ACS-SYSTEM: the new boundaries of sustainable packaging
Within the framework of an eco-logical plastic material management, Effegidi renews its commitment to the environment. In association with Geri Service we have developed a new film line, where our ever-greener soul expresses itself best.
We at Effegidi dedicate ourselves to the development of eco-friendly materials. And the goals we have achieved are also the fruits of our partnership with other leading companies: together, we create new solutions. ACS sinks its roots precisely in this context.
ACS-SYSTEM, the revolutionary food packaging
This patented air coating system stems from a Geri Service’s intuition, a company which works every day in the catering and ready meal industry. With its strong presence in Italy, Geri Service was the first to understand the need for a packaging which would allow the transpiration of the gases inside a vacuum-sealed ready meal, and which would be at the same time sustainable from both a hygienic and logistic point of view.
We at Effegidi and Geri Service have teamed up, creating a specific solution for the packaging of prepared meals made in the cooking centres of collective catering services. In short, we have applied the state-of-the-art system for heat sealing films to the converting field.
Together with Geri Service, we at Effegidi have developed a dedicated product line: starting from the classical film currently used (in Pet/PP), it evolves in recyclable and biodegradable films. And we are looking forward to making them compostable as well. Always keeping in mind that we aim at the overall reduction in present-day thicknesses.
Ours is a winning partnership both for the technical aspect of the production of prepared meals and for the environmental sustainability. In fact, the plastic industry is always under the spotlight and constantly looking for real solutions which could improve the management and the appropriate use by all final users.
Air Coating System technical specifications allow degassing the vapour inside the meals/hot containers ready for consumption, thus preventing swelling without the puncture by an operator. This significantly reduces the possibility of external agent contamination, while ensuring a better food hygiene and safety: a key aspect for the pandemic era we are living in. Finally, eliminating the need for puncture in the closing cycle allows optimized processing and packaging times.
In other words, our system combines the indirect degassing, which prevents direct contact between food and the external environment, with the optimum logistics. Therefore, it minimizes the possible risks of contamination, and it doesn’t cause any swelling of the top covers of trays and Gastronorms. Last but not least, it allows keeping clean the containers intended for the transport of the meals themselves.
Giving the floor to our customers
Below you will find Mila’s – a client of ours – customer testimonial:
“We have been using the ACS film for 6 months now and we have solved all the issues related to swelling. The proper degassing optimises the packaging of cold ready meals too and, particularly for cheeses like Gorgonzola or very aged cheeses, the olfactory impact is greatly improved. As we all know, odours produced by prepared meals after their transport and once the traditional film removed are very “intrusive”. Instead, the ACS system provides a gradual degassing which makes every meal more pleasing”.
Our ambitious look
We at Effegidi have shared our expertise with Geri Service: our fields are very distant, our paths are so different from each other. Nonetheless, they can converge and lead to amazing results. Since we believe that “alone we go faster, together we go further”. And further is exactly where we want to go…
Put us to the test: tell us what type of container you use, and we will help you to make it safe!