Vacuum bags from ALLFO keep many food products fresh for longer

Every year, the food industry produces millions of tons of food, which need to be packaged for transport, storage and sale. Meat and meat products, dairy and cheese products, potatoes, vegetables and dried fruit all benefit from packaging that is resilient and yet appealing. Space-saving packaging that not only protects food but also ensures longer shelf life is more in demand than ever. ALLFO vacuum bags meet all these requirements in the food sector. The high-quality bags made of PA/PE barrier film slow down the decomposition process caused by microorganisms and enzymes while retaining important vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. Vacuum packaged foods are protected from undergoing any changes in appearance or flavour.

 

Vacuum bags also provide perfect conditions for meat maturation. Even larger amounts can be preserved in ALLFO vacuum bags. In the food sector, vacuum bags are additionally utilised for pre-portioning meat, sausages and cheese at the point of sale. Shrink bags safely and hygienically package fresh meat and meat products, frozen fish and non-ripening cheese. Multilayer bags are ideal for maturing cheese. It is very much in line with the trend to prepare tasty dishes at low temperatures in the so-called Sous-Vide process. After gentle cooking in ALLFO cook-in bags, the dishes only need to be arranged on the plate and served.

 

Our vacuum bags for food at a glance:

Side seal bags

They have proven themselves to optimally store, mature or present aroma-fresh food attractively on the shelf. We manufacture the so-called three-edge vacuum bags in various formats made of high-quality PA/PE composite film, which we produce ourselves on state-of-the-art equipment.

 

Tubular bags

For many products, perfect presentation is essential: e.g. a tubular bag without side seam clings closely to the content, accentuating the contours optimally. The ideal packaging for fresh products such as sausages additionally features an outstanding glossy finish.

 

Multilayer bags

The tubular bag’s special design has been further developed for particular applications, such as controlled gas exchange. This is relevant for the packaging of gas-releasing products, for example hard and sliced cheese as well as vegetables.

 

Shrink bags

In this sealed version, fresh or processed meat can be stored chilled for several weeks without any reduction in quality and transported safely protected from contamination. Due to optimal shrinkage by immersion in hot water or steam, this bag wraps itself evenly around the packaged goods like a “second skin”, inhibiting any loss of fluids.

Our polyamide shrink bags with PVDC or EVOH barrier provide an extremely high oxygen barrier, making them particularly suitable for packaging fresh or processed meat and meat products, frozen fish and non-ripening cheese. Your product benefits from full flavour development as well as long shelf life.

Stand-up pouches

Our stand-up pouches always remain firmly in position. Their low weight, a high barrier and excellent re-sealing properties leave nothing to be desired. The zip fastener protects your product from drying out or losing its flavour and prevents odour penetrating or escaping. Stand-up pouches are ideal for packaging liquid, pasty, granular, powdery or solid products.

 

Structured bags

FleeceVak, our innovative structured bag, ensures optimal air discharge and has been developed particularly for customers who vacuum their bags by means of snorkel-type machines or vacuum machines without chamber. The special structure on the inside of the bag is, of course, completely food-safe.

 

Do you have questions about the packaging of your food assortment? Then we will be happy to advise you. Just give us a call or write to us.

 

Applications:

Meat

ALLFO vacuum bags increase the shelf life of fresh meat

Meat is one of the most sensitive products as it can spoil quickly. Butchers and meat cutting companies are therefore confronted daily with the high demands of meat packaging. The packaging itself should not only look attractive, but above all protect meat and sausage products from external influences during transport, storage and in the sales counter. The increased demands of consumers in terms of product quality and versatility, product presentation and packaging handling make packaging processes a continuous challenge. ALLFO, Europe’s market leader for vacuum bags made of PA/PE barrier films, is confidently responding to the most demanding requests of meat processing companies and butchers with its portfolio.

Chequered side seal bags

The classic packaging option for meat is the side seal bag, which can also be found in butchers’ counters as a red or blue-white chequered variant. The bags made of high-quality PA/PE barrier film are available in both numerous formats and large quantities. PA (polyamide) provides an oxygen barrier and aroma protection while PE (polyethylene) ensures the moisture barrier and excellent sealing properties. Both components are vital to guarantee meat an increased shelf life and an appetizing appearance.

