Bakery packaging has certain specification which are unique for bakery products .Major packaging are Biscuit packaging and bread packaging
Biscuits are fed into packing machines in continuos stacks this is either manual or with help of auto feeders with help of feeding chutes .Biscuits are fed into packing machines in continuos stacks this is achieved through stacker which converts free flowing biscuits into uniform achieved through stacker which converts free flowing biscuits into uniform stacks .These are done through guidelines which could be adjusted as per type of biscuits . per type of biscuits .
Major function of packaging are
1. Protect from mechanical damage in transit and loading and unloading
2. Protect from loss of moisture and any foreign odour contaminations
3. Protect from Foreign body infestation.
4. Legal compliance for values and ingredients for consumers
Biscuit are wrapped with packing machines and wrappers are sealed as long and ends. These are sealed with helps of heaters .Coders are synchronised with machine speed to print details to the packing material .
Packs could be of various size and shape . Popular are pillow pack and family packs with wt ranging from 25 gms to 400gms . These packs are then put into cartons are then taped by passing through carton taping machines .Now biscuits are ready for dispatch .
Various type of packing material is used in biscuit industry.
Primary packaging: Laminate/Wrapper , Wax Paper and Bopp films . These are tailored made for various packs where the cut-off-length and width are decided prior to packing material production .
Basic properties for laminates n corrugated boxes are Bursting strength , GSM and thickness of films measured in microns .Values varies from one product to other. Selection have to be done on above parameter.
Primary function of packaging are protecting biscuit from foreign body infestation , increasing shelf life , product and manufacturer info and transportation .
Technological innovation has made possible to have various shape , sizes and colours for biscuit packaging .