Benco Pack SpA of Italy, have been chosen by the Korean Food company, Pulmuone to supply an aseptic form fill seal machine for their range of microwavable thermoformed soup cups.
Benco Pack is represented in Australia by HBM Packaging & Plastics Technologies .
Benco Pack custom designed a solution for the unique requirements of Pulmuone which culminated in a fully aseptic packaging line that is highly automated and offers increased efficiency and ease of operation and reduced packaging costs.
The horizontal aseptic form fill seal machines use a three-step packaging and filling process. Containers are thermoformed starting from a roll of multi-layer barrier plastic film (PS/EVO/PE or similar), filled with the soup product, closed by a thermo sealed peel-able lid and then cut to the desired configuration. The form fill seal machine produces 6,000 polypropylene 250 / 500 gram soup cups / hour.
The machine is pre-sterilized and maintained in sterile conditions by steam and hydrogen peroxide sprays. The packaging materials are sterilized and the process occurs inside a tunnel with an overpressure of sterile air.
Due to the aseptic packaging technology, the cups do not need to be distributed via a cold chain. The technology has now extended the shelf life of the soup products to 60 days, while stored and distributed at an ambient temperature.
Bencopack offers Form Fill Seal machines for mini-portions, single and thermoformed cups, in Hygienic, Ultra Clean and Aseptic versions, with over 350 machine installations worldwide.