Category Archives: Bundling and Banding Solutions

Felins Tying Solutions

Felins Tying Solutions

In 1921, Fred E. Lins had the innovative idea to create a simple to use, low cost method of bundling products together using tying materials. Today tying has expanded to include multiple models that specialize in tying for countless applications. Tying is the lowest cost bundling method available on the planet. Along with being the most economical form of bundling, tying has other benefits such as: 

  • Increase in productivity
  • Reduced labor costs
  • Variety of material options including twine, plastic, elastic, biodegradable, food grade, etc
  • Elimination of repetitive motion

Growers and wholesales find major efficiencies with the Felins bundling options. Grading and bunching time is greatly reduced compared to hand rubber banding, hand tying or twit tying, taping, or other forms of securing bunches of bouquets. The operator can gently secure a bunch of vegetables or flowers and add plastic sleeves along with plant food packets.

Tying solutions are great for food packaging. Speed of food processing is essential for freshness, packaging is vital for food safety and security, presentation is essential for consumer appeal and branding. There are many reasons to use the right packaging technology for food. Explore your options: 

  • Fresh fruit or vegetable tying
  • Fresh meat tyers
  • Securing clam shells for fresh herbs, salads, and fruits, etc
  • Shrink wrapping egg packs, frozen pizzas, ice cream and more

Felins’ Tying machines include everything from stand alone semi-automatic tyers to fully automated inline tying systems. For additional information, visit us online at www.midstatelitho.net or contact us directly.


Mid-State Litho, Inc.
5459 Fenton Rd.
Flint, MI 48507
www.midstatelitho.net

Reducing packaging can lessen the time needed to pack items

Felins Product Banding ExamplesBanding and Bundling

The future of packaging is a less-is-more approach. Eliminate a tremendous amount of waste by simply using less. Many manufacturers who have adopted lean manufacturing and taken steps to produce less waste have moved to banding and bundling. Reducing packaging can lessen the time needed to pack items and even cut delivery times. It reduces the final weight of packed products meaning less money spent on freight and distribution. If you haven’t considered banding or bundling for your manufacturing applications, check it out!

In many cases simply strapping products together is a more economic method of grouping. Consider the raw material costs of a large cardboard box in comparison with a ten inch strand of twine. For anyone processing products that must be moved in bundles it’s worth a look. Many times this part of processing goods is overlooked because it’s just a non-issue when up next to life’s larger problems. However, savings are savings, and in banding and bundling we’re talking about some of the shortest ROI’s you’ve seen in a while!

There are many types of banding, bundling and strapping. Some of the machines below are special to one type, others can be reconfigured to handle many different types of product. Do a little research here but don’t hesitate to contact our sales department for additional information and models.


Mid-State Litho, Inc.
5459 Fenton Rd.
Flint, MI 48507
www.midstatelitho.net

Why Bundling? Why Felins?


Every packaging decision hurts or helps our planet.

Felins has a passion for creating alternative sustainable packaging solutions and believes that packaging is fundamentally exciting and environmentally important!  We offer non-traditional bundling solutions that increase throughput, protect product quality and integrity  and significantly reduce packaging material and labor costs for our customers worldwide.

Check out the video to the right for a brief overview of the different bundling technologies that Felins provides.


Why Paper & Plastic Banding?

Often referred to as the most elite form of bundling, banding has historically been used to showcase and protect delicate, high-end printed materials. Because of the many advantages, banding has grown as an elegant, cutting edge sustainable packaging solution.  As an alternative to strapping, banding provides reduced packaging costs, increased productivity, and the reduced labor costs commonly attributed to strapping.  In addition:

• Paper bands can be removed without using a cutting tool
• Transparent plastic bands showcase your product
• Labels can be eliminated by printing directly on the band
• Banding won’t damage the corners and edges of your product
• Diverse selection of banding materials and machine options


Why Rubber Banding?

We focus on providing an alternative and more efficient way to apply rubber bands to your product. Felins’ Automatic Rubber Banding (ARB) Machine loads, stretches and applies each band from a continuous roll of hundreds of elastic bands. Like other Felins bundling solutions our Automatic Rubber Banding Machine do not damage your product.  It also:

  • Increases productivity
  • Offers custom automated system options
  • Eliminates repetitive motion injuries
  • Provides allergen and latex free options for medical products

Felins offers a variety of banding machines and banding materials ranging from easy to use table top banding machines to fully automated banding systems. For additional information, visit us online at www.midstatelitho.net.

Paper and Plastic Banding Solutions

Felins-Paper-and-Plastic-Bundling-SamplesPaper and Plastic Banding Solutions Overview

Why Paper & Plastic Banding?

Often referred to as the most elite form of bundling, banding has historically been used to showcase and protect delicate, high-end printed materials. Because of the many advantages, banding has grown as an elegant, cutting edge sustainable packaging solution.  As an alternative to strapping, banding provides reduced packaging costs, increased productivity, and the reduced labor costs commonly attributed to strapping.  In addition:

• Paper bands can be removed without using a cutting tool
• Transparent plastic bands showcase your product
• Labels can be eliminated by printing directly on the band
• Banding won’t damage the corners and edges of your product
• Diverse selection of banding materials and machine options

Felins offers a variety of banding machines and banding materials ranging from easy to use table top banding machines to fully automated banding systems. For additional information, contact us at 1-800-343-4231.

Felins Plastic and Paper Banding Models:


Felins US-2000-CSW-DMS_Automated_Banding_Machine_0Banding Automation – If you’re interested in increasing productivity and reducing labor costs to the fullest extent then take banding to the next step with full automation. With our years of experience and knowledgeable application specialists, we can customize a solution that solves your packaging needs and fits into your facility. Customization and application evaluation are our specialties


Felins CE-Banding_Machine_0CE Models – This semi-automatic, heat seal, table top banding machine efficiently bundles a wide variety of products and can band with both paper and plastic banding material interchangeably. The CE Models are easy to set-up, use, and maintain. Featuring digital controls, adjustable tension, highly versatile for limitless applications, and does not require costly compressed air.


Felins JD150_Plastic_Banding_Machine_0JD Models – An economical alternative to rubber banding or twist tying is the JD Series, heat seal banding machine. This model offers a versatile and compact table top design for gently banding your products. The JD series utilize a heat seal and loop style banding. Highly versatile for limitless applications and does not require compressed air. Multiple material selection options available.


Need help deciding? Contact us today for additional product information and additional options available to suit your needs. Contact us at 1-800-343-4231 or visit us online at www.midstatelitho.net.