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Chris Pickles, Managing Director of ULMA Packing UK, considers what’s next for the packaging industry.

Aug 10, 2018 01:50 PM

Today, ULMA is at the forefront of ‘Venturi’ VFFS technology, which promises to be a game-changer in the loose-leaf salad market.

He commented:

The popularity of cook-in-bag products is a trend that looks set to increase as more consumers enjoy the mess-free benefits of cooking a chicken or joint of meat without leaving any unwanted fat, oil or grease residue in their ovens. ULMA’s flow-wrappers continue to meet this requirement, predominantly in the poultry industry. Beyond this, the industry is working hard to reduce wastage in the packing process by using the latest thermoformer technology to maximise film utilisation.   

 In terms of what’s next, any technology that can offer improved environmental credentials, as well as delivering cost-efficiencies, has the potential to make a positive impact on the supply chain. 

 









In fact, if I were to design the next big think in packaging machinery, it would have to include a combination of high-speed processing capability, be low cost with low labour utilisation and be environmentally friendly. If we can package all those elements together,I think we could be on to a real winner.

 Today, ULMA is at the forefront of ‘Venturi’ VFFS technology, which promises to be a game-changer in the loose-leaf salad market. ULMA’s brand new ‘Tight Bag’ VFFS packaging machines are just as advanced too. This specialised equipment offers numerous advantages, from protecting products by reducing freezer burn, to fitting more packs into one carton to help minimise transportation costs.

In terms of the future, innovation is key.