FDBusiness.com

SternMaid Invests in Additional Co-packing Lines

 Breaking News
  • Coca-Cola HBC to Acquire Italian Water and Sparkling Beverages Company in €88 Million Deal Coca‑Cola HBC has agreed to acquire Acque Minerali, a privately-held natural mineral water and adult sparkling beverages business based in Italy. The acquisition is being made in conjunction with The Coca-Cola Company, in-line with previous similar acquisitions. The total enterprise value payable by Coca‑Cola HBC and The Coca‑Cola Company, subject to customary closing adjustments, amounts [...]...
  • Britvic Signs Up to Science Based Targets Initiative Britvic has pledged to pursue bolder greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction targets by signing up to the Science Based Targets initiative. Britvic joins around 600 leading companies from around the world in formally committing to independently verified science-based GHG emission reduction targets. Britvic’s A Healthier Everyday sustainability strategy recognises climate change as one of the biggest threats facing [...]...
  • Marks & Spencer Partners Infarm to Bring Urban Farming to London Stores M&S Food is partnering with infarm – one of the world’s most advanced urban farming platforms – to deliver a range of fresh produce grown and harvested in a selection of the retailer’s London stores. Customers will now find a range of fresh herbs – including Italian, Greek and Bordeaux Basils, Mint, Curly Parsley and Mountain [...]...
  • Coca-Cola European Partners to Remove 4,000 Tonnes of Single-use Plastic by Swapping Shrink Wrap For Cardboard in Western Europe Coca-Cola European Partners, will be replacing plastic shrink wrap with cardboard for its can multipacks across Western Europe, removing approximately 4,000 tonnes of single-use plastic per year across the region. This is the latest move in Coca-Cola’s commitment to tackle packaging waste and remove all unnecessary single-use plastic from its secondary packaging. Plastic shrink wrapping is used [...]...
  • EU Leading in Global Agri-food Trade The EU has been confirmed for yet another year in its position as the largest global exporter of agri-food products, with sales reaching €138 billion in 2018. Agriculture products represent a solid share of 7% of the value of EU total goods exported in 2018, ranking fourth after machinery, other manufactured goods and chemicals. Agriculture and [...]...

SternMaid Invests in Additional Co-packing Lines

SternMaid Invests in Additional Co-packing Lines
June 11
10:12 2015

SternMaid, one of Europe’s leading contract manufacturers, has commissioned a new, fully automatic can filling line for powdered and granulated products at its facility in Wittenburg, Germany. A tray and wrap-around packer and a buckling-arm palletizer have also been installed. The equipment enables the contract manufacturer and co-packing specialist to handle up to 90 cans per minute, greatly increasing the plant’s filling and packaging capacities. SternMaid has invested some Eur750,000 in this enlargement.

The can line is designed for filling food supplements and granulated, extruded or powdered foods into composite (wound), tin or plastic containers. SternMaid can fill different sizes from 50 to 5,000 grams. A wrap-around unit with downstream automatic palletizing is available for subsequent packaging. It places flat, ready-cut cardboard wraps around the cans and sticks the latter to a fully enclosed fibreboard box with tear-off perforation or a tray, according to the customer’s specification. On request, the trays can be protected against dust with a wrapping of PE film, applied to the product directly in the heat tunnel. The wrap-around unit can pack about 20 boxes per minute in this way.

Mark Riemer, Commercial Director of SternMaid, comments: “Not only do these new investments increase our capacities in the co-packing sector; they also make us much more flexible. In the past, we only had one fully automatic can filling line, and in the event of a longer breakdown we would not have been able to make up for its output with the existing semi-automatic lines. What is more, we can now carry out even large orders in a short time. And the design of the plant is such that we don’t need separate parts to accommodate different can diameters. That means we can offer new can sizes faster and more cost-effectively. To meet the increasing demand for filling into plastic tubs, the necessary features like an induction heating tunnel for the lid membranes and the relevant closing and labelling equipment are already at the implementation stage.”

Besides manufacturing powdered foods, food ingredients and food supplements and active pharmaceutical ingredients and excipients on a contract basis, SternMaid blends and processes special ingredients for baby food, vitamin mixtures and OTC products. In all, eight different blending lines are available to meet all manner of different requirements. This range of equipment is complemented by a fluid bed processor for gentle drying, agglomeration, coating, instantization and granulation. With warehousing, co-packing, logistics and purchasing, the contract manufacturer offers a full range of services all from one source.

About Author

mike

mike

Related Articles

Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition 2016

Upcoming Events

  • October 1, 2019PPMA Total Show
  • October 17, 2019Future Food-Tech
  • November 18, 2019Plastics Caps and Closures Conference 2019
AEC v1.0.4

Jobs: Food Packaging

find food jobs

The Magazine

F&D Business Preferred Suppliers

New Subscriber

Subscribe Here



Advertisements