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WRAPPING PRODUCT THAT NEEDS TO BREATHE

WRAPPING PRODUCT THAT NEEDS TO BREATHE

Packaging in the Food, Pharma, or Agricultural Industry is not always easy. Two main issues are: Wrapping product when it is still warm (ex: dog food, sauces, soups, yogurt ). Products that need to breathe (ex: fruits, vegetables, eggs, plants). You can’t apply traditional wrapping to those specific applications without the risk of damaging the load during the transport due to moisture and condensation forming between the load and the wrap. Tin and caps arrive corroded, labels are discolored, cardbox boxes mouldy and soggy which can result in poor presentation and in many cases unfit for consumption.

To solve this problem Phoenix engineered and developed the Breathe Easy Film Slitter to provide a cost effective solution where air flow is required to help prevent condensation from building up under the film. The Breathe Easy Film Slitter slice the film into 3 or more individual bands than can be adjusted in width. Ideal for products that require air flow, heat dissipation and condensation/moisture prevention (such as produce, flowers, dairy products etc..).

Breathe Easy uses standard stretch film, no special film (ventilated/netting) is required. The result is a wrapped load that has the required load retention to keep the pallet safe during transport while having enough air gaps to allow the load to “Breathe Easy”, keeping the product fresh and condensation free.

Below are a some example of successful implementation of the Breathe Easy Film Slitter in various produce industries.


You can watch videos of the Breathe Easy Film Slitter here and here.

Produce Industry

In the agricultural industry there are special considerations. the product needs to breathe (i.e. fruits, vegetables, eggs, plants). In those cases, maintaining airflow is essential to prevent condensation and spoilage. The Breathe Easy Film Slitter to provide a cost effective solution where air flow is required to help prevent condensation from building up under the film.

APPLE PRODUCERS

THE APPLICATION
Apples are shipped and transported in crates and cartons. Because of its impact- and pressure-sensitivity, the fruit has to be handled with appropriate care. The load must be properly ventilated and protected from moisture, as there is otherwise a risk of premature spoilage and damage.

THE SOLUTION

Adopting the Phoenix High Profile Stretch Wrapper equipped with the Breathe Easy Film Slitter in his packaging line, the customer is now provided with an efficient and cost effective solution for those specific requirements. The customer can now use standard stretch film, (no special film ventilated/netting is required) saving him thousands of dollars every year.

The final result is a wrapped load that has the required load retention to keep the pallet safe during transport while having enough air gaps to allow the load to “Breathe Easy”, keeping the product fresh and condensation free.

EGG PRODUCERS

THE APPLICATION
Eggs move directly from the layer house to the egg processing facility. Once the eggs enter the egg processing center, within minutes to 12 to 14 hours post-lay, they are washed, visually inspected, and then graded for packaging. Following packaging, eggs are moved to a cooler room (40-45o F), where they await shipment to retail outlets. Despite its relative strength, the egg is an extremely fragile product and even with the best handling methods, serious losses can result from shell damage. Economical marketing generally requires that eggs be protected by the adoption of specialized packaging and handling procedures.

THE SOLUTION

The Breathe Easy Film Slitter slice the film into 3 or more individual bands than can be adjusted in width. Ideal for products that require air flow (such as produce, dairy products, flowers or like in this case eggs) to help prevent condensation from building up under the film. Breathe Easy uses standard stretch film.

No special film (ventilated/netting) is required. The result is a wrapped load that has the required load retention to keep the pallet safe during transport while having enough air gaps to allow the load to Breathe Easy keeping the product fresh and condensation free.

GRAPE GROWERS

THE APPLICATION
Agriculture professionals aim to deliver the freshest fruits and vegetables while protecting their produce from any damaging impacts. In order for produce to breathe and remain fresh, they can’t be completely wrapped. This would be equivalent to taking freshly picked grapes and sealing them in plastic bag. Within a short period of time, these grapes would spoil.

THE SOLUTION
To solve this problem Phoenix engineered and developed the Breathe Easy Film Slitter to provide a cost effective solution where air flow is required to help prevent condensation from building up under the film.

The Breathe Easy Film Slitter slice the film into 3 or more individual bands than can be adjusted in width. Ideal for products that require air flow, heat dissipation and condensation/moisture prevention (such as produce, flowers, dairy products etc..).

Food Industry

Stretch film slitting

Sometimes the product is still warm in the tin cans when packaged (dog food, sauces, soup etc.). With those products maintaining airflow is essential to prevent condensation. The Breathe Easy Film Slitter provides an affordable solution that allows airflow throughout the load, allowing the product to breathe, eliminating condensation.

INDUSTRIAL CANNING, FOOD PROCESSING

THE APPLICATION
The ultimate goal for all stretch wrapping applications is to ensure the load arrives safely and in good condition. Packaging in the food processing industry can be challenging. Sometimes the product is still warm in the tin cans when packaged (dog food, sauces, soup etc.). With those products maintaining airflow is essential to prevent condensation and corrosion. In the past, clients have come to us with the problem of unfit packaging that delivers corroded, moldy, or soggy product. At best, this is poor presentation and, at worst, the product is useless for sale and consumption. And that can negatively impact your bottom line.

THE SOLUTION
To suit this type of application, Phoenix Wrappers developed the Breathe Easy Film Slitter, an affordable solution that allows airflow throughout the load. The beauty of our solution is that it does not require special stretch film; it can be used with standard stretch film. The Phoenix Breathe Easy Film Slitter cuts the film into three or more bands (width can be adjusted) and wraps the load. The stretch film bands secure the load with the proper load retention while allowing the product to breathe.

The video shows the Film Slitter wrapping “brite stacked cans”. The cans are hot and needed to cool before the product labels can be applied.

Phoenix is constantly customizing stretch wrap equipment to meet specific customer applications. If you have an application that you would like us to look at, please give us a call at 1-833-490-9727 or contact us here

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