Secondary packaging solutions

Secondary packaging solutions provide customers with a comprehensive solution for the final stage of the production line. VMS’s packaging products are suitable for most industries, including food, medical, beverages, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and more. They are adaptable to various continuously changing box sizes and support different labeling styles.

What is secondary packaging?

To clearly distinguish each stage, secondary packaging is divided as follows: secondary packaging and tertiary packaging.

In reality, these two types of packaging are similar. They only differ in the scale of packaging. Below are detailed information and specific differences as follows:

Secondary packaging

Secondary packaging is the process of combining all forms of primary packaging of a single product. Depending on the specific characteristics of the product or the business strategy of the company, the secondary packaging process can be applied effectively.

A practical example of secondary packaging: Tea is packed in a sealed can, and then several dozen such cans are placed in a larger carton box, making it easier to distribute the product to the supply chain.

The purpose of secondary packaging is to ensure more convenient storage and transportation of goods. The use of secondary packaging also helps to optimize the efficiency of the packaging process.

Depending on the business of the product, secondary packaging may or may not need to focus on the design of the outer packaging, but it must ensure that the product inside can still be easily identified.

Forms of secondary packaging: 

  • Products that pay special attention to design often appear in packaging such as bags or boxes, for example, tea boxes, wine boxes, mooncake boxes, etc. 
  • Using paper bags to pack fashion products. 
  • E-commerce stores use sturdy carton boxes to transport products.

Tertiary packaging

Tertiary packaging serves a similar role to secondary packaging, encompassing both primary and secondary packaging solutions.

Tertiary packaging handles larger scale operations, allowing for the transportation of multiple secondary packages. It can also be coordinated with other machinery like forklifts, carts, conveyors, etc., to enhance production efficiency.

Types of tertiary packaging: Tertiary packaging forms include storage shelves and shipping containers.

Why is it necessary to differentiate between packaging stages?

Packaging is an essential part of the manufacturing process. Once you differentiate between primary packaging and secondary packaging, it will be more advantageous for you to find the best solution for your product.

Choosing a packaging method depends on various factors such as the intended use of the packaging and the characteristics of the product. The packaging solution for a garment may be similar to or different from that of a beverage product.

The primary packaging process is considered the most crucial stage as it directly impacts product quality. Secondary packaging (level two) ensures goods remain safe during transportation. Meanwhile, tertiary packaging (level three) enables businesses to utilize economies of scale and optimize stable cost efficiencies.

Economies of scale are commonly seen in large-scale production enterprises. This approach helps reduce material, production, and labor costs, thereby maximizing operational efficiency.

Although each packaging solution serves specific functions, their integration requires consistency. 

In summary, applying packaging solutions in manufacturing not only enhances job efficiency but also adds value to products, elevating a company’s brand in the market.

Secondary Packaging Solutions at VMS

Below are the secondary packaging equipment solutions at VMS, specifically as follows:

Labeling machine

A labeling machine is a device that supports applying labels or decals from rolls onto bottles or packaging with high speed and near-perfect accuracy. 

Its purpose is to assist in the production process during packaging, enhance product decoration, and ensure uniformity across all items.

Here are some common types of label applicator machines available today: round bottle labeling machine, single-sided labeling machine, and double-sided labeling machine.

Carton sealing machine

Carton sealing machines are essential equipment in many factories and plants today, used for the final stage of packaging.

For large-scale manufacturing enterprises, the application of automated carton sealing machines is indispensable. They not only improve productivity but also enhance aesthetics, contributing to increased product value in the market.

These machines are widely used across various industries such as food, seafood, beverages, chemicals, textiles, and more.

Some quality carton sealing machines provided by VMS include: TMD-C46U carton sealing machine, TMD-C26U carton sealing machine, FXJ-5050Z carton sealing machine…

Strapping machine

A carton strapping machine is a device used to strap plastic bands around cartons, packages, and product containers. This type of machine brings many benefits to businesses, including improving packaging efficiency, ensuring the safety of goods, and enhancing aesthetics and uniformity.

There are 3 popular types of carton strapping machines: handheld carton strapping machines, semi-automatic box strapping machines, and fully automatic box strapping machines.

Some examples of box strapping machines include: EXS 138 automatic box strapping machine, KZB-I semi-automatic box strapping machine, and fully automatic EXS 137B box strapping machine.

Carton erecting machine

The carton erecting machine is the first stage in the packaging process of goods. The machine is designed to erect, open, fold, and apply hot melt glue to seal the bottom of cardboard boxes.

Some excellent benefits of using a box erecting machine in production include:

When applying automated machinery, the machine can perform a series of functions such as erecting, opening, folding, and gluing according to the highest standards. This helps minimize labor costs and significantly increases productivity.

Some highly regarded types of box erecting machines include: EXC-116 carton erecting machine, automatic carton erecting machine VMSHL CXXJ-4540B.

Shrink wrapping machine

The “heat shrink wrapping machine” brings many great benefits in production, specifically:

  • Helps limit product contact with dust, scratches, moisture, and physical impacts from the environment.
  • Keeps product packaging more attractive and appealing.
  • Facilitates easier quantity control during transportation processes.
  • Being an effective solution for large-sized and heavy-weight products, 
  • shrink wrapping helps facilitate easier storage and transportation. 
  • Heat shrink wrapping machines come in two popular types: semi-automatic and automatic models.

You can explore some types of shrink wrapping machines available at VMS: BSF-5640LG shrink wrapping machine, BSF-5545LE shrink wrapping machine, pallet wrapping machines, etc.

Automatic Palletizing

Automated Palletizing Robots utilize fully automated technology, with industrial robot arms completely replacing manual tasks of loading and unloading goods onto pallets or into containers.

Automated palletizing facilitates easy control over the quantity of goods and enables a well-planned production schedule. With fast and stable handling speeds, it saves considerable time compared to manual stacking. Moreover, it reduces the risk of workplace accidents.

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