New “On-Demand" Meat Packaging Machine to Reduce Costs and Waste for Producers

CHICAGO--()--Meat packaging operators now have a more cost effective way to package their products thanks to a new ‘on demand’ bagging machine produced in a partnership between Coveris and Delkor Systems.

The new Versaflex™ machine is designed to work seamlessly with existing meat packing systems and uses state-of-the-art technology to cut bags to custom lengths from tubestock. Eliminating the need for large premade bag inventory, the customization offered by Versaflex™ can also significantly reduce waste.

Born from customer demand for a more efficient way to reduce costs in their meat packaging, the Versaflex has been fabricated to work with Maraflex® and Clearshield® vacuum shrink tubestock from Coveris. Available in both in-line and off-line models, Versaflex eliminates upfront costs, lead times, pallet minimums, warehouse space, inventory overhead expenses and shrinkage issues normally associated with pre-made bags.

“Companies using Versaflex should see a savings of 10% or more versus the costs of traditional premade bags”, said Rebecca Casey, Marketing Director for Coveris’ North American Food & Consumer Products Business Unit. “Versaflex will help fresh meat packing operations realize both a cost and a time savings, which will quickly translate into a positive return on their investment.”

Versaflex produces bags from a minimum size of seven inches wide by 12 inches long to a maximum of 18 inches wide by 42 inches long. During recent performance tests, the machine was capable of producing 25 bags per minute at the minimum size and 16 bags per minute at the maximum size.

By enabling customers to cut their packages to custom sizes, Versaflex eliminates waste that is required to be trimmed from premade bags. This innovation supports Coveris’ long-term commitment to bringing solutions to market that enhance customer sustainability.

The machine is constructed from stainless steel and FDA-compliant plastic components to allow for the safety of both meat packers and their customers. It has a thermotransfer offset printer that is capable of printing 300 dpi graphics up to 53mm wide – Perfect for printing EST/Safe Handling information, as well as a date stamp.

About Coveris

As a leading international manufacturing company, Coveris is dedicated to providing solutions that enhance the safety, quality and convenience of products we use every day. In partnership with the most respected brands in the world, Coveris develops vital products that protect everything from the food we eat, to medical supplies, to the touch screen device in our pockets, contributing to the lives of millions every day.

Coveris is an affiliated portfolio company of Sun Capital Partners, Inc.

Contacts

Coveris
Chris Swalm, 864-504-6145
chris.swalm@coveris.com

Contacts

Coveris
Chris Swalm, 864-504-6145
chris.swalm@coveris.com