BL Products has been providing Ilapak machines for the last 40 years. Mikael Mauermann, engineer, says customers' attitudes have changed in that time: they now want a supplier who can cover a project from start to finish, including technical assistance and servicing. Customers don't want to have to source units separately.
Smaller packaging sizes continue to grow in popularity, fuelled by smaller family sizes and a desire to reduce food waste, he added.
Pictured: Ilapak Vegatronic, a Vertical Form Fill Seal (VFFS) machine suited to confectionery, nuts, snacks, grains, coffee and tea.