Vertical Bagging Machines Improve Sustainability
Sustainable practices change the way companies approach packaging. Improving sustainability means consuming fewer resources and less energy, optimizing transportation, and reducing waste.
Vertical bagging machines support sustainable practices by reducing material consumption. For example, in volume applications - 500,000 or more pre-made bags a year - converting to vertical bagging technology can decrease the amount of material used and cut material cost by as much as 40 to 70 percent. Because shipping bags produced on vertical equipment effectively replace corrugated boxes in some applications, order fulfillment for instance, they are a sustainable option - the light-weigh, compact bags require less energy to transport than the larger and heavier corrugated boxes. Less material enters the waste stream when bags rather than boxes are used to ship products.
Sustainable packaging advantages come from the fact that vertical bagging machines make a bag around the product or loose parts in the exact production numbers required with little waste. This means on-demand bagging where, when, and how it is needed. Flat or center folded polyethylene, polyolefin shrink wrap, PVC, and other roll stocks feed the bagging equipment.
High volume contract packagers, kit making operations, order fulfillment houses, and consumer packaged goods companies may also see a decrease in inventory and shipping costs when they convert to vertical bagging operations. There may also be a reduction in warehouse space requirements because keeping large inventories of shipping boxes or pre-made bags on hand will no longer be necessary. Rolls of feed stock are not only more compact, but also usually available locally on short notice.