Fast growing brewery meets production demands with innovative hot melt packaging technology
Connecticut-based Two Roads Brewery is one of the fastest growing craft breweries in the Northeast. Since beginning operations in 2012, Two Roads has increased production to 121,000 barrels a year. To succeed at this level, production efficiency and consistent sealing application for product quality are critical elements for continued success.
Getting the right seal: Challenge and solution
Seeking a new hot melt delivery system to increase efficiency, meet production schedule requirements and ensure carton product quality.
Beer Packaging Challenges:
Delivering cases that remained sealed calls for a hot melt delivery system to ensure the correct amount of adhesive application to adequately seal the top and bottom of each carton.
The legacy hot melt delivery system took nearly an hour to heat up, putting pressure on the production schedule. In addition, they were experiencing char, which is by far the biggest problem in any hot melt application system.
Beer Packaging Solution:
The Invisipac Tank-Free Hot Melt System includes revolutionary new melting design and technology specifically designed to improve production efficiency by stabilizing glue consumption rates and reducing both adhesive waste and waste in the form of boxes that need to be repacked or resealed because of an inadequate seal.
The new Invisipac Tank-Free system has also reduced their downtime and freed up operations personnel for more productive tasks.
Improved production efficiency
The Invisipac Tank-Free Hot Melt System dramatically improved production efficiency by stabilizing glue consumption rates and reducing adhesive waste while reducing startup time to under 10 minutes to support 8am production line starts.
Improved quality control
The Invisipac System significantly reduced waste in the form of boxes that need to be repacked or resealed because of an inadequate seal.
Invisipac delivered a 20% reduction in energy use when compared to a specific competitor’s unit - resulting in a healthier bottom line.