How is the milk bottled & labeled?
At Marybelle we have two separate bottling halls each with one bottling line. In the images you can see the plastic carton bottling machine and soon we will open a third hall specializing in glass bottles, which will be especially popular with our doorstep customers. The plastic bottling machine is extremely sophisticated that senses how to fill the cartons to the correct level, it then places a cap on top of the bottle and firmly screws it into place. Before leaving the conveyor belt each bottle is labeled using an automatic labeler (as seen in the picture above) two brushes ensure that each label is smoothly applied and a light adhesive keeps it in place.
The labels are very important for several reasons including the issued batch number for trace-ability purposes and the use by date so our customer always receives the freshest product possible. Each bottle receives a brief shower to ensure the thorough cleanliness around the cap etc. We have one Marybelle team member placing the empty cartons on the conveyor at the start of the process and one taking the filled bottles off at the end. Each bottle is stacked into creates and stored in one of our three giant cold stores ready for almost immediate delivery.
Stay tuned to the Marybelle website as soon we will have pictures and an explanation of our our glass bottling machine works.