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Introducing Nick Brindley: Your Packaging Automation Foil Seal Expert


Meet Nick Brindley, our dedicated Projects Facilitator at Packaging Automation. With a wealth of experience dating back to 1988 and a vital member of our Projects team since 2005, Nick is the go-to expert when it comes to all things foil sealing. His unwavering motto is simple yet powerful: "Don't give up - perseverance is key!"




So, what does a Project Facilitator like Nick do? In a nutshell, he supports the team in finding efficiencies and ensuring smooth operations. His role is very hands-on, involving tasks like tool testing and running machine trials for various applications. Nick specializes in testing rotary, semi-automatic, and medical sector machines, ensuring their seamless performance.


Let's delve into the fascinating world of foil sealing. Foil sealing is commonly employed in a wide range of products, including high-end items like chocolate, pet foods, tea, and sweets. You may recognize some prominent brands that utilize foil sealing, such as Kinnerton, Hotel Chocolat, and Moo Free.



So why choose foil sealing? Well, aside from making the product easily accessible, foil provides excellent protection and keeps the contents fresh. However, working with foil can be challenging due to its delicate nature. Unlike plastic, foil is thin and unforgiving, prone to tearing or creasing. Achieving an aesthetically pleasing result with flawless trims and no creases or tears requires finesse and expertise.


This is where Nick and the Packaging Automation Eclipse R tray sealer shine. Nick was involved in the very first project, which involved a fair amount of trial and error to understand the parameters and limitations of working with foil. The key lesson learned was that sealing foil at normal speeds is impractical; it requires patience and a slower production pace. Thanks to PA’s on-site R&D Team, the rewind film feed mechanism was developed, allowing for ultimate tension control during the foil sealing process. The servo film feed and rewind mechanism ensure that even thin film can be handled to feed through smoothly to maintain its integrity and prevent snaps.


If you're venturing into foil sealing, Nick has some valuable hints and tips to share. First, be prepared for slower production speeds compared to working with other materials and setting realistic expectations is crucial. Foil can be a tricky medium to work with, but once you understand its intricacies, you'll gain the confidence and expertise needed. Patience is paramount on this foil sealing journey.


So, when it comes to foil sealing expertise, trust Nick Brindley, the Packaging Automation foil seal expert. With his vast experience, dedication, and unwavering commitment, Nick is ready to support your projects and help you achieve exceptional results. Don't let the challenges of foil sealing hold you back. With Nick by your side, you'll conquer any hurdle and unlock the full potential of this remarkable packaging technique.





Connect with the Packaging Automation team today and let us revolutionize your foil sealing endeavours. Together, we'll make your products shine with excellence and freshness that your customers will love.



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