A new direction for hygienic secondary packaging

Date: 21/01/14
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The new generation of Langen hygienic packaging machines have been designed according to the seven key principles we identified as being essential for making breakthroughs in hygiene performance:

  • Solid components only, preventing bacteria from building up in the first place.
  • Fewer flat and horizontal surfaces, minimise the potential for dust and dirt to settle, while also preventing water from pooling anywhere on the machine.
  • Minimum contact, cutting the number of places where one surface touches another.
  • Modular assemblies, making it easier to remove components and assemblies for thorough cleaning.
  • No hidden dust traps, avoiding the use of cosmetic features, such as conduits and ducts to hide wiring, which also provide a safe haven for bacteria.
  • Easy to clean materials, with low levels of surface roughness, use of stainless steel and active review of new materials.
  • Simplification, taking out unnecessary components and reducing the number of moving parts.

This paper focuses on the family of new hygienic secondary packaging machines that have been developed as a result of our own development work. It ends with three key developments that we believe are changing the rules for secondary packaging:

  1. To meet higher operational efficiency standards it is essential that all future secondary packaging machines should meet exceptionally high levels of hygiene.
  2. Packaging manufacturers have to work as partners with their clients to help them achieve higher standards of integration and efficiency.
  3. There is no fixed standard of excellence: instead, this is a never-ending process of improvement in which we all have to play our part.

This paper explains the process we have followed to set new standards for the entire industry, and introduces the ground-breaking new machines that will redefine hygiene standards in secondary packaging from now on.

Please download the full whitepaper here.