The company wanted to make its line faster, safer and more energy efficient.
The line features a high-speed filling process that improves the density and deaeration of the flour to give it a more compact, ‘brick shaped’ appearance when the valve bags are full.
The bags are then ultrasonically sealed in-line to reduce flour leakage, prevent foreign material entering the bag and minimise the risk of infestation throughout the supply chain.
“This fully automated line gives PGP the opportunity to improve our flour packaging processes to offer a better, safer service to our customers,” said Aynaxi Madhav, product manager, PGP International.
“By introducing more energy efficient equipment and specially designed bags that minimize paper usage, we’re reducing our impact on the environment with no adverse effect on the quality and integrity of our product.”
The more compact bags, combined with new automated palletization and stretch-wrapping processes, mean the pallets are more stable and less likely to move about in transit.
The bags are also easier to open for faster dispensing when they reach the customer thanks to its easy open design.
PGP International is part of ABF Ingredients headquartered in California with two manufacturing sites across the US.
PGPI specializes in developing extruded ingredients including cereal and protein crisps and rice based flours & blends.