Carefully selecting packaging which suits the properties of the product is one of the most important focus areas for company management. Our technical service is constantly on hand throughout the day in order to allow all packaging processes to run as efficiently as possible, so that high-quality packaging can be produced.
Through the years, Compaxo has amassed a great deal of information and practical knowledge in relation to everything to do with optimum preservation (shelf life) and presentation. No wonder then that Compaxo has a wide range of packaging in circulation. As well as packaging a number of its products under its own label, Compaxo is also a major player in the branch in terms of producing meat products under the client's label. A considerable amount of the processing, packaging and distribution of Compaxo's meat products takes place under this private label. The collaboration with the clients which is necessary for this includes everything from design to finished packaging format. With the aid of our suppliers, there is an almost unlimited choice in terms of design and print when it comes to purchase under private label. The employees in our sales department can advise you in this and help you with orders. Generally, our products are can packed via the following packaging technique:
Modified atmosphere packaging (MAP): products in this type of packaging are packaged under protective atmosphere by means of a natural preserving gas, which has a bacteria-inhibiting effect, and ensures that the products are presented more nicely in terms of color. This protective atmosphere is not unhealthy. The gases which are injected are all gases which naturally occur in the atmosphere, and are simply added in a composition with different proportions. MAP’s greatest added value is that it has a high presentation value. The upper film is pulled tight over the bottom layer of the packaging, allowing more space for printing or labeling, and the visual aspects of the packaging will not deform as quickly. This increases the communication potential of the packaging. Finally, when opening MAP which has been used to package sliced meat products, the slices are more easily removed from one another than in the case of vacuum-packaging.
Can- packaging at Compaxo Fijne Vleeswaren B.V.
The development of this unique product storage technique was the result of lengthy research. At the time, Compaxo was the first company in the world to package dried sausage this way. This type of packaging is innovative, not only because it looks attractive, but especially because of the way in which cervelat snacks, marketed under the name cervosticks are preserved in this mini container. This preservation is achieved by the method of gas use, which allows 99.8% of the oxygen in the can to be replaced by a natural food-preservation gas. The result is a long-lasting shelf life and stability of the meat product. The aluminum interior forms a barrier, which ensures that the packaged product is hermetically sealed from its surroundings. An aluminum layer is used instead of metal, which is used for many cans, as this is more environmentally simple to process. In addition to these benefits, the attractive appearance also contributes to the popularity of the can. The packaging can be printed completely in line with the client's wishes by printing on the card exterior. Furthermore, the card is made from recycled material. The dimensions of the can are the same as soda cans, so it fits in all cup holders (including those in cars), and can also fit in vending machines. The hardness of the can ensures a low risk of damage and deformation of the product. The can is available with a lid, allowing the consumer to easily reseal the can at any time. This, in addition to the long shelf life even when unrefrigerated, make it an ideal packaging concept for eating on-the-go, and make it a true convenience product.