Bagging of food and foodstuff
Do you fill food and foodstuff into bags? If so, BEHN + BATES is your right partner. We have specialized in your products. We deliver food-optimized packing machines for valve bags, pre-fabricated open-mouth bags, FFS bags and big bags for the bagging of food and foodstuff.
Food products are natural products. They are influenced by climatic conditions. Production and storage vary depending on the region and continent where they are processed. All these are aspects having an influence on the selection of the bagging technology for food and foodstuff. If it is best adapted to your needs, it provides you with considerable and lasting advantages.
We know about the specialities of the bagging of food and foodstuff. It does not matter whether you fill
- cocoa powder
- starch & derivatives
- sugar, dextrose, maltodextrin & sorbitol
- flours, baking mixes & premixes
- rice & corn
- animal feed, pet food & seed
we have the right solution for each type of bag and for manual or fully automatic operations.
Tread new paths - with us - because you profit from our experience with the bagging of food and foodstuff.
Rice & corn: Easy handling, high output, excellent weights
Granules & grains - e.g. crystal sugar, rice, corn and seeds - are easy to handle. They have excellent flowing characteristics and do not raise dust. High packing capacities are possible, filled weights are excellent.
For decades our gravity packer has proven its worth for bagging food and foodstuff into valve bags. Equipped with a special open-mouth bag filling spout it is even suitable for filling pre-fabricated open-mouth bags.
Open-mouth bag filling to perfection is reached by our fully automatic systems:
Cocoa powder, cocoa kibbles & cocoa cake: Our extensive experience can be the basis of your success in packaging
Cocoa products have different fat contents and alkali portions. It is easy to fill low-fat cocoa products with low bulk densities because they flow nicely. But for fatty cocoa products with high bulk densities special precautions have to be taken to reach optimum filling results.
We are well prepared to meet this challenge. While our impeller packer presents one of the most realiable valve bag filling machines for fatty cocoa powders around the globe, we recommend our gravity packer for lumpy cocoa kibbles.
Sugar, dextrose, maltodextrin & sorbitol: Clean packaging of sweet products
Sugar and sugar derivatives have a wide range of different grain sizes, from very fine to very coarse grains. All of them have to be handled properly in order not to destroy the corn structure. Therefore, only an adequately designed filling machine guarantees that the product is filled gently and fast at the required speed.
Our pneumatic packer has proven its worth as an all-round packing machine for filling sugar and sugar derivatives into valve bags. Our TOPLINE® system presents the most reliable automatic solution for pre-fabricated open-mouth bags.
In future the FFS technology will be the trend-setter: It forms the bag from a gusseted tubular film, fills and seals it. Thus, the bag size is automatically adjusted to your product - and the consumption of PE film is reduced.
Starch & derivatives: Starch is our main strength - and your benefit
Starch products, starch flours or starch flakes are made of potatoes, corn, tapioca or wheat. The basic products are as different as are the growing areas, the product processing and packaging as well as the storage conditions.
A good basis for the optimum end-product storage is provided by the selection of the bag type and material. We help you fill your bags properly according to the most recent technical and hygiene standards, e.g.:
- By our pneumatic packer or impeller packer for valve bags.
- By our TOPLINE® for pre-fabricated open-mouth bags.
- By our ADAMS® for FFS bags
You decide whether your bags are filled manually or automatically, at low or high outputs per hour. Our modular system provides the right solutions for each application - from filling up to palletizing.
Here you get detailed information of our range of products:
Valve bag filling technology
A lot of food and animal feed producers choose the valve bag due to its easy handling and its compact bag shape with high advertising impact.
Gravity packer for powder, cocoa, flours and baking mixes
The BEHN + BATES gravity packer is the all-round solution for grainy, granular and lumpy products. The product is bagged according to the gravity principle either by a curved or by a straight gravity tube - without additional conveying air or mechanical assistance. For optimum product densification the gravity packer can be extended to incorporate a vibrating compactor.
Open-mouth bag filling technology
Optimum product protection and improved storage, high advertising impact, flexible filling volumes or simple opening and re-closing of the used bags - all these are convincing features of the open-mouth bag.
Fully automatic bagging system for food and foodstuff
The BEHN + BATES-TOPLINE® 600 and 1200 are used for bagging food and foodstuff into pre-fabricated open-mouth bags.
Food and animal feed products will be packed into plastic bags more frequently in future as each packing company is keen on keeping its packing cost as low as possible. The FFS bag meets this requirement to a special extent.
Big bag filling technology
In the logistics chain big bags are a cost-effective alternative to conventional bags. Of course, they must also allow quick and clean processing - goals that can be easily reached with our big bag filling station GWH.