This food product category includes, but is not limited to, cookies, biscuits, buns, various bars (cereal, chocolate etc), donuts and chocolates.
The product category:
Cookies, which can include other ingredients such as raisins, oats, chocolate chips, nuts, etc, cereal or chocolate bars, candy (including sugar candy, sugar confectionary, glazed fruits or nuts as well as lollies), chocolate and donuts are all major growing industries nowadays. These treats are usually eaten as snacks. Whether mass-produced in factories or made in small bakeries, this product category has its own packaging requirements.
Types of Machines used:
Depending on the product, flowpack machines (vertical or horizontal) and tray sealing machines, along with the relevant dosing systems, are the most common way to pack this product category.
Package type used:
Packaging types and materials utilize pillow, flat-bottomed, doypack, gusseted or other types of bags closed by thermosealing, clipping or even with a simple ribbon. Furthermore, cups, trays or other thermoforming materials are being used in combination with lidding film or in a flowpack envelope.