The typical packs for four, six or ten eggs are practical and proven. They are generally made of a recycled, paper fibre-based material or transparent plastic. Branding and marking the packs is by means of pre-printing of the box, or alternatively with either a cardboard sleeve or a pre-printed adhesive label on the top of the pack.
Multivac’s L 310 labeler can now offer an efficient solution for labeling egg packs made of cardboard or plastic - a solution that provides added value in many respects. The L 310, which has patented, servo-driven press-on brushes, makes automated C labelling and D labelling (as well as traditional top labelling) of packs possible at an output of up to 120 packs/min. The maximum label width is up to 500 mm. It is possible to run packs with a base width of up to 250 mm and a height of 140 mm.
The labeler can be equipped with a zero downtime function for even more efficiency and process reliability, as well as with an integrated printer and label/print monitoring at even the highest throughput.
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If the L 310 is used for complete wrap-around labeling, the full wrap label automatically seals the egg box closed. For retailers and consumers this means, that the products cannot be exchanged or contaminated with viruses and bacteria, or that the packs cannot be used to hide stolen products. This solution is therefore the ideal choice for aseptic or pasteurized eggs for the catering trade, hospitals and bakeries, or for infants and pregnant women. Packs such as these have to be sealed in order to guarantee the highest level of safety, sterility and quality.
As regards in particular the pack appeal at the point of sale and the usable area for product promotion, this new concept for egg packaging surpasses the conventional top labeling or pre-printing of the box by far. The full wrap label is also in no way inferior to the cardboard sleeve. It even offers the benefit that, depending on the label material selected, it can be more cost-effective and above all lighter than a sleeve. In addition to this, the full wrap label can be printed on different sides of the pack with variable data such as barcodes, and it can also be applied automatically to the pack. A significantly higher-value look can be achieved for the pack, even with the most cost-effective material.