August 13, 2012. Wright Foods (www.wrightfoods.com), a food manufacturer based in Troy, NC, has decided to extend its portfolio by offering high quality food products in aseptic carton packs. They are committed to producing superior products by utilizing advanced aseptic processing technology from Aseptia. Wright Foods will specialize in processing a wide range of premium food products such as sauces, tomato products, and desserts. In the search for an aseptic filling technology to match their superior food processing capabilities, SIG Combibloc proved to be a natural partner. SIG Combibloc is one of the world’s leading system suppliers for aseptic carton packaging and filling machines for beverages and food.
SIG Combibloc filling technology is able to meet and exceed Wright Foods’ specifications and the demands of the consumer. J. Michael Drozd, President and CEO of Wright Foods: “The SIG Combibloc filling technology is ideal because it allows for complex food products, particulate products and viscous products. Together, we have the ability to create and package products that had never been possible before.”
Wright Foods will offer customers the highest standards of food product safety and quality with the aseptic processing and filling technology. The gentle aseptic process produces shelf-stable products that maintain the flavors and nutrients of fresh food without the use of preservatives or refrigeration. The aseptic carton packaging safeguards the product from light, odor and oxygen. Consumers will be able to buy a product that looks and tastes home-made.
Wright Foods will use the format combiblocStandard with a volume range of 500 ml, 750 ml, 1,000 ml, and 1,100 ml (16oz to 37oz). Highlighting SIG Combibloc’s filling flexibility and operation efficiency, all volumes can be conveniently filled on one machine. Changing carton volumes requires only a few minutes of simple adjustments. There is no need to re-sterilize the filler or replace machine parts. This unique flexibility guarantees smooth production processes and reduced manpower requirements.
combiblocStandard is an accepted retail and food service format that is easy to transport, handle and store. Aseptic carton packs are currently associated with premium products in the market. The packaging allows for fully printable display surfaces to communicate and draw attention to product value and benefits.
Consumers are also increasingly choosing aseptic carton packs for their positive environmental impact. Aseptic carton packaging is composed on average of up to 75 % wood fibers, a renewable resource, which originates from controlled sources and responsibly-managed forests. It has a smaller environmental impact and uses fewer fossil resources than other food packaging. And it is 100% recyclable where facilities exist.
Perfectly equipped for the future
Wright Foods is capable of producing shelf-stable products with superior taste and maintaining nutritional contact without preservatives or refrigeration. SIG Combibloc’s filling technology offers unmatched versatility in consumer-accepted and environmentally advantageous packaging. Eduardo Gatica, CEO and President of SIG Combibloc North America, is excited to partner with Wright Foods, “The state-of-the-art aseptic processing technology is a perfect fit for our particulate food filling system capabilities. This partnership will uncover new opportunities for aseptic food products in the US market.” Committed to innovation and producing the highest product quality, Wright Foods and SIG Combibloc will provide many options for customers to easily expand product portfolios, offer variety, and respond rapidly and strategically to ever-changing market demands.
SIG Combibloc is one of the world’s leading system suppliers of carton packaging and filling machines for beverages and food. In 2011 the company achieved a turnover of 1,450 million Euro with around 4,870 employees in 40 countries. SIG Combibloc is part of the New Zealand based Rank Group.
Bea Callanta – Market Communication North America