Matrix and Brenton Bring Efficient Pet Care Packaging to booths 2818 and 2816 at the Petfood Forum, May 2-3 in Kansas City

What are you waiting for? See how Matrix and Brenton bring flexible packaging solutions to your next pet care application.

Whether you are packaging human food, petfood, treats, supplements, toys, and more – Matrix Packaging Machinery and Brenton, both ProMach brands, have you covered! Matrix will be demonstrating its Pacraft TT-8D-N pre-made pouch filler/sealer and the Elete vertical form fill seal machine, which are ideally suited for the pet care industry; Brenton will be showcasing its palletizing capabilities for 15–60-pound bags of petfood. The two companies will be in booths 2818 and 2816 at Petfood Forum, May 2-3, at the Kansas City Convention Center, Kansas City, Missouri.

Matrix is an industry-leading manufacturer of vertical form fill seal machines for pet care and numerous other industries. Matrix is the master distributor of global flexible packaging brands Pacraft (formerly Toyo Jidoki), and INVpack. Brenton is a leader in designing and manufacturing integrated end-of-line packaging systems and machines, specializing in case packing and palletizing using both robotics and other automation.


Petfood Forum attendees will see the Pacraft TT-8D-N pre-made pouch filler/sealer, and learn why it is the preferred packaging solution for pet treats and other pet care items. At the show we will be using recyclable and standard pouches. Designed for small to medium size pouches ranging from 4.72” to 10.23” (120 – 260mm), and lengths from 5.11” to 15.74” (130 – 400mm), the TT-8D-N is a flexible machine and reliable workhorse. Its pouch formats and product types including flat, stand-up, retort, and press-to-close styles, all while sealing up to 55 pouches per minute.

The machine is designed for safe and sanitary operation with easy cleaning. Simple and intuitive to use, the TT-8D-N allows users to work all facets of operation, including maintenance from the HMI touchscreen controls. It can handle zipper opening, nitrogen gas flush, liquid filling systems and other packaging styles.


The hygienic stainless-steel vertical form fill seal machine, Elete Premier, will also be on display for attendees. This machine is designed for filling pillow, gusset and flat bottom bags at speeds of up to 130 BPM in a frame built to withstand high sanitation and washdown environments.

With a laminate or poly film sealing capability and compatibility with all types of fillers, the Elete is the perfect solution for hygienic packaging in the pet care industry.


Brenton has emerged as a leading manufacturer of robotic palletizing solutions for the petfood industry. What Brenton has done is add intelligence to its robotic palletizing systems that allow for variances in petfood bag sizes to effectively pick the product and place it onto the pallet. The benefit to pet food manufactures is consistency and increased uptime in their end-of-line operation.

Brenton will be demonstrating its palletizing capabilities for petfood bags weighing up to 60 pounds, as well as its other robotic solutions, through interactive animations.

Troy Snader: Tech Talk

Additionally, Troy Snader, Senior Vice President of Business Development for ProMach’s Secondary Packaging Group, will present a Tech Talk on the state of compostable and recyclable materials and machine compatibility, at 10:35 a.m., Tuesday, May 2.

Green initiatives continue to permeate the pet food industry. Whether raw materials or end product, every company today wants to be associated with “green” initiatives. Most applicable of which deal with packaging materials, such as recyclable, compostable, and dissolvable. Everyone wants the tag, but what do they mean? Is it as simple as stating “within 10 years, all of our products will be in compostable materials”, or “our company is focused on being green with 15 years.” Is the supply chain ready? Do we have the right machinery to do so?

This is the basis of Snader’s discussion. He will talk about these green materials and how they operate within packaging machinery. The presentation gives an update on compostable materials, primarily PE and PET, and sealing methods for handling the materials. This includes new details on machinery considerations and materials for the pet care industry.

Plan to visit Matrix and Brenton in booths 2818 and 2816 at Petfood Forum 2023 to see how their solutions can work for your next pet care packaging line. For more information on the Troy Snader’s Tech Talk presentation, visit; for more information on Matrix, visit

About Matrix Packaging Machinery

Matrix is an industry leading manufacturer of rugged, cost competitive, and easy-to-use vertical form fill seal (VFFS) equipment for all types of flexible packaging and operates as a master distributor of INVpack stickpack and sachet machines and Pacraft pre-made pouch packaging machines.  Learn more about Matrix at

About Brenton

Brenton engineers and manufactures custom case packaging, palletizing, robotic packaging systems including material handling, high speed pick and place, and integrated end-of-line systems. Specializing in food, beverage, pharmaceutical, medical device, personal care, and household products, Learn more about Brenton at

About ProMach

ProMach is a family of best-in-class packaging solution brands serving manufacturers of all sizes and geographies in the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, personal care, and household and industrial goods industries. ProMach brands operate across the entire packaging spectrum: filling and capping, flexibles, pharma, product handling, labeling and coding, and end of line. ProMach also provides Performance Services, including integrated solutions, design/build, engineering services, and productivity software to optimize packaging line design and deliver maximum uptime Learn more about ProMach at

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