Bag or PET Tray for McBerries?

At Packline, we always research better ways to package, fill and seal your product. Our R&D and engineers analyze each project’s packaging requirements to deliver the best solution. A food wholesaler in Calif., sought Packline’s solution for McDonald’s, which planned to offer blueberries that could be placed in a consumer’s single-serving breakfast oatmeal.

Bag or PET tray? The perfect choice for this application was a PET special designed strong ribbed tray. PET is a clear polymer that can be molded at high temperatures and cooled to a permanent shape. Moreover, it has a natural moisture barrier to preserve blueberry freshness by keeping the food.

PET is also strong – two to three times more puncture resistant than plastic bags. PET drastically reduces product waste by cutting product damage and spoilage by 50 percent. Additionally, 100% PET packaging material is recyclable and can be easily remolded into a variety of new products.

The custom design packaging for McBerries featured a strong ribbed design with a sealing film that pealed back for serving. The top label was pre-printed and sealed to the PET container.

The PET container was the perfect choice to keep blueberries fresher and intact.

Packline developed a complete packaging system solution that included:

Machine: PXM-12 is a servo driven, fully automatic filling and sealing machine for pre-formed containers. The machine is constructed of stainless steel, anodized aluminum and plastic, all of which conform to EEC, 3A, UL, FDA standards for food grade materials. Features include a PLC Allen Bradley control system.

Packaging: PET, 1.5 oz., 6×2 compartment trays

Output: 240 units per minute

Product: Blueberry tray, special design for single-serving

Sealing: Fully-automatic: heat seal, membrane film cut from roll

Label: Re-sealable

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The Right Cup to Withstand the HPP Process

Supermarket shelves today cater to consumers demanding minimally processed foods that are high in quality, nutritionally superior and ready-to-eat. Meeting this demand by developing refrigerated foods with an extended shelf life to ensure microbiological quality and safety presents a challenge.

Cup and film needed to withstand the HPP process for a Ventura, Calif., food manufacturer and processing company, which asked Packline for a complete packaging solution. Packline chose a PET cup that is strong, transparent, lightweight, recyclable and damage resistant along with

High Pressure processing (HPP), an FDA approves method of dramatically reducing or eliminating harmful bacteria and extending shelf life. Another benefit of HPP is its ability to make food stable, easier to transport, hold, store, sell.

By using the PET cup, film seal and over lid with the HPP process it dramatically reduced the traditional percentage of waste from between 5% and 10% or more, to less than 1%.

Packline developed a complete packaging system solution that included:

Machine: NBM-3 is a servo driven, filling and sealing machine. All the product contact parts are stainless steel. The machine is constructed of stainless steel, anodized aluminum and plastic all of which conform to EEC, 3A, UL, FDA standards for food grade materials. Features include a PLC Allen Bradley control system.

Packaging: PET, 410mm, 8, 12 and 16 oz., round containers with over lid

Output: 60-80 units per min. Cup

Feeding: Cup De-nesting – 3 cups at a time

Sealing: Polylid and Membrane Sealing, Forming and Cutting a roll including left over film rewinding

Product: Salsa

Filler: Pneumatic piston filler 12 oz., for bot fill

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Multi-Fillers For Hummus Packaging

Nowadays, fresh, healthy, organic and natural foods give consumers more choices. Advancements in food technology have provided consumers with fresher, safer, more nutritious and environmentally responsible choices for natural and processed foods.

A first-generation food manufacturer and processing company in Knoxville, Tenn,. asked Packline to develop a complete system solution for its hummus line. Fillers such as roasted red pepper, cilantro and jalapenos were a few of the topping added to the hummus product selections.

Packline researched and devised the optimum super-size cup that resulted in an astonishing 85-95 percent of market share for the hummus market.

This project included Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) that extends shelf life by reducing oxygen and/or increasing gases, such as carbon dioxide, in the food product environment. Integrated with aseptic packaging, the technology has grown rapidly in the minimally processed refrigerated foods sector.

Packline developed a complete packaging system solution that included:

Machine: PXM-2 is a servo driven, filling and sealing machine. All the product contact parts are stainless steel. The machine is constructed of stainless steel, anodized aluminum and plastic all of which conform to EEC, 3A, UL, FDA standards for food grade materials. Features include a PLC Allen Bradley control system.

Packaging: PET, 510mm, 10, 16, 24 and 32 oz., round containers with over lid

Output: 75-85 units per min. Cup

Feeding: Photoelectronic eye for printed film.

Label: High gloss chrome paper

Sealing: Polylid with secondary sealing blister

Product: Hummus and Toppings

Filler: Pneumatic filler (main hummus), Omni filler (for toppings/wet or dry), spices filler lightweight

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