Canadian Packaging

Controlled Atmosphere Packaging Stands Tall


May 22, 2009
by Canadian Packaging Staff

WeighPack Systems—a leading manufacturer of a complete range of top-quality weighing and packaging equipment has added a Controlled Atmosphere Packaging (CAP) option to its Swifty Bagger 3600 and 1200 equipment.

CAP involves the removal of air from a package once the bag has been filled with product, replace it with an inert gas (often Nitrogen and CO2–carbon dioxide) that suspends product deterioration and extends shelf life up to 10 times before sealing the bag.

As typical vacuum/gas flushing can be a slow process of 10 to 12 bags per minute (bpm), WeighPack’s Swifty Baggers:

WeighPack offers a variety of filling equipment from augers, scales, piston fillers and counters that can be integrated with the Swifty to form a complete automated packaging system.

For more information, visit www.weighpack.com.