Snacks packaging machine

Nichrome Packaging Solutions at Wmnc 2021

Nichrome is getting ready to participate in the 4th World Mithai and Namkeen Convention & Expo (WMNC) to be held in Jaipur from 15th Dec. 2021.

Nichrome is a proven manufacturer of namkeen packing machines, potato chips packing machines, and other snack packaging machines. It also offers packaging solutions India for packaging Indian mithai, and has partnered to improve shelf life and retail prospects for many mithai and namkeen manufacturers.

About the snack market in India

In the ‘new normal’ India, lifestyles and eating habits have undergone a change. India has always had a traditional snacking culture but of late, with people working from home, the habit of munching while working has increased demand for packaged snacks significantly.

Virtual games nights, online streaming and binge-watching movies at home on OTT platforms has become the new normal – a phenomenon that has further pushed up consumption of snacks. The ongoing pandemic has also raised concerns of health safety, further driving preference for snacks in protected packs that have had minimum handling. Due to this rising demand, there has been an improvement in the manufacturing, processing, distribution and marketing process of snack foods.   

An article in Business World opines: ‘The snacking and confectionary industry is all set to expand at a CAGR of 11.5% by the financial year 2023 and is likely to reach a value of Rs. 15,971.9 billion. Growing FDI and collaborations in the industry signal a rise in the snacking items that are being offered by domestic companies and global MNCs. The numbers indicate that the segment possesses a huge growth potential and will add immensely to the development of the Indian economy.’

Nichrome solutions for snack & mithai packaging

At WMNC 2021, Nichrome is showcasing a variety of automated packaging machines and packaging systems for the snacks and food industry. From primary packaging machines to secondary packaging and end-of-line systems, Nichrome offers single-source expertise – and convenience – for snack and mithai manufacturers.

Some of the solutions on display include:

Sprint 250 Alpha Multi-Head Weigher: Sprint 250 Plus is an automated snack packing machine with CE marked PLC and touch screen HMI. Its servo motor driven sealing system can effectively seal with pressure levels maintained. It is programmed to pull the exact length of film required for CSPP or gusset pouches, and even offers a perforation system to deliver a chain of small pouches.

For pouch quantities up to 2 Kgs, Nichrome’s Sprint 250 Alpha offers speed, accuracy and efficiency for flexible packaging of a wide variety of snacks, namkeens, seeds, dry fruits, soya chunks, whole spices and other free-flow non-uniform products.

Wing 200 Multi-Head Weigher: This is Nichrome’s exclusive packaging solution for startups and small-medium enterprises. It offers all the superior expertise and reliability of Nichrome, in a compact, affordable format – designed to fit more modest space, budget and performance expectations.

Wing 200 E-Line packs chips and other snacks in CSPP packs (and chain of pouches) at a maximum speed of 80 pouches per minute. Applications include snacks, Indian namkeen, puffed snacks, chips, kurkure, dry fruits, soya chunks, candies, seeds, whole spices, grains, pulses and sugar.

Athena Tray Sealing Machine: Athena thermoforming tray seal machine from Tecnovac, Italy, is capable of packaging food in modified atmosphere, any combination of compatible trays and top film studied for packaging chopped vegetables & fruits, raw& processed meats, fish, frozen food, Indian mithai, namkeens, and ready-to-eat meals such as biryani.

Using pre-formed trays, Athena is able to seal, pack in a protective atmosphere (vacuum + gas) or with ‘skin effect’ all types of trays or jars. Due to its strong stainless-steel structure and easy maintenance, Athena is ideal for use in small and medium sized companies. With these features and its output speed of up to 60 trays per minute, Athena should find easy acceptance among India’s ready-to-eat food manufacturers.

Also from Tecnovac, Nichrome presents Olympia Pro and Olympia VG, semi-automatic tray sealing machine, ideal for packaging mithai, ready-to-eat foods and snacks.

Flexiwrap / ST 700: This end-of-line packaging system is a great way to increase speed and improve output of your packaging line. Human error and accidents are avoided as the Flexiwrap machine efficiently collates, folds, and overwraps single or chain pouches with speed.


Do visit Nichrome’s stall at WMNC 2021 or contact Nichrome directly with your mithai and namkeen packaging requirements. Nichrome has a wide range of solutions for different applications, pouch formats, and price points. Nichrome’s automated food packaging machines have HACCP and GMP compatible construction, offer quick and easy tool-less changeover. and can be easily integrated to upstream or downstream machines/systems. With their experienced R&D and manufacturing capabilities, Nichrome can even customise solutions for specific needs.