What is a sachet packing machine?
A sachet packaging machine creates small packets – or sachets – of your product. Think about the small packets of tomato sauce or sugar you get at a cafe, and you’re on the right track.
Here’s how it works in simple terms:
The machine starts with a roll of packaging material. It forms this material into small pouches or ‘sachets’, fills them with the right amount of your product, and then seals them shut. All of this happens in a smooth, continuous process.
Sachet machines are perfect for food businesses that need to package single servings or small quantities of a product. It’s especially useful if you’re packaging things like sauces, condiments, powdered mixes, or anything else that needs a small, secure, easy-to-open package. Our customers use them for a diverse range of products including tea, seeds, soup powder and powdered health supplements.
With a sachet packing machine, you ensure that your product is neatly and securely packaged, ready for your customers to use at their convenience. And it will stay fresh until they are ready to tear the sachet open and enjoy it.
What are the advantages of sachet packing?
Packing your products into small individual sachets has a number of advantages. Let’s look at five of them:
- Portion Control: Sachets are ideal for single servings or small quantities. They offer precise portioning and less waste—your customers get the right amount of product every time.
- Convenience: Sachets are easy to open, use, and dispose of. This is perfect for on-the-go consumption, making your product more appealing to busy customers who value convenience.
- Cost and Material Efficiency: Sachets typically require less packaging material than larger packages. This not only helps to reduce costs but also minimizes your environmental footprint.
- Branding: Sachets are easy to print on so they provide a great canvas for your logo, brand colors, and other marketing messages. This boosts brand recognition and makes your product stand out on the shelf.
- Product Information: Sachets offer space to print essential product information, such as ingredients, nutritional facts, usage instructions, or even a fun fact about your brand.
What’s the difference between a sachet and a stick pack?
The main difference between sachets and stick packs comes down to shape and capacity.
Imagine you’re making a sandwich. A sachet would be like a regular slice of bread – wider and a bit flat. It can hold more, so is great for products like sauce or mustard, powders, and granules. It can even handle creams or gels, making it quite versatile.
A stick pack is more like a breadstick – tall and slim. It’s perfect for single servings of pourable products, like sugar, salt, or instant coffee. Its slender shape uses less material than a sachet, making it a more cost-effective and eco-friendly choice for certain products.
In a nutshell, both sachets and stick packs are handy, single-serving packages, but your choice between the two will depend on what you’re packing, how much of it you need to pack, and how you want your customers to use it.
Not sure exactly what you need? Our team is here to help.
Tell us about your products and business goals and we’ll make sure you get the best packaging machine for the job. We’ve been helping NZ food manufacturers grow their businesses with more efficient packaging for over 30 years.