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At Interpack, Multivac demonstrated its expertise in vacuum skin technology and showcased a broad spectrum of special packaging machines to meet the widest range of requirements for pack size, output and level of automation.

The comprehensive machine range included both thermoforming packaging machines and traysealers for packing a wide variety of products with differing product protrusion.

The MultiFresh packaging system for producing high-quality vacuum skin packs that can protect the product reliably without it becoming deformed was a notable point of focus on the Multivac stand at Interpack, when the company demonstrated how its compact R 105 MF thermoforming packaging machine and T 300 H traysealer can be applied equally as effectively to the packaging of soft products as well as those that are more inherently stable. Key to the solution is draping the upper web without tension over the product like a second skin, so that it fixes the product in place within the pack enabling it to be presented at the point of sale either standing up or hanging as well as lying flat. The vacuum in the pack also contributes to extended shelf life.

The compact R 105 MF machine is an economical entry-level model for producing high-quality vacuum skin packs in small to medium-sized batches, yet has the same technical equipment as the large machine models in the Multivac range, including the R 575 MF PRO thermoformer designed for packing products with a protrusion of up to 90 mm.

Also in common with these higher-output models, the R 105 MF is equipped with integrated upper web chain guidance to ensure the upper web is guided firmly during the packaging process.

The fully automatic space-saving entry-level T 300 H traysealer - also targeted for small to medium-sized batches - can be designed as multi-track and combined with various discharge systems. Thanks to its simple die change, the machine can quickly be converted for different pack sizes and shapes. Electric drive systems for the tray transport, lifting unit and film trim winder ensure that it has an energy-efficient method of operation.

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