Boix, manufacturer and worldwide supplier of tray forming machines, has revealed that it is placing a greater emphasis on cardboard punnets as a sustainable packaging solution.
During this year's Fruit Logistica 2019 in Berlin, the packaging partner will be presenting the MCT-1 punnet forming machine for automatically and mechanically setting up punnets and small trays from both corrugated and solid board.
Sustainable packaging is currently an important pillar of policy for many growers and retailers. With changing wishes and requirements, it is important to be able to realise new packaging solutions quickly and efficiently.
The MCT-1 punnet machine is an automatic and adjustable double-headed punnet forming machine, mechanically driven by one motor that drives two adjustable heads with the aid of connecting rods.
This allows the machine to set up two different sizes of trays and punnets of corrugated board and solid board with a capacity up to 6,000–7,000 trays per hour.
The small cardboard trays and punnets that can be set up with tray former are suitable for packaging vegetables, fruit, prepacked bread, snacks, potato products and meat products, the group noted.