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Customer Spotlight: Carmel Cannabis

Packaging Cannabis Plexpack has worked with the cannabis industry through our Californian sales network for years. With the recent legalization of cannabis products in Canada, our cannabis portfolio has substantially increased and diversified. Today, we are proud to say we have many cannabis customers producing edibles, flower, and concentrate.  As a new and growing industry, we wanted to understand our customer’s needs and challenges better when packaging cannabis. Carmel Cannabis Carmel Cannabis is a cannabis producer located in Ontario, Canada. Started by two long-time friends, […]

Side sealing shrink wrapper ensures freshness clean look for fish processor

By | Case Studies, News, Shrink Packaging | December 21st, 2018 | Comments (0)
Plexpack is featured in Canadian Packing December 2018 issue. In the article they walk through a major secondary packaging project we did in Chile. Our favourite quote: “The client chose to work with us because we could completely customize the machinery to their exact requirements.” Read the full article here: Canadian Packaging December 2018 You can also watch the video on Canadian Packaging TV below.     Full article can be found at: https://www.canadianpackaging.com/ Here at Plexpack, we customize each machine based on each clients specific needs […]

Bag Sealing Solutions for Pet Food

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Why you need a good seal: Packaging is one of the most important things for pet-industry manufacturers.  Pet owners want to know that the product they are buying is sealed properly so their pet food or treats are as fresh as possible. No one wants to buy a new 50 lb. bag of pet food to find that it has lost its freshness and nutrients. Dogs and cats are less likely to eat food that has lost its flavour due to poor packaging, and when pets don’t eat their food, […]

Opening Up a Rotten Package to Find a Rotten Product is Just that; Rotten.

A biological explanation of why food rots and how you can use MAP to prevent it.   Why Products Rot…  Food decomposition is dependent on three factors: 1. Decomposers: “Decomposers” are microscopic bacteria that are about 1/3 the width of your hair. They are airborne and are perpetually surround us [i]. The decomposers found in and on food are commonly aerobes, which mean they need oxygen/air to grow. Decomposers land on food or other products such as wood, and immediately start breaking down the organic matter by feeding […]

Case Study | Where Small Business Meets Solutions

By | Case Studies | April 13th, 2016 | Comments (0)
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More and more, small businesses are competing with larger companies. In order to keep up with big businesses, small and medium-sized manufacturers are upgrading their equipment to fill larger-volume orders from major distributors. However, the journey to the right equipment is not always easy. To read more about this case study, continue reading.

Case Study | Coffee Packaging: Vacuum Sealer with Conveyor

By | Bag Sealing & Automatic Bagging, Case Studies | September 22nd, 2015 | Comments (0)
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Customer Challenge Coffee Express needed to package a large volume of ground and whole been coffee while maintaining superior freshness and bag quality. Their bag sealing machine was slow, inefficient to use and did not provide product freshness or seal integrity. The customer needed a flexible vacuum sealing system that was easy to changeover and produced consistent results. To find out how Plexpack’s Emplex packaging solution helped Coffee Express become more efficient and guarantee quality freshness, read the Plexpack EMPLEX Case Study on Coffee. Learn more […]

Case Study | Hard Cider Bundled Cans: Semi-Automatic Shrink Sleeve Bundler

By | Case Studies, Shrink Packaging | September 14th, 2015 | Comments (0)
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Puddicombe, a manufacturer of cider, expanding its market, needed to bundle their new canned products according to specific Canadian liquor board regulations. If their package did not meet exact specifications, the liquor board would deny their product. Requirements included specific guidelines for quality of shrink wrap seals, placement, bundle tightness, seams, and package appearance.

Case Study | Meat Packaging: Continuous Band Sealer w/ Conveyor

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Read about how a producer of custom meat products eliminated seal failures, increased product throughput and significantly decreased labor costs. Learn more about the MPS 6500 Continuous Band Sealer with conveyor, explore our other Bag Sealing & Automatic Bagging solutions or customize your Bag Sealing Solution now.

Case Study | Frozen Meat Pies: Individual shrink wrapped products

By | Case Studies, Shrink Packaging | June 10th, 2015 | Comments (0)
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Read about how a small town bakery with a rapidly expanding market reduced a full day of packaging down to 4 hours. Customer Challenge A manufacturer of frozen meat pies needed to increase production of its shrink wrapping operation to meet increased demand. Production requirements had recently increased from 400 pies a day to 3,500 per day. Their existing all-in-one system could not maintain consistent shrink wrapping quality and only produced 1-2 pies per minute. They had difficulty receiving consistently good seals and appealing packages. […]

Case Study | Frozen Cookie Dough: Reclosable Stand-Up Pouches

By | Bag Sealing & Automatic Bagging, Case Studies | April 23rd, 2015 | Comments (0)
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Read about how a small, niche producer of bakery items increased production by 45%. Customer Challenge: To keep up with demand, a baked goods manufacturer specializing in frozen cookie dough needed to increase production. The main bottleneck was their hand-fed, bag sealing operation. The impulse sealers they were using could not maintain production speeds or consistent seal integrity. The customer needed a solution quickly to prevent further slow downs in production. About the Customer: The customer is a small, niche producer of bakery items, with […]