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

  • An Introduction To Product Inspection And Tracking Solutions For The Cannabis Industry

    As the cannabis market grows, so does regulatory agency cannabis tracking requirements. Let's look at some of the cannabis hardware and software packaging solutions that provide increased profitability and reporting accuracy.

  • A Guide To Weigh Cell Technologies For Food And Pharma Industries

    For parcel processing, as well as food and healthcare packaging, recent technology advancements have made in-motion weighing operations more precise and profitable. The latest and greatest catchweighers and checkweighers incorporate weigh cells featuring Electro-Magnetic Force Restoration, or EMFR. In addition, combining EMFR with AVC (Active Vibration Compensation) enables accurate product weight measurements.

  • Adapting To New Consumer Habits In The Wake Of Coronavirus

    As the coronavirus pandemic wreaks havoc on industries across the globe, consumers are drastically changing their habits. The shakeup has been especially pronounced in the food sector, where in-person shopping is no longer being done as frequently and groceries are increasingly being ordered for delivery. Food producers are making aggressive changes to adapt to the new landscape. Remote monitoring and analytics provide the tools necessary to stay ahead of the curve.

  • Optimal Ultrafiltration Uses For Beverage And Dairy Companies

    When you’re sipping on a cold soda or snacking on a creamy piece of cheese, you probably don’t really think about what went into making your food or beverage. Aside from the automated production-line machines, one of the most important things that goes into the making of any soda, juice, wheel of cheese, or gallon of milk is water. Producing beverages and dairy products uses substantial amounts of water within production processes.

  • Packaged Wastewater Treatment: A Recipe For Success

    Food and beverage wastewater treatment demands often fluctuate more drastically than municipal wastewater applications in terms of biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) relating to the foods being processed or to cyclical activity. Modular, self-contained systems offer practical, cost-effective solutions to help food processors keep pace with such variability — as a total or supplemental solution. Here’s how.

  • Making The Business Case: Using Operational Intelligence To Increase Profitability In The Food & Beverage Industry

    The food and beverage industries are characterized by large numbers of plants with diverse information systems, stringent manufacturing conditions, thin operating margins, and increasing regulatory requirements. This paper outlines some of the expected benefits from a OSIsoft PI System system installation, as they impact key performance indicators (KPI).

FOOD PACKAGING PRODUCTS

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.

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...