FOOD PACKAGING EQUIPMENT CASE STUDIES

  • Total Cost Of Ownership: Analysis For Capital Packaging Equipment Purchasing

    Minimizing capital cost is a common strategy for purchasing packaging line equipment. But, operating costs can offset that strategy. This article details the full picture of purchasing packaging line equipment.

  • Improving Shelf Life With Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP)

    Tulip, one of Denmark’s leading producers of processed food for the domestic and export market, produces around 90 tons of sausages each day. A large proportion of these – about 60 tons a day – is packaged under a modified atmosphere of carbon dioxide and nitrogen to keep the product fresh and improve its shelf life. This case study shows how the company improved its efficiency by installing a Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) system.

  • On-Line Gas Analyzer Improves Shelf Life For Meat Processing Company

    Bye-bye manual testing: Replaced by new on-line gas analyzer. This case study examines how a meat processing company made the switch from manually and randomly testing of its packages five times each day to an on-line headspace analyzer for its Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) products.

  • Seafood Company Increases Quality With Package Integrity Testing Technology

    In 2004, Mariscos Linamar, a Spanish seafood company, began to investigate the innovative idea of packaging a proportion of its product in a modified atmosphere, with the aim to extend the product shelf life and improve its appearance. Years of research followed. After extensive research and trials, the optimal gas mixture, comprising oxygen and carbon dioxide blended in a ratio that depends on the product and the format of the package, had been decided upon as well as the best packaging approach. This case study illustrates the process the company used to implement Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) with thermosealed trays.

  • Major Poultry Processing Manufacturer Gains Additional Shelf Life With Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP)

    Hellenic Quality Foods (HQF) is a leading food company in Greece, packaged its products on trays with stretch film until early 2014. This case study shows how the company made the move to Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) to improve its products shelf and extend its customer reach.

  • How Adopting Package Integrity Testing Increases Quality

    Omnibar, a small Montana-based company that produces a unique, high-nutrition food bar, was seeking new markets for the high-grade, grass-fed cattle reared on the family ranch in Montana’s Blackfoot River Valley. This case study examines how the company overcame the packaging challenges associated with its unique product.

FOOD PACKAGING EQUIPMENT WHITE PAPERS & ARTICLES

  • The Role Of Aeration In Optimal Yeast And Enzyme Production

    Production of both yeast and enzymes requires multiple tanks that are filled with water and precursor ingredients used by each as a food source. Installing the most appropriate blower equipment in the process can enhance yeast and enzyme production, minimize energy costs, guarantee food safety, and avoid costly failures. Consequently, Aerzen’s vast experience in aeration for the water/wastewater market is now successfully being applied to the food and beverage market as well as other industries.

  • Air Quality And Air Treatment In Compressed Air Systems

    Compressed air quality is mission critical in manufacturing. When determining the right air treatment components for a compressed air system, there is a great deal to keep in mind. In this paper, we discuss compressed air quality and how it impacts operating costs and production. We also outline information about designing a compressed air system for maximum effectiveness while minimizing costs. We will also discuss energy benefits where it applies.

  • Over-Sized And Under-Utilized: An Epidemic

    With over ten thousand air systems audits under our belt, we've seen it all and learned a few things. One of the most common problems we see is that most systems have far more capacity than needed. On average, users operate at 44% of peak capacity. It's so common, we'd say it is an epidemic, and even our own customers are not immune despite our efforts to inoculate with education. This article takes a look at some actual examples of over-sized systems and the costs that resulted. Learn how to properly plan for a compressed air system and what your options are with an existing system.

  • An Economical Approach To Acute Packaging Issues

    With the coronavirus pandemic driving a major shift in consumer habits from restaurant dining to home meals — and the rapid change is causing significant stress on packaging equipment lines. Learn more about how a cost-effective approach to packaging is one that is integrated into an advanced data infrastructure as part of a wider solution to improve quality, safety, sustainability, and asset health.

  • Condition Monitoring In Consumer Products Plants

    Now is the time to start your IoT journey.  The trend toward digitalization of the world’s industrial plant facilities is already in motion and companies must get started quickly to remain profitable and competitive.  Now operators can connect, collect and analyze data from aging as well as leading infrastructures to immediately monitor machines in one centralized location.

  • Three Ways Food And Beverage Executives Will Use Iot Data To Gain A Competitive Edge

    Food and beverage producers face fast-changing consumer preferences, variable costs with ever-tightening margins, increasing regulatory demands, aging infrastructure and upstart competition. Cloud-based and Internet of Things (IoT) operating systems can help drive a low-risk, cost-effective, digital transformation to address these challenges. Comprehensive asset data collection and analysis can boost productivity, track-and-trace visible and close-loop product design to increase innovation rates. 

FOOD PACKAGING PRODUCTS

The PERMATRAN-W® Model 3/61 is the most recent addition in permeation test systems for measuring water vapor transmission rates of barrier films and packages...

The PAC CHECK 800M series is a package integrity tester. This package integrity analyzer has a combination leak detector, oxygen headspace analyzer, and package volume measurer. It's a quality control device for the measurement of important headspace analysis and leak parameters. It is also used as a research and development tool in package shelf-life studies.