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Alcohol and Spirits Customer Identifies Need For New Case Packaging Technology

Project Overview:
At a Pack Expo trade show, Zalkin introduced a long-standing customer that produces alcohol and spirits to Brenton after identifying a need for new case packaging technology.

The Customer Challenge:
The customer’s packaging operation for their vodka plastic bottles involved drop-packing the product into cases. However, since reducing the amount of plastic in the bottles, the product was not strong enough to withstand the impact from drop-packing. The customer was also exploring new case packing technologies to realize corrugate savings and better utilize facility floor space.

The Pro Mach Solution:
Brenton provided the solution with their BrentonPro case packer, which operates at speeds up to 33 cases (or 396 bottles) per minute and occupies smaller floor space on the packaging line compared to other continuous motion case packers. It side loads product into the case and utilizes continuous motion in all sections of the machine to improve product stability and offer gentle product handling. The bottles are packed into 5-panel wrap-around cases which use 22% less corrugate, helping the customer achieve their corrugate savings goals.

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