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Test kitchen for tray sealing

05 November 2018

Tray sealing company Proseal has refurbished and expanded its Test Kitchen facility, to help food manufacturers identify their ideal tray packaging requirements. 

Based at Proseal’s headquarters in Adlington, Cheshire, the facility offers access to a variety of testing machinery, allowing companies to carry out shelf-life trials and seal integrity testing on new product lines.

The availability of more than 15,000 trial plates and huge stores of trays and films of different materials for trial samples and inspiration allows food producers to identify the most appropriate solution for a particular applications. In addition, Proseal can provide advice on the best packaging suppliers to use for different requirements.

Among the testing machines in the new facility are a vacuum tank, gas cylinders for MAP, gas analysers and Proseal’s ProTest unit.

The ProTest machine is a universal, bench-top peel strength testing unit that quantifies the peel strength of any tray and film combination. This tells users how much force is required to peel open the film to ensuring that a pack meets the required peel-ability standards so that it offers the best balance between convenience and food protection.

“The Test Kitchen has already benefitted lots of our suppliers and customers by allowing them to prove material compatibility, analyse film tensile strength and produce presentation samples,” said Jessie Malone, test facility manager at 
Proseal. 


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