A semi-automatic packing line from Behn & Bates, distributed in the UK by Springvale equipment (Alton, Hampshire), has been installed in the band drier area of Munton Malted Ingredients’ plant as part of a £440,000 investment.

The block-like nature of the bags of dry ingredients will ensure they are tightly and securely stacked on pallets. Initial supplies of band-dried bags will be the standard cut open type, but the company will soon introduce easy-open rip-tag feature, eliminating the need for knives when opening.

The band-dried packaging will be pre-printed with a new Muntons design along with product information.

The new bags are designed to allow 25 x 25kg sacks to be packed on each pallet to form a tight block.