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Snack Food Packaging

Snack Packaging Creates Unique Challenges

While it may seem straightforward, the process for packaging various snacks needs to account for a number of different factors

  • Many snacks are extremely light – This means any inaccuracy in the weigh scales may be magnified visually
  • Items can be fragile – Popped popcorn kernels and other pieces can easily be crushed, which results in a poor quality end product.
'Popped popcorn kernels'

Need to Focus on Shelf Impact

While every product is different, many snacks are packaged in pillow pack bags, created by our vertical form fill seal machines.

After being filled, the machine uses a gas flush or modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) which uses inert gasses to fill the bag. This not only protects the foods during shipping, but it also keeps the product fresher longer.

Snacks can also easily be packaged in cups, trays, pre-made pouches, or other containers.

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Equipment For Your Snack Packaging Needs

Bagging and Pouching
Combination Weighers & Counters
Ohlson Stainless Steel Multihead Scales & Counters are perfect for an array of high-accuracy and high-speed applications.
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Linear Weighers
Ohlson Stainless Steel Linear Weighing & Counting Systems are an ideal solution for automating your highly repetitive, labor-intensive processes.
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Linear Combination Weigher
Ohlson Packaging’s linear combination weigher model combines the technologies of both linear and combination weighers in order to provide an efficient weighing process.
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Vertical Form Fill Seal
Ohlson Packaging manufactures a variety of vertical form fill seal machines for various applications.
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Pre-Made Pouch Machines
Ohlson Packaging’s Pre-made pouch machines come in all shapes and sizes and are designed to fit with your specific production workflow.
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Customized Indexing Conveyors
Ohlson Packaging manufactures a variety of indexing conveyors to integrate to our customers’ specific needs, allowing for the precision filling of any container.
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Take Away Conveyors
Take away conveyors help bring bags up to a working height after packaging onto a rotary collection table or other step in the packaging process.
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Incline Conveyors
Our cleated incline belt conveyor is a reliable way to transport your products throughout different stations of the production process.
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