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The East African : February 24th 2014
The EastAfrican FEBRUARY 22-28, 2014 FOOD PROCESSING AND PACKAGING SUPPLIES Special advertising section 39 Fresh produce calls for specialised packaging TURN FROM PAGE 37 ≥equi≥es lowe≥ batch sizes on the one hand and an inc≥ease of p≥oduct and fo≥mat changes on the othe≥ hand. In addition, the satu≥ated ma≥kets in the Weste≥n indust≥ialized count≥ies have st≥ong competition and high ≥eaction speeds to quickly changing consume≥ t≥ends a≥e ≥equi≥ed. A di≠e≥entiation at the point of sale with ≥ega≥ds to packaging fo≥ms, designs and mate≥ials a≥e impo≥tant fo≥ b≥and develope≥s - packaging is an ambassado≥ fo≥ a b≥and. F≥esh p≥oducts f≥om the chilled a≥ea a≥e ve≥y sensitive towa≥ds heat and the≥efo≥e have to be packaged pa≥ticula≥ly ca≥efully. P≥oduct sensitive p≥ocedu≥es such as sealing with ult≥asound a≥e ideal fo≥ sensitive food items. Unlike hot sealing, this p≥ocedu≥e means that the≥e is no the≥mal contamination of the p≥oduct to be packaged. Hygiene, ene≥gy consumption, and the saving of ≥esou≥ces a≥e at the top of the agenda of machine≥y manufactu≥e≥s. Automation, food safety, hy- giene, flexibility, quick fo≥mat changes and the e∞cient use of ≥esou≥ces dominate packaging machine≥y const≥uction, and inc≥eased demand fo≥ value added packaged expo≥ts. Companies like MEAF a≥e ≥eaping f≥om these developments. MEAF, a p≥ivate company dealing in supplies of plastics and packaging systems, Indust≥ial machine≥y spa≥es as well as o≠e≥ing enginee≥ing consultancy se≥vices. SanPac Leading manufac- tu≥e≥s of blow, ext≥usion and injection moulding based plastic p≥oducts in East Af≥ica. Nampack Packaging, a mid- sized, family owned, company have extended thei≥ p≥oduct ≥ange as well as technologies to inco≥po≥ate Blow Moulding, Injection Moulding and Ext≥usion Moulding. The company is now a lead- Whe left to the elements, fresh produce can go to waste easily causing losses manufactu≥e≥s of packaging machine≥y have been ma≥ket and technology leade≥s fo≥ yea≥s. High levels of investments and a systematic adjustment of development and dist≥ibution to the custome≥s‘≥equi≥ements as well as the use of the latest technologies ensu≥es the lead- ing ≥ole of machine≥y companies all ove≥ the wo≥ld. The focus on technological leade≥ship ≥emains one of the most impo≥tant success facto≥s fo≥ manufactu≥e≥s of packaging machine≥y. Hygiene is of majo≥ impo≥- tance in the food p≥ocessing indust≥y in o≥de≥ not to endan- ge≥ the consume≥. Machine≥y, lines and components have to be const≥ucted in a way that p≥events di≥t and mic≥oo≥ganisms f≥om taking hold and can be easily cleaned. Consequently, hygienic design is key in the machine≥y indust≥y. Hygienic design is also beneficial fo≥ p≥ocessing, filling and pack- aging lines fo≥ companies in the food and d≥inks indust≥y - it eliminates mic≥obiological ≥isks and enables a quicke≥ and simple≥ cleaning of the machines. Demand fo≥ quality food p≥ocessing and packaging is ≥ising with the ≥ising middle class ac≥oss the ≥egion and ing playe≥ in the ma≥ket o≠e≥ing va≥ious packaging solutions to va≥ious indust≥ies as well as indust≥ial and domestic p≥oduct manufactu≥ing P≥opak: Af≥ica’s la≥gest p≥inting, packing and plastics now in East Af≥ica o≠e≥ the most comp≥ehensive packaging p≥oduct ≥ange, ac≥oss multiple indust≥ies th≥oughout Af≥ica, manufactu≥ing to the highest comme≥cial and envi≥onmental standa≥ds in metal, glass, pape≥ and plastic.
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