In the world of industrial applications, vacuum equipment has become necessary and possibly indispensable. One well known brand of vacuum equipment is the Leybold Sogevac line. An example of applications for the Leybold Sogevac vacuum equipment is in the food products packaging industry.
Leybold vacuum equipment helps keep processed food hygienic when the vacuum sucks out air and moisture from within the packaging. The plastic packaging will shrink until there is no more air surrounding the food within. The lack of air in the packaging means that there is less chance of bacterial growth in the food. This helps the food last longer which is why manufacturers can put an expiration date on the outside of the packaging. Without vacuum technology, processed food would spoil easily and manufacturers would lose big money. Consumers also benefit because they get to buy processed food that will last longer on their pantry shelves even without refrigeration.
Vacuum technology is also useful for another reason – the size of the entire product along with its packaging is smaller because the air is sucked out. This means that more products can be stacked on grocery shelves or packed in delivery boxes which means more products can be shipped at one time. Companies save big money on the whole when they can put more products in the same amount of space. In addition, when manufacturers use plastic packaging that will shrink in size after the air is vacuumed out they actually use less packaging on the whole so that helps them reap big savings too. Because the plastic packaging can be stamped or printed with the brand name and other details about the product, there is no need to use additional packaging to cover the food product. This can be considered more environmentally friendly because less packaging will be thrown away to wind up in landfills.
These processes are not necessarily limited to processed food – even raw food like fresh meat can be sealed using vacuum technology before being put in refrigeration. Fresh meat is notorious for being infected with bad bacteria en route to retailers such as supermarkets and deli shops so vacuum-sealing the fresh meat actually helps assure meat freshness and food safety. This is especially important when the fresh meat is put into refrigeration for transport over long distances. Although refrigeration itself is a way of preserving fresh meat, vacuum-sealing the meat is one more step to guarantee that consumers get good quality products that are safe for human consumption.
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