FOOD packaging technology trends are increasingly focused on optimising product life, retaining food stability and maintaining aesthetically pleasing packs for retail.
In the past 10 years, Italian packaging machinery manufacturer Siate, represented by Emrich , has been at the forefront in supplying state-of-the-art tray sealing machines with the provision for modified atmosphere vacuum (MAP) packaging.
MAP's benefits for the food industry include significant increases in shelf life, minimisation of waste, natural colour retention, high quality and enhanced presentation of products and the reduced need for artificial preservatives.
Siate produces a number of systems including: semi or fully automatic rotary and inline machines for preformed trays, bowls, pots and buckets.
The variety of applications include fresh red meats, poultry, pork, seafoods, smallgoods, ready meals, sandwiches, oriental specialties, frozen food, vegetables, fruits, cheeses, pet-foods, etc.
Typical technical specifications:
* Stainless steel frame.
* Anodised aluminium basis and accessories.
* Variable cycle times.
* Siemens PLC.
* Controlled atmosphere packaging.
* Automatic tray edge die-cutting.
Siate machines can assist production levels through improved quality and efficiency, while minimising waste.
Recent Emrich Siate installations in Australia include Peppe's Pasta (NSW) and Gourmet Garden (QLD).