Packaging

 

MicroDairy Designs Eco-Flex Packaging System

Our Eco-flex packaging system was designed to meet the regulatory requirements for mechanical capping and sealing at the lowest possible cost but with maximum flexibility. The filler/capper costs $1500. It will handle glass bottles, plastic bottles, and can even be modified to handle foil sealed yogurt cups. It will work with packages as small as half-and-half creamers and as large as gallon jugs.

Different containers may require different carriers or carousels. We’ve made about 40 different types of carriers. An optional foil seal heater head with temperature controller is $600 if you need to process foil sealed yogurt cups.

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Bottle Types

Bottle Types

Finding containers:

If you are planning to use plastic bottles, I recommend that you find a local source since bottles are so bulky to ship and store. All dairy products have to be packaged in approved dairy containers, so most state regulators have a list of all of the approved container manufacturers in each state. You find the perfect container and we’ll design a carrier to fit it!

Helpful magazines:

Everything I know about packaging I learned by reading the advertisements in these two magazines. Furthermore, they always have articles on sustainable packaging trends as well as consumer issues in packaging.
      • Packaging World Phone: (312) 222-1010 This is a free trade magazine with plenty of packaging news and ideas. It features information on sustainable packaging in almost every issue. If you tell them you are a dairy plant, they will give you a free subscription.
      • Packaging Digest Phone: (630) 990-8894 Fax:(310) 445-4253 This is a free trade magazine with plenty of packaging news and ideas. It features information on sustainable packaging in almost every issue. If you tell them you are a dairy plant, they will give you a free subscription.