Food in tubes

Food applications

Filling machine for food products

One of the biggest benefits of food in tubes is hygiene. When you open a glass jar you are immediately introducing contaminants and oxygen, which, in turn, immediately begins to shorten the lifespan of the product. When food is packaged in tubes outside contaminants are eliminated, and the lifespan of the product is lengthened considerably. You also avoid contamination from other products, such as you do when spreading jam on an already buttered slice of toast. The second benefit is the ease of use that the tube offers.

New line investment for the future

The filling of the tubes, which have volumes from sixty grams to three hundred grams, is done via a tube filler from Norden Machinery, while the packing of them in corrugated boxes has formerly been a manual task. 
“The packing was monotonous and tiring work, so we decided to invest in automating the process with the help of a robot tube packer from Norden Machinery,” explains Lars Pettersson, production manager at Klädesholmen Seafood. "The new line has been in operation just over six months and our equipment works perfectly, with only minor adjustments having to be made, which is always the case with a new installation. It has been a smooth start-up process,” says Pettersson.

A glance of the Kalles Kaviar factory

When you think about food in tubes you might think about concentrated tomato paste or maybe mayonnaise and other condiments, but the ‘tube food’ culture found in much of Scandinavia, where even cheese and cod roe is packaged in tubes, shows that the possibilities are endless: As long as the product is ‘squeezable’ – semi-soft and not too liquid – it is pretty much perfect for tube packaging.

Food in tubes: From space food to picnic food

Before, tubes were only made of metal, which limited the  possibilities, but today you can fill food in a plastic tube, as well as a plastic or aluminium-laminated tube with good barrier capabilities.  You can also shape tubes in endless ways, which from a commercial standpoint makes the product more attractive. Norden has served some really niche markets over the years. One was Russian Cosmonauts, who were able to eat things like meat dishes and vegetables from tubes – and the caps were attached to the tubes so that they didn’t float off in the zero-gravity environment. Whether you’re having breakfast at home, on a road trip with the kids, or taking a once-in-a-lifetime journey into space food in tubes is the easy, hygienic, and very convenient solution. Read the full article in news.

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