MULTIVAC: Better Packaging
MULTIVAC is one of the world's leading suppliers of packaging solutions: global market leader in thermoformers and manufacturer of an extensive range of traysealers, vacuum chamber machines, conveyor belt machines, labelers, quality control systems, and automation solutions, as well as turn‐key packaging lines. MULTIVAC has pooled its packaging, product and application expertise in both its Systems division and its in‐house Application Center, in order to be able to offer topclass packaging technology.
MULTIVAC's range of packaging machines caters to all areas of the food industry – including bakery products, meat, poultry and fish, dairy products, fresh fruit and vegetables. MULTIVAC can also supply suitable packaging systems for confectionery, snacks, and ready meals. All solutions are tailored specifically to the needs of customers in the catering, wholesale and retail sectors.
The most important purpose of MULTIVAC packaging solutions is to guarantee the sustained freshness and optimal hygiene and safety of packaged food products. So all packaging types ensure that products stay fresh even after long transport distances and storage periods, and are protected from environmental influences when they reach the supermarket.
Innovative processes for a long shelf life
At its Application Center MULTIVAC has developed designs and technologies which significantly extend the shelf life of products, cutting costs for consumers and businesses and helping to conserve the environment and natural resources. For example, the FreshSAFE process uses a microperforated film to establish an ideal gas mixture and modified atmosphere (MAP) in the packaging. Fruit and vegetables stay fresh for twice as long as in open packs.
As the special microperforated film is based on a conventional plastic film, into which microscopically small perforations are punched, FreshSAFE helps to save on material usage. The FormShrink process, which is used among other things for packing whole chickens, is also very economical in its use of packaging materials. Here a thin film is shrink‐wrapped smoothly around the product, extending its shelf life by several days. FormShrink is produced on a thermoformer. This type of packaging is known as skin packaging, because it wraps around the product like a second skin.
With the PrePack concept too, the product ‐ such as fresh sausage, ham or cheese ‐ is packed on a thermoformer using flexible film. The air is evacuated from the pack and replaced in some cases with a protective atmosphere. The pack is closed with a flat, secure and resistant seal seam. Customer benefits include excellent pack integrity, minimal use of protective gas, and a much longer shelf life. As PrePack packs are very cost‐effective to produce, they are also of interest to small‐scale producers as a way of marketing their own brand, for example.
Hygienic design complies with strict statutory requirements
As a supplier of packaging solutions for the food industry, MULTIVAC knows the importance of hygienic design. That is why the company has implemented the strict requirements defined by the regulatory authorities as well as DIN EN and ISO standards in all its packaging machines. The machines can therefore be cleaned down to a microbiological level, are easily accessible for inspection, maintenance and cleaning, allow cavities to be sealed off, avoid dead spaces, and prevent the accumulation of liquids.
MULTIVAC Sepp Haggenmüller SE & Co. KG offers you products from these product groups:
Packaging machinery (809)
- Filling, dosing and loading systems for unpacked products (208)
- Machinery for manufacturing and processing flexible plastic packaging (260)
- Machinery for manufacturing and processing moulded plastic packaging (82)
- Filling and loading systems for packed products (145)
- Complete packaging lines (174)
- Labelling and marking equipment (272)
- Peripheral packaging machinery and equipment (227)
FachPack offers concrete solutions for packaging-intensive industries.