Packaging your products seems like the most straightforward way to protect your products from any external influences. But that whole process starts with choosing the right materials to pack your products with, and by handling that with just as much care as we would your products.
In this blog, we’ll dive into all the measures we take to produce the most safe and clean packaging solutions, and how your business benefits from this.
Let’s start at the beginning: by producing bags in Cleanrooms, we can deliver FIBCs which meet the highest possible hygiene standards, for industries where food safety comes first.
How are these rooms different from any other room in our facility? A cleanroom is defined in the ISO standard 14644-1 as:
“A room in which the concentration of airborne particles is controlled, and which is constructed and used in a manner to minimize the introduction, generation, and retention of particles inside the room and in which other relevant parameters, e.g. temperature, humidity, and pressure, are controlled as necessary”
This means cleanrooms are perfect for industrial production and scientific research. But what does that look like?
Cleanrooms are designed to maintain extremely low levels of particulates such as dust, airborne organisms or vaporized particles. This keeps the products and machines used in the rooms clean.
There are different classifications based on the cleanliness of the air, which is measured by the number of particles per cubic meter at a predetermined molecule measure. For example:
- ISO 9: The air in a typical urban area will contain 35,000,000 particles for each cubic meter in the size range of 0.5 μm and bigger.
- ISO 7 and ISO 8: Masterpack works with Class 10.000 and Class 100.000 Cleanrooms.
Apart from our Cleanroom certifications, we also have other certifications:
- ISO 9001, ISO 14000, ISO 22000
- BRC, AIB
- GMP, HACCP, HALAL
- SA8000, SEDEX
- Class 10,000 liner production
- Class 100,000 FIBC confection
FIBC with BRC
One of the most important certifications is the food-grade one. This means that we are able to deliver FIBCs and liners that are approved to be used with food and feed products.
SAFELY HANDLING FIBCS
How you handle the bag is key. We continuously educate our partners how to safely use our FIBCs. Find out more in our blogs:
Choosing the right bag
The material of the FIBC plays a crucial role in keeping your product safe. We look at how flammability a product is, and in what environments it will be used. Find out more about the types of bags for static electricity.
Modified Atmosphere to protect against contamination, pests and oxidation
It's not just the external world that poses a risk to your product. What’s happening inside the bag is also important. Thanks to our Modified Atmosphere technology, we can ensure that your product is safe from pests and contamination. It will also help slow down oxidation and prevent moisture, keeping your products fresh for as long as possible.
Non-invasive quality control
Every time you open the FIBC, it’s a risk: it could easily become contaminated. And with Modified Atmosphere, opening the bag is out of the question: the Modified Atmosphere would simply not exist anymore. But we still want to be able to check what’s happening inside the bag.
That’s why we work with Sensor Spot, a non-invasive quality check tool that works with a luminescent spot integrated into a gas-tight foil. This spot does not come into direct contact with the food or other products that are packaged. The oxygen permeability of the inside layer allows oxygen molecules to pass this layer and reach the sensor spot, so measurements can be made. This can be done at any moment in the supply chain.
Your product, our concern
Want to know more about our certifications or how we keep specific products safe to see if we’re a good fit for you? Reach out directly to find out more!