Stick packers have become the preferred packaging option with consumers who are constantly on the go. This is because the packaging is accessible, portable, and convenient for consumers, and manufacturers like the benefits the packaging offers.
Popular since the late 1990s, stick packs are valued for portability and convenience. Packaged as single servings for food, beverages, and other products, they are easy for consumers on the move to carry and store. Then, when required, they are easy to access and then eat or drink whatever is in them – or use the contents to mix juice or add to food. They are also great for one-dose pharmaceuticals, and researchers report that the demand for materials used in stick packs is growing at a great pace,
There is no doubt that the trend is here to stay, forming an important part of the packaging industry.
It’s not surprising that research shows that consumers will ditch their preferred brands if products they want in this type of packaging isn’t available, but is manufactured by a competitor. This in itself has persuaded many manufacturers to follow the stick packer trend, and stick with it!
Industry Use of Stick Packers
In general, stick packers are used for a wide range of products and applications in a cross section of industries including pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, food and beverage, and the wide range of consumer goods that expands to thousands of different markets.
Stick packs are commonly used to pack cold and hot instant beverages, baby formula, as well as sauces and spices. Benefits include:
- Proven dosing accuracy
- Increased production speeds
- Reduction of material costs for production
- Increased safety for consumers
These tube-shaped packs are the answer to productivity in many industries. The fact is that elongated stick packs can save as much as 40 percent on packaging material as opposed to traditional single-portion packaging types. Essentially they can handle increased productivity as well as format changes in a way that will ensure a successful solution that can result in significant cost savings because it is so flexible.
Stick packers are available for the full range of machine options including:
- Manual, intermittent, and continuous-motion cartoning of sticks, and
- Automatic and semi-automatic bagging of sticks.
The Technik Packaging Machinery Advantage
Technik offers customers reliable stick packer options that will deliver top quality packaging at an affordable price. But better than that, we have so many different options, whether you want a machine that operates at ultra-high speed with as many as two-dozen lanes, to a simple one-lane machine for smaller volumes.
Whether you want a compact machine ideal for packaging sauces, sugar or sweetener; a high performance machine that can fill a lot more little pillow bags or trapezoidal cross bags; or a versatile modular machine that will grow with your business, Technik has a solution. Contact us today so we can focus on your needs and see what we can do for you.