Paramount Packaging Systems, the UK and Ireland’s exclusive distributor of Fuji’s flow wrapping equipment, was also due to exhibit at this year’s Foodex show.
Due to be on its stand was the two Alpha 8 flow wrappers – the FW3710BSB with attachless infeed, adapted to run tortillas, cheese and sausages, and the FW3410B wrapper, perfect for general bakery products and minced meat, without a tray.
Both systems are capable of processing recyclable and other eco-friendly packaging films and use far less packaging film in production, which has a direct positive impact on cost and transport efficiencies. On top of this, they are incredibly user-friendly, boast lower energy consumption compared to other models and have more accurate temperature control.
Both systems can run MAP at high speeds to create longer shelf life for products. Fuji also offer a range of automated feeding systems that can reduce labour and improve workplace efficiencies.
Recent installations at a minced meat manufacturer in Germany and Finland have proven that both systems can achieve a 70% reduction in packaging materials, decreased labour costs and significantly increased packaging speeds.