Packaging machines play a huge role in the food industry and the importance of high-quality packing equipment to businesses selling foodstuffs simply cannot be overstated, regardless of whether the company in question is a small high street butcher or a huge multinational corporation. Food packaging machines do so much more than simply encase snacks and ready meals in plastic; they are the catalysts for convenience and growth of the food industry as a whole.

Types of food packaging

There are countless different types of food packaging machines that can handle a number of different tasks. However, there are two specific ‘categories' that all will fall under: primary packaging and secondary packaging. Let's take a look at these two different types of food packing equipment a little closer:

Primary packaging

Primary packaging is generally considered to be the food packing material that comes into direct contact with the product. So, for example, a ready meal tray and its sealing sleeve would both be regarded as primary packaging, as would a soft drink bottle and its cap.

Secondary packaging

As you may have already guessed, secondary packaging is the packing material that encases the primary packaging. This can vary greatly, and there can even be multiple layers of secondary packaging used on one individual product.

For example, the soft drinks bottle may have a plastic wrap surrounding it to allow for transportation, but it may also have a cardboard base as well. Both of these packing materials would be regarded as secondary packaging.

Selecting the right packing machine for food products

We have a range of used packaging equipment held at our warehouse ready to be shipped out globally, but our services do not end there. If you have particular requirements such as frozen food packaging or another custom food packaging need, but can't find what you need on our site, we can still help.

We have many years of experience dealing with commercial food packaging equipment and have built up an extensive contact list that enables us to source specific machinery as and when a client needs it. So, if you are looking for an additional food packing machine or would like to buy your very first piece of food packaging equipment, give Harry a call on +44 (0)7894515741 to discuss your needs.

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