EM Pharma Continues with its Shrink Tunnel Replacement
Following significant growth, EM Pharma has expanded its production capabilities by investing in two new TrakRap machines, with one featuring TrakRap’s specialist technology that wraps one product completely uncollated, removing the need of corrugate trays.
The consumer healthcare manufacturer added the two new packaging systems after making significant energy and packing savings with its existing TrakRap models, which replaced shrink wrap heat tunnels in 2014.
Since installing the second phase of TrakRap machines, EM Pharma has achieved a 96% reduction in energy usage, a 73% reduction in carbon emissions and reduced its usage of cartonboard and film by 45% and 77% respectively,
The innovative TrakRap trays, developed with ReelVision, work with the film and allow for less cartonboard to be used, resulting in lighter weight, 100% recyclable retail ready packaging (RRP) for retailers.
Matthew Wood at EM Pharma, said: “Secondary packaging for the pharmaceutical sector presents a unique spread of challenges. Our partnership with TrakRap has enabled us to take a holistic view of secondary packaging, looking at the whole process – the film, machinery and tray, rather than each individual element. We’ve completely eliminated heat from the wrapping process, dramatically reducing our energy usage. The system allows us to be very responsive, and is easily configured to different pack sizes – eliminating film waste.”