5 Solutions to Minimise End Seal Leakage

End Seal Leakage can be a problematic issue when packaging goods and snack products. We understand that your packaging must withstand thorough testing to ensure the quality of the products. To achieve this, we have put together this collection of tips to help maintain the integrity of end seals:

  1. Regular maintenance to prevent jaw misalignment
  2. Ensure that temperature, time, and pressure parameters are met*
  3. Review the jaw profile for a complete seal
  4. For consistent issues, consider your sealing jaw design: our partners at Greener will advise you on the optimal setup for your production line.
  5. Upgraded serration pattern on your sealing jaw

*We will often suggest to customers that a Dura-Therm sealing jaw could be the best solution for them: it allows for a more controlled temperature to ensure the integrity of the end seal to keep production flowing.

At Kenray, we are committed to finding the best solution for you. We provide line assessments to keep downtime to a minimum and recommend upgrades and simple re-alignments where necessary.

By having a line assessment, a dedicated Kenray service engineer will visit your site and help you to understand what improvements could be made on issues such as slippage and sealing problems, film waste, strippers and bag closers. This method helps you to plan for any forthcoming issues, minimising any downtime of the production line.

Kenray offers onsite line assessments which can provide you with an opportunity to discuss any issues around vertical form filling and sealing packaging machines.

We are committed to helping you to #performbetter

If you are interested in an assessment of your VFFS packaging line and forming sets, please contact Kenray for one of our engineers to arrange a visit.

[email protected] 01530 400 100

Kenray Successfully Complete Paper Packaging Trial with PepsiCo

It has been a fantastic week for the Kenray Research and Development (R&D) Team, headed by Phill Loxley and assisted by Ian Bonsall and Colin Bosworth who have finalised a 14-month project completing operational validation trials for paper packaging with Pepsico.

The Kenray Team have worked closely with the development team at PepsiCo and assisted them to become the first FMCG company to have a +90% paper content and carry the OPRL recycle compliance. This is a massive achievement across the board.

Thanks also for all the support and liaison from the back-office team at Kenray.

We are a certified SafeContractor; What does that mean for you?

Behind the scenes our Kenray team have been working hard to refresh our SafeContractor Accreditation. Having this certification means we have met and surpassed the high standards needed in the following fields:

      • Health and Safety
      • Equal Opportunities
      • Diversity
      • Environmental Management Practices

This helps show our customers that we are a stable and reliable part of their supply chain.

Alongside quality, these are some of the areas where we hold  ourselves to the highest standards and will always work to ensure we are performing to our best.

SafeContractor: What is it and how does it benefit you:

What is it?

SafeContractor is an accreditation scheme that recognises an organisation’s capabilities for health and safety – all in one place. They are a founding member for Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP). SSIP saves contractors and clients time and money, whilst supporting them in demonstrating high levels of health and safety management.

How does it benefit our customers?

      • It gives the reassurance we’re compliant with health and safety to a set level of standards.
      • It reduces the need for completing multiple pre-qualification assessments, saving time, money and stress.
      • Easier and more efficient onboarding.
      • If you are also Safe Contractor accredited, you will be notified we work to the same standards

For more information about SafeContractor, please click here


PackEx India 2022


Kenray recently exhibited at PackEx 2022 in Mumbai which was a fantastic event to be a part of. We got to meet a number of new clients as well as those we are already helping to Perform Better.

Having a manufacturing plant based in India, it was a great opportunity for the team to get a better understand of the environment and allow customers to become familiar with the Kenray Brand. Our Commercial Director Mark Evans joined the team over in Mumbai throughout the exhibition and spent extra time visiting our customers across India. It was a great opportunity and allowed us to build on our international relations.

We exhibited a range of our solutions including Vertical Form Fill and Seal, Horizontal Form Fill and Seal and Accessories.

Whilst at PackEx, Mark was interviewed by the FoodTechBiz. You can read their article here. 

Kenray Exhibit at PPMA 2022


Kenray exhibited at PPMA 2022 last week where we were able to catch up with both new and current customers. It was great to see other members of the packaging industry and creating new connections.

PPMA is a great event with a range of processing and packaging manufacturers and is definitely an event to keep on your radar for next year. It always proves to be a great event for all staff from sales to engineering to marketing and helps everyone to get a feel of the environment we are competing within.

We showcased a range of products including:



  • Snack Bag Formers
  • DOY Formers
  • Product Strippers
  • Belts
  • HFFS
  • Jaws from our partner Greener Corporation





We all had a great time attending PPMA and are excited to be attending again next year and are also looking forward to out next exhibition in Dusseldorf at Interpack! Be sure to book your tickets to see what solutions we can offer for you.

SnackEx 2022 – Hamburg

Last week Kenray participated in SnackEx 2022, Hamburg. This event is a hive of information and contacts with expert speakers from all aspects of the snack industry.

This year our stand was managed by Alberto and Kate who have an in-depth knowledge of our range of formers and were on hand to answer any questions from customers.