Meat packaged in tubular bags

A perfect presentation of meat is ensured by our tubular bags, which enable a seamless, brilliant appearance at the point of sale. The bags can be sealed on all common vacuum chamber machines and, depending on the customer’s requirements, can also be individually printed with up to ten colours.

Do you intend to package meat and have questions about our packaging solutions? We look forward to your call or your mail.

 

Fish

ALLFO vacuum bags keep fish fresh

Freshly caught fish must be processed quickly in order to optimally retain its quality. Therefore it is usually processed and frozen while still on the ship. Ready meals in packaging suitable for cooking are increasingly popular with consumers, so it is hardly surprising that vacuum bags from ALLFO are also the first choice for packaging fish. The bags’ excellent sealing properties, their puncture resistance and temperature tolerances from minus 40°C to plus 121°C make them suitable for a wide range of applications. There is no risk of flex-cracking or discoloration during storage or transport, even with frozen fish.

Numerous bag types for fish

To the growing market of fresh, frozen and smoked fish, ALLFO offers a well-equipped warehouse with numerous bag types, which are quickly available in different thicknesses and sizes, including various functionalities, even in large quantities. Good for the consumer to know: The vitamins and fatty acids of fish dishes are equally preserved when frozen or during the cooking process. The same applies, of course, to the taste, texture and colour of the fish.

Individual packaging solutions

In case the right bag is not in stock, our in-house product development offers the opportunity to create your own individual solution for your packaging project. You provide the fish - we bring innovation, experience and competence, complemented by the quality of our materials, professional production and fast delivery. In the end, your fish is perfectly packaged and convinces your customers at the point of sale.

Do you intend to package fish and would like to know which vacuum bag is the right choice? We will be happy to advise you. Just give us a call or write to us.

Cheese

ALLFO vacuum bags are the perfect packaging for cheese

Cheese must be tasty and attractively packaged. ALLFO vacuum bags not only preserve the flavour and taste of your cheese, but also increase its shelf life. Quite a few cheese varieties gain the desired ripeness in our vacuum bags. Aside from a large assortment, we also offer individual product and packaging solutions. Regardless of whether you intend to package equal-weight portions or chunks from the block, there is always a suitable vacuum bag made of high-quality PA/PE barrier films available for each of your products in our large warehouse – from side seal bags to stand-up pouches with practical opening aids.

More than 200 bag types in stock

This guarantees high availability and fast delivery of bags, which share around 3500 pallet spaces in our modern warehouse. A good 200 bag types, differing in size, shape and material thickness, are immediately available in large quantities, such as the ALLFO side seal bag, of which alone we keep around 140 sizes with a film thickness of 90my in stock.

Packaging cheese hygienically and safely

No matter which type of bag you choose as the perfect packaging solution for your product: cheese cubes, sticks, round loaves or grated cheese are always packaged hygienically and safely. We provide sample bags to offer you the ultimate assurance that your cheese stays fresh and in shape and entices consumers to purchase at the point of sale. It is important to us that our business relationship always focuses on the appetizing presentation and functionality of the product.
Which type of cheese are you planning to package? We would be happy to advise you! Just give us a call or write to us.

Vegetables

Vegetables retain their freshness with ALLFO vacuum bags

Consumers want food to be as natural as possible when it is preserved. Vegetables are among the products that have long since become an indispensable source of healthy food and therefore it is particularly important to retain their naturalness. This also applies to crispy corn on the cob or spicy beetroot. Both types of vegetables are sterilized in vacuum bags from ALLFO in order to prevent germs on the surface while preserving this delicious treat for as long as possible.

Sterilization in an autoclave

This process is carried out by heating the yellow cobs or the red vegetables to over 100 degrees in an ALLFO side-seal bag OPA/PP 75/15 121°, a high-quality bag made of barrier film tolerating temperatures of up to 121°C. This particular feature makes this bag type perfectly suitable for sterilization in an autoclave in order to extend the shelf life and improve the safety of the product without the use of preserving agents.

ALLFO vacuum bags for demanding gastronomic enterprises

Even canteen kitchens, which are increasingly turning into sophisticated restaurants, have discovered vacuum bags from ALLFO when processing vegetables. In order to maintain perfect time management at peak times, more and more chefs are turning to prefabricated meals that are packaged in portions in cooking bags and heated as required. The demands on the quality and the degree of prefabrication of the goods are high. The packaging concept applied makes a decisive contribution to the quality. ALLFO’s response to this demand is to keep a large variety of vacuum bags in stock, such as the cook-in bag, for packaging prefabricated vegetables.

