Israel-based low-sodium salt producer Salt of the Earth has introduced a new €1m automatic packaging production line for tablets and granular salt products.
The new line uses rolls instead of traditional premade polyethylene (PE) bags and has been designed to improve quality and expand packaging options. The transition from premade bags to rolled packaging materials is set to yield annual investment savings to the company.
Salt of the Earth's new system improves the packaging quality of its products and enables the expansion of its product range to 10kg and 25kg packaging.
Salt of the Earth CEO Dovik Tal said that the new packaging system is another step towards expanding on the company's sustainable strategy and complies with the highest standards of quality and safety.
"We continue to actively seek ways to reduce energy consumption and resources and, above all, improve product quality, all of which have a direct effect on operating costs," Tal added.
The fully automated packaging line is available with a large storage tank, dual packing machine and conveyors that were custom-adjusted to the former packaging lines, allowing re-use of suitable existing equipment and incorporation of an automatic palletiser robot.
Salt of the Earth managing director Ofer Rokni said that the packaging process no longer requires manual soldering, and raw material is applied through a special weighting system, leading to a decrease in waste.
"Post-production, stacking on palettes is also fully automated to provide employees a safer, healthier working environment," Rokni added.
Image: Salt of the Earth's new packaging production line is designed for tablets and granular salt products. Photo: courtesy of PR Newswire/ Salt of the Earth Ltd.