Contract Packaging activities

The packaging operations for powders and liquids are concentrated in our second site. Ranges vary from 25 kg to 1000 mg. We use lined bags, rigid plastic containers, dispensers, sachets. In some cases we develop highly specific solutions in close collaboration with our customers. Sachets are typically packed in a folding box with information leaflet included.
All products are identified with an in line code, batch number indication and expiry date.


Labo Smeets has seven Laudenberg packaging lines for sachets. 

Laudenberg stands for rotatative form fill seal (FFS) sachet machines. They are very robust, easy to change over and highly reliable. The seam qualities are outstanding. Our lines are equipped to handle powders and liquids

Production speeds are up to 200 sachets per minute.


Labo Smeets has 3 WEBB powder filling and container handling lines

G Webb automation enjoys a world-wide reputation as a leading supplier of high quality powder filling and container handling equipment to the packaging industry, and is a major supplier to many of the world’s top ‘Blue Chip’ companies.

AFI (All-fill)

Labo Smeets has one AFI filling line for containers.

Most of the powders handled on this line are packed into containers. We have an automatic capping unit, and we can seal an aluminium membrane in-line.

All-Fill is a leading manufacturer of filling equipment. It is renown for durability and flexibility of the filling head. There are minimal costs for changeovers. 

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