Jenton International Ltd – part of The Jenton Group (www.jenton.co.uk) – has been appointed as a distributor in the UK and Eire for the range of bagging equipment manufactured by Pronova Packaging Systems in Halstad, Sweden. In parallel, the company has also been appointed as agent for the range of ‘Joker®’ bags and pouches manufactured to run on the machines by Supreme Plastics in Whitby in Yorkshire.
This complete packaging solution has been developed and marketed over many years to offer an efficient way to ramp up production of Doybags and pouches and provide a cost effective alternative to form-fill-seal for the food, medical and DIY markets.
Pronova is the inventor or the ‘Joker’ bag packaging concept. This Joker design builds on a chain of linked premanufactured bags that runs along a pair of opening rails that open up and support the bags for filling. Bags then pass through a unit where they are closed, sealed and separated. A number of patents exist on these systems.
The innovative design of the pouches and the opening rails enable many packs at a time to be perfectly opened at the point of filling. A number of automatic filling systems can be utilised and synchronised with the indexing system of the Pronova machine. It enables even the most difficult products to be packed into either standard or customised bags.
“We are delighted to be working on this product with Pronova and Supreme Plastics,” says Richard Little, Managing Director of Jenton. “We have supplied equipment to Supreme Plastics to help make these bags for many years and now we can work alongside them to help grow the market. Pronova machines are the natural step up from the band sealers that we currently offer and so we can now help bag and pouch fillers at all stages of their production growth.”
The Pronova bagging machines are suitable for manual, semi or fully automated packaging applications. The range includes a model for horizontal filling which is ideal for products that need extra careful handling and a stainless steel version for hygienic packing. As well as conventional bags, other options include pouches with resealable zips, stand up pouches and label pouches.
At its Whitchurch-based facility, Jenton Group offers a full workshop for equipment repair and maintains an extensive stock of spares in addition to having a number of service engineers available for on-site repairs and maintenance.
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