Commercial Packaging and Food Preservation

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Commercial Packaging and Food Preservation

One of the most critical components of the food industry is food preservation. Commercial packaging and food preservation go hand in hand, and proper packaging ensures that food products remain fresh, safe, and free from anything like moisture or bacteria both during storage and in shipping. With new advancements in technology, one of the most popular methods of commercial packaging has become vacuum packaging. Vacuum packaging is the process of removing air from a package before sealing it. It is used in a wide variety of industries, but it is especially useful in the food industry. This method of packaging has numerous benefits, including food preservation, extending shelf life, and protecting food from bacteria and contamination. One of the significant benefits of vacuum packaging is food preservation. By removing air from the package, the growth of microorganisms, such as bacteria and fungi, is slowed, which can help preserve the food’s quality and freshness for a longer time. This in turn becomes valuable for manufacturers because less money is wasted on damaged or spoiled products. Vacuum packaging is especially beneficial for perishable food items like meat, fish, and dairy products, and it is even beneficial for large or irregularly shaped objects because machines like thermoforming machines can mold packaging to different shapes. 

Another huge advantage of vacuum packaging is that it extends the shelf life of food products. By removing the air and oxygen from the package, the product oxidizes slower, which in turn means that the product will last longer. Vacuum packaging also protects food from bacteria and contamination. The vacuum-sealed package acts as a barrier between the food and the outside environment, preventing bacteria, moisture, and other contaminants from entering the package and spoiling the food.

There are different types of vacuum packaging machines that can be used for commercial packaging. Small tabletop nozzle systems are perfect for small food businesses, while fully automated pouch filling systems, thermoforming machines, and chamber vacuum packaging systems are best for larger food manufacturers.

What Are The Benefits Of Each Type Of Machine For Commercial Packaging and Food Preservation?

  • Small tabletop nozzle systems are portable and easy to use. AMAC Technologies offers a wide variety of these machines, depending on what the manufacturer needs. They are perfect for small businesses that need to package small quantities of food products, and you can purchase machines that have a small footprint for any type of space. These machines can be used to vacuum seal bags and pouches, making them ideal for packaging items like nuts, dried fruits, and spices.
  • Fully automated pouch filling systems are ideal for larger food manufacturers that need to package larger quantities of food products. These machines can automatically fill pouches with food products, remove air from the package, and seal it. This process is quick and efficient, making it ideal for large-scale food production. AMAC Technologies offer machines like the RF8200 and RV8200 that are fully automated, fast, and efficient rotary pouch filling machines. 
  • Thermoforming machines are another type of vacuum packaging machine that is commonly used in the food industry. These machines use heat and pressure to mold plastic into the desired shape, creating a package that perfectly fits the food product. The package is then vacuum sealed, ensuring that the food remains fresh and protected from contamination.
  • Chamber vacuum packaging systems are used for vacuum sealing larger food products like cuts of meat and cheese blocks. These machines are designed to remove air from a chamber, making them ideal for packaging large items. The food product is placed inside the chamber, and the air is removed before the package is sealed.

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