Liquid Packaging Solutions - Industries Served

Liquid Packaging Solutions - Industries Served

If you have browsed our website, you have probably noticed that we list a group of industries served on our home page, along with some information on the equipment that might often be seen in each industry.  The truth is, there is really no limitation on the industries that we serve, and some products can be difficult to classify.  If you walk into a grocery store, you will find bottled water, salad dressings, window cleaner, shampoo, jams, jellies and many other product types that have made their way down our conveyor systems and through our filling machines, capping machines and other packaging equipment.

While some industries are fairly narrowly defined and the products easily identifiable, others contain a wide range of products.  For example, the bottled water industry consists of...well, bottled water.  Some waters may be flavored.  Some bottles may contain spring water, others mineral water or well water.  In the end, though, every product in the bottled water industry is water.  However, in the Food and Beverage Industry, the products can range from low viscosity fruit juices to thick gravy.  In the Personal Care and Household Goods Industry, products may range from free-flowing cleaning products to thick gels and pastes.  

As the range of product type varies within the industry, so does the likelihood of seeing a range of packaging equipment within the industry.  Though there are some exceptions, most bottled water plants will use an overflow filler to bottle their product.  The overflow filling machine works well with free-flowing products and allows each bottle to be filled to a consistent level - an attribute that serves bottled water well given that many of these products reach the shelves in clear containers.  For personal care products and household goods, however, an observer is much more likely to see a range of filling machines - from overflow fillers to pump and piston fillers, depending on the product itself.  

This is not only true of filling machinery.  The packaging machinery used for any given project will depend not just on the product, but also on the package.  Window cleaners will almost always come equipped with the familiar trigger sprayer.  Therefore, it is a safe bet that a spindle capping machine, manufactured to handle a trigger sprayer, was used to seal the product.  Move to the pharmaceutical industry and you may experience a range of capping machines, from spindle and chuck cappers with the added protection of an induction sealer, to snap on caps that will use a neck bander for tamper evidence. 

While the industry served may have some bearing on the type of packaging machinery that will be manufactured for a given project, more attention is paid to the product and the package itself.  The industry may offer a starting point for some equipment, but in the end, each packaging line will be designed on a case-by-case basis to create the most efficient and productive system for the project.