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Cardboard punnets and trays for sustainable packaging, transport and presentation

20-Sep-2018 16:21:11 Written by Ramona Fredriks | Boix Europe

Sustainable packaging is an important pillar of policy for many producers and retailers. Unfortunately, there is no 'one size fits all' solution for the ultimate sustainable packaging. Its development differs per product, company and branch. However, punnets and trays made of sturdy, (food-safe) cardboard can form a solution for many different industries for the sustainable packaging, transport and presentation of products.

For automatically forming and gluing of punnets and trays of solid and corrugated board, Boix Europe offers two simple entry-level tray formers.

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MCT1-V punnet machine for setting up small trays and punnets of solid and corrugated board
Boix MCT1/V punnet machine for punnets and trays made of solid and corrugated cardboard
The MCT1/V punnet machine is an automatic and adjustable 2-headed tray former, which can set up 2 different sizes of trays simultaneously. The compact packaging machine is mechanically driven by 1 motor that drives 2 adjustable heads with the aid of connecting rods. This allows the mahine to simultaneously set up 2 different sizes of trays and punnets of corrugated board and solid board with a capacity up to 1.800 to 3.500 trays per hour (per head). No qualified technician is required for changing formats.

The machine is an entry-level model from the assortment of Boix Europe tray formers. The delivery time is approximately 30 to 60 days. The small cardboard trays and punnets that can be set up with tray former are especially suitable for packaging vegetables, fruit, prepacked bread, snacks, potato products and meat products.


Boix Q-1800 tray forming machine for small Plaform and C1 trays of corrugated board
 Boix Q-1800 tray forming machine for setting up small Plaform and C1 trays of corrugated boardThe Q-1800 tray forming machine is the other entry model from the Boix range. This packaging machine is suitable for setting up small Plaform and C1 trays of corrugated cardboard. The machine has 8 speeds and a tray production between 400 and 1.800 trays per hour. In just 5 minutes it is possible to change the format for forming and gluing cardboard blanks. The Q-1800 is a very compact machine and therefore extremely suitable for the fruit, vegetable and non-food sector. Also for the Q-1800 a delivery time of about 30 to 60 days applies.

Further information?
Would you like more information about the folding and gluing of cardboard trays and punnets or do you already have a specific project in mind? We would like to talk to you personally to understand your wishes and requirements. This gives us the opportunity to develop solutions that fit your business. 

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Subjects: small cardboard trays, punnets, punnet machine, sustainable packaging

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