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Multivac launches flowpacking solution

April 21, 2022
By Bakers Journal

Photo: Multivac

Multivac is launching its W 500, a universal flowpacking solution, that provides flexibility for packing a wide range of food products.

The new flowpacker, which is designed for a wide spectrum of applications and products, supports the use of sustainable films and paper-based materials. It will be presented to the public for the first time at Anuga FoodTec 2022 and IFFA 2022 trade fairs.

The pillow pack is traditionally one of the primary solutions for the secure and attractive packaging of food products, such as meat and sausages, cheese, snacks, bakery products and fruit, Multivac said in a press release. Pillow packs are also widely used to protect industrial and pharmaceutical products. The low material input and the ease of integration into other processes are the main features of the flowpacker, which complements the company’s product range.

“The main features of the W 500 flowpacker are its easy operation, cleaning and maintenance, as well as an attractive price-to-performance ratio,” said Kim Hüther, executive vice-president of tray and pouch packaging at Multivac. “It can be used as a stand-alone solution, or it can be integrated into an automated line.”


The new solution is suited to the sustainable packaging of products such as minced meat, burgers, cevapcici, sausages, cheese and frozen fish. Bakery products such as baguettes, croissants and pizzas, as well as many types of fruit and vegetables, can also be packaged securely in pillow packs with very efficient material usage.

The machine is built to MULTIVAC’s innovative Hygienic Design and features a high level of efficiency, precision, user-friendliness, reliability, cost-effectiveness and high output. Products with a maximum width of 200 mm and a height of up to 120 mm can easily be packed with or without a tray.

All process and pack parameters such as type of product, pack format, sealing pressure and temperature are recipe-based, and they can be set and called up with just a few clicks on the user-friendly HMI. Product changes can also be performed in a very short period of time. The machine components are easily accessible for cleaning and maintenance.

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