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

  • Orientation Effect: Addressing A Food Metal Detection Challenge

    Foreign objects such as small, oblong metal pieces like wires and pins exhibit “orientation effect,” a phenomenon in which the signal the metal detector sees is largely dependent on the contaminant’s alignment in relation to the detector’s aperture.

  • Better Data-Management For Better Food Safety Compliance

    with each new release of the food safety standards, the auditing requirements become more stringent. Food processors don't just have to provide safe food, they have to prove that they can supply safe food. So how can a diligent food processor keep on top of the data that demonstrates their absolute commitment to food safety? This white paper looks at how the compilation and management of vital food safety data can be streamlined by the latest generation of data-management software.

  • Ensuring Food Safety Through The Prevention Of Physical Contamination

    Incidents of physical contaminants in food can have a detrimental impact on brand reputation. This white paper explains different types of physical contamination in food and how to prevent them.

  • X-Ray Technology Ensures Food Safety And Quality In Tall, Rigid Containers

    Tall, rigid containers — metal cans, doypacks, cartons, composite cans/tubes, and plastic and glass containers — are used extensively across the food industry. However, inspecting these types of packaging for physical contaminants and quality defects using x-ray inspection can prove challenging for numerous reasons. This white paper looks at the ability of x-ray technology to enhance food safety, quality control and operational efficiency.

  • Ensuring Conformity Of Packaged Food

    In this white paper, we define package conformity and why it's important to food industry stakeholders. Further, we explore the technologies available to meet conformity objectives and how using them can benefit your business.

  • Packaged Baby Food And Infant Formula Inspection Technologies

    Different baby food and infant formula applications require distinct product inspection systems. Choosing the right machine to suit individual products and packaging types is crucial to ensure high levels of detection sensitivity and minimize false rejects. This white paper looks at the current marketplace and growth trends of the industry, and explores the many different inspection technologies available.

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...