ULMA Packaging's new "Tight Bag" system improves shipping efficiency
ULMA Packaging looks to solve the issues that have hampered the food industry caused by excess air in the bag with their new "Tight Bag" system.
The company has developed a VFFS Air Extraction System (Tight Bag) to tackle excess air in the bag which often leads to bigger boxes resulting in fewer packs per pallet. To get over this challenge many manufacturers will make a hole or micro perforations in the bag, but when the product is stored for long periods, ULMA claims this can result in the food becoming tainted.
ULMA’s ‘tight bag’ jaws make the pack tighter by removing air via a patented jaw design that will not damage product as per conventional options such as bag deflators. A tighter bag means mixed products are held in place during transportation.
The ‘Tight Bag’ system is incorporated in the horizontal cross seal area allowing the machine to reach pack speeds of up to 90 per minute, whilst controlling how much air is withdrawn from the bag. Smaller boxes mean an increase in the number of packs that can be stored on pallets, saving fuel miles. On some products this can mean up to an extra 20% more product per pallet/ boxes.
VFFS Business Manager at ULMA, Steve Brooks, said:
“During trials we achieved at least 10-20% more packs per pallet meaning logistics costs can be reduced while at the same time speeding up delivery of products to customers.”
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Publication date: 11/6/2017
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