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Tis The Season For Food Packaging Equipment 

Tis the season for food packaging equipment

We are well into Fall/Winter. Don’t believe us? Look at the menu at any coffee shop, the dairy section in any grocery store, the display case at any pier-one imports. It’s fall and pumpkin spice is here to prove it and while everyone is stockpiling ginger spice this and nutmeg that, GTI is making sure your food stays fresh all year round no matter what it is. 

 

Your food packaging serves three purposes. 

  • Keep the good stuff in and the bad stuff out.

  • Keep the good stuff good.

  • Get your attention.

 

GTI’s supplies and equipment are tried, true and ready to work for you. 

 

Vacuum Sealer Food Packaging Equipment | Miami USA

Vacuum Sealer Food Packaging Equipment

What’s better than opening your new coffee bag and being enveloped in a cloud of caffeinated oxygen? Well, world peace would be better, but we’ll take the small victories, for now, right? GTI sells the stuff that makes this happen so next time you take a whiff, think of us won’t ya?

 

Commercial Thermoforming Food Packaging Equipment | GTI Industries | Miami Florida

Thermoforming Food Packaging Equipment

Sounds like Tony Stark invented it. Amiright? It’s actually much less glamorous, but way more prevalent than you might think. Take a trip to your grocery store and you’ll find it in prepared food sections, meat, produce, and more. Think sweet potato pie, pumpkin muffins, etc. GTI has the equipment for that too. 

 

Commercial Metal Detector Food Packaging Equipment | GTI Industries Inc | Miami Florida

Metal Detector Food Packaging Equipment  

Don’t you just hate when there’s a random piece of metal in your Twinkie? We know. That never happens, but that’s because of this scary-sounding machine. Check out GTI’s catalogue and get yourself one and slide your food through it to make sure your consumers never know what it’s like to chew on metal. 

 

So we’ve answered the question of why GTI is the best choice – we may not have the meats, but we have the packaging for it.  Now, the more pressing question is why don’t we have these “seasonal” foods all year long? 

How It’s made: Corrugated aka Cardboard

How corrugated boxes are made

We've all had that feeling. Palms sweaty. Knees weak. Arms heavy… I’m talking about the anticipation of a package’s arrival to our front door. We just can’t contain ourselves when we know we’re looking out for a package. You check the tracking number every 30 minutes even though you already signed up for the notifications, but what are you supposed to do? Wait patiently like a sane person who doesn't get giddy at the thought of a package? No thanks, right? 

 

And you know the best part? The best part is slicing through that tape, opening the cardboard box and feasting your eyes on your precious cargo. Well before you head to your “go to” online store and unleash your credit card on shopping cart after shopping cart, I want to teach you something you never knew you wanted to know and it’s about the box your order came in. 

 

Children use them to make their own car or train. College students have used them to make furniture. We all use them to move, but how are they made? How is it that paper can hold such heavy, fragile, valuable contents? The key is in the construction. 

 

Cardboard is made up of three structural components all of which are made of partially recycled materials:

1 wavy sheet of paper called a flute + 2 flat sheets of paper called liners = one corrugated board i.e. cardboard

 

First a sheet of paper gets passed through two giant rollers and during this process, the flat sheet is beveled and steamed so that it becomes the wavy flute at the center of the cardboard. The two liners of flat paper are added on each side of the flute one at a time using a glue containing mostly water and starch. The air pockets created by the flute strengthen the board’s integrity and provide a cushion of protection. Some manufacturers even use additional flute and liners for added padding so its innards don't get squashed at the slightest bump.

 

So next time you open up that long-awaited package (because you didn't spring for the expedited shipping) think of the loving cardboard hands that cradled it through its journey to its forever home. Think about the cardboard box it called home for several days. Think about the flutes and the liners and say a silent thank you. 

New Premium Acrylic Carton Sealing Tape

Item #: GT-EZ-110C Desc: 2X110 CLEAR TAPE 36/CS*ACRYLIC

Closure of light weight cartons. Premium adhesive offers high clarity, premium aging characteristics, long shelf life and low odor.