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Multivac debuts compact e-thermoformer

By Canadian Packaging Staff   

General Multivac Inc. Multivac R 095 thermoformer

Multivac reveals its new, compact economical thermoformer at Interpack 2011.

Having introduced its ‘e-concept’ thermoformer—a system with electric lifts requiring no compressed air or cooling water—at several international trade shows in the past year, Multivac Inc., of Kansas City, MO, is debuting a commercially available, ultra compact model at Interpack 2011 in Düsseldorf, Germany this May.

The new Multivac R 095 thermoformer is just under 2.1 meters (seven feet long) and is ideal for users with limited space and are new to automated thermoform fill-seal packaging.

Because all lifting and cutting functions are powered by electric drives instead of pneumatics, the machine achieves a level of energy efficiency not previously available with this type of equipment.

Eliminating the need for cooling water in the machine also represents a substantial logistical and cost advantage for users. Packages can be formed with a depth of up to 40 mm with flexible design possibilities, along with modified atmosphere (MAP) for extending fresh shelf life.

“The R 095 is yet another example of the innovation Multivac is able to bring forward as the industry leader,” says Jan Erik Kuhlmann, president and chief executive officer of Multivac, Inc. “While this particular model will be best suited for lower-volume applications, it serves as an important first step in demonstrating the commercial viability of electric drive technology in packaging machinery.”

Multivac will launch the R 095 in North America this year at Process Expo, booth # 4640, November 1-4 at Chicago’s McCormick Place. Those able to attend Interpack 2011 May 12-18 will find Multivac in Hall 5, Stand E23/ E37.

About Multivac Inc.

Multivac, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of thermoform fill-seal rollstock packaging solutions, vacuum chamber systems, tray sealers, shrink tanks, and both cross-web and inline labelers for food, medical and consumer product applications. From its North American headquarters, located in Kansas City, MO, the company provides strategic consultation, technical design, sales, distribution, and service of Multivac’s complete line of packaging systems. Multivac maintains a comprehensive, on-site parts inventory, and offers technical assistance and certified training for its entire line of equipment. To date, the company has designed and implemented over 100,000 packaging solutions. For more information, visit


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