Vegetables and potatoes

Vacuum bags are just as frequently used by companies involved in the prefabrication of fresh food. For example, potatoes as a healthy side dish in a wide variety of processing variants are also pre-packaged in vacuum bags in order to take over their share of a tasty meal in addition to vegetables.

Which type of vegetable do you intend to package? We will be glad to advise you on all questions about our wide range of vacuum bags. Just give us a call or write to us.

 

Spices

ALLFO vacuum bags preserve the special flavour of spices

Chilli, green pepper, fish and/or grill spices, dried herbs or colourful spice mixes from all over the world – the spice shelves in supermarkets offer a wide range of international powders, grains and spice mixes that bring variety to the kitchen and provide all kinds of flavours for versatile menus in the gastronomy. They all have one thing in common: spices are very sensitive and susceptible to germs and spores. Once spices or exclusive salts are packaged in ALLFO vacuum bags made of high-quality PA/PE composite film, these risks for manufacturers, retailers and consumers are practically eliminated. The products remain dry, free flowing and sterile and are well protected against undesirable external influences during transport. ALLFO keeps different sizes and thicknesses in stock for any batch size and product quantity in order to ensure customers full supply and the advantage of speedy delivery. Our extensive assortment ranges from classic side-seal bags to individually printed stand-up pouches.

Resealability preserves the aroma

Some bag types are resealable and equipped with the practical HookVak, an innovative Velcro closure. The sealing seam of this bag type is situated above the reclosure unit, which is why the vacuum-sealed bag is firstly sealed airtight. If required, the bag can be opened above the reclosure unit in the classic way and the goods removed in the desired quantity. The Velcro is then simply closed again. The HookVak is easier to handle with chunky or free-flowing products such as herbs or dried mushrooms.

Stable pouches for spices

Our stand-up pouches not only look stunning, they are also absolutely stable, which can be an essential feature especially when packing spices. Their low weight, the high barrier of the vacuum bag and the practical HookVak closure guarantee perfect product presentation at the point of sale. In everyday use, the stand-up pouch is convincing because it prevents spices from losing their aroma or odours from penetrating or escaping.

Which spice would you like to package? We will be pleased to advise you. Simply give us a call or write to us.

 

Pet food

High-quality pet food in ALLFO vacuum bags for healthy pets

Pet food has been produced industrially since the 1950s and offers the best conditions for the beloved pets to cover their daily needs for calories, minerals and vitamins. In order to maintain the quality of pet food, it is packaged in vacuum bags from ALLFO.

Stand-up pouches or side-seal bags from ALLFO

In addition to the “complete feed”, which is often found packaged in our stand-up pouches on the shelves, pet food from by-products of fresh meat production is preserved in side-seal bags. The high-quality PA/PE barrier films from which ALLFO vacuum bags are made ensure that germs are kept out.

Pet food is sterilized with steam

Steam sterilization is another processing method applied in the production of pet food. This means that the worldwide trend to preserve food by means of steam and without preserving agents does not leave out this billion-dollar market. Pet food is sterilized by heating it to over 100 degrees in an ALLFO side-seal bag OPA/PP 75/15 121°C. Its temperature tolerance of up to 121°C makes this high-performance bag perfectly suitable for sterilization in an autoclave.   

High quality and well balanced

Consumers have come to realise that industrially produced pet food is closely monitored for safety and nutritional balance. It contains the right amount of energy and nutrients and ensures good digestibility for pets like dogs or cats. Aside from that, professional packaging, such as vacuum bags from ALLFO, guarantees consistent quality maintenance.

Can we assist you in finding the appropriate vacuum bag for your pet food? We look forward to your call or your mail.

 

Bread & baked goods

Crispy bread and baked goods packaged in vacuum bags

A significantly longer shelf life for bread & baked goods is ensured by packaging these products in vacuum bags from ALLFO. Bread rolls, ciabatta or pita bread can be crispy prepared by the consumer independently of all shop opening hours, as their freshness is fully retained.  Packaged with or without protective gas atmosphere, the pre-prepared bread and baked goods remain fresh and preserved, as germs or spores have no chance inside the vacuum bags. The removal of oxygen prevents the multiplication of oxygen-dependent microorganisms and slows down the oxidation process. Foil bags with an oxygen barrier prevent the damaging oxygen from penetrating again. Also own or other flavouring substances can neither escape nor penetrate.

