Ilapak – answering calls for meat packing on a roll

In order to minimise the likelihood of food poisoning bacteria cross-contaminating meat and associated products, ILAPAK has designed what it describes as the very first full wash down horizontal form fill seal (HFFS) system. ILAPAK also claims that this is the first machine of its kind to deliver a fully integrated and automated flow wrapper, belt feed and vacuum system from a single OEM.

Answering packers' demands for an easy to clean, reduced maintenance vacuum meat sealing system, the Delta 6000 BM brings high levels of product integrity to the busiest fresh meat factory and packing lines. By offering complete IP65k-rated protection, with full washdown capabilities, even of the sealing elements, it delivers peace of mind to meat processors and fulfils retailer hygiene mandates too.

Even though most meat packers and processors today prefer to pack in a vacuumed flow-wrap format to reduce the risk of spoilage and cross contamination, for large meat cuts ILAPAK's engineers observed that many factories continued to buy in expensive pre-made shrink bags. The reason claims Tony McDonald, Director of Sales and Marketing at ILAPAK, is until now the options for vacuum packing whole hams, poultry, legs of lamb or beef joints from a rollstock were extremely limited.

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