Excellent conditions for successful Easter business


CATEGORY: strategies BRAND: Theegarten-Pactec

Confectionery manufacturers with a seasonal assortment such those offered Easter or Christmas are dependent on a packaging machine that can pack large quantities of different products reliably and in a variety of ways.

The MCH packaging machine by Theegarten-Pactec is ideal for manufacturers of seasonal sweets.


An MCH by Theegarten-Pactec meets all these requirements, making it unnecessary to invest in several machines. The premium supplier's continuously operating two-head machine packs the products gently and enables fast switching between different formats, wrapping types and packaging materials.


Easter is approaching and with it there is an increasing end-consumer demand for sweets especially chocolate eggs in various shapes and packaging variants. Easter baskets are expected to be richly filled for young and old, after all. An MCH by Theegarten-Pactec offers manufacturers of seasonal products both high performance and the flexibility to respond quickly to seasonal market demands. Up to 1,200 products can be foil-wrapped per minute or wrapped in a double twist wrapper. Assuming 15 Easter eggs or chocolate balls per pack, confectionery manufacturers can produce the filling quantity for more than 35,000 packs per shift. Thanks to the optional double packaging material feeder, waxed paper, cellophane, plastic and aluminium foil can be combined to create very individual and high-quality solutions. Polypropylene films are stabilized by means of an air blast device, so even with this sensitive material the result meets the high standards applied by Theegarten-Pactec's customers.


The powerful and flexible machine takes care of double twist wrapping just as perfectly as it does foil wrapping.


Quickly ready for new packaging tasks

The modular design of the MCH makes it possible to process different products and folding types on one machine. This saves customers of the Dresden-based packaging specialist investing in several machines and also in more floor space, especially in times of scarce and expensive property for commercial renting. The changeover time between the different folding types and/or product formats is between two and six hours. This depends mainly on which folding types follow each other and whether the product format is to be changed at the same time. Innovation driver Theegarten-Pactec thus offers the advantage of short downtimes combined with high flexibility.


Gentle treatment of soft-melting products

Sensitive products also benefit from the fact that Theegarten-Pactec is able to dispense with one head due to the special design principle. This ensures perfect protection for the confectionery as compared to machines with more product transfers. With MCH, the confectionery falls gently into the counterforms of the feeding plate so that the surface is not scratched. In addition, the packaging material is moved out of the separation ring directly after product removal. The fact that the two-head machine works continuously also contributes to this gentle treatment of the confectionery. Two additional sorting systems integrated into the machine ensure a convincing end result. On the one hand, they separate out products that are not dimensionally stable, as well as sugar icing and product splinters, before the packaging process. On the other hand, they remove spliced, defective and unwound products at the end.


Up to 1,200 products can be foil-wrapped per minute or wrapped in a double twist wrapper.


A machine with many advantages

In addition to all these machine-related advantages, there is another: the fully automatic operation of the MCH means that a single operator is able to take care of several machines. Ultimately, the investment in a packaging machine made by the Dresden family business pays off several times over: it is flexible, high-performance, gentle on the product and very economical.


Theegarten-Pactec specializes in the design and construction of packaging machines for small pieced confectionery items. The company combines more than 20 different types of packaging with a broad performance spectrum. Apart from individual machines, the company also offers complete packaging lines as a turnkey partner. The following products can be packed or wrapped: hard candies, toffees, chewy sweets, chewing gums, chocolate products, and various other food and non-food products. Theegarten-Pactec has its headquarters in Dresden, Germany. Markus Rustler and Dr. Egbert Röhm manage the medium sized family business in its fourth generation. It has representatives in more than 100 countries around the world. The export share is about 90 per cent.

Theegarten-Pactec supports two industry sustainability initiatives: SAVE FOOD ( set up by the Messe Düsseldorf Group, and Blue Competence ( set up by the VDMA (Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau, German Engineering Association), Frankfurt.


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