One company is doing what they can to preserve fruit.
Ulma Packaging recently released its trayless flow wrapping system, a pretty handy tool considering it does not require an operator, the Materials Handling World Magazine reported. The latest advancement comes after a year of research and development.
The source reported that the system is available in three different configurations based on how the apples are delivered to the machine - i.e. either in boxes, pallets, plastic crates or straight from the grading process. The process uses water to gently transport the fruit to a two-lane conveyor, where they are then dried and packaged.
The new process cuts down on bruising or damaging fruit when packaging and handling. The system was established by harnessing Ulma's global experience in packaging tomatoes, potatoes and avocadoes along with citrus and exotic fruits, the source reported.
In other packaging news, Husky Injection Molding systems recently received the Ringer 2012 Technology Award for the development of its HyPet High Performance Package injection molding system that increases energy efficiency without sacrificing quality.