Strategies and Materials for Food Packaging Solutions

Forpak specializes in designing and building innovative food solutions that support global food safety and quality. Our equipment promotes sanitary processing and worker safety in the packaging and distribution of products for the baked goods, pizza, and meat industries. Packaging designs provide systems to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and other customers for industrial food processing and packing, including automated laning, transfer, stacking, conveying, sorting, reject systems, and more. Our engineers have also worked with several customers to design equipment that combines multiple operations into a customized, seamless machine. Our equipment is designed to be easily integrated into existing automated systems or new production lines, and our preventative maintenance program offers reliable services and client benefits to reduce downtime and minimize operational stress. For any unique food packaging solutions, Forpak has the engineering expertise and maintenance systems to get the job done.

Food Processing

In the food processing industry, hundreds of hygienic packing materials have been developed over time. Today, countless polymer, paper, cardboard, foil, glass, metal, ceramic, and even biodegradable materials are manufactured specifically for food-safe packaging. We design our equipment to work with multiple kinds of food packaging solutions, including the following.


Boxes are one of the most commonly used systems in food packing, and consequently, they come in a wide variety. They are made from paperboard, including solid bleached sulfate (SBS) and coated unbleached kraft (CUK) paperboard; corrugated cardboards with varying level of fluting and wall thickness; plastics that can be recycled or reused; and rigid boxes. While typically made from paper or cardboard materials, rigid boxes are condensed to be about two to four times thicker than any corrugated or paperboard containers. Most food products do not require rigid box packaging, but select high-end goods or very fragile foods do use these systems.


Most bags used to package food products are made from a thin, typically plastic or foil-sealed material. Plastic, or poly, bags are durable, light, and highly customizable. Bags can be fabricated with many different sizes, shapes, and printed designs while remaining cost-effective and often recyclable. Poly bags for packing food can also include security features such as tape attachments or holes for carrying and hanging. Foil-sealed bags are useful for maintaining flavor and protecting food from bacteria and UV light exposure. This keeps products from spoiling or losing nutrients.

Food Packaging Solutions

Other food packaging solutions include cans, cartons, pallets, trays, and wrappers, but boxes and bags are the most prevalent systems. To learn more about food packing systems and how we engineer our automated packaging and organizing equipment, contact Forpak at (612) 419-1948 or You can request more information online today or request a quote to get started with us today.