What's new in fish and seafood packaging?
Discover innovative approaches to fish and seafood packaging at the Seafood Expo North America in Boston, Massachusetts. This show is a great opportunity to reconnect with industry peers and we’re thrilled to be returning in-person this year. We have plenty of exciting features planned for you in our booth.
This past year has shown us that change is inevitable, with or without a global pandemic to worry about. It’s important that your machine can stand the test of time and adapt to your packaging needs as your goals and strategies change.
You have a partner in managing that change with Harpak-ULMA.
Flexibility has consistently been a focus as we strive to build productive, cost-efficient, lasting packaging solutions. Come experience the many faces of flexibility in packaging in our booth and discover how they can help you adapt to change and scale your production.
Get a sneak peek of the machinery and related innovations we’re bringing to the Seafood Expo.
March 13 – 15, 2022
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center
Register for free with code SENA2237420!
Case-Ready Seafood: What You Need to Know
Monday, March 14th at 9:15am
Room 153AB on Level 1 of the BCEC
Ken Forziati, Thermoforming Product Manager
We’ll explore why case-ready seafood needs to be on your radar, and what the options are. The choices made for case-ready production have numerous implications: from product presentation to impacts on operational factors and sustainability objectives. Automation, materials and methods are evolving quickly – making fresh, safe, healthy and appealing case-ready seafood one of the hottest trends in packaging today. Join Harpak-ULMA for a brief but insightful look that can help you better understand the ins and outs of case-ready seafood packaging.
Thermoforming solutions are truly flexible and great for all types of food applications.
Your packaging can adapt to changing markets and trends with various package formats and sizes available on the same machine, including vacuum, MAP (modified atmosphere packaging), and skin. You also have the option of running flexible and/or semi-rigid films.
Our thermoforming solutions also help you reduce downtime with simple tool-free, single-person changeovers that take 10 minutes or less.
Allen Bradley controls are available on our standard and skin thermoformers. They come standard on our TFS 500 through TFS 700 models. These controls may be more familiar to trained technicians and ensure more readily available parts.
Tray Sealing and Forming Solutions
Tray sealing and forming solutions are flexible and allow you to accommodate different tray geometries on the same line and rapidly introduce new tray geometries with in-house tray forming.
These machines can be designed to produce various packaging applications on one machine, including MAP (modified atmosphere packaging), pre-cut lid, Heatseal, Stretch Seal, Darfresh® on tray, protruding, super protruding, skin, SLIMFRESH®, and ZERO®.
Downtime is reduced with simple, single-tool changeovers that take only 10 minutes. The machines also have an open design for easy assembly changes in a matter of minutes, and offer quicker sanitization with sanitary design conveyors (which is ideal if your production involves switching between certain allergens).
Allen Bradley controls are available on all of our G. Mondini tray sealers – providing familiarity to trained technicians and more readily available parts.
On the show floor
Sustainable Solutions with PaperSeal®
PaperSeal® offers flexible, sustainable packaging solutions for a variety of applications. These paperboard trays are made from recyclable, renewable fiber that can be formed with the G. Mondini Platformer. You’ll get a chance to see PaperSeal® in action at the show. Watch the video to the right to see how the packaging works and can be recycled.
These trays offer:
- 80% Less Plastic
- 59.5% Less Greenhouse Gas Emissions
- 69.2% Less Energy
PaperSeal® trays have rigid flanges, which help create a better seal from your tray sealer. It also means you can use a denester if trays are preformed, and no special conveyors are required. The marketing and branding options are also extremely flexible. There is a six-color print on the inside and outside of the package as well as the option to add windows on sidewalls. PaperSeal® also supports multi-cell trays and a variety of tray shapes.
On the Show Floor
You can see PaperSeal® trays sealed on the Trave 350 tray sealer.
Product to Pallet Automation
Automation affords several significant benefits for packaging manufacturers. It reduces operational spending by lowering labor costs, minimizes waste from human interaction, increases throughput and productivity, and creates a safer work environment by replacing repetitive, strenuous, manual jobs.
We have secondary packaging options for top loading, side loading, bottom loading, and wrap-around case packing.
We address conventional packaging automation equipment as well as advancements in robotic automation that are paving the way to new levels of scalability and cost containment for producers of every size and industry. Robotics can now handle depalletizing, de-casing, infeed handling, raw food handling, primary packaging, secondary packaging, mixing (combo packs), and palletizing. Speed to market, standardization, cost, and reusability are all concerns when deciding whether to use automation and how much of your line to automate. Harpak-ULMA helps with every aspect of your production, from start to finish.
Flexibility for your packaging line means...
Have questions before the show?
We’re excited to reconnect in person at the Seafood Expo, but we’re also happy to be a resource for you year-round. If you have a packaging need or question, don’t hesitate to reach out. We’ll connect you with our packaging experts and deliver the guidance and insight you deserve.