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R&D in food packaging machines line highlights full automation, more efficient production

Machines for solid food items remain dominant, with pillow and tube packaging the popular options.


  • Solid food packaging machines popular: Most China makers invest in packaging machines for solid food items such as grains, crackers, sugar, peanuts, popcorn, salt, jelly sticks and chocolates. This is to avoid problems related to environment and temperature control, bacteria buildup and cleaning often faced when handling liquid and semiliquid food.
  • Pillow and tube packaging dominate: These types continue to lead because of the mature processes involved.
  • Fully automatic machines on the rise: Fully automatic machines are increasingly adopted for better and more accurate feeding, metering, filling, sealing and packaging. Makers plan to import more key parts such as Siemens PLC precise position control system and Schneider buttons to increase efficiency and safety.
  • Faster operation: Makers have improved packaging speed from five to 30 bags per minute to the current 20 to 60 bags. Some companies can turn out 100 bags per minute. Suppliers adopt imported PLC control system and advanced step-servo motor.

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