SnackEx 2022 Hamburg Kenray Forming VFFS HFFS

We exhibited a range of our offering including:

  • Product strippers
  • Kenray Accessories
  • Snack Formers
  • Training and Consultancy

Our stand also showcased our partnership with Greener Corporation in the USA who manufacture sealing jaws and other components for horizontal flow wrappers and vertical form fill seal baggers.


There was a great range of solutions and products at the show including many new entrants bringing innovative ideas to the industry.

It was great to catch up with clients new and old and we look forward to seeing everyone at SnackEx again in 2024!

SnackEx 2022 Hamburg Kenray Forming, Outdoor

Kenray India Plant Opened by Deputy High Commissioner

Kenray is celebrating the inauguration of our new plant in India & we were delighted to be joined by Alan Gemmel, Deputy High Commissioner & Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for South Asia who officially opened the new plant.

Our new facility will strengthen our services across Asia and beyond and will allow for further growth for Kenray products & services.

A big thank you to everyone who has helped make this move a success.

Mark Evans, Commercial Director and Andrew Dennis, Technical Director said:

“The opening of this new plant will allow Kenray to further expand into supplying formers and accessories across Asia to our wide client base and will allow our operations further room for our continued growth. This is a very exciting time for us and delighted to see the new plant up and running and providing jobs in the local region.”


Kenray Expands Distributor Network in the Middle East by Welcoming Reliable Global

Kenray Kenray is delighted to announce that we are ending 2021 on a high with the announcement that Reliable Global will be joining our Distributor Network as our Agents covering UAE, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Oman.

This is an exciting addition to the Kenray portfolio, allowing us to deliver our innovative range of Forming Sets, Product Strippers, Forming Accessories and training solutions to new clients across the Middle East.

Mark Evans, Commercial Director, and Andrew Dennis, Technical Director said:
“We look forward to welcoming Rahul Bhavsar and the Reliable Global team onboard as our Agents in the Middle East. This welcome addition strengthens relations with our clients in the regions by having a local presence and will allow Kenray to continue enhancing our product ranges for the food manufacturing industry as sustainability requirements change. We look forward to working together in 2022”

Rahul Bhavsar, Manager & Mr. Rashid Mir – Operations Manager, Reliable Global Said:
“Reliable Global is delighted to be an Agent for the Kenray range of forming sets and solutions in the UAE, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Oman. This is a great opportunity for both businesses to forge new relationships and develop solutions for clients in this ever-changing market. We look forward to speaking to clients in the New Year about the new

For further information, please contact:

Reliable Global – UAE, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia & Oman – Reliable Global:

Rahul Bhavsar, Manager – Packaging
T: +971 54 462 9200
E: [email protected]

UK – Kenray:

Mark Evans – Commercial Director
T: +44 (0) 1530 400 100
E: [email protected]




Meet Our Sales Team at Kenray


Hello everyone. My name is Dan Atkin, and I’m the head of sales at Kenray. I’d like to take a few moments today to show you around our newly refitted sales office here at Kenray headquarters.


As you can see from this map, we have technical sales people in numerous countries throughout the world, there on hand to deal with your enquiry and provide you with the best possible solution for your application.

Here we have two key members of the Kenray sales team. First, we have Stacey, Stacey looks after our after sales side and across from her we have Julie, Julie deals with order processing and making sure that all the details rather correct before your job moves on to the next stage of the process, which is engineering.

Our high quality communication and conferencing Software System allows us to stay in contact with the regional members of the Kenray sales team as well as our customers from across the globe.


Please email us at [email protected] or give us a call on +44 (0)1530 400 100

Kenray team expansion – Mark Tilley, Packaging Technologist & Material Specialist

Kenray Forming Ltd continues to grow its capabilities and expertise in the field of packaging materials and is pleased to announce the arrival of Mark Tilley as Packaging Technology and Materials specialist, who will be working closely with Commercial Director, Mark Evans and Technical Director Andrew Dennis.

Mark brings with him over 30 years of experience in FMCG, both as an end-user with PepsiCo International, and also as a  Technical SME.   He has an in-depth knowledge of flexible packaging, and of late has been heavily involved in the complex world of sustainable packaging selection, application and specification.

Mark Tilley, Kenray, Packaging Technologist and Packaging Specialist

Kenray offers clients four decades of experience along with continuous development in R&D and is regarded as the global leader in Forming Sets for VFFS food and pharmaceutical packaging machines.  Mark’s addition to the team expands Kenray’s ability to consult with clients and provide a holistic solution to their needs in a world of fast-changing regulatory and environmental demands.

Mark Evans & Andrew Dennis added ” We are delighted to welcome Mark to the Kenray Team. As the packaging industry moves at pace, Mark’s experience and industry knowledge is already making a difference to our clients’ projects and equipment needs.”

Mark Tilley added – “I have always had a great working relationship with Kenray, which spans many years and many successful projects completed and launched.  I am delighted to have joined their team, and look forward to adding further capabilities to an industry leading company”.

At Kenray we value our customers to ensure they are happy with our service, when we build relationships we ensure they last a lifetime.

If you need more information, please either give us a call on +44 (0)1530 400 100 or email [email protected]