Apples + cardboard tubs = a perfect combination

Induser

INDUSER is integrating two of its machines to a single packaging line to promote engineering solutions for cardboard packaging

The engineering company INDUSER is backing two of its solutions to respond to the urgent need for environmental care: the cardboard tub buffer and the flap closer.

The cardboard tub buffer is integrated at the start of the packaging line. It is aimed at automating the packaging supply and bringing a continuous flow to each client’s production. Amongst its advantages are its adaptability to different formats and the autonomy achieved in the work’s continuity.

The flap closer resorts to a labelling system that puts upper pressure on the tray with high flaps and little side creases. This characteristic allows the packaging to be pushed out of shape and therefore, closed. The machine is ideal for medium-sized products such as apples, avocados, kiwis and lemons.

Recently, the company from Almeria finished the installation of a project that can be used as a reference for other producers who are seeking the balance between sustainability and automation. Alongside its distributor in France, the professionals from Fruit Packaging have designed a line of packaging for apples in cardboard tubs.

Pedro Martínez, CBO of Induser, explains: “Our internationalisation strategy has helped us to be open to change and to pave the way. Building up relations with other countries, such as France, which has already implemented regulations for the use of cardboard packaging, allows us to open up the way in other places where our brand is present. We are not limited to designing lines; at every chance we have, we let our clients know how our solutions contribute to sustainability.”

In another vein, INDUSER is investing in technology to include the use of 3D printers in its processes. In its latest launches, it has printed the moulds that are used for filling the tubs. Therefore, the company is getting closer to its goal of consuming fewer materials, avoiding waste, optimising energy and reducing its carbon footprint. Additionally, the materials (filaments) used for the moulds are eco-friendly and human-friendly, with materials that are certified for recycling and suitable for being in contact with foodstuffs.

The technical datasheets for both solutions are available in the MEDIA section of www.induser.es.

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