Packaging Technology for Liquid and Viscous Foods

Before products make it to store shelves, packaging facilities have to ensure that all types of foods aren’t spoiled by contaminants. The best way to do that is to ensure that the right technology is being used to package foods.

Though the design of the packaging is an important aspect of keeping foods safe, extra attention needs to be paid to the packaging technology for liquid and viscous foods.

Packaging Technology for Liquid and Viscous Foods

In order to ensure that these types of foods are safe during every part of the packaging process, the right technologies have to be used. Here’s a look at the different types of technologies that can be used to ensure the safety and quality of liquid foods.

Pressure and Gravity Liquid Filling Machines

These types of liquid filler machines can be used to package virtually any type of liquid that has a super thin to a medium level of viscosity. Gravity fillers are ideal for filling packages with thin to foamy like consistencies. Gravity fillers that also apply pressure are a better choice for thicker liquids.

Pump Fillers

There are a wide array of pump fillers, and they can handle liquids of all types of viscosities – from low to high. They can also fill containers of all shapes, sizes, and designs. Some of the most commonly used pump fillers include:

  • Lobe pumps
  • Progressive cavity pumps
  • Gear pumps
  • Rotor pumps

Overflow Fillers

An overflow filler can be used to fill all types of liquid materials. These fillers are ideal for products that require consistent fill levels. Liquids with a low-viscosity that are packaged in clear containers tend to benefit the most from this type of liquid filling technology.

In order to ensure liquid and viscous foods are packaged correctly, it’s imperative for packaging facilities to choose the right type of packaging technology.

Fortress Nutrition LLC

We’re pioneers in food trends, and we’re ready for any changes that come our way. Fortress Nutrition LLC has a solid history of meeting strict specifications for our customers based on consumer preference, restrictive diets and much more. 

Rest assured that you’re in good hands with Fortress Nutrition. To learn more about how we tailor our blending, ingredient sourcing, logistics, consumer packaging, and other services to meet customer needs, and to find out how we can partner with you to ensure compliance with new GMO laws, contact us today.