Sustainable developments serve up tasty solutions for customers

THE Jenton Group has announced plans to showcase new machine and material combinations at Packaging Innovations 2023.

Subsidiary Soken Engineering will demonstrate machine, material and heat sealing developments being taken by customers to address their carbon footprints and reduce waste. For example, one wholesale sandwich customer – Proper Tasty from Northallerton – is said to have ‘virtually doubled’ shelf life of its previously hand-packed pre-cut sandwiches to four days.

In food-to-go packaging, the quality of the heat seal is fundamental to fresh food product quality, explained Soken Engineering’s sales manager Stephen Hawes. “The primary topic and challenge facing the entire market is adapting packaging and extending the eco-options while simultaneously navigating disparate and non-coherent recyclable waste management strategies,” he stated.

To assist, Jenton revealed it offers a range of machinery and packaging options. With banding systems, customers are seeking new ways to minimise primary packaging, reduce the use of shrink wrap, replace rubber bands, and keep packs stable during shipping. Likewise, in bag and pouch sealing, the company said it remains focused on reducing packaging weight, whilst increasing shelf life and reducing waste product.

The Soken four-pack semi-automatic heat sealing machines, installed by Proper Tasty, will be on display at the show.