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Gentle Motion Retorts Installed for the First Time in a Food Processing Plant in Europe - Improvements to Food Quality and Plant Capacity Anticipated

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Gentle Motion Retorts Installed for the First Time in a Food Processing Plant in Europe - Improvements to Food Quality and Plant Capacity Anticipated
Gentle Motion Retorts Installed for the First Time in a Food Processing Plant in Europe - Improvements to Food Quality and Plant Capacity Anticipated
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Allpax Products, Inc.
13510 Seymour Meyers Blvd.
Covington, LA, 70433
USA



Press release date: November 21, 2013

These Allpax Gentle Motion reciprocating retorts in Europe are being used to improve the quality of shelf-stable soup products packed in flexible containers.

COVINGTON, La. – Allpax Products, powered by Pro Mach, said today that for the first time Gentle Motion reciprocating retorts have been installed in a food plant in Europe. The retorts are being used on shelf-stable soup products packed in flexible containers. The reciprocating agitation process reduces processing time on average from 5 to 40 percent and consequently increases plant capacity. Reduced cook time also improves a shelf-stable product’s taste, texture, and appearance.

Gentle Motion agitation is a high capacity retort process designed for pouches and bowls that are oriented horizontally in a retort rather than vertically as are cans, bottles, and jars. The back-and-forth reciprocating motion of the retort baskets in a Gentle Motion retort produce waves of heat flowing longitudinally through the package. This process is ideal for soups and sauces that have low-to-moderate viscosity and moderate-to-high liquid and particulate content. Each Gentle Motion retort can have up to six full-sized baskets and can be loaded and unloaded via an automated system.

"Flexible packaging is steadily growing in Western and Eastern Europe and Russia," said Greg Jacob, vice president and general manager, Allpax. "We believe that this new Gentle Motion line will be an important demonstration for the European food industry on how flexible packaging combined with horizontal agitation sterilization can produce significant quality and capacity improvements."

Recently, Allpax researched the impact of Gentle Motion agitation on 15 foods packaged in various microwaveable pouches and bowls. This research documented reductions in processing time, capacity increases compared to static retort processing, and the overall subjective improvements to quality, including taste, texture, and appearance. In those tests, sterilization time reduced from 14 to 59 percent over static retorts. Food quality across the board improved.

For the results of these tests and information on the new Gentle Motion line in Europe, contact Adam Reichert at 1-985-893-9277. For information on Allpax Gentle Motion, Shakaź, and other innovative retorts, software, retort room automation, and aftermarket products and services, call 1-985-893-9277 and visit www.Allpax.com.

About Allpax Products           
Allpax Products, a market leader in retort technology and retort room automation, designs, manufactures, and delivers turnkey sterilization solutions for the food, beverage, pet food, and pharmaceutical industries. The company is recognized for helping customers become more successful by decreasing time to market with laboratory retort equipment, lowering overall labor costs through automation, and increasing the overall throughput of the sterilization process. www.Allpax.com

About Pro Mach               
Pro Mach, Cincinnati, Ohio, is a leading provider of integrated packaging products and solutions for food, beverage, household goods, pharmaceutical, and other diverse consumer and industrial companies. Through three business units and related divisions, Pro Mach provides equipment, training, installation, and parts in primary packaging, end-of-line packaging, and identification and tracking. www.ProMachInc.com


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