The new thermoforming machine has the potential to produce packs made from plastic films or aluminium can
Packaging solutions provider Multivac has introduced a new F 286 thermoforming packaging machine to produce vacuum and MAP packs for snack products.
The company has designed the new thermoforming packaging machine to produce Asian snack packs, including dried or roasted duck portions, beef jerky, small sausages or tofu.
The new thermoforming machine has the potential to produce packs made from plastic films or aluminium can.
Aluminium packs are mostly used in Asia for these snack products, as they provide a long shelf life due to their protection against UV light.
Multivac’s new machine can manufacture thermoformed packs with a forming depth of up to 20mm.
The thermoforming packaging machine will also help replace existing and symmetrically produced pouch packs with the optional upper web forming of 10mm.
With a loading area of up to 3,000mm, the thermoforming packaging machine enables to achieve high pack outputs. It can also be accommodated in confined working environments.
The unloading area can be expanded to fit printing solutions or other equipment components, thereby helping to incorporate an inkjet printer or additional cutting unit into the machine.
The F 286 thermoforming packaging machine offers uniform sealing forces and attains a high output with up to 240 packs per minute.
Multivac thermoforming packaging machines product management team leader Dominik Eberhard said: “Due to the worldwide demand for healthy snacks, we are also expecting great interest in this model from other regions.
“The F 286 is aimed particularly at smaller and medium-sized businesses, which want to get into thermoforming packaging for the first time, or alternatively to pack smaller batch sizes more flexibly.”
In November last year, Multivac sold its majority stake in Finnish packaging company Trimaster, which has expertise in different packaging processes within the food and health care industry.