Thermoforming

WEBOMATIC® thermoforming machines design individually shaped, cut and printed packaging. Meat and fish packaging as well as cheese and sausage packaging can be designed according to your wishes and manufactured at high industrial production speeds. Of course our thermoforming machines also produce skin packaging as well as vacuum packaging for products from the medical sector or industrial and consumer goods.

Simple thermoforming

Simple thermoforming or sealing is easy and fast packaging that lays the focus on outside protection of the product. No modified atmosphere or vacuum is applied; this technique is usually found in the packaging of medical goods in cleanrooms and is not recommended for the packaging of food.

Vacuum

Vacuum packaging prolongs the shelf life of food by evacuating the natural atmosphere in the package and hence, slows down biochemical degradation.

Modified atmosphere (MAP)

The natural atmosphere in the package is replaced with an optimised gas mixture that is blended explicitly for each product to prolong its shelf life The atmosphere in the packaging is replaced with a tuned gas mixture, enhancing product presentation and shelf life. An added blend of, e.g. carbon dioxide, oxygen and/or nitrogen can prolonge shelf life and support colour and form of the product.

Snap-In Lid made of rigid top film

With the top film forming technique, stable Snap-In Lids are formed of rigid film to fit re-closable packages. It is recommended to combine the top film forming with MAP, to benefit from both the shelf life-prolonging feature and the usage of most possible branding.

Form Shrink

Particular shrinkable thermoforming films are used to pack products in vacuum and to shrink it in a further refining step. After the product is vacuumed, the packaging is conveyed through a shrinking unit that shrinks the film tightly around the product and results in a form shrink package.

WEBOMATIC 2pack

Our development is a thermoforming pack with several chambers, some of which are skinned and others injected with modified atmosphere (MAP). This combination of two packaging types is exclusively offered by WEBOMATIC and unique in the packaging industry. Further, any division of skin or MAP cavities can be individually adjusted.

Skin-Packaging

The skin-packaging process creates particularly appealing packages: thanks to the full-surface sealing without changing the shape or colour of the product, a perfect fixation of the product in the packaging is made possible. The top film envelops the product like a second skin and is then sealed to the bottom film to create an outstanding product presentation. Hence, the packed product can be positioned upright regardless of its contents (e.g. marinated products, processed meat, fish, poultry, cheese, dairy products, seafood, or other).

Pseudo-skin

The pseudo-skin technique allows for the production of skin packaging with products as tall as the tray depth.

Protrude-skin

With a thermoformed skin pack, your product receives a skin-tight enclosure of a clear-transparent top film. This particular skin film is being sealed onto the full surface of the bottom film without impairing the product. The result is a pack of excellent quality with enhanced food safety and the best possible product presentation – no matter if the product is presented hanging or lying at the point of sale. The Protrude-skin technique allows for the production of skin packaging with protrusion up to 50 mm. It is common in the combination of a flat tray and a tall product.

Contour cutting:

The finishing touch for your thermoformed packaging:

What is worse than a poorly sealed package?

Opening aids and hanging options

A thermoforming package that has to be opened with a knife. To avoid frustrated consumers, different packaging opening aids, reclosing and hanging
options for shelf storage are available by option.

Opening aids

Peel corner with dimple

To open the package smoothly, an adjusted sealing position that seals the package and small formed dimple in the corner allow for gripping the top film
effortlessly and opening the package.

Knick Peel

Knick Peel Bend and peel The corner of the bottom film is perforated with a 45° angle and sticks to the top film when the packaging is opened, ensuring a firm grip on the corner and is highly recommended for skin-packaging.

Snap-In Lid

Top and bottom film are formed matching, hold perfectly together and ensure that the package can be re-closed.

Zigzag cut

Especially with flexible films, the Zigzag cut allows for an easy opening of the packagage at any chosen spot.

Tear cut

An intended cut connected with the sealing to provide easy opening.

Positioning options

Hang-up hole

Easiest way to hang the package by a hang-up punch hole.

Euro hole

Typical in supermarket displays, the euro hole is the most common hole to hang packagings flexible and independent from the shelf system.