Good packaging is critical. It protects the product, delivers the "message" and ultimately
promotes sales. To guarantee a
clean, safe package, companies are often forced to spend more time and money on
the packaging material and process design rather than on the product itself.
With this in mind:
How can production costs be reduced without changing the packaging material or process flow?
Design production parts to include surface coatings that will ensure performance requirements are met.
Non-Stick Surfaces - Prevent machine malfunctions and downtime caused by paper, films, foils and adhesives sticking to components.
Reduce Wear - Provide dry abrasion resistance by reinforcing the wear surfaces so that frequent component replacements are no longer necessary.
Increase Machine Speed or Product Throughput - Low coefficient of friction coatings can increase machine speeds and product movement in chutes, hoppers, tubs and scale trays. Products slide easily due to a reduction in surface adhesion.
Easy Cleaning - Product spills that would normally require extended
downtime for cleaning are significantly reduced.