Following pressure from retailers to improve packaging performance, Kostelecké uzeniny decided to upgrade from standard shrink bags to high-performance shrinkable films and automation. Long-term packaging partner Sealed Air Cryovac has now provided the company with Cryovac RS2000 film running with the innovative Cryovac Ulma Flow-Vac (FV) system.
Kostelecké installed the FV45 model, based on horizontal form-fill-seal technology operating at very high speeds and loading into Cryovac vacuum equipment. The newly packed products have now been distributed via Tesco, the Makro/Metro chain and smaller retailers, as well as hotels and restaurants.
The technology is also said to provide a longer shelf-life of about 10 days. As the meat is vacuum-packed, its quality is also enhanced, added the company.