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Asia Pacific: tna releases VVFS system since acquisition

Tna launches a new vertical form fill and seal (VFFS) system with full washdown functionality.

Featuring a hygienic design, the tna arctic 3 can run efficiently and reliably in hostile wet and cold processing environments, whilst maintaining the highest levels of sanitation and flexibility.

The announcement comes as the company confirms it acquired Sabalpack, an Italian manufacturer of all stainless steel VFFS technology for the fresh and frozen sector, earlier this year.

The tna arctic 3 is the latest generation of Sabalpack’s existing arctic range of full washdown VFFS systems.

“We’re extremely excited to announce the integration of Sabalpack into the tna business together with the launch of the tna arctic 3,” comments Michael Green, group general manager at tna.

“We see immense opportunities in the fresh and frozen foods sector – in particular as people continue to look for foods that blend convenience, health and indulgence,” says Michael Green, group GM at tna.

“Food manufacturers in this segment, however, need to adhere to some of the strictest sanitary regulations, so a simple and hygienic equipment design is critical.”

“Our engineers have been working nonstop over the last few months to combine tna’s renowned engineering ingenuity with Sabalpack’s long-standing expertise in the fresh and frozen sector.”

Central to the design of the system is its A2 (AISI 304) stainless steel, corrosion-resistant cubicle, which ensures that key components like motors, vacuum pump and sealing jaws are fully protected from any dirt or water ingress.

In addition, a separate electrical cabinet and user-friendly external, side-swinging touchscreen further aid ease-of-operation, facilitate sanitation and simplify cleaning operations.

With an IP65 (NEMA 4x) rating, the tna arctic 3 is able to withstand intensive washdown procedures for frequent sanitation to comply with global hygiene standards.

Capable of both constant and impulse sealing, the system works with packaging films such as laminated polypropylene and polyethylene films like linear low-density polyethylene or LLDPE.

It also supports multiple bag options, including pillow, gusseted and square bottom bags, plus multipacks, offering manufacturers complete application flexibility on a single packaging system.