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Food and beverage packaging solutions from 3M

Help improve process efficiency, maintain product safety and activate cost-saving processes that get your products where they need to go with the quality your customers expect.

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Addressing the challenges of packaging and shipping in food and beverage markets

Some of the most critical issues facing businesses as they compete in the food and beverage markets are product surety, improving process efficiencies, manufacturing flexibility and brand/package differentiation. 3M packaging solutions and developing technologies can help you address these critical business issues.

  • Product surety

    From farm to table, making sure food is safe, fresh and wholesome is a top priority. Protecting and preserving food and beverage products at all points in a worldwide supply chain is becoming a critical issue.

  • Process efficiency

    From loading dock to lobby, most food and beverage items pass through processing operations. Continuously improving efficiency is a strategic necessity to maintain the bottom line against tough competition and high customer expectations.

  • Manufacturing flexibility

    An increasingly diverse and geographically demanding population means food companies require agile and flexible manufacturing processes, including shorter production runs and new products, in order to stay competitive.

  • Brand differentiation

    Brand differentiation is where technology and art combine to build and maintain consumer confidence and loyalty. With multiple brands competing for the same space, customizable packaging options are imperative.


We’re used to these challenges – how can 3M help me?

✓ Security – Our security tapes will seal, protect, and help someone notice when tampering or theft may be an issue

✓ High Performance – Scotch® Box Sealing Tape 311+ boasts excellent performance in cold shipping and storage environments, even in temperatures below freezing

✓ Automation – Adjust to seasonal demands and help reengineer your packaging line with 3M case sealers

✓ Save Time and Money – Quicker, easier application with less rework saves on labor costs

✓ Stick Out – Stand out from the competition with custom branding on your packaging

✓ Innovative Technologies – Access innovative 3M solutions that take advantage of 3M’s breadth of technologies


Reliable, everyday packaging solutions for food and beverage markets

  • Image of 3M-Matic™ Case Sealer 7000r, a random case sealer that can serve production lines with different size cartons
    Improve productivity through automation

    Adjustable
    Quick manual adjustments make it easy to set up for a run of cartons that are all the same size.

    Random
    Automatically adjusts for different size cartons from multiple production lines.

  • Image of a roll of Scotch® High Tack Box Sealing Tape 375+
    Protect and promote your product through shipping

    Scotch® Box Sealing Tape 311+
    Provide excellent adhesion and durability necessary for boxes that are commonly exposed to many shipping hazards and cold temperatures.

    Custom Print Tapes
    With choices of polyester or polypropylene backings and synthetic rubber adhesive, you will have your logos and promotional messages protected by a clear top layer, so your message stays intact when it reaches your customers.

  • Image of a case of water bottles with a carry handle attached to the packaging
    Add a handle for extra convenience

    3M™ Carry Handles
    Easy to apply to make packages easier to handle.

  • Image of a user closing a resealable pouch
    Easy, reliable reclosable solution

    3M™ Grip Lock Strip
    Opens easily, closes easily and securely even without precise alignment.


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