Oxipack’s specialist non-destructive leak detection in airtight or vacuum packaging is now available exclusively through Heat and Control in Australia and New Zealand.

Heat and Control, which designs and manufactures food processing and packaging technology, said it would leverage its sales and service infrastructure to sell and support Oxipack equipment, including application testing, service, and spare parts.

The company said the partnership would give processors access to a more complete line solution from a single source and deliver value through combined industry expertise, extensive product offerings, and sales and service departments.

Robert Marguccio, business manager – packaging and inspection systems at Heat and Control, said he was pleased to be aligning with Oxipack.

"This non destructive leak checking technology will enable us to provide a solution to customers that need to check their products for micro leaks,” he said.

“Traditionally, micro leaks are found using a water bath, which means the tested product cannot be returned to the line after a pass result. Oxipack uses a unique vacuum system which allows the sampled product to be returned to the line after passing the test. The unit can also be calibrated to a known leak rate, should that be acceptable.”

Heat and Control provides solutions for manufacturers of meat, poultry, seafood, potato, and snack products, in addition to nuts and fruit and vegetable products in Australia and New Zealand.

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