Proseal advanced tray sealing solutions for seafood aim to enhance shelf-life
Richmond, Virginia, U.S.A.-based Proseal, a developer of advanced tray sealing solutions for seafood, ready-meals, and other proteins, recently launched its newly-developed skin packaging technology, Skin2.
Proseal, which is one of the first tray sealing manufacturers to bring skin packaging to market, said its Skin2 product “increases cycle speeds over existing skin processes, while reducing unit and equipment costs.”
The company said it is also in the process of creating and developing skinned board technology that is “capable of performing a series of different hermetic seals on a board tray.”
The JBT Corporation firm has observed its existing innovations, including its Proseal GTe range, appealing to modern market needs. Designed for “reliable and consistent operation in high-care food environments,” the GTe range is able to accommodate an array of heat seals, including gas flush (MAP) and vacuum gas.
“Most important, Proseal equipment is proven and approved for skin pack using 10k OTR fish film as required by the industry,” the company said. “This means Proseal can provide the appropriate solution for packaging a wide range of fish and seafood products, extending shelf-life and reducing food waste while offering superior quality protection.”
With its gas flushing equipment, the company employs a system that is able to “consistently achieve accurate placement of gas and leave an extremely low gas residual in the pack once sealed,” it said. For fish processors, this translates to shelf-life extension without having to invest in an expensive vacuum system, the company said. The gas flushing equipment can combine with the firm’s sealing system to maximize shelf-life, according to Proseal.
“The bacteria present in the gut and gills of seafood works quickly to decay the protein tissue, breaking it down and causing the food to expire at a fast rate,” Proseal U.K. Sales Director Tony Burgess said. “It is therefore particularly important to package fresh fish and seafood properly, ensuring the food is able to maintain its quality through a sometimes-lengthy supply chain and vigorous in-store handling.”
Burgess said the company maintains a proactive development program as a means to make sure its innovations and machines stay in step with the demands of global food markets, “whilst maintaining the highest quality standards and delivering value to our customers.”
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