Case Study: Confectionery Shrink Wrap Machine Solution

Kempner, a leader in shrink wrap machinery, was approached by a high-volume confectionery manufacturer in need of a high-speed replacement for their existing automatic shrink wrapping line. The requirement was clear: the solution needed to handle large quantities of products efficiently and economically, ensuring that the packaging process could keep up with the fast-paced production demands of the confectionery industry.

Client Needs and Challenges

The confectionery manufacturer was experiencing several challenges with their current shrink wrapping system:

  • Speed: The existing machinery was not fast enough to meet the high production volumes, leading to bottlenecks in the production line.
  • Cost: The shrink plastic film being used was expensive, significantly impacting the overall cost of packaging.
  • Quality: The previous shrink film did not provide the desired durability or visual appeal, which are critical in the competitive confectionery market.

The client needed a solution that would not only improve the speed and efficiency of their packaging process but also reduce costs and enhance the quality of the final packaged products.

Solution: Side Sealer Shrink Packaging Machine

After a thorough evaluation of the client’s requirements and existing setup, Kempner recommended the implementation of their advanced side sealer shrink packaging machine. This state-of-the-art machinery is specifically designed to handle high-speed packaging requirements, making it an ideal fit for the client’s needs.

Key Features of the Side Sealer Machine

  • High-Speed Operation: Capable of wrapping large quantities of products in a short period, significantly improving production efficiency.
  • Versatility: Can handle various product sizes and shapes, providing flexibility in packaging different confectionery items.
  • Consistent Sealing: Ensures reliable and consistent sealing, reducing the risk of packaging failures.

Implementation Process

The integration of the side sealer shrink packaging machine into the confectionery production line was carried out in several phases:

  1. Initial Assessment: A detailed analysis of the production line to understand the specific requirements and constraints.
  2. Customisation: Tailoring the side sealer machine to meet the unique needs of the confectionery products being packaged.
  3. Installation: Seamless installation of the machinery with minimal disruption to ongoing production.
  4. Training: Comprehensive training for the client’s staff to ensure efficient operation and maintenance of the new machinery.
  5. Testing and Optimisation: Rigorous testing to ensure the machine operates at peak efficiency, followed by fine-tuning to optimise performance.

Results and Benefits

The implementation of Kempner’s side sealer shrink packaging machine brought about significant improvements for the confectionery manufacturer.

Enhanced Efficiency

The high-speed operation of the side sealer machine enabled the manufacturer to significantly increase their packaging throughput. This not only eliminated bottlenecks in the production line but also ensured that the packaging process could keep pace with the high-volume production demands. The machine’s ability to handle various product sizes and shapes added an extra layer of flexibility, allowing the manufacturer to package different confectionery items with ease.

Cost Savings

One of the most notable benefits was the cost savings achieved through the use of Kempner’s Ultra polyolefin shrink film type JIA. This advanced shrink film is specifically designed for high-speed packaging machinery, offering superior machinability and robustness. By switching to the JIA shrink film, the manufacturer experienced significant reductions in film expenditure. The film’s stiffness and consistent flatness (planarity) allowed for smooth and efficient operation, further contributing to overall cost savings.

Superior Product Quality

The JIA shrink film also enhanced the visual appeal and durability of the packaged products. Its superior graphics capabilities outperformed many other wrapping plastics, providing a clear advantage in the highly competitive confectionery market. The improved packaging quality not only helped in protecting the products but also in attracting customers, thereby boosting sales.

Client Testimonial

The confectionery manufacturer expressed their satisfaction with Kempner’s solution, highlighting the professionalism and expertise demonstrated throughout the project. The client appreciated the consultative approach taken by Kempner, which ensured that the final solution was perfectly tailored to their specific needs. The seamless integration of the side sealer machine and the significant cost savings achieved through the use of the JIA shrink film were particularly commended.


Kempner’s successful implementation of the side sealer shrink packaging machine for the confectionery manufacturer underscores our expertise in providing high-speed, cost-effective, and high-quality shrink wrap solutions. This case study highlights Kempner’s ability to assess client needs, recommend appropriate solutions, and deliver results that drive operational efficiency and cost savings.

By adopting Kempner’s advanced shrink wrap technology, the confectionery manufacturer has not only streamlined their packaging process but also gained a competitive edge in the market through superior product presentation. Kempner’s commitment to innovation and customer satisfaction continues to position them as a trusted partner for businesses in need of reliable shrink wrap machinery and films.

Key Takeaways

  • High-Speed Performance: Kempner’s side sealer machine addresses the need for rapid packaging in high-volume production environments.
  • Cost Efficiency: Significant reductions in film expenditure through the use of Ultra polyolefin shrink film type JIA.
  • Enhanced Product Quality: Improved visual appeal and durability of packaged products, providing a competitive advantage.
  • Professional and Consultative Approach: Kempner’s expertise ensures solutions are tailored to meet specific client needs, driving long-term success.

Kempner remains dedicated to delivering innovative shrink wrap solutions that enhance efficiency, reduce costs, and improve product quality for their clients across various industries.

Future Prospects

Looking ahead, Kempner is committed to continuous improvement and innovation in the field of shrink wrap technology. We are exploring new materials and advanced machinery designs to further enhance the performance and sustainability of our packaging solutions. By staying at the forefront of technological advancements, Kempner aims to provide clients with cutting-edge solutions that meet the evolving demands of the packaging industry. This dedication to progress ensures that Kempner remains a leader in delivering high-quality, efficient, and cost-effective shrink wrap solutions for years to come.

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