product and the film length is then sized and cut accordingly. Because the pack is adjusted to the product, there are large material usage savings compared to shrink bags. Case studies have proven that using Flovac™ systems reduced pack leakers to less than 1%.

Using efficient Shrink Bag Replacement automation solutions will mean: 

  • Less labour operatives resulting in reduced labour costs 
  • Higher production output
  • Less material usage resulting in reduced packaging costs
  • Less pack leakers resulting in reduced waste and pack reworks
  • Achieving reduced total pack production costs.

By reviewing your production facilities and current packaging systems, Krehalon’s experienced team can identify and calculate the total system cost savings and benefits for your business. That is why partnering with Krehalon is proven to deliver sustainable long term commercial gains. 

Which Shrink Bag Replacement option best suits your needs? 

Download our SBR™ brochure below for more information.