Packagers team up on turnkey wafer system

By Catherine Boal

- Last updated on GMT

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A new turnkey packaging system designed as a complete system for
wafer products has been developed by European firms SPS and CAMA
who joined forces to meet demand in the market.

SPS, which is owned by packaging group PFM, formed a partnership with Italian company CAMA last year to promote cost effective packaging options for the biscuit and chocolate industries.

According to the companies, their collaboration has now resulted in a reliable, efficient and high-quality packaging system which arose from research undertaken on improving product feeding and loading in food industry packaging.

The turnkey system consists of a product feeder, cutting unit, primary flowpack packaging and secondary packaging in cardboard trays with a 2-axes robot.

It is capable of processing wafers at up to 250 products per minute.

The CAMA group develops packaging lines and machinery for bakery, cereals and confectionery manufacturers.

At the time of the collaboration between the group and SPS, President of CAMA Daniele Bellante said: "For some time now, the major food producers supplying the large retails multiples have been feeling an ever greater need for 'turnkey' systems which also provide complete packaging.

"We therefore believe that the most successful formula is a strong partnership between 'superspecialists' in handling, packaging the primary product and then packaging it in cardboard, in order to ensure the end customer greater added value in terms of reliability and technology."

The newly-developed turnkey equipment will be on display for the first time next week at the Emballage show in Paris which runs November 20 - 23.

PFM said: "The Salon de l'Emballage in Paris represents the first chance to show, from process product take-over to the end of the line, a complete integrated turnkey system served by an overall warranty assured by the joint responsibility of the two companies."

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