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Paramount’s meat rolls a first

Paramount Packaging Systems has developed a new concept for the European lunchbox and snackfood market using a modified Fuji flowwrapper to create rolls of sliced meat with cream cheese or similar fillings.

“This is a simple way of creating a novel snack product which, otherwise, would incur the high cost of being made largely by hand,” explains Paramount’s John Roberts.

The Fuji Alpha 310BSB inverted flowwrapper is equipped with a 200mm wide infeed belt onto which the wrapping film unwinds to accept slices of meat straight from the slicer. A depositor adds the filling as a stripe on the meat, which is then carried by the film into the flowwrapper itself. Here a specially modified folding box ensures the meat is folded neatly over the filling, one side and then the other, before the film is sealed tightly.