ARPAC-Hefestus Features HERA with Shelf Life Booster (SLB(TM))Technology at the Pack Expo 2010 Show, Booth # S-400!

Schiller Park, IL - ARPAC-Hefestus USA will feature its Hera Packaging System with SLB(TM) Shelf Life Booster, an innovative technology for extending shelf-life of sealing trays with Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) technology, at the Pack Expo 2010 Show, Booth # S-400 at McCormick Place Chicago, Oct. 31 - Nov. 3.

SLB(TM) uses no vacuum yet it can achieve residual oxygen levels of less than 1% and does it faster than current MAP Systems. This innovative new packaging technology is therefore safe for any food product and can increase shelf life of these products!

Prolonged shelf life will provide you with maximum efficiency in the supply chain, save in spoilage and will significantly improve your profitability as a producer and supplier of food products. ARPAC - Hefestus offers a variety of packaging solutions which are cost effective, simple to operate and can be set up in under 10 minutes.

The HERA SLB(TM) is a fully automatic MAP system that is ideal for any food packaging operation. The HERA SLB(TM) is complete with an innovative high speed, low agitation infeed conveyor that can be hand fed or easily integrated into a production line. This low agitation conveyor steadily and gently conveys trays of any shape into the sealing zone at speeds of up to 18 cycles per minute. Multiple sealing heads can be used for various tray sizes. Changeover is tool-less and can be accomplished in under 10 minutes.

For more information on this state-of-the-art solution, please contact us at or 847-678-9034.

About ARPAC- Hefestus USA

ARPAC-Hefestus USAis a joint venture between ARPAC LP of Schiller Park, Illinois and Hefestus Ltd. of Caesarea, Israel. Hefestus Ltd. was established in 1993 and is a leading manufacturer of Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) systems using a unique and internationally patented technology called Shelf Life Booster(TM) (SLB(TM)). Hefestus Ltd. has hundreds of successful installations throughout Israel, Europe, Asia and Africa.

ARPAC LP is a leading manufacturer of end of line packaging machinery based in Schiller Park, Illinois The ARPAC product line consists of Shrink bundling, shrink wrapping, corrugated tray and case packers and erectors and a full line of automatic and semi-automatic stretch wrap systems.

ARPAC and Hefestus have teamed up to form ARPAC-Hefestus USA to bring the SLB(TM) Modified Atmosphere Packaging technology to North America. All ARPAC-Hefestus MAP systems have been re-engineered for the US market and will be manufactured at the ARPAC facility in SchillerPark. ARPAC-Hefestus will also service and support every installation from Chicago and through a growing network of qualified packaging distributors.


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