Packaging and Labeling Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Sustainably

MULTIVAC’s full wrap labeling offers a sustainable and high-quality solution for plastic-free packaging concepts. It requires just one wraparound label to securely seal the packs and also provide the product presentation at the same time. The packs are not only impressive at the point of sale with its attractive presentation, but it also guarantees a high level of acceptance with consumers, who are increasingly reaching for recyclable packs.

With its L 310 full wrap conveyor belt labeler, MULTIVAC can now offer an efficient solution for the attractive presentation of fresh fruit and vegetables in trays, which are stable and straight-walled without any product protrusion, or alternatively in trays with side flaps, if there is some degree of product protrusion.

The cardboard trays are automatically labelled and sealed on the run with self-adhesive labels made of paper, and the trays are either fed in manually or transferred directly from an upstream module. This reportedly provides significant cost savings and higher cycle rates, when compared with time-consuming, manual packaging solutions.

The cycle output of the L 310 is up to 90 packs per minute. Labels with a width of up to 500 millimeters and a weight of up to 170 g/m² can be run – and if required, an additional label can also be applied to the bottom of the pack during the same process.

The labeler can be equipped with a zero-downtime function for even more efficiency and process reliability, as well as with label/print monitoring at even the highest throughput. A wide selection of printing technology is also available for printing all the production-related data.

Standard self-adhesive labels made of paper or renewable materials are used to ensure that the pack is completely plastic-free and recyclable. Labels made of PP or PET can also be used for full wrap labeling. When compared with cardboard sleeves, full wrap labeling enables very light label material to be used, and this in turn has a positive effect on the CO2 balance along the entire process chain.

For more information, visit https://multivac.com.

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