Which Bagging Machines Are Best Suited For Packaging Fertiliser? 


Choosing A World Class Bagging Machine For Fertiliser?

The Covid-19 pandemic impacted the global fertiliser packaging market through plant shutdowns, labour shortages and shipping availability. Market demand is stabilising with production returning to normal. Demand is set to increase across all markets and will remain concentrated on popular macro nutrients like nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium and micronutrient fertilisers. As a fertiliser manufacturer, you might be facing increasing production costs. Switching to automatic bagging for granular fertiliser and robot palletising for bags of fertiliser can help reduce your costs while increasing your productivity. Keep reading to find out more about fast fertiliser FFS (Form Fill Seal) bagging.

What To Consider When Packaging Fertiliser

Most fertiliser is used in agriculture to enhance soil characteristics and aid plant growth. It can take on many forms and this will impact how quickly or slowly it breaks down, whether it clumps or cakes during filling and storage, if it produces dust that creates product loss or a hazardous environment and how it flows when poured. You might need to choose a different machine depending on whether you package free flowing granular or powdery fertiliser.

Here Are A Few Options For Packaging Your Fertiliser In A Range Of Volumes:

Fertiliser FFS bagging options could help your business improve its productivity:


This fully automatic machine manufactures bags from polyethylene pre-printed film in sizes up to 50kgs and at speeds of up to 1500 bags hourly. It fills by weight or volume and is ideal for free flowing granular fertiliser. Its dust extraction features keeps filling safe and prevents product wastage and being made from steel it's easy to clean. It also offers product press options for light and long fibrous bulk fertiliser.

This automatic open mouth bagging machine can fill coarse aggregate, fibrous, flake, granular, pellet or powder fertiliser. It can handle gusseted or non-gusseted paper or polyethylene bags that are laminated or porous polywoven. Suction pads and arms keep bags in place during filling and conveyors moving them down the closing line. This machine can fill bags up to 50kgs at a throughput of up to 600 bags hourly.

This Big Bag filling machines packages fertiliser in quantities between 500kg and 1500 tons at speeds between 30 and 60 bags hourly. It fills granular, pellet, flake and powder fertiliser into bulk bags. Not only does it allow for dust-free bagging for operator safety and waste minimisation but it also allows bags to be reused.

Preparing Your Fertiliser For Packaging And Distribution

The above packaging machines can integrate seamlessly with a palletising and wrapping solution. Robot palletisers can palletise a wide range of bag shapes from incoming production lines in a range of palletising patterns and layer configurations. It automatically adjusts to different bag widths and manages empty pallets and slip sheets without assistance. Wrappers can supplement the palletiser by protectively wrapping each pallet against heat and moisture and stabilising it during transportation. An automatic film reel means it can keep going with little downtime and it can use a range of film thicknesses to provide varied degrees of protection.

Finding A Suitable Bagging Solution

Whether you’re looking for fast fertiliser FFS bagging or a robot palletiser for bags of fertiliser. Webster Griffin can custom design and manufacture a solution that integrates bagging, palletising and wrapping. To find out more contact our team today.


Fertiliser Case Study

Keppel Seghers required high levels of automation, consequently Webster Griffin recommended two fully automatic FFS Velocity pellet bagging machines with one bag palletising Okura robot to ensure maximum levels of throughput for the client.

Please get in touch If you need help deciding which packaging machine would be most suitable for your fertiliser application.