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 12 – 14, 2023
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center
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.
Flow Wrapping Solutions
Flow wrap solutions have broad applications and plenty of built-in flexibility, giving you the ability to quickly adapt to different product sizes and package with or without a carrier tray.
Flow wrappers are also dual-purpose machines, which can be designed to run several different film types like polypropylene, laminate, and polyolefin shrink. Flexible machine components also allow you to change your seal rollers, cross seal jaws, and folding boxes to create the ideal package to meet your end customer’s needs.
These machines also help you reduce downtime with simple tool-free changeovers that take 5 to 10 minutes or less and can be completed by a single person.
Allen Bradley controls are available on our Atlanta, Artic, and Flow Vac 55 S.D. models, which can provide familiarity to trained technicians and provide more readily available parts.
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.