To avoid undesired changes in appearance, odor, texture, and flavor due to microbial activity or interaction with the environment, the packaging material used must be able to enclose the meat cuts and maintain the ideal atmospheric environment inside the package. Therefore the packaging must provide a hermetic and reliable closure, must have the ability to retain vacuum and to minimize gas transfer through the film surface to maintain a low oxygen partial pressure to reduce oxidative reactions and aerobic bacteria growth.
Boneless meat bag is designed especially for products requiring exceptional barrier properties such as fresh meat. High shrink rate and barrier means extended shelf life up to 4 months chilled. Suitable for export fresh meat applications.
Bone-in meat bag is designed especially for bone-in products, either fresh or frozen, with high puncture resistance to avoid leakers during transportation and storage.
Shrink Bag packaging
STANDARD PACKAGING—TUBING & BAG
Shrink tubing (AUSTLON) is available in 500m, 1000m, or 1500m depending on weight. Standard 6” core. Roll is wrapped in OPP then packed in carton boxes.
Loose bags will be packed in blue PE bags. Bags with length ≤500mm will be placed flat inside carton. Long bags will be folded.
Cartons are ordered according to bag size with each carton not exceeding 25kg. Each carton will contain 500, 1000, or 2000 bags depending on weight.
Cartons/rolls are placed on plastic pallets (1.1m x 1.1m), covered by at least 3 layers of stretch film and reinforced by strapping tape. Carton boxes do not contain metal staples, and nor do the strapping tape.
Pallets does not exceed 1.9m high, and weight not exceeding 1000kg per pallet. For tape bags, pallet height not exceeding 1.4m because of bulky packaging in the carton. A 20GP container may load 10 pallets.
For over 20 years, International Plastic Engineering (IPE) has been specializing in the production of barrier shrink packaging materials, including:
- Barrier shrink bags/tubing
- Barrier shrink films
- Plastic casings