Ideal for anything that needs to be packaged for convenient single-servings, stick packaging appeals to people on the go. This packaging method is incredibly versatile and can be used in many different industries for anything from coffee and powders to liquids, gels, and pharmaceuticals.
Consumers love stick packs because of their convenience, and manufacturers love stick packers because they can churn out the products without using much floor space in the plant.
Advantages of Stick Packs
Stick packs are easy to hold and open, and when used for liquids, are simple to dispense. This applies to liquid foodstuffs like ketchup and salad dressing as well as a huge range of personal care products like shampoo and skin cream. Travelers love them.
Stick packs are also ideal for convenience foods including things like powdered soup or drinks that need to be mixed with water. While these are packaged as individual servings they are often then packed into a box or other container for sale. Consumers can store them at room temperature and take just one out of the box for use at home or wherever they are going to be.
Stick packs are also perfect for high-end pet foods, like single-serving pouches or treats, especially for smaller animals. They are easy to store and because they are intended for one-time use, the product is always fresh.
One incredibly popular advantage of stick packs is that they eliminate product waste. Because they are designed for a serving, you don’t end up with rotten food or products that have gone “off”. While there is wastage in terms of the packaging itself, this is addressed in terms of the ever-improving recycling movement.
Machines for Stick Packaging
There are various types of stick pack machines used that cater to more specific needs. Some run at very high speeds and accommodate dozens of lanes while others are just single- or double-lane machines that operate more slowly. It all depends on the level of production required.
While stick packers are chosen for single-servings, the type of machine chosen will depend on other factors too.
For example, small operators often need an economical solution for commonly used products like sugar or ketchup served in takeaway food stores. Stick packers can produce pillow, gusseted, and trapezoidal bags for this purpose. Other types of stick packing machines cater for much higher volumes, usually either in the form of compact pillow bags or trapezoidal bags.
Larger businesses that either produce even greater volumes or handle a wide range of products packaged in this way generally need larger assembly lines.
Packaging Machinery Available From Technik Packaging
Technik Packaging offers a number of Triapex machines to meet the needs of small and large operators that solve different stick packing solutions. For instance:
- Triapex HU provides a compact solution that is more affordable than most. Ideal for small business operators it has a surprising ability for high output.
- Triapex HNXB that has been designed for packing just about any product into stick packs at high volume.
- Triapex HNXE is a modular solution that can be supplied as a single-lane machine or with as many lanes as required.
If you’re considering a stick-packaging machine for your business, contact the friendly professionals at Technik Machinery to see what we can do for you.