Better utilization of production capacity, increased reach

Thanks to ALLFO’s powerful packaging solution, manufacturing companies can also go logistically completely different ways. The products can be manufactured with the aim of longer storage periods, which means that production can be better utilized as there is no time pressure on the shelf life of the products. By using vacuum bags, manufacturers can also dispense with chemical preservation, which is becoming less and less tolerated by consumers.

Vacuum bags with a high barrier also create reaches to customers across national borders and even continents. Longer distances and stronger climatic fluctuations can thus be controlled easily.

Vacuum bags in different sizes

Vacuum-packaged bread and baked goods in bags are still successful in the retail trade. The reason: they are very flexible in terms of product size, batch size and product geometry. The great asset: Companies packaging products of different sizes or geometries do not have to retool their machines every time.  It is sufficient for them to have different bag sizes in stock, which ALLFO can deliver quickly at any time, even in large quantities.

Which bread and baked goods would you like to package? We will be glad to advise you. Just give us a call or write to us.

Convenience

Convenience food relies on ALLFO cook-in bags

Cooks love the benefits of convenience bags, which enable varied and high-quality meals even at peak times. Convenience food also meets the needs of consumers. The prefabricated products relieve the consumer of various work steps and speed up the preparation of meals. This is why convenience products are not only popular with cooks, but also with employees, singles, people with little cooking experience or little time as well as seniors.

Packaging is our priority

The packaging and presentation of convenience products comes to the fore when the ready-made dishes are stored and finally prepared. Generally, vacuum bags are used to perform functions according to specific requirements. Manufacturers of convenience products want to present their products to their customers in an optimal and appealing way. At the same time, further processing must be made as convenient as possible. For this purpose, our stand-up pouches, available in four standard sizes with a volume from 250 ml to two litres, are particularly suitable. Due to their temperature tolerance of up to 100°C, these bag types are also suitable for cooking processes.

Long shelf life – excellent flavour

ALLFO cook-in bags are ideal for quick dishes, as their high-performance barrier film retains the flavours of the meals for a considerably long time. Prior to consumption, the soups, meat dishes, vegetables or stews only need to be heated, garnished and served. Cook-in bags from ALLFO not only tolerate temperatures of up to 121°C, but are also extremely reliable at temperatures as low as minus 40°C – without delamination, leaking, flex-cracking or streaking. This advantage is particularly interesting for food processing companies when freezing their products after pre-cooking. Convinced? Then you will certainly be pleased to know that we always have numerous bag sizes and types in stock, even in large quantities, so that we can quickly supply you with the perfect bag for your convenience products.  

We will be happy to advise you on any questions. Just give us a call or write to us.

Bones

ALLFO vacuum bags withstand even pointed bones

Lamb legs, ribs of pork or spareribs have one thing in common: The meat is attached to the bone. This can be an issue if the appropriate vacuum bag is not used when vacuum packing meat pieces with bones. For this purpose, ALLFO offers bag types, so-called strong bags, with a particularly high puncture resistance, which prevents air leakage and protects the bones from damage.

Harder and more resistant

Vacuum bags including these special properties are often made of barrier film with an increased PA content and are therefore particularly resistant. Many of our customers opt four our three-edged bag for packaging pieces of meat with bones. In addition, we supply a wide range of special compounds that offer high product safety and aroma protection. The films with high puncture resistance are available in thicknesses up to 220my. All types can be delivered as printed variants.

Bones and smoked ham

Aside from packaging bones, these special vacuum bag types are often used to securely wrap smoked hams, which sometimes have rather angular surfaces. In addition to their high puncture resistance, our bags also protect the flavours reliably. ALLFO vacuum bags provide meat with bones or ham optimum protection even when they are deep-frozen. Well received by butchers is the fact that our vacuum bags come with a particularly glossy surface and thus guarantee an excellent appearance in the sales counter.

Do you intend to package meat products with pointed bones and need advice? Let us know. Just give us a call or write to us.