GERMANY – Multivac, a leading global provider of packaging solutions has launched W 500 as a universal flowpacking solution, which offers a high level of flexibility for packing a wide range of food products, including bakery goods.

The new flowpacker supports the use of sustainable films and paper-based materials. It was introduced at Anuga FoodTec 2022 and IFFA 2022.

According to Multivac, the addition of the new W 500 horizontal flowpacker to its product range provides customers with more flexibility in packaging a range of food products such as minced meat, burgers, cevapcici, sausages, cheese, and frozen fish.

The company adds that bakery products, such as baguettes, croissants, and pizzas, as well as many types of fruit and vegetables, can be also packaged securely in pillow packs with efficient material usage using the flowpacker.

The flowpacker is designed to offer low material input and ease of integration into other processes for the packing of pillow packs.

Kim Hüther, Executive Vice President of Tray & Pouch Packaging at Multivac, explains: “Thanks to the new W 500 in our product range, we can now offer our customers an even greater choice of solutions to meet their exact requirements.

With the W 500 as with all our other equipment, we can offer the right packaging materials, so that the pillow packs are environmentally-friendly and recyclable.

“Being able to offer the complete package is very important to us, and we will continue to expand this so that we can cover all the future requirements of our customers.

“The main features of the W 500 flowpacker are its easy operation, cleaning and maintenance, as well as an attractive price-to-performance ratio. It can be used as a stand-alone solution, or it can be integrated into an automated line.”

Other features of the flowpacker include the independent speed setting of the rollers for crease-free longitudinal sealing, according to Multivac.

The W 500 also offers reliable cross sealing thanks to precise and recipe-based control of sealing temperature and pressure, as well as an integrated gas analysis system for MAP packaging with a modified atmosphere.

Products with a maximum width of 200mm and a height of up to 120mm can easily be packed by the W 500 with or without a tray, MULTIVAC adds.

In addition, the company explains that precise servo device technology ensures that maximum speed and optimum process control are achieved.

Multivac also recently launched T 305, a fully automatic traysealer designed for packaging small and medium-sized batches for the food industry.

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