Choosing The Right Knives For Snack Food Packaging

Anyone in the packaging industry will tell you that their packaging is only as good as the knives that are used to cut it. High-quality, reliable knives help keep snack packaging intact, ensure snacks are easy to open, and help delight and thrill customers. In this blog from TGW International, we’ll take a look at the global snack food market, discuss what types of machine knives are commonly used for snack food packaging, and more.

The Global Snack Market Is Struggling Due To COVID-19 And Other Factors

According to CSP, sales of snacks like nuts and seeds, crackers, cookies, and granola/snack bars fell precipitously in late 2020. This may be in part due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, which has lots of people stuck at home, and less likely to pick up on-the-go snacks.

One outlier, though, is the meat snack and jerky segment, which grew 5.3% over 2020, and is forecasted to continue to grow. Despite these recent tough times for the snack industry, though, the outlook is bright for the global snack market. Bakery items, for example, grew by 1.4%.

Common Machine Knives Used For Snack Food Packaging

If you package any kinds of snacks, you may use the following types of knives:

  • Flow wrapper knives – Flow wrapper knives are used to wrap baked goods, confections, nutrition bars and much more.
  • Vertical bagger knives – Vertical bagger knives are used for bagged snacks like chips, pretzels, cereal, and candy, to name just a few.
  • Package sealer knives – Package sealer knives and crimpers are used to seal packaging in both horizontal and vertical form, seal, and fill equipment.

At TGW International, we have a wide variety of the above knives, with pre-made knives available as well as custom blade manufacturing services. No matter what kind of knives you need for your snack food packaging company, our team is here to help.

Contact TGW International Today – Explore The Benefits Of Our High-Quality Knives

When you choose TGW International, you get durable blades that require minimal maintenance, cut packages smoothly and consistently, and help enhance the appeal and ease-of-use of your snack packaging. If you think you could benefit from our high-quality machine knives, don’t wait. For inquiries in North America, contact: or 1-800-407-0173. For our Global Sales Department (outside of North America), contact: or +44 114 244 5600.


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