It is critical for food processors to ensure shrink bags that package food provide optimum shelf life, boost visual appeal on retail store shelves and increase yields on the production line. If shrink bags don’t meet these requirements, it’s time to take a look at your process and the packaging being used.
The production line is in slow motion. Simply put, increased downtime equals decreased yields. If a laminated patch bag is used to package bone-in proteins, chances are time and labor are being wasted on the production line. From diligently positioning the shrink bag so the laminated patch is covering the bone, to ensuring it’s sealed on vacuum chamber equipment correctly, old patch technology may be slowing the production line and hurting profits.
Solution: Use shrink packaging that can multi-task, like patchless shrink bags. Bone guard shrink bags with new, multilayer coextruded technologies load faster on a production line than traditional laminated patch shrink bags (since the positioning and sealing of the patch on the bag doesn’t need to be manually managed). Edge-to-edge protection means less manual labor is needed to ensure the product makes it down the production line correctly, resulting in a more efficient process.