The international technology group GEA will showcase its portfolio of pioneering processing and packaging equipment available in the UK at the 2020 FoodEx Show, taking place at the NEC in Birmingham from March 30 to April 1.
At the trade fair, the technology company will show a range of solutions such as award-winning processing equipment, as well as the latest developments in packaging technology, including both vertical bagging and thermoforming, which have been designed to deliver bottom-line savings for the food industry as a result of shorter downtimes, minimized film waste and the elimination of packaging errors. GEA also looks forward to showcasing its innovative heat pump technology, which can help customers maximize energy-savings and significantly reduce their CO2 emissions.
Visitors will have the opportunity to see FoodTray, the latest innovation in food packaging which is made from recyclable materials, including paperboard and plastic film. The FoodTray is compatible with GEA’s thermoforming equipment – ensuring recyclability goes hand-in-hand with efficiency and profitability. This more eco-friendly solution will be demonstrated in conjunction with GEA’s PowerPak – the group’s ground-breaking thermoforming packaging system, providing full visibility at the sealing station during production, automatic top and bottom film alignment for perfect sealing and change-over and set-up times that require just minutes.
A long-time attendee of FoodEx, GEA’s presence will demonstrate the group’s decades-long experience, combining ingenuity and world-class engineering to supply flexible and more sustainable processing and packaging systems that can be custom-built to suit each company’s unique needs. One example of this, which will be on display, is the coating solution GEA OptiFlour®, the first bespoke solution in the industry that operates dust-free, delivering superior performance for a wide range of applications – from a thin pre-dust to seeded flour types and light to medium crumbs.
The GEA SmartPacker TwinTube will also be on display. Delivering productivity benefits, such as improved flexibility and operational efficiency, this machine has a combined production output of up to 500 bags per minute and features a new re-enforced modular design. TwinTube is able to run paper-based material side by side with recyclable plastic material.
“GEA understands that demands on food producers have never been higher in terms of quality requirements and production standards”, explains Violeta Forster, GEA’s Country Marketing Coordinator UK. “FoodEx presents an exciting opportunity for us to showcase our engineering expertise along with our highly innovative solutions for the food sector, which are helping companies improve their profitability and become more sustainable.”