Multivac opens new high-pressure processing testing facility for perishable food products at its headquarters in Wolfertschwenden, Germany

KANSAS CITY, Missouri , November 11, 2011 (press release) – MULTIVAC today announced the opening of a new HPP (High Pressure Processing) testing facility for perishable food products at its world headquarters in Wolfertschwenden, Germany. Since announcing the availability of HPP fully integrated with its automated packaging technology earlier this year, the company has seen overwhelming demand from food processors worldwide. The new testing center will enable MULTIVAC’s customers to conduct comprehensive evaluations of the technology on a variety of product and package types.

"Our customers can bring their food products to the testing center either packed or unpacked, since we obviously also pack the products here on site. In this way our customers can test various packaging concepts in conjunction with high pressure treatment," says Dr. Tobias Richter, head of the HPP program at MULTIVAC.

The HPP testing facility is complemented by a wide range of services which MULTIVAC provides in its Application Center in Wolfertschwenden. Among these are an established expertise in the area of packaging materials, packaging development and food technology. MULTIVAC also supports its customers in conducting shelf life tests and advises them on designing their packaging concepts to suit high pressure treatment.

MULTIVAC also provides its customers with the necessary facilities to evaluate the test results immediately on site, or to further develop the appropriate packaging concepts. MULTIVAC is the only packaging manufacturer in the world offering its customers HPP test facilities and this comprehensive service.

Processors in the United States may schedule their HPP testing through MULTIVAC, Inc. at 800-800-8552.

About MULTIVAC Inc.
MULTIVAC, Inc. is the leading manufacturer of thermoform fill-seal rollstock packaging solutions, vacuum chamber systems, traysealers, shrink tanks, and both cross-web and inline labelers for food, medical and consumer product applications. From its US headquarters, located in Kansas City, MO, the company provides strategic consultation, technical design, sales, distribution, and service of MULTIVAC’s complete line of packaging systems. MULTIVAC maintains a comprehensive, on-site parts inventory, and offers 24X7 technical assistance and certified training for its entire line of equipment. To date, the company has designed and implemented over 100,000 packaging solutions. MULTIVAC, Inc. is accessible via the Internet at www.multivac.com.

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