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


Schiller Park, IL July 16, 2010 - ARPAC - Hefestus USA will feature its SLB(TM) Shelf Life Booster, an innovative technology for extending shelf-life of sealing trays with modified atmosphere (MAP)technology at the Pack Expo 2010 Show, Booth # S-400, located at McCormick Place in Chicago, October 31 through November, 2010.

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.

A variety of packaging machines are available for you to choose from:

o ATHENA - ideal for small and medium packers and is a handy addition for large producers as well. A stainless steel sanitary construction ensures the ATHENA SLB(TM) is at home in any food packing environment. Extremely compact and attractively priced, the ATHENA SLB(TM) is also ideal for R&D by academic, medical, agricultural and food packaging research institutions.

o HERA - fully automatic MAP system 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.

o HERCULES - fully automatic MAP system is ideal for any high volume food packaging operation. Complete with an innovative, multi-lane, high speed, low agitation infeed conveyor that is easily integrated into a production line. This low agitation conveyor steadily and gently conveys trays of any shape into the dual sealing zone at speeds of up to 15 cycles producing up to 90 trays per minute.

o APOLLO - Rotary MAP system is ideal for any food processing environment. The compact rotary design is easy to operate and maintain and is suited to handle standard cups, trays and even irregular shaped containers with ease.This machine can be configured in a manual format for slower to medium speed operations as well as fully automated with loading, filling, MAP sealing and discharge capability to excel in high volume production operations. Product change over can be accomplished in under 15 minutes.

For more information on this State of The Art solution, please contact us at info@arpachefestus.com or 847-678-4647.

We look forward to meeting you at the Pack Expo 2010 Show in Chicago, Booth S-400!

About ARPAC- Hefestus

ARPAC-Hefestus USA is a joint venture between ARPAC LP of Schiller Park, Illinois and Hefestus Ltd. of Cesaria, 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 BoosterTM (SLBTM). 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 ofShrink 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 SLBTM 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.

ARPAC Hefestus USA LLC
www.arpachefestus.com
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