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A primer on hygienically designed packaging machines: Part 2

Apr 13, 2021 10:42:52 AM / by Harpak-ULMA posted in Packaging Machines, safety, sanitation, cleaning, sterilization, hygienic

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The ongoing implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) has made prevention a key buzzword in the packaging industry. One of the fundamentals of sanitation management is designing equipment to facilitate easy cleanable access to optimize effectiveness and efficiency, including access for sampling and inspection. Analogous to Dr. Demming’s often quoted precept, “if you can’t measure it, you can’t control it”, the rule in Hygienic design is “If you can’t see it, you can’t clean it or sample it.” 

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Drip, Drain, and Draw - Is Your Machine Meeting Your Sanitation Requirements?

Dec 8, 2020 12:25:46 PM / by Harpak-ULMA posted in sanitation, sterilization, hygienic, downtime, open architectures

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Avoid harmful bacteria buildup on your packaging machine by following sanitation requirements. Machine designs should not allow moisture collection and other harmful particulates. A particular emphasis should be put on points of product contact where the exposed product can be compromised.

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What is the Difference Between Washdown Design and Sanitary Design?

Dec 1, 2020 12:37:09 PM / by Harpak-ULMA posted in Packaging Machines, Food Packaging, sanitation, medical packaging, hygienic

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Washdown machine design and sanitary machine design are not the same.

And the design you need depends on what type of product you are packaging and its accompanying health and safety requirements.

Understanding the difference between the two designs will not only help guarantee your line passes inspection and the delivery of a safe product to consumers, but also can save you money on your machine purchase.

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Which packaging method is best for your medical devices. Thermoforming or Flow Wrapping?

Apr 20, 2020 10:29:01 AM / by Harpak-ULMA posted in Packaging, sanitation, flow wrapping, medical packaging, thermoforming, sterilization

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Deciding on the correct packaging method for medical devices is important for package integrity.

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Go with the Flow: New Trends in Flow Wrapping

Mar 10, 2020 9:23:07 AM / by Harpak-ULMA posted in Manufacturing, Technology, Flowwrapping, cobots, sanitation, packaging automation, Industry 4.0

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Flow wrapping is a versatile packaging technique that is used for types of products. The technique is favored by production managers for its ease of use, its capacity for high volume with minimal waste, and its cost effectiveness.

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Why Flow Wrapping is the Best Packaging Choice

Mar 3, 2020 2:17:40 PM / by Harpak-ULMA posted in Food Packaging Materials, Flexible, Packaging, Flowwrapping, sanitation, cost, flow wrapping

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Flow Wrapping offers a variety of benefits when deciding the best packaging for your product.

Flow wrapping provides numerous benefits for the product being packed and for packagers during the production process. This packaging method handles high volumes, the production process is user friendly, it creates minimal waste, and is cost effective.

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